July 4, 2017

Forrest Soupfest 2017

The Forrest Soupfest is the main fundraiser for our small community in Forrest. This year we had over 5,000 visitors, had 120 people volunteer their time and we raised over $100,000 for the community and businesses in our small town. Thank you all for all your time! And if we have missed your name, we...
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June 24, 2017

Waste Water progress for Forrest

As Forrest continues to grow, visitors continue to flow. However, the infrastructure, especially sewerage cannot cope. Hence the community engaged with the Barwon Water and the Colac Otway Shire Council to amend the situation. After a series of meetings with Barwon Water, Colac Otway Shire Council representatives and Councillors, Barwon Water has committed $100,000 for...
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May 23, 2017

Forrest Futures – World Cafe Workshop

Thanks to all who attended this very important day… What a great day had at Forrest on Sunday. Thank you all for making this day the success it was in support of the Forrest Community.  It was very pleasing to see so many people come along to discuss the things that are important for them...
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May 20, 2017

DELWP Forrest Futures Project – Workcentre Use Transition Engagement

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will shortly be relocating its Otway presence from Forrest to Barwon Downs. The Department is keen to ensure that the local community plays a significant part in decision-making on what the properties, now ‘surplus to requirements’, might be used for. Consultation so far To date, the...
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May 16, 2017

Poisonous mushrooms growing in the area

Extreme caution is advised when picking and consuming wild mushrooms – if in doubt, don’t consume. Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing around Victoria as a result of recent heavy rains. Cooking, peeling or drying these mushrooms does not remove or inactivate the poison. There is no home test...
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April 11, 2017

Otway Fields…

Frans and Ami Hillege came to the Otways via a life in the corporate world six years ago. They have built a lifestyle where they have learned to be more self-sufficient and where they live as sustainably as possible. “Growing and sourcing organic produce is important to us. We follow organic food growing practises on...
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