Hepburn residents are being invited to have their say about the Hepburn Planning Scheme and the Playspace strategy.

Hepburn Planning Scheme

If you are interested in the planning scheme amendment and have been struggling to make your way through the documentation (Council Confuses Consultation on Shire Plan) you may like to register for the Daylesford information session which will be zoomed on Tuesday, 4 August from 6.00 to 7.00pm.

The sessions will explain the amendment itself and show people where to find more information and how to make submissions.

Hepburn Shire CEO Evan King said, “These sessions are also a good chance to ask any questions about the planning scheme amendment as the information can be hard to navigate.”

There are sessions for each of the Shire’s townships so that issues common to their residents can be discussed. Although there is a maximum of fifty participants in each session, more sessions may be arranged if these are fully booked.

Council is also encouraging people to contact staff directly if they have questions about the amendment or the documents.

To register for an information session, go to www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/57999-2

Hepburn Playspace Strategy

Between October 2019 and February 2020, Council held a range of activities to find out what the community thought about our existing playspaces, including playgrounds, skate parks and dog parks, and what new spaces might be developed over the next 10 years.

The draft strategy Play is for everyone is now available to the public.

It reviews the condition of the Shire’s 23 playspaces and proposes four new spaces for Daylesford Hepburn: a nature-based playspace in Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens; outdoor fitness equipment at Lake Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve; and a dog park in Daylesford (location to be confirmed).

Council would like feedback – if you have any ideas for outdoor playspaces that aren’t in the plan or for how the Council can promote the playspaces, they would like to hear from you. And if you were part of the consultations, they would like to know if the draft strategy reflects your views.

The survey is available at https://oursay.org/hepburnshireplay.