Monthly Archives: April 2018

Daylesford Town Hall & Pool Upgrades – Concept Plans


Previous consultations for Hepburn Community and Council Services Hub:

  • Sites and Spaces  – early – mid 2014
  • Design and Create  – late 2014-early 2015

What we heard?   

  • Most important – proximity to town, increased services, restoration of heritage
  • Look and feel – Nature, Community
  • Environmentally Sustainable
  • Accessibility – location and facilities
  • Supporting and enhancing community use of the site


The objectives of the current Daylesford Town Hall and Pool Upgrade project are to:

  • Provide access for all
  • Support and enhance current use of the space
  • Provide  new spaces and opportunities for:
    – artists and makers
    – visitor services
    – celebrating the development of municipal government and civil society
    – community events and activities
  • Increasing community use and ownership of the site

Click here to download the Concept Designs

Click here to download the Concept Designs Survey

Click here to give your feedback on the OurSay Forum

Please provide feedback by Friday 11 May 2018.

End of the Fire Danger Period

The CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality at different times in the lead up to the fire season. It depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions.

The Fire Danger Period will be terminated in the Hepburn Shire  at 0100 hours on 1 May 2018.

Click here for more information 

Hepburn Shire Biodiversity Strategy Community Reference Group

We are seeking six representatives for a Community Reference Group to assist with the development of Council’s Biodiversity Strategy.

The Expression of Interest and Terms of Reference documents can be downloaded below, or are available from libraries and Visitor Information Centres.

For more information contact Brian Bainbridge, Biodiversity Officer, on 5321 6488.

Expressions of interest close on 15 May 2018.

Click here to download the Expression of Interest Form

Click here to download the Terms of Reference


Proposed Budget 2018-19

The Hepburn Shire Council has prepared its Proposed Budget 2018-19 for the financial period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The Proposed Budget 2018-19 is available for inspection at Council’s offices in Daylesford, Clunes and Creswick, libraries in Daylesford and Trentham and from Council’s website (below) until Friday 25 May 2018.

At the Council Meeting scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018 at The Warehouse – Clunes, Council will formally meet to consider and adopt the Budget for 2018-19.

Budget Information Sessions

As part of Council’s Budget consultation process, Council held a series of information sessions in each ward for ratepayers to get an insight into the Proposed Budget 2018-19 and ask questions.


Any person may make a submission to Council on any proposal contained in the Proposed Budget. Submissions must be received by Council before 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018.

Those who write a submission should clearly specify if they, or their representative, wish to be heard in support of their submission at the Special Council Meeting scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday 5 June 2018 to be held in the Daylesford Senior Citizens’ Room.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Hepburn Shire Council and submitted by post to PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460 or emailed to


Click here to download a copy of the Proposed Budget 2018-19

ANZAC Day Services 2018

The following ANZAC Day (Wednesday, 25 April) services will be held around the shire:


Location Time Event Details
Daylesford 6.30am Dawn Service – Daylesford Cenotaph
Hepburn Springs 8.30am Wreath laying at Memorial Gates
Eganstown 9.00am Wreath laying and Service at memorial.  Old Main Road (off Midland Highway), Eganstown
Daylesford 10.15am




Meet at Vincent Street upper roundabout.

March to Cenotaph.


ANZAC Commemoration Service




Location Time Event Details


6.00am Dawn Service at Cenotaph
Creswick 6.30am Gunfire breakfast at Creswick Town Hall
Kingston 9.00am Wreath laying
Creswick 10.30am



10.45 am

March – step off from bottom of Albert St (Cnr of Albert St & Daylesford Rd)


Remembrance Service

Creswick 11:00am Morning Tea – RSL Memorial Hall



Location Time Event Details








Assemble in front of RSL, 30 Fraser St


March along Fraser Street to the Cenotaph


Commemoration Service and Wreath laying at Cenotaph


Refreshments at the RSL Club Rooms




Location Time Event Details







Meet in the Town Square


March commences to Cenotaph


Commemoration Service


Refreshments in the Neighbourhood Centre following the service.



Disability Access and Inclusion Plan – Community Sessions

You are invited to a community session to discuss the draft of the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2018 – 2022. We would appreciate your feedback about the draft to ensure we have responded appropriately to your feedback during the preparation of this Plan. ‘Access and Inclusion’ is about making all services, buildings, information and activities available to people who have a disability so that they can be included in the community. The Plan will assist Council to build a more inclusive and accessible community.

Click here to download a draft of the Plan.  A draft of the Plan will be available for feedback and discussion at 4 forums in May 2018:

  • Clunes:            8 May 2018 – 10.30 – 12pm – Ulumbarra Room, The Warehouse – Clunes
  • Creswick:        9 May 2018 – 1.30 – 3pm – Creswick Hub, Creswick Library
  • Daylesford:    14 May 2018 – 1.30 – 3pm – Daylesford Activity Centre, 79a Raglan Street
  • Trentham:      16 May 2018 – 10.30 – 12pm – Trentham Neighbourhood House, corner Market and High Street

Please RSVP before Monday 7 May 2018 by calling Customer Service on 5348 2306 and stating which session you would like to attend.  Please advise if you have any support needs upon registering (eg. sign interpreters, dietary or care needs).  Registrations can also be received via emailing Deb Westin on –

If you are unable to attend these sessions and wish to give feedback separately, please contact Deb Westin, Rural Access Project Officer, by phone on 0428 025 220 or email


Trentham Place Making Guide – Community Consultation

Council is hosting a consultation in Trentham as part of a place making town character study. It will bring together a number of town planning, streetscape and lifestyle (i.e. walking and cycling strategy) initiatives into one shared vision, creating a “place guide”. It will identify the key character elements that residents would like to see protected and establish guiding principles, ideas and potential priority projects for the future of the town.

Biodiversity Strategy – Response to Feedback

As part of development of Hepburn Shire’s Biodiversity Strategy, a Response to Feedback paper has been developed in response to the extensive community feedback received from the first draft of the strategy in 2017.

Three hundred and sixty items of feedback were consolidated into 161 distinct ‘ideas’. Each idea has been analysed and actions proposed.  The community has been generous with recommendations to improve the original draft and significant extra time has been committed in 2018 to ensure the finished strategy considers community concerns.

Through April, Council will establish dialogue with key stakeholders to develop further workshops with interested parties, ward-based consultation and establishing a Community Reference Group to oversee finalisation of the strategy.

For more information contact:

  • Brian Bainbridge- Biodiversity Officer
  • Amanda Western – Manager Community and Economic Development
  • Justin Fiddes – Manager Development and Community Safety

Click here to download the Response to Feedback document

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