Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

In accordance with Section 68A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, every council must prepare a Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) at 4 yearly intervals, and undertake annual reviews.

Council’s DAMP will set the strategic direction for the Council’s animal management activities until 2021. The Draft DAMP identifies what Council does and plans to do in relation to animal management and explores ways to improve current practices and future directions.

Council is seeking community feedback on the Draft DAMP 2017-2021. Any person may make a written submission to Council on the Draft DAMP and comments will be accepted until 5.00pm on Friday 27 October 2017. Submissions can be made to shire@hepburn.vic.gov.au or in writing to Community Safety, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460.

Click here for a copy of the DRAFT Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021. Copies can also be viewed at Council’s offices in Daylesford, Clunes and Creswick, and in libraries in Daylesford and Trentham.

For more information, contact our Community Safety team on 5348 2306.

Carbon Free Action Workshop


Carbon Free Action Workshop

Hepburn Shire Council will be hosting a Carbon Free Action Workshop building on the themes which emerged from the Carbon Free Community Conversations held in June.

The workshop will be held on:

Saturday 14th October – 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Victoria Park Pavillion in Daylesford  

The workshop will bring together communities from across the shire to explore how your community could lead the way to become carbon neutral. Community members who didn’t attend the initial Community Conversations are welcome to attend this workshop.

Hear from guest speakers who have relevant knowledge and experience and help develop an action plan/roadmap to turn ideas into reality.

  • Learn from the Renewable Newstead and Hepburn Wind community energy experiences
  • Learn more about the Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy opportunity
  • What does it take to conduct a successful household/business energy savings program?
  • Find out more about Waste to Energy opportunities in the Hepburn Shire

Be part of a “ how to” community power workshop which will:

  • Build community knowledge about community energy and the steps involved
  • Familiarise the community with the most viable community energy business models in Australia.
  • Identifying the skills and resources needed.
  • Develop a plan for the next steps toward making community power projects a reality.

The workshops are open to all, however as numbers are limited registration is required.

For further details of the themes which emerged from the Carbon Free Community Conversations click here Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford and  Trentham.

For further information and resources on Carbon Neutral Communities and Community Power click here .

Community Catch-Ups – Lake Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve

Community catch-ups have been scheduled for Lake Daylesford and the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve on the following dates and times.

Lake Daylesford Community Consultation Sessions:

  • Friday 22 September 2.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Thursday 26 October 12 – 1.00pm
  • Thursday 30 November 10.00am – 11.00am

Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve Community Consultation Sessions:

  • Monday 25 September 12.00pm – 1.00pm
  • Monday 23 October 3.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Thursday 23 November 11.00am – 12.00pm

School Holiday Fun at Hepburn Shire Libraries

There lot’s happening at our libraries across the shire for school holidays. Keep the kids busy with some great activities and events.

Creswick library at the Creswick Hub – Ph: 5345 2145

Clunes Library at The Warehouse – Clunes – Ph: 5345 3359

Daylesford Library – Ph: 5348 2800

Trentham Library – Ph: 5424 1326

Seniors Festival 2017

Hepburn Shire will host one big showcase event for the Seniors Festival in 2017.  We hope you can come along.

Please remember to RSVP if you need transport to the event from elsewhere in the shire.


Hepburn Hub at The Rex – Plans Available

Plans for the Hepburn Hub at The Rex are available for the community to view. Works on the Hepburn Hub are scheduled to start later this month.

The works are likely to take 6 -9 months to complete, although parts of the new Community Hub, including the new cinema/auditorium and public toilets, will be available as they are completed.

The public toilets will be closed for the duration of the construction project until new public toilets are opened. Public toilets are available next to the Visitor Information Centre approximately 250 metres from The Rex.

In order to ensure the safety of the community and visitors, The Rex car park (off Duke Street) and access from Duke Street to Vincent Street via The Rex will be closed for the duration of the construction works.  During construction, the car parks at the front of The Rex building may be used for deliveries to the site from time to time.

Click here to view the plans