Public Notice – Road Closures For ChillOut Parade

ChillOut Parade – Sunday 11 March 2018

The annual ChillOut street parade will take place on Sunday 11 March 2018.  The parade will commence in Vincent Street Daylesford at 10:00am.  Vincent Street between Central Springs Road and Midland Hwy will be closed to traffic from 6am.

Road Closures

To facilitate the safe conduct of this event, the following road closures will be in effect and detours in place:

  • Vincent Street, between Central Springs Rd and Midland Hwy: 6am-12pm and Vincent St extension, between Raglan St and Stanbridge St; 9:30am – 12pm
  • Duke Street, between Albert St and Central Springs Rd; 9:30am-12pm
  • Albert Street, between Midland Hwy and Duke St; 9:30am – 12pm
  • Central Springs Road, between Duke and Bridport St; 9:30am-12pm

See the map below.

Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs Community Based Bushfire Management

“By working as one we will be more focused and more effective at reducing risk, and keeping Victorians safer.” Craig Lapsley, Emergency Management Commissioner

Managing bushfire risk is an ongoing and shared responsibility and everyone has a role.

The newly-established Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs Community-Based Bushfire Management (CBBM) project, involving Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), CFA and Hepburn Shire, will work with the communities near Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. This project aims to develop a shared understanding of bushfire risk in that area and what is important to the local community.

The first of many community meetings was held on Sunday 10 December 2017, where agencies and the community discussed how to work together on bushfire risk planning and fuel management.  At this meeting, local residents had the opportunity to meet with Forest Fire Management Victoria, Country Fire Authority (CFA) and Hepburn Shire Council staff and discuss bushfire risk and fuel management across Daylesford, Hepburn & Hepburn Springs areas.

Community members and agency staff shared their knowledge and information to identify what they valued in the community, and also determined how we could work together into the future. These discussions lead to a request for follow-up meeting in February, which is now confirmed to be held on Sunday 25 February 2018, from 10am to 12pm at the Hepburn Fire Station, 149 Main Road, Hepburn Springs.

To learn more click here or contact David George, the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, on 5321 6431.

 

Biodiversity Strategy – Update

Thank you to community members who participated in the Biodiversity Strategy Workshop held in December 2017 and those of you that provided feedback online (and in other ways). We appreciate all submissions.

Following the review of all submissions and feedback provided at the workshop and online, we are committing to a further review of the draft strategy with a focus on additional consultation and community engagement. Consultation will be a combination of stakeholder meetings and one-on-one consultation beginning in March.  We will also have Ward based community consultations taking place from May to June.

In addition to further engagement, we will produce monthly newsletters, commencing in April, and advertise for participation in a community reference group.

We’re excited to have appointed Brian Bainbridge in the role of Biodiversity Officer. Brian Bainbridge has been employed to work with the community to refine the draft Biodiversity Strategy and then lead the Strategy’s implementation.  Brian has a background in ecological planning with a community-based catchment management group.  Brian is developing a response to the primary issues raised by the community through the feedback received to date on the draft Biodiversity Strategy. This “Biodiversity Strategy- Response to Feedback” will be distributed in March.  If your particular concern is not addressed fully by this response you will be invited to consult directly with Brian at that time.

Regional Centre for Culture – Events in Hepburn Shire

Throughout 2018, we will be shining a spotlight on the creative endeavours happening in our shire.  The Regional Centre for Culture program will spread through theatres, galleries, festivals and events, spanning the six seasons of the Dja Dja Wurrung people.  See below for a list of events in Hepburn shire.

NOTE: Regular events such as markets have not been included in this list but appear in the online calendar on the RCC website and may also be listed on the RCC hub on Time Out.

January – March is Barramul (Emu) & Milakuk (Lightning) Time
February 17, 18

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St John’s Anglican Church, Creswick

 

Note: link has some difficulty

 

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival INFO & images

The Four Seasons Fine Music Festival is a series of weekend fine music concerts held over four weeks, to acknowledge and celebrate seasons in central Victoria. Performances will feature the historical pipe organs at the Anglican churches of St. John’s Creswick and St. Paul’s Clunes.

 

February 18

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

March 8 – 12

Chillout Festival

Daylesford

 

Local event extension for Chillout event on September 8 & 9

Spring Women’s Adventure

Daylesford

 

March 17

This Is…the Creswick Market

 

Local event extension

‘This is…’ series of RCC presentations and performances at markets and trade shows (10 throughout the year across all RCC LGAs)

 

Workshops in March/April:

March 5 – Daylesford Secondary College

March 7 – Clunes Primary School

March 17 – Creswick Market

March 20 – Hepburn Primary School

March 23 – Newlyn Primary School

April 4 – Clunes Warehouse – Library

April 4 – Creswick Hub – Library

Video Architecture ‘Colouring Competition’

Series of 8 workshops – Participatory element of major event/event extension ‘Now You See It…’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, May 11 – 13, 2018 during the National Trust Anderson’s Mill Weekend.

