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Trentham Hub Postal Survey

At the April 2018 meeting, Council resolved to facilitate a postal survey of eligible voters in the Coliban Ward to determine the preferred location for the Trentham Hub.


The postal survey will be held in July 2018.

To have your say, you must be enrolled to vote in the Coliban Ward by 4.00 pm on Thursday 7 June 2018.

Am I enrolled to vote and will therefore receive a survey?

  • you will be 18 years of age or over on 19 July 2018 AND
  • you live in Coliban Ward AND
  • you are on the State electoral roll for your present address.

Or if:

  • you own a property within Coliban Ward but don’t live in the municipality.

You can also have your say in the postal survey if you pay rates for a residence or corporation within the Coliban Ward. If you enrolled directly with Hepburn Shire Council for the 2016 Local Government elections and you are still eligible, you will not need to re-enrol.

How can I check my enrolment?

If you are an Australian citizen you can check your enrolment details at at any time, or call 1300 805 478.

If you have any other voting entitlement, contact the Council on (03) 5321 6419.

How do I enrol?

Complete an enrolment form online at or pick one up at any post office or Australian Electoral Commission office and return it to the Victorian Electoral Commission by 4.00 pm on Thursday 7 June 2018.

If you are not on the roll for this survey, but you do pay rates in Coliban Ward, you may be eligible to apply to be enrolled with Council. Please contact the council on (03) 5321 6419 for more information.

Bruce Lucas Appointed Interim CEO

At tonight’s meeting, Council appointed Mr Bruce Lucas, General Manager Infrastructure, as the Interim CEO from 2 June 2018, following the departure of Mr Aaron van Egmond.

Mayor Cr John Cottrell said, “Bruce is a highly valued and competent member of Council’s leadership team, who has the skills and knowledge to lead the organisation through to the appointment of a new CEO.”

Mr Lucas said he was looking forward to the challenges that the role presented.

“I look forward to working with the Mayor, Councillors and all our staff, to keep the organisation moving forward until the new CEO commences.

“It is nice to have the ‘vote of confidence’ from Councillors and many messages of support from across the organisation,” said Mr Lucas.

Current CEO, Aaron van Egmond, said, “Bruce is a strong leader and has extensive experience with major projects and stakeholder management. I have every confidence in his ability to perform this role.”

That Council:


Appoints Mr Bruce Lucas as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2 June 2018 for a period of six months or until the commencement of the new Chief Executive Officer (whichever is sooner) in accordance with the attached Contract of Employment.


Approves the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to sign the Contract of Employment for Mr Bruce Lucas as Interim Chief Executive Officer.



National Reconciliation Week Forum


We will be celebrating National Reconciliation Week this year by holding a forum at Franklinford Hall.  The keynote speakers, Jida Gulpilil of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Paul Haw, local Boort historian will tell Dja Dja Wurrung stories and speak on the Aboriginal history of our area.  The event will commence with a traditional smoking ceremony. This will be a free event with a light dinner and tea served on the night.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Yandoit Hall

Click here to register 



Hammon Park Masterplan Complete

Working in conjunction with local designers and the Project Reference Group, a Masterplan has been developed that will guide the future development of Hammon park. Initial stages of development will focus on the pump track and parking, but as further funding becomes available other features of the plan will be implemented.

See the Masterplan and latest project update here: