Committees

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: 

Dean Recreation Reserve and Tennis Courts
Secretary: Mr Jon Rofe
E: rofey@bigpond.com
P: 0428 340 596
Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 206KB) 

Glenlyon Recreation Reserve
Secretary: Ms Chris Clare
E: glenlyonrecreservesecretary@gmail.com
P: 0429 833 766
Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 217KB)

Lyonville Hall
Secretary: Mr Chris Paquin-Bowden
E: chriswbowden@gmail.com
P: 0405 541 905
Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 209KB)

Creswick Museum
E: info@creswickmuseum.org.au
P: 03 5345 2845
Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 205KB)

Drummond Hall
Secretary: Ms Kate Janssen
E: drummondhallenquiries@outlook.com 
Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 227KB)

Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles, Clunes
Instrument of Delegation(PDF, 216KB)

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.

At present, nominations are open for all committees except the Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Community Asset Committee which is at capacity.

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.

Upcoming Meetings
May
  • Dean Recreation Reserve & Tennis Courts Community Asset Committee - 5 May 2024, 4:00pm at the Reserve.
  • Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Community Asset Committee - 6 May 2024, 7:00pm at the Reserve.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 15 May 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 20 May 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Drummond Hall Community Asset Committee - 30 May 2024, 6:00pm at the Hall.
June
  • Creswick Museum Community Asset Committee - 5 June 2024, 10:00am at the Research Centre.
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 17 June 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 19 June 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
July
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 15 July 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 17 July 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
August
  • Dean Recreation Reserve & Tennis Courts Community Asset Committee AGM - 4 August 2024, 4:00pm at the Reserve.
  • Creswick Museum Community Asset Committee - 7 August 2024, 10:00am at the Research Centre.
  • Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Community Asset Committee - 12 August 2024, 7:00pm at the Reserve.
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 19 August 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 21 August 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
  • Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Community Asset Committee AGM - 25 August 2024, 9:30am at the Reserve.
  • Drummond Hall Community Asset Committee AGM - 29 August 2024, 6:00pm at the Hall.

September
  • Creswick Museum Community Asset Committee AGM - 4 September 2024, 10:00am at the Research Centre.
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 16 September 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 18 September 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
October
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 16 October 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 21 October 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
November
  • Dean Recreation Reserve & Tennis Courts Community Asset Committee - 3 November 2024, 4:00pm at the Reserve
  • Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Community Asset Committee - 11 November 2024, 7:00pm at the Reserve.
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 18 November 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 20 November 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.
  • Drummond Hall Community Asset Committee - 28 November 2024, 6:00pm at the Hall.
December
  • Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles Community Asset Committee - 16 December 2024, 10:40am at the Clunes Bottle Museum.
  • Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee - 18 December 2024, 7:00pm at the Hall.

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, 233KB) 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).

Sustainable Hepburn Advisory Committee

This Committee advises Council on the implementation of environmental sustainability across the Shire. Read the Terms of Reference(PDF, 317KB)

For more information about Council’s committees, email shire@hepburn.vic.gov.au or call 03 5348 2306.