Wastewater solutions preliminary business case complete

about 2 months ago

Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council recently completed the preliminary business case and supporting technical report for the Forrest wastewater investigation. These are available in the Document Library, or via the links below:


We developed the preliminary business case in close collaboration with our regulatory stakeholders including the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and the Environment Protection Authority with support from independent technical experts. The preliminary business case identifies the project problem, recommended solution, qualitative benefits and total cost estimates.

Next steps:

Through completing the preliminary business case, we identified a need to undertake a detailed economic assessment and cost benefit analysis to confirm the economic case for the project to proceed.

We are now commencing this next step and will be meeting with our regulatory stakeholders in the coming weeks. This assessment and analysis will assist with identifying funding opportunities for the potential delivery of the community’s preferred wastewater solution.