Colac Otway Shire Council - Community Development
Community Development

The Economic Development Unit works with local communities to improve the Shire as a place to live, work and invest through:

 The Small Town Improvement Program aims to assist in improving infrastructure on public land in the small towns of the Colac Otway Shire.Council currently allocates $100,000 annually to small town capital works, subject to budget approval. The program involves working with local progress associations to assess the needs of the community and to assist in providing a planned approach to undertaking the projects in order of priority. To view Community Infrastructure Master Plans and Township Plans click on links below Small Town Improvement Program (STIP) Project Proposal - Community Groups and Progress Associations may submit a project proposal to be considered for the STIP program. Projects must have been identified in Township Infrastructure Master Plans or other strategic documents. To submit a proposal please complete the Small Town Improvement Program Guidelines and Proposal Application Form
 For more information on STIP applications or other funding queries please contact Katrina Kehoe PH:52329444 Mob: 0419 557 848

Small Town Improvement Program (STIP) Projects Allocated Funding in 2015-2016
Project   STIP Funding    
Beeac Lake Walking Track - Stage 1 (subject to all regulatory approvals being completeed and public exhibition of the design plans)   $25,000    
Carlisle River Landscape Upgrade   $3,600    
Cressy Park Seating & Picnic Table   $7,400    
Forrest Public Hall - Roof & Sprinkler System   $18,600    
Forrest Men's Shed Fit-out   $23,125    
Gellibrand Rex Norman Park Master Plan & Infrastructure   $15,000    
Lavers Hill to Crowes Shared Path Concept Plan   $10,800    
Skenes Creek - Shared Path, Bike Racks, Vegetation, Signage   $14,475    

Beeac ParkSwan Marsh PlaygroundBeech Forest Tree Sculpture

Community involvement

Download Files
 Barwon Downs Township Master Plan
 Beeac Township Master Plan
 Beech Forest Township Master Plan
 Birregura & Forrest Township Commmunity Infrastructure Plans
 Carlisle River Township Master Plan
 Cressy Township Master Plan
 Gellibrand Township Master Plan
 Kennett River Wye River & Separation Creek Master Plan
 Lavers Hill Township Master Plan
 Red Rock Region Community Infrastructure Plan - Adopted September 2013
 Skenes Creek Master Plan - Reviewed May 2014
 Swan Marsh Township Master Plan

Date Printed: 9/10/2015
Colac Otway Shire Council  2015

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