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If you or a loved one are living with a disability in Hepburn Shire, there are a range of local services and resources that are available. We’re continually working with local people with disabilities, families, carers, service providers and support organisations to make Hepburn Shire more a more inclusive community.

Hepburn Fires – Water Quality Information

Hepburn Fires – Water Quality Information

Residents directly affected by the Hepburn fire who are reliant on tank water for their drinking water supply are able to access a roof cleaning and tank refill service if required. Councils Secondary Impact Assessment team will begin assessing properties within the...

Australia Day Award Winners

Australia Day Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 Hepburn Shire Australia Day Award winners: - Community Event of the Year - Centenary of the Shire of Creswick Avenue of Honor at Kingston - Young Citizen of the Year - Ethan Brown - Citizen of the Year - Lawrence Porter

Public Notice – Solar Savers Program

Proposal to declare and levy a special charge for households who have participated in the Solar Savers program In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) notice, it is hereby given that Hepburn Shire Council (council) at its meeting on 18...

Australia Day 2019 Events

Australia Day 2019 Events

Australia Day EveFriday 25 January 2019Daylesford Town HallCivic ReceptionThe Civic Reception commences at 7.00pm and includes the Australia Day Awards presentation and Citizenship Ceremony Australia DaySaturday 26 January 2019Clunes 5.45am - Mt Beckworth Reserve...

International Women’s Day  2019 Event

International Women’s Day 2019 Event

EVENT DETAILS:Friday, 8 March 2019 @ 6pmCreswick Town Hall68 Albert Street, Creswick Celebrating inspiring women and paying tribute to those in the Shire whose contributions, courage and examples have led to significant social change for women. Featuring local...

End of Year Closure & Emergency Contacts

End of Year Closure & Emergency Contacts

Council offices/Hubs/Libraries will be closed from 3pm on Monday  24 December 2018, reopening on Wednesday 2 January 2019.  Emergency Contacts: In the case of an after-hours animal emergency, please call Council on 0419 587 955.  If you have any other...

Hammon Park Master Plan Finalised

Hammon Park Master Plan Finalised

The Hammon Park Master Plan has been finalised after a series of consultation sessions, an online forum and community feedback. Changes to the Master Plan as a result of community feedback include: A reroute of the bike path to between the toilets and the hall to...

Australia Day 2019 Events

Australia Day Awards 2019 – Nominations Open

Do you know an outstanding Australian in the Hepburn Shire that could be nominated for an Australia Day Award? Council is inviting nominations for the following Awards: Hepburn Shire Council Citizen of the Year Hepburn Shire Council Young Citizen of the Year Hepburn...

Working Towards the Safe Disposal of e-Waste

Working Towards the Safe Disposal of e-Waste

We're working towards the safe disposal of e-waste.  We are about to commence key infrastructure works in preparation for the state-wide ban on e-waste entering landfill, which comes into effect on 1 July 2019. With the help of Victorian Government funding, Council...

The Rex Update – October 2018

The Rex Update – October 2018

Why build a community hub at The Rex? The Hepburn Hub project at The Rex will transform this iconic building into a valuable community asset. The Rex project is a major Council initiative which will deliver a modern administration centre, library and facilities,...

Draft Biodiversity Strategy

The Hepburn Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2021 outlines the commitment of the Council to protect and enhance biodiversity across the Shire. The strategy includes an action plan with 13 strategic focus areas and 31 actions intended to provide on ground...

Annual Report 2017-18

Notice is hereby given that the Hepburn Shire Council Annual Report 2017/18 has been prepared and will be considered at the next meeting of Council to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at the Glenlyon Hall. Copies of the Annual Report can be inspected or...

New Community Grants

New Community Grants

Did you know that Council has introduced two new community grant categories? Do you run an event or program that focuses on supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable members of the community? Charitable Purposes Grants ($2,000 ) will be awarded annually in each Ward....

Business Mentoring Program

Council, together with the Small Business Mentoring Service (SBMS), are offering 10 individual businesses in the Shire the opportunity to take part in a 12 month business mentoring program. The business mentoring will be tailored to the individual business, making...

Active Women and Girls Strategy – Workshop

Active Women and Girls Strategy – Workshop

A workshop exploring ways to increase women and girls participation in sport and active recreation Council, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, is developing an Active Women and Girls strategy.  The development of this strategy is important as females...

Active Women and Girls Strategy – Surveys Open

Active Women and Girls Strategy – Surveys Open

Council, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, is developing an Active Women and Girls strategy.  This strategy will provide an action plan to increase female participation in sport and active recreation within the Hepburn Shire, and ultimately promote...

