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Thank you for your interest in this project.
An engagement summary and next steps will be published at the end of September 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.
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
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.