January 22, 2017

Community consultation on future of DELWP sites at Forrest

This week, Forrest residents have the opportunity to suggest future uses for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) facilities at Forrest. The open house sessions across 27 – 28 January come as the DELWP workforce at Forrest prepares to move into new facilities at Barwon Downs. The building and relocation program is...
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October 10, 2016

Local harvest: more than a mushroom

Paul Troughton first came across the cultivation of shiitakes while backpacking in England. His Zen Buddhist employer was cultivating them in the forest and selling at Covent Garden Market. Many years later Paul and wife Wendy were looking for a way to diversify their dairy farm income. ‘We got over here and joined the Otway...
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May 20, 2016

Winter things to do in Forrest

The onset of winter doesn’t put an end to things to do in Forrest and the surrounding wilderness. In fact, the Otway Ranges rainforest can be at its most breathtaking during the cooler months. Picture a crisp morning platypus tour by canoe on Lake Elizabeth, or a lunchtime walk through the dewy forest for a picnic in the...
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