Engagement Summary

Thank you for your interest in this project.

This engagement is now closed.

Click here to view the "What we heard" document. This document summarises the responses received via Engage Victoria consultation page that was open in July/August 2021


We are preparing to upgrade the Forrest Mountain Bike Trailhead on Eastern Maar Country.

The upgrade is part of works to expand and improve the town’s mountain bike trail network, funded by the Victorian Government (through the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning and Regional Development Victoria) and the Colac Otway Shire Council.

The Trailhead is situated on the southern edge of the Forrest township, alongside the Forrest-Apollo Bay Road that leads to the Great Ocean Road.

The site is a gateway to the southern trails system. The upgrade will aim to increase the functionality and amenity of the site and create an engaging natural environment for visitors and community members.

We are seeking input from mountain bike riders and the broader community to help shape the final design of the Trailhead upgrade.

Some aspects of the upgrade have already been confirmed, such as, that it will include a new mountain bike skills park, toilets and signage - and that new facilities will be accessible for all-abilities.

How to participate

To help us improve the area and the experience of users, we would like your input on:

  • the redesign of the Trailhead precinct
  • features to be included in the new skills park
  • potential additional facilities such as showers, a bike wash and BBQs
  • type of information on new signage

Next steps

Your responses to the survey below will be collated and incorporated into the brief for the consultant designer and project team.

We will provide feedback on what we heard by the end of September 2021. This will be made available through this page and through social media.

Privacy collection notice

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to assist DELWP staff to determine the community use and interest in the Forrest Mountain Bike (MTB) Trailhead. This community input forms part of the process of the Department preparing for the upgrade of Forrest MTB Trailhead precinct.

You may access the information you have provided to the Department by contacting Evan Lewis, Project Manager, Barwon South West Region on 136 186.

Further details on how we protect your private information can be found in the DELWP Privacy Policy