Asset Protection Permit Form

Residents are informed that they may need to apply for an Asset Protection Permit for some building works to ensure: Public Assets or infrastructure, such as footpaths, vehicular crossings, kerbs, channels, drains, roads and laneways, are not damaged during the works...

Tip Vouchers

Tip Vouchers

2018-19 tip vouchers are available to pick up for those eligible residents in the shire.  The number of vouchers allocated to eligible residents can be found at the bottom of the rates notice. Eligible residents can collect Tip Vouchers from Customer Service in Duke...

TrumpItUp & Drone On

TrumpItUp & Drone On

A free concert of pipes and brass Friday September 28 Grand Final Friday public holiday On the banks of Jubilee Lake, TrumpitUp & DroneOn will feature performances by hundreds of brass and pipe musicians from Central Victoria.  The concert will feature music...

Get It Right On Bin Night

Get It Right On Bin Night

By making a few simple changes around the home you can help reduce waste to landfill. Get it Right on Bin Night helps you understand how you can improve your recycling habits and make a difference from your kerbside. Getting it right is easy - just follow these simple...

Pick My Project

Pick My Project

Voting for the “Pick My Project” initiative is now open! Over 2,500 project ideas were submitted from across Victoria with over 2,200 projects deemed to be eligible, including many in the Hepburn Shire. The Victorian Government has committed $30 million to fund local...

Get It Right On Bin Night

Get It Right On Bin Night

When it is your scheduled collection time remember to: have your bin out no later than 6am the morning of collection. Better still why not put it out the night before! have your bins at least 50cm away from each other place your bins no further than 1metre from the...

Clunes Hard Waste

Clunes Hard Waste

The Clunes Hard Waste collection is scheduled for Monday 20 August 2018. Please see information below on what can and can't be included in the collection.

Love Food Hate Waste Victoria

Love Food Hate Waste Victoria

Food waste costs the average Victorian household $2,200 a year and we throw out 1 in 5 bags of food we buy! The Love Food Hate Waste Victoria campaign, by Sustainability Victoria, has hundreds of tips, ideas and recipes to help you reduce your food waste. And right...

Trentham Postal Survey – Call for Scrutineers

Trentham Postal Survey – Call for Scrutineers

The count of the responses received for the Trentham Postal Survey on the preferred location of the Trentham Hub will be held on Monday 6 August 2018. Council would like to thank all community members within the Coliban Ward for their participation in the process. The...

Toss It? No Way! Repair Cafe

Toss It? No Way! Repair Cafe

          A Repair Café is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. The initiators organise a Repair Café where residents can bring their broken items to fix them on the spot with the help of...

Sort Your Load & Save

Sort Your Load & Save

Residents are encouraged to sort their loads before they go to the waste transfer station. You can save their money by making a few small changes to how you pack your load. The Transfer Stations have different charges for different materials, so if an item can be...

Meet the CEO Sessions

Meet the CEO Sessions

Evan King, our new CEO, commences on 23 July 2018.  As a way of introducing Evan to the community, we have organised a number of “Meet the CEO” community sessions around the shire. Community members are welcome to attend a session in their Ward, or any other session...

Animal Industries Planning Reforms

Animal Industries Planning Reforms

On 27 June 2018, the Victorian Government announced new animal industries planning reforms to balance industry growth, environmental protection and community amenity. These reforms will come into operation in September 2018. The reforms have been shaped by extensive...

Disability Advisory Committee

Disability Advisory Committee

Council is calling for applications from the community to serve on our Disability Advisory Committee (DAC), representing people with a disability. The DAC will work closely with Council to address barriers to access and inclusion in the community and monitor the...

Budget Adopted For 2018-19

Budget Adopted For 2018-19

Hepburn Shire Council is pleased to announce that it adopted the 2018/19 Budget at its meeting held  on 20 June 2018 in Clunes. The Capital Works program for 2018/19 will be $10.5 million, excluding projects that may be carried over from the 2017/18 year.  Of the...

Meet the CEO Sessions

Evan King To Be New CEO

Hepburn Shire Council is pleased to announce that it appointed Evan King as Chief Executive Officer at its Council meeting held last night in Clunes. Mayor Cr John Cottrell said that he was pleased that the search for a new CEO has ended with the successful...

NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week 2018

Ellen’s Walk For Reconciliation Mt Franklin to Clarke’s Pool, Franklinford Sunday 15 July 2018, 9.00am - 2.30pm Naidoc Week 2018 celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our...

Works on the Rex Project Delayed

Works on the Rex Project Delayed

The Rex project is a major Council initiative which will deliver a modern administration centre, library and facilities, including a community auditorium and cinema. The Rex is stage one of a broader program including upgrades to the Daylesford Swimming Pool and Town...

