Coragulac and Cororooke


Coragulac

Township 13 km to the northwest of Colac. The name Coragulac is derived from the local aboriginal word, 'corakyallock', meaning a sandy creek.

St Brendan's, Coragulac

Coragulac is dominated by St Brendan's Roman Catholic Church and the adjoining primary school (below).

Until 2009, the nearby Good Samaritan Centre was run by the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict.

  St Brendan's Coragulac


St Brendan's School, Coragulac


Cororooke

Cororooke

Cororooke is a small township 11 km northwest of Colac. The name is derived from the local aboriginal language, 'korerook', meaning native companion. Cororooke was once a major player in the Australian onion industry. Today it is the centre of a dairy products industry with the Fonterra works dominating the town. The factory can be seen clearly across Lake Colac from Colac, and produces mozzarella and ricotta cheeses as well as cream and whey powders for domestic and export markets. The factory is in the process of winding down production and will close in the first half of 2015.

Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery
Originally St David's Presbyterian Church, the Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, at 520 Corangamite Lake Road, Cororooke, hosts exhibitions of local visual artists, while the 80-seat theatre caters for live performances and is the home of the Red Rock Film Society. The Gallery is open 11am–4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, and admission to the Gallery is free. Website

  Red Rock Gallery, Cororooke

Fontera works, Cororooke

Cororooke is dominated by the Fonterra dairy processing plant.