Hepburn Shire Council - Community Planning
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Community Planning

 Current Community Plans
 Community Grants
 Community Websites

What is community planning?

Hepburn Shire Council supports communities in identifying their vision and priorities through community planning. Community planning empowers communities to make decisions and act on what is important for them now and in the future. Communities that are empowered to do this will be stronger and more successful.

How do we it?
In July 2014 Council Hepburn Shire Council adopted a new Policy and Strategy for community planning.  
Highlights of the new strategy include:

  • Establishment of the Community Planning Fund - $10,000 per annum towards projects identified in new or reviewed community plans
  • A process for Council Officers to offer input into draft community plan priorities to help make them a reality
  • Further support for developing community engagement strategies and tools with champions in communities
Download the Community Planning Policy
Download the Community Planning Strategy 

If you would like more information on community planning contact Kate Gerritsen kgerritsen@hepburn.vc.gov.au
 or 5321 6428

Current Community Plans
Community plans have been developed in the following areas:

  • Clunes

  • Franklinford/Clydesdale/Yandoit (Updated September 2013)

  • Glenlyon

  • Creswick - Updated January 2014

  • Trentham

  • Lyonville

  • Newlyn/Rocklyn

  • Daylesford

  • Bullarto and Musk (Updated September 2013)
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    Community Grants
    Council’s Community and Sustainability Grants Program supports a wide range of community projects within the Hepburn Shire. Program Guidelines and Application Forms are available in April and September each year.

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    Community Websites
    Active communities in the Hepburn Shire have developed their own web sites and pages, (see the below links) newsletters, community groups and Community Plans.






    To have your community web site link published on this page email Hepburn Shire Community and Cultural Development Officer, Kate Gerritsen kgerritsen@hepburn.vic.gov.au

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    Date Printed: 28/01/2015
    Hepburn Shire Council  2015
    Source: http://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/

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