Hepburn Shire thrilled to receive Tiny Town funding

Published on 09 July 2024

Victoria Park in Daylesford

Hepburn Shire Council is thrilled to announce it has been successful in a number of applications for funding in grants from Regional Development Victoria’s Tiny Towns Fund, to improve facilities and infrastructure in small towns across the Shire. 

Council is very pleased to be planning upgrades for outdoor fitness equipment in Trentham, shade sails in Clunes, development of a masterplan for Victoria Park, Daylesford, an accessible equestrian ramp at Glenlyon Recreation Reserve and playground relocation at Newlyn. Council is also pleased to auspice the Lyonville Hall Community Asset Committee, who were successful in obtaining a $50,000 grant towards a landscaping project at the popular Lyonville Hall.  Council also supported community groups in various ways to successfully apply for funding. 

Successful projects that Council will lead are –  

  • Queens Park (Clunes) shade structure - $45,000 

  • Newlyn Recreation Reserve playspace upgrade planning - $18,750 

  • Victoria Park, Daylesford Masterplan Development - $50,000 

  • Accessible Equestrian Mounting Ramp Glenlyon Recreation Reserve - $37,500 

  • Trentham Outdoor Fitness Equipment Installation - $44,970 

Council has funded contributions to each of these projects in the adopted 2024/25 Budget.  

Mayor Cr Brian Hood said that Federal and state funding streams are critical for small rural councils such as ours to deliver new and upgraded infrastructure and so we are grateful for this funding to deliver these really important projects for our community.  

“It’s encouraging to see this investment being made in our smaller communities. These funds will enhance our facilities and enable greater participation in community activities around the Shire.” 

“Together with respective community groups and committees, we will begin work to plan the delivery of these works now so the benefits of these projects can be enjoyed by everyone.” said Cr Hood.