Call For Nominations – Mineral Springs Reserves Advisory Committee

The Mineral Springs Reserves Advisory Committee (MSRAC) will provide advice to assist Council to plan, prioritise and implement maintenance works and major projects across all Mineral Springs Reserves located in the Shire in accordance with the Terms of Reference and within given parameters and funding opportunities.

Council invites community members and key stakeholders who have an interest in the Mineral Springs Reserves and who are interested in becoming a community representative on this Committee to submit a membership nomination to Council.

Nomination forms and a copy of the Committee’s Terms of Reference can be downloaded below or obtained by contacting Paulette Pleasance on 5321 6142 or via email on

Terms of Reference – Mineral Springs Reserve Advisory Committee

Nomination Form – Mineral Springs Reserves Advisory Committee

Completed nominations are to be lodged by Wednesday 14 December and can be emailed to or mailed to:

Mineral Springs Reserve Advisory Committee Nominations
C/- Paulette Pleasance
Hepburn Shire Council
PO Box 21
Daylesford  VIC  3460

How would you like Council to communicate with you?

Open and transparent communication is what we strive to provide the community and we want to get it right.

Given the ways to communicate are always evolving, take a moment to tell us below what mediums and channels work best for you.

This is important, because in 2017, Council will be embarking on a community-wide campaign to gather your ideas and priorities to help us write the next four-year Council Plan. We don’t want to leave anyone behind, so tell us how you would like to be kept informed about this.

Currently Council utilises our Shire News, website, Facebook and our customer centres to talk with you.

  • How would you like Council to communicate with you about the Council Plan and other Council updates? 
  • Do you prefer traditional print or digital (Web, Facebook & email)?
  • Is there another way we could be communicating with you?
  • What kind of information would you like to receive from Council?

Click here to Have Your Say on the OurSay Forum

We understand not everyone will use the OurSay page….

Other ways to have your say:

  • Emailing your idea to
  • Call Our Say’s automated hotline on (03) 9020 4503 and follow the prompts to leave a voice message. It will be transcribed and uploaded to the OurSay Forum.

Creswick Pool Scoping Project

Is there a need for a pool in Creswick? We want to hear from you.

There are a range of views and opinions about the need for a swimming pool in Creswick. Where it could be? What it could look like? Who the partners are? How much we pay?

As part of the Recreation & Open Space Strategy, Council has committed to consulting with the community on a Creswick pool scoping project.

Local members of the community are invited to discuss their ideas about a potential pool project in Creswick.
Consultation drop in session’s times at Creswick Hub:

  • Tuesday 29 November 2016 -12pm – 2pm
  • Wednesday 30 November 2016 – 9am – 5pm & 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 1 December 2016 – 3pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 6 December 2016 – 11am -1pm
  • Wednesday 7 December 2016 – 9am – 5pm & 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 8 December 2016 – 2pm – 4pm
  • Saturday 10 December 2016 – 10am – 1pm

We hope that you are able to come along to one of these sessions.

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions please contact Mick Hynes on 5321 6136 or

Paddock To Plate Training Initiative

Council will be promoting those businesses in our Shire that offer training experiences as part of their business.

Does your business provide experience and training in Growing, Harvesting, or Cooking of food, or anything else to do with produce?

We would like to hear from you.

Working in conjunction with Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Tourism, we will be promoting these businesses in the upcoming Visitor Guide that is distributed to 80,000 people.

There will also be a dedicated webpage on the Hepburn Shire Council website.

And if you aren’t excited enough… it’s free !

Project Goal

The initiative aims to increase participation in these programs and attract more operators to enter the business segment – further developing Hepburn Shire’s reputation as an experience based destination.

What To Do

Contact the below email with details of your business and the training you provide.  We will be finalising the list of training opportunities in the next two weeks so that design for the visitor guide can begin.

Email Mark  at

Victoria Park Community Pavilion Association – Nominations Open for Executive Members

The Victoria Park Community Pavilion Association is being established to manage the Victoria Park Community Pavilion in Daylesford.

Nominations are now open for the appointment of community members to serve on the Executive Committee.

Council will enter into a lease with the Association, which will be responsible for management of the facility.

Community members of the Committee should have a connection with Daylesford and expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Financial management and budgeting;
  • Facility management;
  • Fundraising and sponsorship;
  • Marketing and promotion;
  • Governance

Interested community members can obtain a Nomination Form and the proposed Rules of Incorporation below.

For further information contact Michael Hynes, Community and Economic Project Coordinator on 5321 6136.

Nominations close on Monday 28 November, 2016 and will be considered by Council.

Information Sheet

Application Form

Victoria Park – Model Rules for an Incorporated Association

New Faces on Hepburn Shire Council

Hepburn Shire Council has two new Councillors joining the team with the election of Fiona Robson in Birch Ward and John Cottrell in Holcombe Ward.

CEO Aaron van Egmond said that he was looking forward to working with the new Council to deliver Council Plan commitments over the next four years.

“I would like to congratulate the re-elected Councillors, and acknowledge out-going Councillor Bill McClenaghan and retired Councillor Pierre Niclas for their input and dedication over the last four years,” said Mr van Egmond.

The election of the new Mayor will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 8 November at the Doug Lindsay Recreation Reserve in Creswick.

“This Council term will see the delivery of some major projects around the shire.  In the new year we will be working with Councillors to set our strategic direction for the next four years in the Council Plan 2017-21.  The Council Plan will guide our priorities and ensure that our communities receive the best possible services in meeting their needs,” said Mr van Egmond.