Lunaris – Clunes Public Art Launch

Lunaris – Clunes Public Art Launch

Please join Esther Anatolitis, Executive Director of NAVA (National Association of the Visual Arts) launch Lunaris. This new artwork by Joanne Mott, recipient of Hepburn Shire Council’s annual major public art commission, combines land art and augmented reality to...

Solar Bulk-Buy Events in Hepburn Shire

Solar Bulk-Buy Events in Hepburn Shire

Drop-in and find out about the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy, energy and emissions! Learn about the ‘big-picture’ project to get our Shire powered by renewables through the Z-NET project. Attend a free information session about the Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy, a new community...

Trentham Hub Postal Survey

Trentham Hub Postal Survey

At the April 2018 meeting, Council resolved to facilitate a postal survey of eligible voters in the Coliban Ward to determine the preferred location for the Trentham Hub. POSTAL SURVEY: CHECK THE MAIL FOR YOUR SURVEY Survey packs will be mailed to eligible voters by...

Bruce Lucas Appointed Interim CEO

Bruce Lucas Appointed Interim CEO

At tonight’s meeting, Council appointed Mr Bruce Lucas, General Manager Infrastructure, as the Interim CEO from 2 June 2018, following the departure of Mr Aaron van Egmond. Mayor Cr John Cottrell said, “Bruce is a highly valued and competent member of Council’s...

National Reconciliation Week Forum

National Reconciliation Week Forum

- DUE TO A HUGE AMOUNT OF INTEREST THIS EVENT IS NOW AT CAPACITY - We will be celebrating National Reconciliation Week this year by holding a forum at Franklinford Hall.  The keynote speakers, Jida Gulpilil of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Paul...

Hammon Park Masterplan Complete

Hammon Park Masterplan Complete

Working in conjunction with local designers and the Project Reference Group, a Masterplan has been developed that will guide the future development of Hammon park. Initial stages of development will focus on the pump track and parking, but as further funding becomes...

Fire Danger Period Declared – Commencing 12 November 2018

End of the Fire Danger Period

The CFA declares the Fire Danger Period for each municipality at different times in the lead up to the fire season. It depends on the amount of rain, grassland curing rate and other local conditions. The Fire Danger Period will be terminated in the Hepburn Shire  at...

Proposed Budget 2018-19

Proposed Budget 2018-19

The Hepburn Shire Council has prepared its Proposed Budget 2018-19 for the financial period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. The Proposed Budget 2018-19 is available for inspection at Council’s offices in Daylesford, Clunes and Creswick, libraries in Daylesford and...

ANZAC Day Services 2018

The following ANZAC Day (Wednesday, 25 April) services will be held around the shire: DAYLESFORD, EGANSTOWN AND HEPBURN SPRINGS Location Time Event Details Daylesford 6.30am Dawn Service – Daylesford Cenotaph Hepburn Springs 8.30am Wreath laying at Memorial Gates...

Biodiversity Strategy – Response to Feedback

As part of development of Hepburn Shire’s Biodiversity Strategy, a Response to Feedback paper has been developed in response to the extensive community feedback received from the first draft of the strategy in 2017. Three hundred and sixty items of feedback were...

Daylesford Skate Park

Daylesford Skate Park

We had a great turn out to the Daylesford Skate Park Redevelopment community consultation session in mid-March. There was some good feedback from the young people in the room about the proposed design.  Below are some images of the concepts. The next steps are to...

New Public Toilets in Glenlyon

New Public Toilets in Glenlyon

A Community Information and Drop-in session was held at the Glenlyon Hall on 22 March.  Plans for the new toilets are available for viewing at the Hall and below.   Council will consider feedback received from the community prior to the commencement of construction....

Hepburn – A Sustainable Shire

Hepburn – A Sustainable Shire

There are a range of exciting programs currently underway in the Hepburn Shire that relate to sustainability.  These programs are being implemented by a broad range of groups, including community groups, industry and Government.  Council recently appointed a full time...

Draft Reconciliation Action Plan

Draft Reconciliation Action Plan

Council has developed a draft Reconciliation Action Plan and we would like your feedback. Reconciliation is about promoting unity, respect and understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other community members. The draft plan lists 15...

Daylesford Skate Park – Have Your Say

Daylesford Skate Park – Have Your Say

Come along and have your say on the Daylesford Skate Park Redevelopment. The skate park designers will present the draft concept and facilitate the discussion. They will be seeking feedback on all aspects of the design from technical to aesthetic. All community...

Detox your Home is Coming to Daylesford

Detox your Home is Coming to Daylesford

Detox your Home, a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment – is coming to Daylesford. When:             Saturday 12 May 2018 Time:               10.00 am to 2.00 pm Where:           ...

