This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better Hepburn Shire for everyone.
COUNCIL PLAN – WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
In 2013 we asked the community for their big ideas for Hepburn Shire. Over 10% of residents and ratepayers contributed ideas for the 2013-17 Council Plan. It's now time to set our strategic direction and priorities for the next four years.
In the coming months, we will be working with the community to develop our new Council Plan 2017- 2021…and we want to hear from you.
Because we want to build on the achievements of the past four years we have included some of our ideas here so tell us what you think or add your own ideas!
The Council Plan sets our strategic direction and priorities for the next four years. Over the previous Council Plan process we heard what the community wanted and we have been working hard to deliver on our commitments. It’s now time to start thinking about the next four years and projects/initiatives that will deliver significant benefits for our community.
1 - SCROLL DOWN TO READ IDEAS FROM THE COMMUNITY.
2 - VOTE FOR IDEAS BY PRESSING THUMBS UP/DOWN
3 - ANONYMOUSLY SUBMIT YOUR OWN IDEA BY TYPING IN THE BOX TO THE RIGHT OR PRESSING 'SUBMIT YOUR IDEA' BUTTON BELOW
Council Plan drop-in sessions were held around the shire in February. There will now be a community conference held on Thursday 16 March 2017, Daylesford Town Hall (76 Vincent Street) at 7pm. The conference is an opportunity for the community to come together and discuss the top priorities.
OTHER WAYS TO HAVE YOUR SAY:
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- Hard copy submission in the post
(PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460)
- Council Customer Service Centres/Hubs (Creswick, Clunes and Daylesford).
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Affordability housing for you... Encourage new residents to move into the shire, by encouraging the development of new residences on ... The Cinema Issue has greatly distorted this survey by reducing the attention other items get. The su... Work with Hepburn Wind to reinstate and or duplicate the 1929 HydroTurbine at the bottom of Lake Day... Embrace Creswick Creek, make it a feature, rather than incidental .Maybe some landscaping and a be... Daylesford-Macedon Rail Trail is an excellent project plan that will boost communities and townships... Introduce a Plastic Wise Policy that will ensure any events that are run within the Hepburn Shire is... Would love to see a plan to revitalize the area up at Park Lake in Creswick ..in days gone by this a... Link long term economic planning with the Zero Emission, sustainability and protection of biodiversi... "How about a community-created and community-run cinema, both intimate and professional, situated in... A bird feeder with a small picket fence around it in the forecourt of the Creswick information centr... Hello Hepburn Council, I would really appreciate having the rail trail from Creswick to Daylesford o... Bring the South Street Spring in Creswick up to a standard comparable to all other springs in the sh... Those advocating a heated indoor pool for Daylesford should try taking a dip at Creswick's prem... Re-asses bylaws that stop shop owners placing tables , chairs and goods against there shop fronts. M... Roadside signage for some of Creswick's assets. A sign for Creswick Creek on the lawn between... Daylesford makes its fortune as a tourist town which effects the whole area in a positive way. The C... Sport gym with different section such as basketball netball soccer and other for different sports (... - First I want the community cinema retained at its present loation. As a single older female I can ... I would like to see trees along Holcombe and Swords Road Glenlyon pruned back/ with smaller ones rem... How about this for an idea? Keeping the community cinema in the Rex...You really need to think outsi... I can't believe that no one has mentioned the dire need of Daylesford to have an indoor pool. Fo... I would like to see a bicycle path from Glenlyon to Daylesford. By opening up Giacomettis Lane to Ba... Council is not taking this this and other forums seriously. They are token gestures which merely giv... A big idea for a small part of the shire. The residents of Glenlyon would benefit from:
1. foot... Council to build a waterside cafe/kiosk at one of Creswick's many recreational lakes. Remove all concrete gutters from central Creswick and re-instate with bluestone. Bring back the Creswick 'tip shop' and restore it to a standard comparable to that currently... Lok into improving lighting including street lighting with LED lights and the savings that could be... Please develop and implement a biodiversity strategy for the forested areas in the Shire. Vehicles have been damaged attempting to access the once great tourist attraction of Loddon Falls, e... Health, well-being and access. With over 100 families driving to Ballarat and Kyneton for swimming l... Better access around ALL of the shire for people with disabilities, people using prams, pushers and ... SAVE THE CINEMA
The Council made the following statement when they were looking at buying the Rex B... Fill the vacant buildings along Vincent St - work with /encourage property owners to enable artists ... Increase greening and tree planting in the main streets of Daylesford, Creswick and Trentham which w... The Lyonville Spring. Does it ever work ? Can it be saved? Does it have a future ?
