Community Planning

What is community planning?

Hepburn Shire Council supports communities in identifying their vision and priorities through community planning. Community planning empowers communities to make decisions and act on what is important for them now and in the future. Communities that are empowered to do this will be stronger and more successful.

Community Planning Implementation Fund

Program Objective

To support the implementation of actions within Hepburn Shire Council endorsed Community Plans.  This is an opportunity for community to apply for funding to implement the actions in each Community Plan.


Who Can Apply

Local not-for-profit groups and organisations within the Hepburn Shire, who are incorporated with an ABN or have an auspicing agent.


Funding Opportunities

Community groups and organisations will have the opportunity to apply for funding on an annual basis.  Recommendations to Council will be made on an annual basis.


Key Dates

Community Planning Implementation Fund opens 7 May 2020 and closes 4 June 2020.



If you have a great idea you think addresses these actions please contact Community Development Officer Inga Hamilton or call 0456 950 924

Follow this link to create your SmartyGrants log-in and complete the application.


Community Planning Guidelines


Current Community Plans

Community plans have been developed in the following areas:

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