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18th March 2019
Pick My Project Update

Last year the Apollo Bay community voted in the State Government’s Pick My Project funding initiative. As a result of outstanding community support, Apollo Bay received 21% of the funding allocated to the Barwon Region. Three projects were successful, equalling a total of $568,460 to be invested in community infrastructure.
Successful projects include-

Closing the Loop; turning community food waste to nutrient rich compost - $168,460

Community Cinema; improving the Apollo Bay Seniors Hall as a multi-purpose venue - $200,000

Making a Splash; installing a ventilation system and solar panels for the indoor, heated community pool to enable year-round swimming access- $200,000.

All three groups are in liaison with Pick My Project as they develop individual contracts for each project. It is anticipated that contracts will be signed by the end of April.

Each group will keep the community updated on their progress via the Apollo Bay Newssheet and Otway Community News on Facebook.

Thank you to all who were involved in the 2018 voting process, each group is working hard and looking forward to rolling out their project in 2019/20. 


Apollo Bay Small Business Mentor Program


Application close Friday 22nd March

Harness the power of a mentor to challenge, guide and nurture you in your established small business or small business idea.

More information at: or contact Marrar Woorn.


Meditation and Deep Relaxation

Join Sue Frydman for 2 hours of gentle movement and guided relaxation. Mats and blankets provided but BYO cushions for own comfort.

Date: Sunday 24th March
Time: 10am-12pm Cost: $30
Location: Marrar Woorn
Bookings/enquiries: Sue 0431 121 514


Community Fire Readiness Program

Information session and morning tea with Fiona Sewell from Ready2Go.

Ready2Go is a program that helps the more isolated people in our community stay safe on high fire danger days and extreme weather events. This program is delivered by ECHO Youth & Family Services, is supported by Emergency Management Victoria and was developed in response to the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires.

Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House will be rolling out the Ready2Go program in 2019/20. You are invited to a morning tea to learn about the program, give feedback as to how it may best address our community's needs and let others know about it.

Date: Tuesday 19th March 2019
Time: 10-11.30am
Location: Apollo Bay RSL

What is Ready2Go?

Ready2Go is a community-led disaster resilience program, supporting people who are unable to safeguard themselves against the effects of extreme weather, including heat and other emergencies. The program carefully matches vulnerable people with registered and trained volunteer community members who can provide information, support, visitation checks and early relocation prior to extreme weather events.

Please RSVP by 18th March to:
Marrar Woorn Neighbourhood House.
Phone: 03 5237 8590
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Free Legal Advice

Barwon Community Legal Service will be offering free legal advice appointments with their community lawyers, Shane Foyster and Victor Galaz. They provide legal advice on a wide range of topics and this month will be focussing on: money, credit, debt, fines, Centrelink, employment and your rights at work.

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Marrar Woorn

To book a free appointment please contact Barwon Community Legal Service on 1300 430 599 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Free morning tea with Barwon Community Legal Service

Come down and say hello to the BCLS lawyers and get help with a wide range of legal problems including: problems with Centrelink, unpaid fines, car accidents and insurance, debts and consumer contracts, problems with child support, info on how to make a Will or Power of Attorney, family violence and applying for an intervention order.

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Marrar Woorn


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6 Pengilley Ave, Apollo Bay

Phone (03) 5237 8590
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For more information, contact Otway Health on (03) 5237 8500.

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