Lead artist Video Architecture runs workshops in which participants create their own designs which will feature in an animated projection synched to music and “played” on the exterior of Anderson’s Mill in Smeaton.

Workshops are presented by the Regional Centre for Culture with all materials and equipment provided and   are free of charge for participants.

March 18

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

April is Murnong (Yam Daisy) & Ngaari (Black Duck) Time
April 13, 14 & 15

The Bottle Collector by Asking for Trouble

Clunes Neighbourhood House

 

 

CV Local grant

Christy Flaws (Asking for Trouble)

Performances of The Bottle Collector, a new circus/physical theatre work for families in Clunes.

 

Show dates/times are

April 13th – 6pm

April 14th – 2pm

April 15th – 2pm

Performances are free but bookings are essential and donations to The Neighbourhood House are welcomed as they will support presentation of future arts/cultural activities

 

April 15

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

April 15

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Newlyn

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

April 21

This is…the Glenlyon Village Market

 

Local event extension

‘This is…’ series of RCC presentations and performances at markets and trade shows

 

April 22

This is…the Daylesford Sunday Market

Local event extension

‘This is…’ series of RCC presentations and performances at markets and trade shows

 

April 21, 22 & 28, 29, May 5, 6

Open Studios

Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

 

Local event extension

http://dmropenstudios.com.au/

 

April 29

Big Dance

Castlemaine

RCC Participatory Arts Project

Presented by Ausdance Victoria

Participants from across the four LGAs

 

May-June is Datimdatim (Boomerang) & Wai-kalk (Wattle) Time
May 5

The Great Trentham Spudfest

Local event extension

The Great Trentham Spudfest:

Music & Makers on Market

Chill-out zone (in contrast to energetic family fun of Quarry Street Reserve) with local musos playing live jazz & blues. Locals and visitors will be able to enjoy a glass of wine, a barista coffee or locally produced herbal tea while indulging in a delicious meal or snack and browse stalls offering a variety of products, all hand-made with love by passionate artisans & craftspeople.

The street will be blocked off at High St & Albert St. A marquee for local musos will be situated opposite Wyld Thyme, with tables & chairs & umbrellas forming an “outdoor café” on the street in between. A temporary festival Liquor License will allow people to enjoy a drink and a snack while listening to the music.

Aims/objectives of the initiative:

 

May 5, 6

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
May 11, 12, 13

Now You See It…

After-dark interactive visual arts & music focus at Anderson’s Mill

Smeaton

 

RCC MAJOR EVENT

 

 

May 12 – 13

National Trust Heritage Weekend Anderson’s Mill

Smeaton

Local event extension

Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend Inc.

Event to be supported by the program:

National Trust Anderson’s Mill Heritage Weekend 2018

Description of the event:

Celebration of Anderson’s Mill

Aims/objectives:

• To bring the wider community to a free event at the Anderson’s Mill site in Smeaton.

• To encourage heritage activities that promotes international recognition to Anderson’s Mill. To have artistic performances at the venue.

• To have a range of exhibitions and demonstrations over the weekend.

• To have the mill site restored so that the public can use the site.

 

May 18

Words in Winter Daylesford

Festival Launch

The Woodshed, Daylesford

CV local grant – multiple dates
May 20

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

Local event extension – multiple dates

 

June 2, 16, 30

Town Hall Crawl

Concerts sung by the audience

10 concerts across 3 shires: Baringhup, Bullarto, Clunes, Creswick, Dunolly, Glenlyon, Lyonville, Maldon, Maryborough, Talbot

 

RCC Participatory Arts Project

Town Hall Crawl – concerts at which the audience sings. Workshops facilitated by Tara Flinn, Merrin Torpy and Rebecca Phillips.

June 2

10:30amSinging from Country with Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov

Baringhup Town Hall, 39 Alfred St, Baringhup

1:00pmVocal Technique with Merrin Torpy

Bowenvale Timor Hall, Timor Rd, Bowenvale

3:30pmContemporary Acapella with Tara Flinn

Dunolly Town Hall, Broadway, Dunolly

June 16

10:30amContemporary Acapella with Tara Flinn

Lyonville Public Hall, Gleeson St, Lyonville

1:00pmSinging from Country with Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov

Bullarto Hall, 134 South Bullarto Rd, Bullarto

3:30pmVocal Technique with Merrin Torpy

Glenlyon Shire Offices & Town Hall Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd, Glenlyon

June 30

10:30am Vocal Technique with Merrin Torpy

Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19 Victoria St, Creswick

1:00pmContemporary Acapella with Tara Flinn

Clunes Town Hall, 98 Bailey St, Clunes

3:30pmSinging from Country with Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov

