Our Mission and Vision

The Deans Marsh Cottage is an important vehicle that creates community development opportunities that have a positive impact on the town, its people and local services and groups.

We aim to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in activities and programs.

The Cottage is auspice to a range of local groups and events and works in partnership with local community groups and organisations.

the Cottage Team

Community Development

It has become increasingly evident this year that our community wants to have a clear vision for its future, to advocate for local community generated priorities and to work strategically to ensure our community values are upheld and heard. 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.


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.

Meet our Amazing Team!

Here for you

Lisa Jarvis

Lisa Jarvis


Renee Wigley

Renee Wigley


Megan Peacock

Megan Peacock

Chairperson DMCC

Lucy Quarterman

Lucy Quarterman

Secretary DMCC

Tahli Dobbin

Tahli Dobbin

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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