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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.

How do we it?
In July 2014 Council Hepburn Shire Council adopted a new Policy and Strategy for community planning.

Highlights of the new strategy include:

  • Establishment of the Community Planning Fund to fund projects identified in new or reviewed community plans
  • A process for Council Officers to offer input into draft community plan priorities to help make them a reality
  • Further support for developing community engagement strategies and tools with champions in communities

Download the Community Planning Policy – 2014

Download the Community Planning Strategy (revised 2016)

If you would like more information on community planning contact 5348 6136 or email

Current Community Plans

Community plans have been developed in the following areas:

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