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Botanical Gardens
 Physical Activity Strategy
 Calendar of Events
 Skate Park Facilities in the Shire
 Barwon South West Regional Trails Master Plan
 Forrest Mountain Bike Trail
 Leisure Networks
 EUpdate - Play by the Rules Kick off for 2010
 2014/15 Community Funding Program
 Old Beechy Rail Trail
 Colac Otway Shire Public Open Space Strategy
 G21 Regional Soccer Strategy
 Colac Otway Shire Tennis Facility Audit & Development Plan
 Apollo Bay Trails Feasibility Study
 Active Transport Strategy
Tiger Trail Feasability Study and Newsletter
At its December 2014 meeting, Council endorsed the Draft Tiger Rail Trail Feasibility Study be placed on public exhibition seeking feedback from the community.

The draft study has been prepared following extensive research and consultation with landowners, community groups, relevant agencies and the broader community.

The draft study recommends that developing a rail trail from Birregurra to Forrest is not feasible. Council’s resolution acknowledged that in exhibiting this draft study, the proposed section from Barwon Downs to Birregurra is not considered feasible at this point in time and should not be progressed.

A copy of the Draft Tiger Rail Trail Feasibility Study is available for viewing below. Alternatively, the document is available at Council’s Colac and Apollo Bay Customer Service Centres and the Colac Community Library and Learning Centre.

Submissions on the Draft Tiger Rail Trail Feasibility Study can be sent to inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au or PO Box 283, Colac 3250. The closing date for submission is 4:00pm, Friday 13 February 2015.

Further information can be obtained by contacting me on 5232 9476 or ian.seuren@colacotway.vic.gov.au

 
  Birregurra Tiger Trail Newsletter No 1
  Birregurra Tiger Trail Newsletter No 2
  Birregurra Tiger Trail Newsletter No. 3
  Tiger Rail Trail Feasability Study - Issues and Opportunities Report
  Draft Tiger Rail Trail Feasibility Study Report November 2014

Over 100 sporting organisations
Sport and recreation activities and groups thrive across our beautiful Colac Otway region. There are over 100 sporting clubs and many organisations associated with recreational and sporting pursuits. Colac Otway also possesses a number of council and community facilities which include Bluewater Fitness, a world-class sporting facility which boasts a six-lane, 25-metre indoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped gymnasium. Recreation reserves can be found in all our towns along with community halls across the Shire all of which are available for community use. Council funding is available on an annual basis to assist our community to develop recreational activities . With a policy of "Access for All" the Council ensures that people of all abilities have access to facilities and recreational interests.
 
Sailing? Walking? Bike riding?
Sailing, rowing, and cycling are just some of the recreational pursuits available. There are also many stunning walks across the shire with the Old Beechy Rail Trail - a converted narrow gauge railway line open to walkers and cyclists. For skating, rollerblading and BMX bike riding enthusiasts the Shire boasts three skate parks located in Colac, Forrest and Apollo Bay. Club Development Club development is a key priority for Council's Recreation Unit. Clubs are supported with various resources including Club Network, a network of sport, recreation and community groups in the Shire. For more information contact the Recreation Unit on 52329476 or click here.
 
Mountain Bike Riding
 
Draft Colac Otway Shire Physical Activity Strategy
At its February 2014 meeting, Council endorsed the commencement of public exhibition of the draft Colac Otway Shire Physical Activity Strategy in accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Policy 2010.

The aim of the draft Strategy is to establish an evidence base to guide policy and decision making at a regional and municipal level. This will help to create an environment that supports physical activity and will generate recommendations that are linked into the Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan. The strategy particularly focuses on identifying physical activity interventions such as facility development, policies, programs and services that are cost effective and most likely to succeed in increasing people’s ongoing participation in physical activity using available resources and through the development of strategic partnerships.

The draft Strategy provides an overview of the importance of physical activity and the ways in which Council can help to create environments that support physical activity in the community, based on specific interventions supported by national and/or international evidence. The study also includes a Background Report and Evidence Review which detail the research and consultation outputs.

Council now seeks feedback from the community on the draft Physical Activity Strategy. Written submissions can be forwarded to Council’s email address – inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au – or postal address PO Box 283 Colac 3250. The closing date for submissions is Friday 11 April 2014.

Further information on the draft Strategy can be obtained by contacting Ian Seuren – Manager Recreation, Arts and Culture or (03) 5232 9476 or ian.seuren@colacotway.vic.gov.au.


 
   

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