August 22, 2022

We’re hiring! Community engagement and project coordinator

The Forrest Public Reserves Committee is very pleased to offer this new contract position to support bushfire resilience and climate adaptation in the Forrest and District Region. For more information please see the community engagement and project coordinator position description To apply please submit your application including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria,...
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August 9, 2021

Birregurra-Forrest Rd Closure – Update from Regional Roads Victoria

Our immediate focus remains the safety of road users. For now that continues to mean detours via Seven Bridges Road and Colac-Forrest Road. We understand it is incredibly frustrating when a road is closed, and I thank you for your patience. Our crews have been onsite each day since the West Barwon Reservoir spilled over...
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August 9, 2021

Forrest MTB Trails Revitalisation Project Updates

Project Overview for the Forrest MTB Trails Revitalisation Project is available at : https://www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Works-Projects/Forrest-MTB Project Update 27 July 2021 Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is seeking community input ahead of upgrading a key destination for mountain bike riders at Forrest in the Otway Ranges. The Forrest Trailhead precinct will be redesigned and have new facilities,...
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May 15, 2021

CANCELLED: Forrest Lovely and Local Market

  We regret to advise that the Forrest Lovely and Local Market on 13 June is CANCELLED, in light of the increasing COVID-19 risk. The Forrest Lovely and Local Market will take the place of the famous SoupFest just for this year, with a variety of hot food, local produce, art and crafts on offer....
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December 1, 2020

$1.57 million for Forrest Mountain Bike Trails

Colac Otway Shire Mayor Cr Kate Hanson has welcomed the State Government’s $1.57-million investment to expand the Forrest Mountain Bike Trails, which will secure Forrest’s future as a key mountain biking and tourist destination. “Colac Otway Shire has been advocating for government support to enhance the popular mountain biking experience and we thank the State...
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October 24, 2020

Forrest & District Plan >> TOWARDS 2030

An initiative of the Forrest Community, the Forrest & District Plan: Towards 2030 is the result of many years of community consultation and articulates the community of Forrest and District’s goals for growth and prosperity over the next ten years to 2030. The Plan has been written by community representatives for the community and consolidates...
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July 1, 2020

Forrest and District Plan – Version 2

Dear Forrest and District Community, Thank you for your inputs to the Forrest and District Plan V1. We have taken on-board all of your valuable contributions and have redrafted the Plan incorporating your suggestions and ideas. We’ve also brought the future directions of the Plan to the front of the document, and you can read...
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June 4, 2020

Queens Birthday long weekend 2020

As restrictions ease we look forward to welcoming you back to our little town of Forrest.  Here are a few things that might be helpful when visiting this Queens Birthday long weekend…   MTB trails are all ready and open. Lake Elizabeth and Stevenson’s falls are open for walks.    Forrest General Store Open  Friday...
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June 1, 2020

Draft Forrest & District Plan

Dear Forrest & District community You are invited to contribute to the draft Forrest & District Plan (the Plan). This document is being prepared by the community, for the community, to address future priorities for the next 10 years. There are 3 documents open for community input from 1st – 15th of June 2020: 1....
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May 8, 2020

Mulching Works Forrest – Tip Rd

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) will be conducting mulching works in this area in the next few weeks. Crews from FFMVic work alongside the Country Fire Authority (CFA) to carry out a fuel management program, in Victoria’s public parks and forests and on private land. To reduce the risk of bushfire to people, property and...
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