The Hepburn Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2021 outlines the commitment of the Council to protect, enhance and restore biodiversity across the shire. The strategy includes a three-year action plan with 13 strategic areas of focus and 32 actions intended to provide on ground protection and enhancement of biodiversity, support well informed decision making, increase community awareness and support partnerships to improve biodiversity for future generations. This revised draft incorporates feedback received during public display and forums in late 2017, and has been further redrafted with the expertise of a community reference Group and the shire’s Biodiversity Officer.

Community Workshops

We will host three community workshops to discuss the strategy:

  • 3 September, Smeaton Bowling Club – 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
  • 4 September, Daylesford Senior Citizens – 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
  • 5 September, Trentham Neighbourhood Centre – 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

To register your interest please call us on 5348 2306 (option 1 on the menu) by Thursday 30 August 2018 (specify dietary needs).


Click here to view  a copy of the Draft Hepburn Shire Council Biodiversity Strategy 2018-2021. Copies can also be viewed at Council’s offices in Daylesford, Clunes and Creswick, and Daylesford and Trentham libraries.

If you would like to make a submission on the Draft Biodiversity Strategy 2018-2021 please do so by the close of business on Friday 6 September 2018. Submissions can be made to or in writing to Biodiversity Officer, Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460.

For more information contact Brian Bainbridge, Biodiversity Officer, on 5321 6488.

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