Talbot Town Hall, 15 Ballarat St, Talbot

7:00pmTown Hall Crawl Finale: Performance by everyone with Tara Flinn, Rebecca Phillips,  Eva Popov, Merrin Torpy and special guests

Maryborough Town Hall, 71 Clarendon St, Maryborough

 

June 17

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

June 17

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

June 21 – July 8

In Search of Lost Evenings

Creswick Hub

 

 

 

 

CV local grant

Amie Sexton (Amie Brûlée)

www.amiebrulee.com.au

 

Treasure this opportunity to meet the older residents of Creswick in the Creswick Library and Hub where there’s a 45 minute experience you won’t want to miss.
In Search of Lost Evenings is a sound installation of eight stories from elderly people in Creswick, recounting their memories of evenings in their twenties.

Speakers and iPod are installed inside a vintage couch, where the audience can sit and listen.

Each story is selected, edited, professionally recorded by experienced storytellers, and matched with an evocative piece of music, taking the audience on a personal, historical and emotional meander through evenings past by anthropologist and artist Dr Amie Sexton.

8.30 to 5.30 Monday – Friday

9.00am to 12.00pm Saturday

 

June 27 – 30

Mavericks and Misfits

Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street, Daylesford

 

(Performance for schools only on June 27)

 

CV Local grant

Jen Bray

Young people in Daylesford, Clunes and Castlemaine to create a new theatre work that explores themes of gender identification, ethnicity, body image, passions and personal uniqueness. The show will have its world premiere in Daylesford.

60 young performers of acting, circus and dance present a new theatre work about being unique.

Including performers from Inside Out Dance Theatre, Castlemaine Youth Theatre and Daylesford Sprung Circus.

insideoutdancetheatre.com.au

www.sprungcircus.net

Creative artists working collaboratively and with smaller independent groups of youth participants:

Jen Bray

Inside Out Youth Theatre Theatre director/ Production manager /Drama skills

Kirstie Babbage

Castlemaine Youth Theatre – Drama skills/Theatre director

Joanne Tsakoumagos

Inside Out Dance Theatre – choreographer/drama skills

Mara Macs

Sprung Circus Daylesford and Castlemaine – Circus skills, qualified gymnastics certification

Mark Dickenson

Writer & Narrative development / Sound Design & music/ Lighting / Tech

Geoffrey Williams

Choir, singing workshops, group composition of original songs.

 

July – August is Wanyarra (Water) & Gurri (Kangaroo) Time
July 14 – October 14

IN CELEBRATION OF THE PUDDING: 100 YEARS OF THE MAGIC PUDDING – Norman Lindsay Exhibition

Creswick Museum

Local event extension

via support of artist Jodie Goldring who will weave a magic pudding cubby house (see listing September 28 – 30)

 

July 15

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
Throughout August

Words in Winter

Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Maryborough, Newstead, Trentham & more

Note: Dates and programmes yet to be finalised

 

Local event extension (Various LGAs)

 

PROGRAM FOR WIW 2018 – TRENTHAM

Saturday 4 August

Clever Towns Challenge – library – 10 – 11.30am – Val Goodwin

Dystopian Fiction – local convenor – Ina Bertrand. All ages: includes Young Adult Texts, Library – 2 – 3.30pm

 

Saturday 18 August

Contemporary Poetry – 10.30 – 12 noon

Bush Poetry 2 – 3.30

Both at Trentham Neighbourhood Centre with break for lunch.

Announcement of the winner of the Ellen Kemp Memorial Writing Prize and the Red Beard Microfiction at afternoon tea which is being provided by the Trentham Historical Society

Performance by local much loved Trenthamite Peter Fernon at the Pig and Whistle in the evening

 

Sunday 19 August

Henry Handel Richardson event – all day event 10am – 4pm – $5 entry fee

10 am –  20 minutes introduction then the film The Getting of Wisdom will be screened

12 noon lunch break

1pm guest speakers – Richard Trembath –  Ballarat historian, Ina Bertrand and Delia Bradshaw

HHR book stall and door prize

Afternoon tea

 

Sunday 19 August

4.30 at the Wine Room at the Cosmo

“Cringe” by Saskia and

A surprise event which will have more to come

 

Red Beard Bakery 50 word Microfiction will continue throughout July and close on Sunday 12 August.

 

August 4

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St John’s Anglican Church, Creswick

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
August 5

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
August 17 – 26

Words in Winter

Daylesford

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
August 19

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
September – October is Boyn (Bread) & Lawan (Mallee Fowl) Time
September 8 & 9

Spring Women’s Adventure

Daylesford

 

September 8

Women’s Choir Workshop with Wendy Stapleton

Daylesford Town Hall, 10am-3pm

Flappers Masquerade Women’s Ball

Daylesford Town Hall, 7:30pm

September 9 – Events TBC

RCC Event extension (HEP)

Chillout Festival event

A weekend of activities for women – targeted at all identified women. Offers include: choir singing workshops with Wendy Stapleton, a Masquerade Ball – women only event; a brunch with a prominent speaker, and a concert of women performers.

