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Welcome to Colac Otway Shire's Media Centre. Please click on the links for full details. For more information contact the Public Relations Co-ordinator on 5232 9493.

Media releases
APRIL 2014

April 10 - Colac Otway, Corangamite and Surf Coast to share emergency resources

April 4 - Find out about redevelopment plans at Bluewater walk-up information session

April 1 - Council finds evidence that community funded Colac High School site purchase

MARCH 2014

March 31 - Infrastructure funds allocated to Bluewater redevelopment

March 31 - Council supports asylum seekers living in Colac

March 31 - Temporary closure of Old Beech Forest road

March 27 - Council abandons parking meter concept for Apollo Bay

March 26 - Talent showcase on its way to Colac

March 25 - Bollards installed at Eastern Reserve to deter hoons

March 25 - Colac Otway compost goes full circle

March 25 - Central oversown with rye grass in preparation for football season

March 21 - Council considers opening debate about parking meters

March 14 - Council’s community and festival funding schemes open soon

March 6 - Botanic vision for Colac set by new amendment

March 6 -Geelong interested in managing regional cemeteries in Colac Otway

March 4 -Tree project in Beech Forest turns problem into opportunity

March 4 - Business efficiency the goal of new general manager

March 3 - Feedback sought on Wayfinding Strategy for Colac and Apollo Bay

March 3 - Long-term aerodrome report received

March 3 - Council releases Bluewater tender investigation report


FEBRUARY 2014
February 28 - Draft Physical Activity Strategy builds a more active community

February 28 - Bushfire project helps guide future development in small towns

February 28 - Pool, wellbeing centre added to Apollo Bay Harbour

February 28 - Experience on hand at business forum

February 27 - Funding set for smart lighting project

February 27 - Council upping the ante on mobile coverage advocacy

February 27 - Rob Small announces retirement

February 25 - Council staff take to Barongarook Creek for ‘Clean Up’ day

February 18 - Secrets of success revealed at business

February 18 - Gypsy delights coming to COPACC

February 18 - COPACC prepares to launch new season

February 17 - New ACCC standards highlight the importance of pool safety

February 14 - State changes prompt review of C70 amendment

February 12 - Powerfan to take flight at Otway Fly

February 7 - Demolition work at Bluewater well underway

February 7 - Free school immunisation program starts soon

February 7 - Speak up on mobile black spots - CEO

February 6 - Community can meet Cats players at Memorial Square

February 4 - Community can meet Cats players at Memorial Square

February 4 - Strong interest in free business mentoring sessions

JANUARY 2014

January 29 - VFL match at Central Reserve unlikely to go ahead this season

January 29 - Bulla to extend Forest Street operations

January 24 - Draft rating strategy endorsed

January 23 - Council releases vote on Bluewater Fitness Centre

January 17 - Nineteen people to become new citizens on Australia Day

January 9 - Residents urged to take care as temperatures set to rise

January 8 -True country hospitality for Australia Day in Forrest



DECEMBER 2013

December 19 -Council considers borrowing to make up Bluewater funding shortfall

December 19 - Council adopts reviewed Road Management Plan

December 19 - Guidelines for Great Ocean Road closure adopted

December 19 - State Government changes to residential zones

December 17 - Gardens of the year announced in annual award ceremony

December 11 - Council working towards a “festival of football” next year

December 5 - Council to follow up traffic concerns with bike ride organisers

December 5 - Tree pruning and removal scheduled for Memorial Square elms

NOVEMBER

November 29 - Birregurra Golf Club given Crown Land rights

November 29 - Petition leads to potential new footpath for Apollo Bay

November 29 - Extension of carbon neutral target set

November 28 - Heritage strategy to assess areas of significance

November 28 - Council endorses G21 Regional Growth Plan

November 28 - Potential extension of Wyuna Estate progresses

November 27 - Business owners and industry reps – we want you!

November 22 - Saleyard roof construction on track

November 21 - Council ramping up reconstruction program

November 19 - Great Victorian bike ride to impact road conditions

November 13 - Cr Frank Buchanan announced as deputy mayor

November 12 - Secrets to successful committees revealed

November 8 - Significant funding injection for Shire’s sports and recreation facilities

November 5 - Bluewater prepares to relocate

November 4 - New municipal fire prevention officer

OCTOBER

October 28 - Annual Report for 2012/2013 complete

October 25 - Minister switches on Colac’s security camera network

October 24 - Bluewater redevelopment project awarded to Colac firm BDH

October 24 - Council calls on State Government to review regulations in water catchments

