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During the course of DEPI's safety audits of the trail systems one of the items that was noted as being of a priority to repair were the slippery bridge surfaces.

As a result of that process DEPI made a bid for funding in July 2014 through the Public Safety on Public Land Initiative.
 
The grant proposal was a success and received $20,000 to resurface bridges on the Forrest MTB Trail Network using anti-slip fibre...

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Currently there is a number of bridges being upgraded in and around the southern trails.

This will result in some brief closures of the following trails.

Effected Trails

  • Follow the Dog
  • Forrest Loop
  • Roller Coaster

Expected completion

19 December

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Colac Otway Shire has progressed a draft Strategic Plan for the mountain bike trail in Forrest and they welcome your comment.

The Plan has considered key issues and opportunities in consultation with key stakeholders, agencies and the local community, to develop a future direction for Forrest's MTB trails.

Key recommendations

  • Formation of an Advisory Group
  • Establish new and exciting trails within the Forrest Network with close proximity to the...

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During the trail works currently being undertaking in the Yaugher trail network... we took 5 minutes out of his busy schedule to chat with Adrian Marriner about trail building, the new works and his history associated with the Forrest trail network.

Thanks Adrian.

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It's with great excitement that we announce that new track works have begun on Marriner's Run, Foxtail and Grass Trees.  Our very own local trail builder Adrian Marriner has been working with DEPI (Department of Environment & Primary Industries) on how to best use some funding made available from the Victorian Government.

Member for Polwarth Terry Mulder has announced in a media release that... “The Coalition...

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Sometimes the Otways can be a very wet area... but other times is can be known to have it's very own weather system.  Now is one of those times.

Over the past few weeks Forrest has pretty much missed the rain that has fallen elsewhere... right now we have perfect conditions for riding our 60+k's of famous Forrest flowing singletrack.

So, with Easter this weekend and a few events coming up, there's no excuse to not come on down here and enjor our special little place.

 

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Forrest residents Andrew and Shizu Broomfield have recently opened their physical therapies clinic in the heart of Forrest township. They offer therapeutic sports massage, deep tissue massage, relaxation massage, and acupuncture therapy for the sports person and cyclist, as well as for relaxation and well-being.

The Cob Clinic is a unique earth walled building constructed by Andrew and Shizu in order to provide a special healing space for their therapies. It is a branch...

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Autumn usually brings the conditions suitable for Department of Primary Industries and Environment, Parks Victoria and the CFA to undertake prescribed burns. There is generally a small window to do these type of burns, as the fine fuel that carries the fire needs to have some moisture, but not so wet that fire is unable to persist, or too dry where it becomes hard to control. There are two main reasons why controlled burns are necessary. Firstly, the presence of fire in much of the...

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Sunday 8th June 2014, 10am.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned campaigner, don’t miss this ultimate running experience – undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

The 2nd Run Forrest – 10k & 21k Trail Run offers adventure racers an exciting challenge in 2014!

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest...

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The new Forrest Post is up and running with some fantastic content. A popular regular article is the "who's who?".
This edition we got to meet one of the nicest couples in town... Frank & June Frizon.

Q: How long have you been in Forrest and what brought you here? 

Frank: I’ve been in Forrest for the best part of 80 years – I was away for about 11, working in Geelong and Ballarat. 

I was working at Fords and my...

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