September 9

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Newlyn

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
September 16

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
September 28

TrumpitUp & DroneOn

Mass pipe & brass concert

Jubilee Lake, Daylesford

 

RCC MAJOR EVENT / Participatory Arts Project

 

 

September 28 – 30

Weaving a Magic Pudding Cubby

Lindsay Festival/Children’s Festival

Creswick

 

Local event extension

Part of the Norman Lindsay Exhibition at Creswick Museum from July 14 – October 14

 

 

October 21

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
November – December is Giranul (Perch) & Wirrap (Cod) Time
November 3

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St Paul’s Anglican Church, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
November 3 – 8

From Op Shop to Race Day

The Weavery, Fraser Street, Clunes

 

Local event extension

Clunes Neighbourhood House presents an exhibition of

pre-Edwardian costumes. The exhibition will feature the story and costumes made by local women as part of a social wellbeing program led by Mel Drummond.

http://www.clunesnh.org/

November 4

Four Seasons Fine Music Festival

St John’s Anglican Church, Creswick

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
November 5

Launch of Voices: Trentham Stories

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre

 

https://www.facebook.com/Trentham-Neighbourhood-Centre-228084343908099/

 

CV Local grant

Trentham Neighbourhood Centre

‘For a series of community workshops led by professional artists that will see the community create three new ceramic-based public artworks that will enhance the Trentham streetscape and the façade of the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre.’

 

November 10

Seed Cinema

Quarry Reserve, Trentham

 

https://www.facebook.com/seedcinema/

 

https://www.seedcinema.com.au

 

CV Local grant

Seed Cinema INFO & images

 

Seed Cinema is a year-long filmmaking project for primary school children across Hepburn Shire, culminating in a free outdoor public screening in November 2018

 

November 17 & 18

Harvest Festival’s Regional Producers Day

Lake House, Daylesford

 

Local event extension

Lake House Hotel. Restaurant. Spa

 

November 18

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates
December 16

Booktown on Sundays

The Warehouse, Clunes

 

CV local grant – multiple dates

 

 

 

 

 

Biodiversity & Sustainability – Brian & Dom Join The Team

Council is excited to have recently appointed Brian Bainbridge in the role of Biodiversity Officer. Brian Bainbridge has been employed to develop and deliver the shire’s Biodiversity Strategy with community.  Brian has a background in ecological planning with a community-based catchment management group.  He has worked for over twenty years on ecological restoration projects across the rural, industrial and urban landscapes of the Merri Creek valley near Melbourne.  Since moving to Central Victoria two years ago, Brian has engaged with the land management issues of his local area and the challenge of establishing sustainable small-scale agriculture with his wife on their own small block.  He enjoys the task of helping others discover their local flora and fauna and motivating community action for the survival of biodiversity.

Dominic Murphy has been appointed to the role of Sustainability Officer with the Hepburn Shire Council. Dom is a Mechanical Engineer and has been working as a consultant for 7 years, across a broad range of projects including infrastructure, renewable energy, agriculture, product development and manufacturing. The main focus of this role will be to implement projects that support the delivery of key activities under the Sustainable Environment pillar of the Council Plan (2017-2021). In particular, there will be a focus on projects that reduce Council’s emissions, as outlined in Council’s “Towards Zero Emissions Roadmap”.

Both Brian and Dominic work within Council’s Community and Economic Development department.

Photo – Brian (left) and Dom (right)

Interested in volunteering? How about Volunteer Visiting?

The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) aims to enrich the quality of life of  residents in aged care facilities who are socially isolated or lonely and would benefit from a visitor for friendship and companionship. Volunteers have a chance to make a positive difference to the care recipients life as well as their own.

Benefits of volunteering

  • volunteering connects you to others
  • volunteering is good for your mind and body
  • volunteering brings fun and fulfilment to your life
  • volunteering can advance your career

Click here to download an information flyer on CVS volunteering

If you’re interested in learning more contact CVS Coordinator Shelley Brasher on 5321 6101 or sbrasher@hepburn.vic.gov.au.

Deborah Cheetham AO Keynote Speaker at IWD Civic Event

We are pleased to announce that Deborah Cheetham AO is the keynote speaker for the 2018 International Women’s Day Heather Mutimer Women’s Honour Roll Function.

Deborah Cheetham, Yorta Yorta woman, Soprano, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.

Date:          Thursday 8 March 2018
Time:         6 pm
Venue:      Daylesford Town Hall – 76 Vincent Street, Daylesford

Come along and celebrate International Women’s Day in Hepburn Shire. Light refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event.

(Photographer: Kristina Kingston)