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The Cottage plays a key role in our community and we look forward to continuing to build our community development profile and actions.


Marsh And District Community Action Plan

It has become increasingly evident this year that our community wants to have a clear vision for its future.

The Cottage has heard this message and as such will enter the new year with a strong focus on community planning, ensuring all community members voices are heard.


Looking for a grant for your project?  The Cottage has a membership to Our Community and The EasyGrants Newsletter contact us for more details.

Climate Change Action

Powered by Positive is a program to empower Surf Coast Shire residents and small businesses to take action, use less energy and consider taking up renewable energy. 

Global climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our planet today. The dominant cause of climate change over the last century has been human activity, which means we also have the power to take action.


Do you have a passion to be involved with your local community? New to the area or been here for generations, young or old – we would love to hear from you!

The great thing about our events is that they are coordinated by volunteer community teams with assistance from The Cottage. This enables a broad range of skills and experiences to be developed and shared, building the capacity of our community.  If you would like to become involved in event planning or any of our other  activities, please contact The Cottage.


Deans Marsh and District SMS Master List

Following on from previous years, the Deans Marsh Hall and Community Cottage committees again want to consolidate the comprehensive mobile phone number SMS Master List we initiated a few summers ago to allow the community to remain in touch AFTER A FIRE OR OTHER EMERGENCY.

This list is NOT for fire warnings – everyone needs to be connected to Vic Emergency App for those details.

We are aiming for the list to include the names and contact details of all full time and part time residents in the extended Deans Marsh, Bambra, Murroon and Pennyroyal communities, so that you all can be contacted wherever you are with the same accurate information.

In order to consolidate the list, we ask that if you have not filled out a form in previous years and want to be included on the list, please obtain a form from the Deans Marsh Community Cottage or email DeansMarshSMS@gmail.com and we will email you a copy to fill out and return.

As we are endeavouring to once again have this list in place for the next fire season, we ask that you forward the information relating to your household AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

We aim to test the system in February 2020, for new sign up’s.  If you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact Deb Campbell on 5236 3298 or Victor Goldsztein on 0417 557 030 or via the email address above.

Meet our Amazing Team!

Here for you

Lisa Jarvis

Lisa Jarvis


Renee Wigley

Renee Wigley


Lise Pittman

Lise Pittman

Chairperson DMCC

Keren Wigley

Keren Wigley

Deputy Chair DMCC

Victoria Hope

Victoria Hope

Treasurer DMCC

Jamie Comley

Jamie Comley

Member DMCC

Being on the Management Committee means giving validity to the concept of a community-based organisation, being responsive and accountable to the local community through its membership base, and to the external bodies or authorities Surf Coast Shire and Department of Health and Human Services with whom we have a formal working relationships and/or funding and service agreements.

Become a member!

Becoming a member of “The Cottage” will assist in the cottages development while providing you with a voice and vital program contributions.

You will also receive voting rights at the AGM.

Call The Cottage on 5236 3388 for further information.

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