One of Council's roles is to advocate for better outcomes for our Shire through service improvements and capital investment.

Our Advocacy Statement outlines the key projects and initiatives that we are advocating for, on behalf of our community.

The projects are listed under each focus area in our Council Plan. A summary is below, with more information in the Advocacy Statement(PDF, 3MB)

Focus area one: A resilient, sustainable and protected environment 
Focus area two: A healthy, supported and empowered community
  • Affordable housing
  • Aquatic facilities
  • Daylesford Hospital upgrade
  • Hepburn transport connections
  • Creswick Scouts and U3A modern facilities.
Focus area three: Embracing our past and planning for the future
  • Hepburn Settlement Strategy - phase one
  • Clunes Town Hall and Police Courthouse
  • Doug Lindsay Recreation Reserve, Creswick
  • Clunes Open Spaces Development
  • Glenlyon Recreation Reserve Pavilion.
Focus area four: Diverse economy and opportunities
  • Creswick Trails
  • Daylesford to Hanging Rock Rail Trail
  • Crossing the divide - Spa Country Railway - planning and design
  • Hepburn Trails activation
  • Mineral Springs Reserves redevelopment
  • Major towns streetscape improvements
  • Wheelers Bridge replacement, Lawrence
  • Institute of Gastronomy, Daylesford
  • Access to secondary education.
Focus area five: A dynamic and responsive council.
  • Investment in infrastructure renewal and maintenance
  • Shared services planning.