Council is developing a 10-year Aquatics Strategy. It is seeking community feedback on current aquatics facilities across the Shire, in particular how people use and enjoy these facilities, along with ideas for improvements and what aquatics should look like in the Shire in the future.

The strategy is an important project for Council and has been co-funded between Council and Sport and Recreation Victoria (Victoria State Government).

Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt, said that this is an important opportunity for the community to provide feedback and let us know what they think about the state of our current aquatic facilities.

Current facilities in the Shire are:

    • Daylesford Community Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Trentham Community Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Clunes Community Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Creswick Splash Park
    • Calembeen Park Toddlers Pool

The Strategy will guide the future strategic direction, priorities of infrastructure development, asset management, operational development, and activation of aquatics assets throughout the Shire. There are several ways the community can provide feedback, including completing a community survey, in person at pop-up sessions being held across the Shire or by making an individual submission.

“It’s important that the community let us know what they like about current facilities, what needs improvement and what new aquatic assets the community would like to see in our Shire townships,” said Cr Lesley Hewitt

The online Community Survey is now open.

The survey will close at 5pm, Wednesday 30 June 2021. A hard copy of the survey is available from the Hepburn Shire Customer Service Centres – Duke Street Office, Daylesford, The Warehouse – Clunes, Creswick Hub and Trentham Hub.

Assistance to complete the survey is available by contacting Council’s Sport and Active Recreation Team on 03 5321 6136 or via the email (please include ‘Hepburn Aquatics Strategy’ in the subject of your email.

The community can have their say in person by coming along to the Daylesford Farmers Market on Saturday May 22 from 9-1 pm.

Individual submissions can be forwarded to Council via:• Email:, (please include ‘Hepburn Aquatics Strategy’ in the subject line of your email),

Post: to Hepburn Shire Council, Aquatics Strategy. PO Box 21 Daylesford Victoria 3460

Hand delivered to a Hepburn Shire Customer Services Centres.