Draft Colac Botanic Gardens Master Plan

On display until 05 August 2024, 05:00 PM

Colac Botanic Gardens are at the centre of local town life, a place for everyone to enjoy and a point of connection to Lake Colac. 

A wonderful place to visit and spend time, the Gardens are loved by people across generations. The Gardens offer public space and recreational opportunities for walking, relaxing, eating, botanical interests, community events and play - all near Lake Colac. The Gardens are also a place of beauty which the Colac Otway community are passionate about in their connection and love of the space. A stunning botanical landscape, the Gardens history is embedded in the network of botanic gardens established across regional Victoria in the 19th century. The pride of Colac Otway residents in their Botanic Gardens is clear, with a request to share the Gardens with others, both local and visitors.

The Draft Botanic Gardens Master Plan has been developed through extensive consultation with the community, businesses, stakeholders and public agencies. This feedback has been used to guide the preparation of the plan - the Gardens Master Plan will be Council’s roadmap to guide its actions for the Gardens for the next twenty years.

The Draft Botanic Gardens Master Plan is now on exhibition with the community invited to provide feedback. 

Make your submission

Please indicate in your submission if you'd like to speak to your submission in-person at a future Council meeting.

Submissions close 5pm - Monday 5 August 2024.


Please review the Draft Colac Botanic Gardens Master Plan prior to making your submission.
I have read the Draft Colac Botanic Gardens Master Plan * (required)

Would you like to speak to your submission at an upcoming Submissions Committee meeting? If you select 'Yes' please provide your email address and phone number (below). * (required)


Email your submission to: inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au


Send your submission to:

Colac Otway Shire Council
PO Box 283
Colac VIC 3250

In Person

Visit one of Council's Customer Service Centres

    2-6 Rae Street, Colac

Apollo Bay
   100 Great Ocean Road (GORVIC), Apollo Bay