Biodiversity Strategy – Update

Biodiversity Strategy – Update

Thank you to community members who participated in the Biodiversity Strategy Workshop held in December 2017 and those of you that provided feedback online (and in other ways). We appreciate all submissions. Following the review of all submissions and feedback provided...

Australia Day 2018

Australia Day 2018

Hepburn Shire residents and visitors are invited to attend the Australia Day Eve 2018 Citizenship Ceremony and Civic Function.  There are also a number of events throughout the shire on Australia Day.  

National Gallery of Victoria Kids on Tour 2018

National Gallery of Victoria Kids on Tour 2018

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is thrilled to partner with venues all across Victoria to offer exciting school holiday workshops for children as part of NGV Kids on Tour 2018. Through activities developed with artists, children will be encouraged to unleash...

End of Year Closure

Council Offices, Depots, Hubs and Libraries will be closed from 3:00pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Over this period, we will operate the following services: Emergency Management Staff involved in Emergency Management will...

Towards Zero Community Energy Saving Program

Towards Zero Community Energy Saving Program

Council is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the Towards Zero – Community Energy Saving Program. Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding projects which will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in community facilities. This funding...

Daylesford Community Based Bushfire Management

Daylesford Community Based Bushfire Management

Daylesford, Hepburn and Hepburn Springs residents are invited to a community meeting and BBQ hosted by CFA, Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Hepburn Shire Council at 11am - 1pm on Sunday 10 December 2017 at the Hepburn Springs Fire Station, 149 Main Road,...

Are you prepared for flooding?

Are you prepared for flooding?

The Bureau of Meteorology continue to predict severe weather for the north and central regions of Victoria today and over the weekend.  Council have been preparing for this upcoming weather event for several days.  We are checking and clearing drainage ‘hot spots’. ...

Fire Danger Period Declared

Fire Danger Period Declared

The Fire Danger Period for Hepburn Shire is set to be Declared from 27 November 2017. Once the Fire Danger Period has been declared, fire restrictions become effective immediately. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply...

Community Planning Fund Applications are open!

Community Planning Fund Applications are open!

Has your community completed a community plan and is there a high priority project in your town with which you would like to seek Council support? Applications for Council's Community Planning Fund are open and we are accepting Expressions of Interest from community...

Trentham Public Art Unveiling

Trentham Public Art Unveiling

Council will be launching a major public artwork in Trentham at Stoney Creek Reserve. As part of Council's annual public art program, the major commission in Trentham will be completed and installed over the next week. Council will be holding an official unveiling...

Trentham Community Hub – Information Session

Trentham Community Hub – Information Session

Council is excited to announce the appointment of Antarctica as the architects to undertake Planning and Design Services for the Trentham Community Hub at 14A Victoria St, Trentham. A ‘drop in’ community information and consultation session is being held on Wednesday...

Nominations Open for Australia Day Awards 2018

Nominations Open for Australia Day Awards 2018

Do you know of any outstanding Australian’s in the Hepburn Shire that could be nominated for an Australia Day Award? Council is inviting nominations for the following Awards: Hepburn Shire Council Citizen of the Year Hepburn Shire Council Young Citizen of the Year...

Ride Daylesford

Ride Daylesford

Don't forget that Ride Daylesford is about to hit the region this weekend. Around 1,500 cyclists will ride through Hepburn Shire, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander. The safety of both riders and drivers is important during the event, so traffic management and reduced...

Calling All Artists! Clunes Public Art Commission

Calling All Artists! Clunes Public Art Commission

Calling all artists! Hepburn Shire Council is seeking a qualified artist for a major, site-specific public art installation in Clunes valued at $30,000. The art commission seeks to implement Council's public art policy and support the development and activation of...

Annual Report 2016-17

Annual Report 2016-17

The Annual Report 2016/17 has been prepared and will be considered at the Council meeting to be held at 6pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017 at the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre. Copies of the Annual Report can be inspected or obtained from Council’s Customer Service...

Construction at The Rex

Construction at The Rex

We’re excited to announce that construction  on our new community hub at The Rex is commencing on Monday 9 October. The site will be closed for the construction period. We will soon have a new library, community theatre/cinema, social enterprise café and Council...

Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

In accordance with Section 68A of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, every council must prepare a Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP) at 4 yearly intervals, and undertake annual reviews. Council’s DAMP will set the strategic direction for the Council’s animal...

Carbon Free Action Workshop

Carbon Free Action Workshop

BE EMPOWERED...SECURE OUR ENERGY FUTURE, HELP OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HAVE YOUR SAY Carbon Free Action Workshop Hepburn Shire Council will be hosting a Carbon Free Action Workshop building on the themes which emerged from the Carbon Free Community Conversations held in...

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