Environment and Energy

Strong Progress on Sustainability

Hepburn Shire Council’s ambitious Sustainable Hepburn Strategy (2022-2026) is progressing in all of its primary focus areas. The strategy considers matters such as the natural environment and biodiversity, beyond zero emissions, climate resilience and the target of a low-waste Shire.

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A Welcome Return of April Showers

After exceptionally dry months in February and March, we experienced a welcome return of rains at the beginning of April. The April total was somewhat above the long-term average of 64mm for the month. The outlook for May is for below average rainfall for most of Australia but June is expected to be close to average.

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Nature Diary – Imperial Jezebel Butterflies

Large and graceful Imperial Jezebel butterflies are white and edged in black and grey when their wings are open and flat and spring weather conditions appear to have resulted in more than the usual rare sighting.

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Heatwave Will Take the Chill Out

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Heatwave Warning for most of Victoria for the whole of the Labour Day Weekend. Temperatures in Daylesford  are predicted to be 35°C on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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