10 March 2016

Transforming Lake Colac vital for our region

I am delighted that Colac residents will have a further chance to have their say on the future of Lake Colac when the Lake Colac Foreshore draft Master Plan is released in a few weeks’ time.

I am very pleased that the Turnbull Government is providing Colac Otway Shire with $50,000 to fund the Lake Colac Foreshore Master Plan.

This was an important election commitment I made in the lead up to the 2013 federal election, reflecting our government’s commitment to investing in Lake Colac.

Local residents will have the opportunity to provide further feedback following the release of this draft report.

There is no doubt that Lake Colac is one of the jewels in Colac’s crown.  After being in a poor state for many years, it is vital we do everything we can to make it sparkle.

I fully support community aspirations to transform the foreshore.  We need better recreation space for families, improved pathways, improved water quality, a viewing platform and extensive landscaping.

I look forward to joining with council and the Colac community to make this dream a reality.  

10 March 2016