Free Composting Workshops

To reduce organic waste sent to landfill, Hepburn Shire Council is working in partnership with Neighbourhood Centres around the Shire to deliver free workshops by local experts.

Workshops will feature practical demonstrations, including:

– How to best use the compost bins and worm farms offered by Council

– Getting the best out of your compost

– Keeping happy, healthy worms.

10:30am, Sunday, 9th October
Clunes Farmers Market, Fraser St.
Ph: 5345 4078

10.30am Saturday 17th September, Creswick Market
Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, Victoria St.
Ph: 5345 2356

10:00am, Saturday 10th September
Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre, Camp St.
Ph: 5348 3569

Theatre – Pop Workshop Day

Spend a day creating, improvising and exploring new theatre skills, then hit the stage and perform for your family and friends.

Theatre Pop is a one day workshop for 12 – 15 year olds and 16 – 18 year olds with experienced actor, director and drama teacher Jen Bray and Performing Arts specialist Joanne Tsakoumagos.

What’s happening?

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

10am – 1pm        Improvisation, theatre sports, create a play

1 – 1.45pm           Lunch

1.45 – 3pm           Improv games, rehearsal

3pm                      Performance for family and friends

Ages 12 -15 & 16 -18

Bookings are essential, go to to book your place.


Rezoning of Land

Hepburn Shire Council is proposing to introduce Amendment C63 to the Hepburn Planning Scheme. This amendment will rezone the following two separate parcels of land within the municipality.

The amendment proposes to rezone the following parcels of land:
66A West Street Daylesford – Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club
The land proposed to be rezoned is surplus to the requirements of the Daylesford Lawn Tennis Club.

209 Main Road Hepburn – Clifftops
The proposed rezoning is to correct an anomaly in the current zoning of the land.

Click here to download a copy of the notice

How to have your say

Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a written submission.
Submissions should:

  • Provide the submitters name and contact address
  • Identify how the amendment affects you
  • Clearly state the ground on which the amendment is supported or opposed, and
  • Indicate what changes (if any) the submitter would like.

Closing date for submissions is Monday 3 October 2016.

Walking & Cycling in Hepburn Shire – Vote on New Ideas

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent consultations seeking new ideas for priority walking and cycling projects throughout the Shire.  Many of our residents provided great ideas while also conveying their support for continued improvements in making our Shire walking and cycling friendly.

Now it’s time to cast your vote and make comments against the new ideas.  Projects have been organised into 5 locations with each project listed ready for comments and voting.

See the ideas and cast your vote here:

Many residents provided ideas such as ” Make the whole Shire cycle friendly”  or “Improve all the track signage on existing trails”.  While we are unable to define these comments as a project as part of the strategy update, they have been recorded and noted as being important feedback.

Notice of Intention to Sell Land

Pursuant to Section 189 of the Local Government Act, 1989, Council gives notice that it intends to sell both vacant and improved land at the following locations:

  • 10 Albert Street Daylesford (Duke Street Offices) (lot 1 in Title Plan 223895U formerly known as part of Crown Allotment 9 Section 10 Township of Daylesford Certificate of Title Volume 8209 Folio 852 AND lot 1 in Title Plan 242602G formerly known as part of Crown Allotment 8 Section 10 Township of Daylesford Certificate of Title Volume 8226 Folio 219);
  • 59 Main Road Hepburn (Old Hepburn Depot) (lot 1 in Plan of Subdivision 420475H Certificate of Title Volume 10472 Folio 552); and
  • 1 Bleakley Street Daylesford (Vacant land) (Crown Allotment 14B Section 27 Township of Daylesford Certificate of Title Volume 5119 Folio 611 AND lot 1 in Plan of Subdivision 607306S Certificate of Title Volume 11063 Folio 343).

Plans showing the location of each property are available for download below or by visiting one of Council’s Customer Service Centres located at 10 Duke Street Daylesford, 68 Albert Street Creswick or 36 Fraser Street Clunes.

The properties are deemed surplus to Council’s requirements. Whilst all proposals for the sale of the properties will be considered by Council, Council will also consider proposals from parties that may be interested in leasing of one or more of the properties.

Council may choose to sell the properties by private treaty, tender or by public auction.

Any person may make a written submission as provided by Section 223 Local Government Act, 1989, on this proposal.

Submissions must be lodged by 16 September 2016, state whether the person desires to be heard (or represented) in support of their submission and be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Hepburn Shire Council PO Box 21 Daylesford 3460 or emailed to

Enquiries may be directed to Mr Aaron van Egmond, Chief Executive Officer, 5321 6423.

Aaron van Egmond

10 Duke Street Daylesford Council Offices

59 Main Road Hepburn Springs

1 Bleakley Street Daylesford Vacant Land

Expression of Interest – Licence to Operate Paddle Boat Hire – Lake Daylesford

H905222-2016 – Expressions of Interest – Licence to Operate the Paddle Boat Hire, Lake Daylesford

Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced people or businesses for a licence to operate the Paddle Boat Hire (Boat Hire) from the jetty with its own entrance at the rear of the Boathouse Cafe, Lake Daylesford.

Tenders for the above Contract are to be submitted online through Council’s eTender Box at under ‘Tenders’, or may be physically lodged in the Council Tender Box, Duke Street, Daylesford in a sealed envelope clearly labelled: “EOI Response for contract number H905222—2016 Lake Daylesford Paddle Boat Hire”.

Tenders must be received prior to 5.00 pm Friday 9 September 2016.

Tender documents can be obtained from the Tenders section of Hepburn Shire Council website, or by contacting Karen Ratcliffe on email: or telephone 5321 6435.

Submissions received after the closing time or by facsimile or electronic mail (email) may not be accepted. The lowest or any Tender may not be necessarily accepted.

Chief Executive Officer

Road & Footpath Inspections

We are undertaking an assessment of the roads, kerbs and footpaths in the Hepburn Shire as part of a rolling annual inspection program. Inspection work will begin early August and last approximately six weeks.

How is this happening?

  • These activities are undertaken by Council’s asset inspection contractor, Infrastructure Management Group, as an asset management initiative to obtain detailed video imaging and condition assessment of the community’s road, drainage and footpath assets.
  • You may observe camera equipped, transporter style inspection vehicles travelling on local roads and quad bike style inspection vehicles travelling on public footpaths around your work, residence or other locations within the municipality.
  • The road assessment vehicles are driven by experienced operators travelling at normal traffic speeds with hazard lighting & other warning devices in operation while completing laser measurement and video recording activities of the cities They will operate seamlessly within the normal surrounding traffic patterns. Although following vehicles are asked to keep a full car length distance to provide the rear cameras with a clear view of the road surface.
  • The footpath assessment vehicles are operated by certified pavement inspectors travelling at a brisk walking pace with hazard lighting and other warning devices in operation while completing assessment and video recording activities of footpaths, cycle ways and shared access. They are clearly identifiable and operators will be vigilant and yield where ever possible to the needs of the pedestrian public.

How will this affect you?

Your privacy:

All cameras are focused on the road and kerb surface structure with some limited viewing of areas directly adjacent. No image recordings of commercial or residential, private properties or structures will be undertaken.

The benefits:

The information gained from this exercise will enable better management of this important community asset, enabling more effective maintenance and renewal strategies and improving the connectivity mobility & safety.

For more information please contact Mahmud Kaiser, Property & Assets Coordinator, on 5321 6145 or