October 24 - New committee established to run Wye River park

October 22 - Council urges dog owners to lock their pets up during Colac Show fireworks

October 22 - Rye grass sprayed at Central Reserve to allow spread of couch

October 15 - Colac Otway Shire backs Ride to Work Day

October 8 - Sustainable homes showcase energy efficiency across the Shire

October 8 - Council urges septic owners to maintain their systems

October 3 - Gearing up to Golden Gumboot’s final celebrations

October 2 - Council calls for community input into rating strategy review

October 1 - New residential land proposed under Apollo Bay’s Amendment C74

October 1 - Public comment sought on draft Great Ocean Road closure document

SEPTEMBER 2013

September 26 - Council adopts policy for community loans and guarantees

September 26 - Red Rock Region Community Infrastructure Plan endorsed

September 26 - Council endorses Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Board

September 26 - Council adopts new Local Law 2 for keeping of animals

September 26 - Regional Growth Plan for the Great South Coast endorsed

September 25 - Internet entrepreneur Fred Schebesta headlines ANZ Business Breakfast

September 25 - Detox your home for free this spring

September 24 - Construction of the saleyard roof begins today

September 23 - Join the hunt for gold!

September 20 - COOL Awards showcase local youth

September 20 - Tegan McNamara wins 2013 Young Ambassador Award

September 20 - Colac Otway is joining the great Garage Sale Trail!

September 19 - Colac Otway prepares for fire season in mock emergency

September 17 - Colac High School master plan paused while talks continue with government

September 13 -Colac Otway Shire celebrates Australian Citizenship Day 2013

September 13 -Join in the fun as Bluewater winds up ahead of $10 million renovation

September 11 - Amendment C75 on public exhibition

September 10 - Top secret superhero mission at COPACC these school holidays

September 10 - Nominees announced for 2013 Young Ambassador Awards

September 5 - Mayor and CEO challenge council critics to be more positive and productive

September 5 - Christine Nixon – Colac Otway’s Australia Day Ambassador for 2014

September 4 - Youth Club locked in for Bluewater relocation

September 2 - Nominations are open for Australia Day heroes

AUGUST 2013

August 29 - Council updates two local laws

August 29 - Council rejects amendment C67

August 29 - Council delays its endorsement of new regional tourism board

August 29 - Council unveils new plan for Apollo Bay Harbour precinct without a hotel

August 29 - Council endorses new master plan for Pirron Yallock and Swan Marsh

August 23 - Saleyard roof construction to begin soon

August 21 - Apollo Bay’s Frank Buchanan wins Colac Otway countback

August 20 - Council manages Central Reserve with long-term vision

August 2 - Golden age of radio celebrated at COPACC's Tune in Tomorrow

August 2 - August at COPACC offers rich diversity of performances


JULY 2013

July 29 - Mayor pays tribute to outgoing Cr Mick McCrickard

July 26 - Council to go back to the community on bypass options

July 25 - Council meetings to take place in afternoons

July 25 - Council declines MOU with Geelong Otway Tourism

July 25 - Council supports Active Transport Strategy

July 25 - Council endorses Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

July 25 - Amendment C67 deferred to August

July 24 - Great Ocean Road closure guidelines out for community comment

July 23 - Mayor encourages people to get involved in Mental Health Week

July 23 - Minister approves planning scheme amendment C69

July 18 - Colac CCTV installation will commence soon

July 18 - Central Reserve to host Country Shield grand final

July 17 - Footbridge for CBD, play equipment for Alvie in latest funding allocations

July 17 - Footbridge for CBD, play equipment for Alvie in latest funding allocations

July 17 - Fire levies part of rate notices

July 12 - Calling all musicians! FReeZA – Battle of the Bands applications are now open!

July 10 - Council delivers lower 6.8 per cent rate rise due to government grants

July 9 - Council welcomes government action on irresponsible dog owners

July 8 - Online questionnaire seeks feedback on maternal and child health services

July 7 - Pirron Yallock Recreation Reserve plans endorsed by Council


July 5 - Hawthorn's coach impressed by Central Reserve playing surface

July 2 - Council releases key results of staff survey

July 2 - Red Rock district infrastructure plan on exhibition


JUNE 2013


June 28 - Council welcomes PoPE reforms

June 27 - Six companies on shortlist for Bluewater renovations

June 27 -Small town improvement funding approved for 2013-2014

June 27 - Council delays C70 consideration due to State Government changes

June 27 - Council adopts Birregurra Structure Plan

June 27 - Colac rolls out welcome mat to prospective residents

June 27 - Council splits planning scheme amendment C72

June 26 - New tourism campaign encourages locals to Love Our Region!


