Krysten, Manager Manager Governance & Risk, explains the process

Special Council Meeting – 14 July 2020

We welcome your feedback about the Governance Rules and Public Transparency Policy.

We are seeking your feedback from 15 July 2020 to 12 August 2020.

Please note that all submissions that Council receive will up uploaded onto Council’s website as soon as practicable as we receive them for public viewing as a transparency way of providing the community with a copy of the community feedback Council receives.

All personal affairs information such as name, contact details or any other information that Council believes could reasonably identify a submitter will be redacted. Please contact Council’s Privacy Officer Ms Krysten Forte – Manager Governance and Risk for any questions relating to this –

These documents are available for download, or you can pick up a hard copy at one of our Customer Service Centres in line with the opening/closing hours as listed below:

Attachment 2 – DRAFT Governance Rules

Attachment 3 – Draft Public Transparency Policy

Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to modify the way we do business at Hepburn Shire Council.  These impacts vary and may change as new information comes to hand and decisions are made by health authorities and governments.

Customer Services will be available at the following sites on specific days, operating 10:00am till 2:00pm:

  • Clunes – Thursday and Friday
  • Creswick – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Daylesford, Duke Street Office – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Submissions can be made by:

Online form below


Sending any comments to:

Hepburn Shire Council Governance and Risk Department

PO Box 21 Daylesford Victoria 3460


All feedback is due by 5pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

For more information regarding the Local Government Act – please see the ‘Hepburn Shire Council Local Government Act 2020 – At a Glance document’ for more information regarding the Act, Ministerial Guidelines and information provided by Local Government Victoria.

Local Government Act 2020 – At a glance fact sheet

Summary Table – Governance Rules changes – For Special Council Meeting 14 July 2020

Have your say on the proposed Governance Rules and Public Transparency Policy

Council welcomes feedback on the proposed Governance Rules and Public Transparency Policy by 5pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Privacy Statement

Hepburn Shire Council  is collecting your personal information to facilitate community consultation in relation to the draft Governance Rules and draft Public Transparency Policy.

Your name and contact details are required so that Council can contact you if further clarification is required on your submission. If you make an anonymous submission, Council will not be able to contact you if clarification is required.

All submissions (including anonymous submissions) will be considered and feedback incorporated into final drafts as appropriate. When the final drafts are submitted to Council, all submissions will also be made publicly available unless you have requested that your submission not be made public. Council will redact names and contact details from any submissions made public.

Council is committed to ensuring that personal information is managed in line with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). For more information about Council’s commitment to privacy, including your right to seek access to personal information you provide to Council, you can:

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