Local Government

Large Turnout for Daylesford Structure Plan Meeting

A very large turnout for an information session on the Draft Structure Plan for Daylesford indicated substantial community interest in the proposals. Over 140 people attended the meeting last Saturday at the Daylesford Town Hall.

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Council Releases Tough 2024-25 Draft Budget for Community Feedback

Council has endorsed the release of its draft 2024-25 Budget for public exhibition and community feedback. The draft Budget forecasts a $1.9 million deficit for the 2023/24 financial year on top of a deficit in excess of $4 million for the current financial year. The feedback period closes on June 13.

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Architect Appointed for Daylesford Community Facilities Project

Hepburn Shire Council has appointed k20 Architecture as the lead architect for the Daylesford Community Facilities Project, to examine the redevelopment of the Daylesford Town Hall. A community Project Advisory Group has been established to consult with Council and the broader community on the redevelopment of the Daylesford Town Hall.

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Council is Working to Advance Reconciliation

Hepburn Shire Council’s relationship with Traditional Owners is built on respect, understanding and acknowledgement of their history and we seek to ensure Hepburn Shire is a place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their heritage, cultures and spirituality are valued, respected and celebrated.

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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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Zero Tolerance for Dog Attacks

Hepburn Shire Council has issued infringement notices for matters relating to responsible pet ownership after a number of reported dog attacks. Anyone who has been attacked by a dog should report the incident to the Community Safety team.

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