May 8, 2020

Outline of the Forrest & District Plan

This community development plan will be a document that is owned by the community. It will detail the town’s characteristics, driving forces that influence the town’s future, and community preferences for development priorities and principles over the next 10 years. You have an opportunity to make a comment about the Outline of the Plan now....
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March 31, 2020

Forrest Gateway Project is hiring an Investment Development Consultant

Investment Development Consultant one day per week, for 2.5 months, starting immediately. “Forrest Gateway to the Otways: Collaborative Research and Interactive Learning Facility and Place of Refuge” is a long-term strategy of the Forrest and District Community, bringing a community-led approach to adapting to climate change. The Gateway Project is funded by the Victorian State...
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March 4, 2020

Otway Fire Fuel Management Autumn 2020

Forrest Fire Management (FFM) Victoria have prepared a newsletter to help inform you about the Fuel Management activities taking place across the Otway District. Also see the Forrest & Gellibrand Fuel Management Plan Autumn 2020 There is a new Planned Burn Victoria website this year, https://plannedburns.ffm.vic.gov.au this is similar to the old FFM planned burn...
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March 4, 2020

Forrest wastewater investigation – cost-benefit analysis

Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council have been working with the Forrest community to investigate opportunities for wastewater improvements in the township. Barwon Water has engaged Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA) to undertake a cost-benefit analysis for the preferred Forrest wastewater solution, which was identified with the community. The preferred solution involves upgrading onsite systems...
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February 23, 2020

Forrest CFA Fundraiser results

The Forrest CFA Fundraiser for a new fire tanker was drawn yesterday at 3pm 22 February 2020 at the Otway Odyssey Finish at Forrest Football Ground. First prize – Food Hamper (valued at $300) was won by Kellie Bryan from Tasmania pictured below with her prize. Congratulations Kellie. Second Prize  – 3 Bottles of Gin...
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February 11, 2020

Wastewater System – Forrest Caravan Park Community Information Sessions 

Colac Otway Shire Council is proposing a to install a new septic system for the Forrest Caravan Park which will involve works occurring along the frontage to the Park. A plan has been developed to indicate the proposed works and landscaping intended to complement these works. Prior to initiating a tender process for construction, Council...
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November 30, 2019

Fire Danger Period – Monday 9 December 2019 to 1 May 2020

The Fire Danger Period for Colac Otway Shire will commence Monday 9 December 2019 and is estimated to end 1 May 2020. The Fire Danger Period is when CFA restricts the use of fire in the community. This is to help prevent fires from starting. Once the Fire Danger Period has been declared, fire restrictions...
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March 5, 2019

Forrest Gateway Project

Help Us By Providing Your Ideas On The Forrest Gateway Project’s Survey! In 2018, the Forrest & District Community Group received a $250,000 grant to conduct a two-year feasibility study into the Gateway concept, emphasising a community-led approach to adapting to climate change. Forrest is in a unique location for this concept – positioned on...
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November 14, 2018

Fire Restrictions In Force 19th of November 2018

Winter is no longer coming; summer is on the march. Fire Restrictions commence 19th November 2018. No fires to be lit in the open with out a permit as of this date. For more information, please ensure you visit the CFA website.  
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