June 19 - C67 panel report considers that C67 methodology is “best practice”

June 18 - Minister, Council officially open four new bridges

June 14 - Apollo Bay’s new library is twice as nice as the original

June 14 - Roslyn Cousins leadership of library corporation to continue

June 13 - Call for parent feedback on maternal and child health services

June 11 - Prizes offered for textile and fibre art exhibitions C70

June 6 - Council receives extension from Minister for amendment C70

June 4 - Funding announcement for Apollo Bay dredge

MAY 2013

May 23 - Forrest to host Australia Day Awards 2014

May 23 -Community can comment on Road Management Plan review

May 21 -Unregistered animals set to attract on-the-spot fines

May 20 - Apollo Bay hosts shire’s first Neighbourhood Safer Place

May 15 - Business community can preview Colac TV commercials

May 8 - Draft budget focuses on core business

May 3 - The Beggars pay tribute to great Australian songs

May 2 - Colac Otway seeks community vision on health and wellbeing planning

May 2 - Cliffy the movie shuffles into COPACC for one night only

May 1 - New animal plan focuses on animal welfare and responsible pet ownership

APRIL 2013

April 30 - Australian voices prepare to perform

April 29 - Tibetan monks promote peace

April 29 - Draft Active Transport Strategy goes on display

April 26 - Council receives Apollo Bay petition on dangerous dogs

April 24 - Draft Council Plan 2013 - 2017

April 24 - Council seeking legal advice on Colac bypass project

April 22 - Barwon Downs receives grant for $240,000 community hub

April 22 - Council worker bound for remote island role

April 18 - Free workshops help women discover the ancient art of belly dancing

April 12 - Colac lifestyle to be showcased to at Regional Victoria Living Expo

April 3 - Amendment C70 on public exhibition

MARCH 2013

March 28 - Birregurra Recreation Reserve Master Plan unveiled

March 28 - Sergio Beani nominated on saleyard advisory

March 28 - Apollo Bay pool gets in-principal support from Council

March 28 - Community can have their say on Local Laws review

March 28 - Elm leaf beetles discoverd in Gellibrand

March 28 - Saleyard roof tender awarded

March 28 - Colac Show day to stay a public holiday

March 26 - Drum and draw up a storm at COPACC these school holidays

March 19 - Rae Street customer service foyer to temporarily relocate

March 15 - Warning about dangers of picking roadside blackberries

March 15 - Council carrying out audit of pools

March 14 - Council engineer selected to take part in Great South leadership program

March 12 - Creatives to converge on COPACC to cross-pollinate ideas

March 8 - Council welcomes funding for new sports ground

March 8 - Council welcomes new Child and Maternal Health Nurse

March 7 - Aaron Finch to headline business breakfast

March 6 - Council urges Minister to take action against irresponsible pet owners

March 6 - Family Day Care closes the gap

March 6 - Shadow puppet comedy weaves a dream world

March 6 - Council's community and festival funding schemes open soon

March 1 Revised Birregurra Structure Plan released for community comment


FEBRUARY 2013

February 28 Shire's first Neighbourhood Safer Place to be established at Apollo Bay

February 28 Council grants Apollo Bay Sailing Club a new three-year licence for rooms

February 28 Council avoids loan by paying super call from existing funds

February 28 Councillors sign code od conduct

February 20 Australia Day 2014 - Showcase your community

February 15 Warncoort passing loop opens door for increased rail services

February 14 Bushfire planning project examines potential for growth in small towns

February 12 Council to count traffic at Armstrong-Murray streets intersection

February 12 Council Adopted amendment confirms rural living opportunities

February 9 Planning amendment C68 implemented

February 6 Ships ahoy! Opening of Elliminyt’s new play space

February 5 Roll up! Rollup! COPACC launches its 2013 season

February 4 Amendments to pet registration fees

February 4 Mobile business van to visit Colac and Apollo Bay

February 4 Bluewater schematic designs complete


February 1 Council launches new corporate facebook page

JANUARY 2013

January 26 – Australia Day award winners

January 25 – Council investigating alleged dog attack in Apollo Bay

January 24 – Feedback sought on Great Ocean Road tourism report

January 24 - Council offers Apollo Bay-based aviators five year licence agreements

January 24 - Council to forge ahead with efficient street light program

January 24 - Council seeks feedback on Colac Show or Melbourne Cup public holiday

January 22 - Free business seminar in conjunction with WHK

January 21 - Mayor calls on community to lobby governments to restore health funding


 

   

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