Blackberry era... Continue to consult with community through a range of avenues including social media Continue to progressively fund the revitalisation of Lake Daylesford- such a beautiful community ass... HARD RUBBISH
Would like to see an Annual Hard Rubbish Week in Creswick!
Clunes already have it, ... We would like to see a regular Green Waste collection, fortnightly green bin would be best;
but a F... We would like to see the extension of the Hub/Library hours in Creswick
to 5.00 pm on Saturdays to ... Acknowledge traditional owners at all Council meetings and events in the Shire. Prepare information ... Democratise Council procedures by ensuring Council meetings are held in all towns, including Trentha... Maintain and improve library services in each town. The library should be a focus for learning and m... Please ensure all pedestrian foot paths are sealed in Creswick. Especially along Melbourne Road. Please find detailed below an email I sent to Aaron van Egmond’s office last year. I went to one o... STRUCTURAL FUTURE
Begin serious talks with the State Government and the Shires of Mount Alexander a... Joining the state scheme to allow solar panels etc to be paid off via council rates.
In addition ... REVENUE DRIVERS
1) Sell unwanted land strips and discontinued streets to adjoining property owners ... Hepburn Shire is full of incredible emerging and working artists, however many of us are unable to a... It is absolutely vital that Hepburn Shire Council invests in the future of the Daylesford Community ... Keep the cinema at The Rex. The Council needs to include the Daylesford Community Cinema in it's four year plan.
The Cine... Make the services of a professional Grants writer available to community members so they can more ad... Toilet and changing space at splash park Creswick Develop and implement a much stronger energy descent plan in the face of climate change and the chal... Council should ban the use and sale of plastic bags and plastic water bottles at all council funded ... Mobile reception in the Hepburn shire needs urgent attention, its ok in some areas, but appalling o... Lake Daylesford Beach
With the new works opening up the the parkland around the lake, there could b... Please don't demolish the cinema. It took decades to get it established and was the result of so... My plea to the Hepburn Council is to leave the cinema where it is in it's iconic entity, The Rex... SAVE THE REX! It is in an ideal spot in the centre of town. It is a marvellous community resource ru... I think the daylesford community cinema has been a brilliant success and is such a positive thing fo... Please do everything you can to preserve the Rex cinema. An attraction like the cinema can be a hug... Shaded playround areas for Summertime enjoyment at Jubilee and Daylesford Lakes. I am sick of hearing about Daylesford and Creswick. There are lots more towns in the Shire of equal ... Just a question regarding money, how it is spent & it's financial viability...one argument the c... You absolutely must keep the cinema at the Rex...this was community funded, it is for the community,... improved sidewalks to make it safer for children to walk or ride to school. New bike park near existing skatepark Develop a council LGBTI plan that ensures Hepburn Shire welcomes and celebrates people of all gender... I would really love to see the old outdoor swimming pool on Spring Creek in Hepburn Springs cleaned... Promote, acknowledge and support the great works done by our four neighbourhood houses in the Shire ... The V-line coach service from Daylesford/Hepburn springs to the V-line train stations is not frequen... Improve our Occupational Health and Safety management system and culture to make sure that staff go ... Develop and implement a sustainable long-term (10 year) financial plan that considers funding source... Measure our timeframes for responding to customer inquiries and requests in order to set a target fo... Make it easier to do business with Council, including online information, forms and payments, and cu... Improve communications to the public, including continuing to use new online platforms, streaming Co... Review the Shire wide approach to roadside weed management and implement actions to increase Council... Implement Biodiversity Strategy actions to protect, maintain and enhance biodiversity, including rar... Lobby Coliban Water to deliver Trentham Water Security - Water Recycling Plant and Distribution Syst... Implement water efficiency and water saving measures at recreation ovals, gardens and buildings. (SH... Update the Heritage Tree Register (SHIRE WIDE) Make Planning Scheme amendments to implement findings from the Industrial and Residential Land Study... Provide heritage site information on reserves and buildings that recognises indigenous, immigrant, b... Implement Economic Development Strategy actions including Visitor Servicing 2020, Agricultural Secto... Develop and implement state-wide significant Walking and Cycling Trails including Creswick Mountain ... Develop a revised Daylesford Streetscape Strategy that improves amenity for residents and visitors, ... Implement Towards Zero Emissions Actions including renewable energy generation to reduce Council's ... Implement the Bioenergy Waste to Energy facility to reduce organic waste to landfill and generate re... Implement priority fire risk reduction program across Council managed facilities and roads, in colla... Identify and advocate for flood mitigation works for Clunes, and maintain Creswick mitigation infras... Identify and extract more value-adding recycling streams out of waste at Council's transfer stations... Improve the awareness of access for all (including those with a disability) and take steps to improv... Implement walking and cycling priority projects, including footpaths and walking trails (SHIRE WIDE)... Promote the range of recreation options available to increase participation in active recreation and... Facilitate the delivery of immunisations to protect the community from preventable diseases. (SHIRE ... Further activate swimming pools and strengthen their role as a community resource. (SHIRE WIDE) Confirm the future delivery model for in-home and centre-based aged care services to our community. ... Youth Trainee Scheme and Hospitality Social Enterprise to encourage young people to stay in the Shir... Implement Youth Strategy actions focusing on social enterprise, activating spaces and events (SHIRE ... Develop and implement a Cultural Strategy to set the future direction for art, culture, museums in o... Continue to work with local communities to review and develop Community Plans that identify the prio... Community grants program to support new community projects and initiatives that build resilience and... Build the Trentham Community Hub incorporating enhanced library, meeting rooms, seniors and visitor ... Upgrade and renew public toilets shire wide to achieve consistent quality and servicing across the s... Road Safety Improvements including delivering improvements to Council roads and lobbying VicRoads fo... Implement priority actions from Recreation Facility Master Plans (Hepburn, Trentham, Doug Lindsay, N... Implement a road drainage maintenance and upgrade program to improve the quality of roads and reduce... Continue to implement streetscape works in Creswick, Clunes, Trentham, Hepburn Springs, Glenlyon and... New street tree planting to improve township amenity and coverage. (SHIRE WIDE) Improved tree management including replacement, risk mitigation and tree maintenance to improve long... Further improvements to mineral spring reserves, botanic gardens and reserves to improve facilities,...
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Develop and implement state-wide significant Walking and Cycling Trails including Creswick Mountain Bike Mecca and Daylesford-Macedon Rail Trail
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Implement Biodiversity Strategy actions to protect, maintain and enhance biodiversity, including rare/endangered species and wildlife corridors (SHIRE WIDE)
11 months ago
Further activate swimming pools and strengthen their role as a community resource. (SHIRE WIDE)
11 months ago
Just a question regarding money, how it is spent & it's financial viability...one argument the council is using for the cinema not remaining at the Rex is it may not be financially viable (considering it was a community funded project using volunteers to run it, I'm not really sure how that affects the Council..??), but anyway, back in 2015 there was a big hooha about the new bridge which cost over $100+ being installed down at the springs in Hepburn...mmmm, fail to see the financial commonsense or viability of this bridge..in fact, I fail to see the sense in this bridge at all! It's the ...
11 months ago
Develop a revised Daylesford Streetscape Strategy that improves amenity for residents and visitors, cars and pedestrians.
11 months ago
Promote the range of recreation options available to increase participation in active recreation and reduce the risks associated with obesity. (SHIRE WIDE)
11 months ago
Build the Trentham Community Hub incorporating enhanced library, meeting rooms, seniors and visitor information services.
11 months ago
Please do everything you can to preserve the Rex cinema. An attraction like the cinema can be a huge drawcard for tourists as well as providing amenity for our residents. Other regions have lovely old cinemas that keep the community connected and provide somewhere to go when it's raining or something to do of an evening. We would love to see the cinema have a nice new location with improved facilities that would be something to be proud of and reward the history and community effort that has gone into running the cinema.
11 months ago
Toilet and changing space at splash park Creswick
11 months ago
Review the Shire wide approach to roadside weed management and implement actions to increase Council, crown land and private landowner noxious weed removal and reduction activities. (SHIRE WIDE)