Committees serve an important function. They are a key way for the community to offer insight and information to Council and give Council a way of deepening their understanding of community perspectives.

Council’s community committees include:

Community Asset Committees

These are delegated to manage Council-owned or controlled assets such as community halls.  Community Asset Committees exist for the following:

Community Asset Committees are established by Council under the Local Government Act 2020 with specific delegated powers and functions to manage Council-owned or controlled assets in our shire.

Members are volunteers and are appointed to the committees by the CEO for a fixed term of three years. Council encourages all members of the community to consider applying when positions become available.

Nominations are welcome any time. Committee vacancies will be advertised on this page.

Nominate to become a Community Asset Committee member

Community Asset Committees operate under an Instrument of Delegation which sets out their powers, functions and responsibilities in relation to each asset.

Audit and Risk Committee

Assists council with oversight in the areas of risk, governance, financial management and compliance.

The Audit and Risk Committee is governed by the Audit and Risk Committee Charter(PDF, 143KB) and works to an adopted workplan. Find out more about the Audit and Risk Committee.

Disability Advisory Committee

Works with Council to address access and inclusion in the community and monitors implementation of Council’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan(PDF, 1MB).

This committee ensures a proactive, two-way conversation with Council about how to effectively implement the actions in the Disability and Access Inclusion Plan and other Council strategic plans. The group also addresses other access issues as they arise and acts as Council’s disability representatives in the community to seek broader views on access issues.

Read more about the committee on the People with disability page. 

LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee

This committee advises Council how it can further promote and recognise lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and asexual inclusion and diversity and address barriers to equality. The group also identifies issues/concerns within the community and offers potential solutions. Read the Terms of reference(PDF, 427KB)

Public Art Advisory Committee

Advises Council on acquiring and commissioning public art works for the shire, under Council’s Public Art Policy(PDF, 112KB). Read the Terms of Reference(PDF, 80KB).

Mineral Springs Reserves Advisory Committee

Provides advice to help Council plan, prioritise and implement maintenance works and major projects across all Mineral Springs Reserves within the Shire. Read the Terms of reference(PDF, 695KB).

Reconciliation Advisory Committee

Advises Council on creating, developing and implementing Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan stages and activities to build strong relationships and enhance respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians. The committee will replace the Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee.  

Gender Equity Advisory Committee

Advises Council on improving gender equity within Council and the community. Applications for vacancies on this committee are open until 8 July 2022. Read the Terms of reference(PDF, 662KB).

Apply now.

Heather Mutimer International Women’s Day Advisory Committee

Advises Council on inclusions to, and promotes, the Shire’s Women’s Honour Roll.  New names are added to the Women’s Honour Roll at an International Women’s Day event in March each year. Read the Terms of reference(PDF, 985KB).

Health and Wellbeing Working Group

Works with Council on improving the health and wellbeing of the community, by encouraging priorities in Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan.

  1. Tackling climate change and its impact on health – resilient and safe communities that are adapting to the public health impacts of climate change.
  2. Increasing healthy eating – access to nutritious food and water for everyone, especially the most vulnerable.  People are supported to make healthy lifestyle choices through collaborative people and place-based approaches.
  3. Improving mental wellbeing – Hepburn Shire’s diverse communities are celebrated, included and respected.  Social connections are strengthened through participation in community groups, clubs, arts, culture, nature and physical activity.  Everyone can access mental health services, housing, learning and employment.
  4. Preventing all forms of violence – Everyone is able to live free from all forms of violence.  Prevention efforts focus on gender equity, while responding to the needs of our diverse population.





For more information about Council’s committees, email or call 03 5348 2306.