Forrest wastewater investigation

Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council are partnering with the Forrest community to investigate opportunities for wastewater improvements in the township.

This partnership acknowledges the growing role tourism plays in Forrest and the regional economy, and the increasing stress this may place on existing wastewater systems in the town.

Members from the Forrest community have formed the Forrest Wastewater Group to facilitate early discussions with Barwon Water and the Colac Otway Shire.

These groups are working together along with the broader Forrest community to better understand wastewater issues for the community and options to identify solutions.

Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire Council are partnering with the Forrest community to investigate opportunities for wastewater improvements in the township.

This partnership acknowledges the growing role tourism plays in Forrest and the regional economy, and the increasing stress this may place on existing wastewater systems in the town.

Members from the Forrest community have formed the Forrest Wastewater Group to facilitate early discussions with Barwon Water and the Colac Otway Shire.

These groups are working together along with the broader Forrest community to better understand wastewater issues for the community and options to identify solutions.

  • Community open house held

    almost 2 years ago

    The Forrest wastewater community open house was held last night.

    Attended by local residents and business owners, the open house provided the community with an update on the wastewater investigation project, next steps and an opportunity to speak with Barwon Water on the project.

    There were lots of great conversations had, with key themes focusing on what people value about the community, current wastewater systems and affordable and innovative wastewater options.

    Barwon Water is currently collating feedback from the open house and the recent online survey. These findings will be discussed in further detail at the upcoming community visioning workshop...

    The Forrest wastewater community open house was held last night.

    Attended by local residents and business owners, the open house provided the community with an update on the wastewater investigation project, next steps and an opportunity to speak with Barwon Water on the project.

    There were lots of great conversations had, with key themes focusing on what people value about the community, current wastewater systems and affordable and innovative wastewater options.

    Barwon Water is currently collating feedback from the open house and the recent online survey. These findings will be discussed in further detail at the upcoming community visioning workshop on Tuesday, December 12.

    The workshop will see community members collaborate with one another to better understand the problems and impacts surrounding Forrest's existing wastewater system and how a successful project could contribute to the community in the future. The details of the workshop are:

    When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Time: 5.30pm to 8.00pm

    Where: 14 Grant Street, Forrest