Composting Workshop

Do you want to learn how to set up a new compost or worm farm or have an existing one that you want to reinstate?

We are calling on community groups to register their interest (form below) in a 2 hour composting workshop being facilitated by Grampians West Waste and Resource Recovery Group, to be held in either May or June.  Further details will be provided to those interested parties closer to the confirmed date.   Please let us know whether you’re interested in attending the workshop by 26 April  2019.

Registration of Interest - Composting Workshop

Coliban Ward By-election

A by-election is currently being held for Hepburn Shire Council’s Coliban Ward. This is a postal election.

Completed ballot material must be in the mail before the close of voting at 6.00 pm* on Friday 29 March.

It should be posted as soon as possible, following the instructions in the ballot pack, or can be delivered to the election office in person no later than 6.00 pm on Friday 29 March.

For more information on the election process and candidates, please visit the VEC website.

*Local mail clearance times vary. Ballot material must be mailed before final clearance times in the last week of voting.

Draft Active Women & Girls Strategy

Council in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, has developed a 10 year Active Women & Girls Strategy specific to our local community. The development of this strategy is critical to address the current inequality that exists between female and male participation in physical activity, allowing for more girls and women to experience health benefits from regular active participation.

Please click here to download a copy of the draft Active Women and Girls Strategy.

Comments on this draft strategy can be made by close of business 10 April 2019 to or in writing to Community Programs Officer, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460.

If you would like to access a highlights summary of this strategy, please click here to download a copy. 

IWD Inductees 2019

Congratulations to our International Women’s Day, Heather Mutimer Honour Roll inductees for 2019; Margret Lockwood, Donna Cooper, Caelli Greenbank, Kathleen Morrison and Rozanne Moynihan (Posthumous) accepted by husband Danny.  Also pictured Mary-Anne Thomas MP, Louise Staley MP and Heather Mutimer.

Blackberry Control Workshop

The Victorian Blackberry Taskforce and Council are hosting a workshop to demonstrate effective blackberry control techniques including mechanical and chemical. There will also be drone demonstrations, resources and opportunities to discuss planning. All Hepburn Shire residents and landholders welcome.

Saturday 23 March 2019
10am and 12 pm
(Morning tea and lunch provided)
Location: Creswick, details available on booking

RSVP by 20 March 2019 (essential for location and catering purposes)

Places are limited, so if you’re interested, please register by clicking on the link https://www.trybooking/BASEN.

Redevelopment of the Central Springs Pavilion

We will be holding 2 Community “Drop In” sessions to get community feedback on the preferred location for the replacement of the Pavilion that is located at Central Springs at the southern end of Lake Daylesford. The structure has been severely damaged by fallen trees in recent years and Council has allocated funds to replace the Pavilion.

Come along and chat to Council Officers and members of the Mineral Springs Reserve Advisory Committee on either of the following dates:

  • Wednesday 20 March 4.00pm – 5.00pm – Daylesford Town Hall
  • Saturday 23 March 10.00am – 11.00am – Senior Citizens Room

If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, please complete the short survey below…

Refurbishment of Central Springs Pavilion