Clunes’ Residents Ideas Needed for the 2015 Clunes Community Plan

Hepburn Shire Council works with communities to produce community plans that describe what residents love about their town and what they would like to see happen in the future.  Community plans can be used by local community groups to advocate for all kinds of projects, attract funding and Clunes community members  will have a chance to present their ideas to Council.

If you live in Clunes let us know what you think is important for the future of your town. The Clunes Community Plan Survey is open from 27 April – 15 May 2015 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/clunes2015

There are other ways to be involved including drop in sessions and via phone or email.  To find out more about the Clunes community planning project go to https://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/clunes2015/

Proposed Budget 2015/16

Council has prepared its proposed budget 2015/16 for the financial period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.  Following the exhibition and submissions period, Council has prepared a revised draft budget.

At the Council Meeting to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 16 June 2015 in the Daylesford Senior Citizens’ Room, Council will formally meet to consider and adopt the budget for 2015/16.

Draft Budget 2015/16 

The draft budget includes the following general rates and annual service charges for the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016:

  • General Rates in the dollar for each type of rate to be levied on all properties:

Category

Rate (Cents in $ CIV)

Residential (General)

0.4219

Farm

0.2743

Commercial

0.4895

Industrial

0.4895

Mixed Use

0.4895

Vacant Land – Township

0.5275

Vacant Land – Other

0.4219

Trust for Nature

0.2110

Recreational

0.2110

  • Waste Management Charge of $109 on all properties.  Owners of farm rated properties will pay only one charge per ‘single farm enterprise’.
  • Kerbside Collection (Garbage) Charge Existing Weekly Service charge of $126 on those residential, farm, mixed use and trust for nature properties included in the service areas.
  • Kerbside Collection (Garbage) New Fortnightly Service Charge of $106 on those residential, farm, mixed use and trust for nature properties included in the service areas.
  • Commercial Kerbside Collection (Garbage) of $280 on those properties in the service areas receiving a service.
  • Kerbside Collection (Recycling) Fortnightly Service Charge of $45 on those residential, farm and mixed use properties included in the service areas, and those other properties in the service areas receiving a service.