Council 2 Bedroom Unit In Daylesford

Applications are invited for tenancy of a two bedroom unit in Daylesford. Applications close Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 5.00pm.

Applications must be made using Council’s application form which is available at the Hepburn Shire Council offices in Daylesford, downloaded by clicking here or by request from Dianne VanDerVeer on 5321 6461.

Preference in allocating tenancy will be given to those families with the greatest assessed need for housing assistance, who are eligible for public housing. The State Government’s Office of Housing income and asset eligibility criteria rates apply to the tenancy of this unit.


2015/16 Budget Adopted by Council

 The 2015/16 Budget was formally adopted at the Council Meeting held on 16 June 2015.

The Budget delivers a low rate rise,  increased services, funds new initiatives and allocates funds to ensure that infrastructure meets the needs of the community, all while delivering a reduction in waste charges.

Cost savings in the area of waste have enabled Council to pass on a reduction in the waste management charge of 15%, or $20 for each property. The cost of kerbside recycling collection has also decreased by 18% or $10. In addition, there will be no increase to the cost of weekly kerbside garbage collection.

The total Capital Works Program will be $12,065,000, of which $6,314,000 relates to renewal of our assets.  Highlights include:

  • Roads, Bridges and Footpaths ($5,170,000) – including reconstructions, reseal, resheeting, footpaths, bridges & kerb and channel
  • Renewal of recreational assets ($322,000) – including cricket pitch and netball court resurfacing andplayground renewal
  • Park, Open Space and Streetscapes upgrade and expansion ($1,603,000) – including Lake Daylesford Improvements and Streetscapes at Clunes, Creswick, Trentham, Glenlyon and Hepburn Springs
  • Land and Buildings ($3,812,000) – including  Victoria Park Daylesford Multi Purpose Facility, Trentham Community Hub and Hepburn Shire Services and Community Hub.

Click on the cover below to download a copy of the 2015/16 Budget

Nominate a Senior of the Year

The annual Victorian Senior of the Year Awards acknowledge and celebrate older Victorian volunteers.

The Awards recognise the contributions older Victorians make to our community. They celebrate the many women and men, aged 60 and over, whose volunteer involvement in their communities supports and inspires others.

Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year for an outstanding contribution to their local community and Victoria.

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria Senior Achiever Awards for significant contributions to local
communities and Victoria.

Promotion of Multiculturalism Award for a significant contribution to promoting the benefits of cultural diversity in their local community or in the broader community.

Healthy and Active Living Award for helping to create active and healthy communities through community involvement and as a role model.

Veteran Community Award for an exceptional contribution to the veteran community. The winner of the award does not need to be a veteran.

Do you know someone?  Click her to download a nomination form.  You have until 10 July 2015 to nominate.

How do we make Lake Daylesford a better place?

Have you got an idea for how to make Lake Daylesford a better place for locals and visitors?

Council is gathering ideas for how to improve the Lake Daylesford Reserve and want to hear from the community.

The thoughts and ideas you share will be used to improve the ongoing management of the reserve and guide any future improvements.

To start the discussion, two open sessions will be held in the vicinity of the Lake Daylesford playground on the following dates:

Friday 19 June 2015 at 2pm-4pm

Monday 22 June 2015 at 10am-12noon