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Council will often have publications, documents or policies on public exhibition that outline the goals and approaches for Council service delivery and community planning. These documents can be reviewed at the Council offices or alternatively, on this page.

If no documents are listed on this page, there are no public exhibition at present.

Draft Street Tree Asset Management Plan

The Draft Street Tree Asset Management Plan was developed to provide a framework for Council to manage existing street trees and provide guidance for future plantings to enhance the benefits of the street trees, while mitigating the disadvantages. It addresses issues associated with the Council’s urban and street trees including selection of species in each town, maintenance of trees, removal process and management of significant trees.

The Plan provides principles and actions to deal with the following aspects of street and urban park trees:
• Provides a framework for tree management
• Treat trees as assets and manage accordingly
• Risk management
• Inspections
• Forward planning for tree plantings
• Tree removal procedure
• Allocates responsibilities across Council to specific positions
• Utilises best practice (eg. tree protection, pruning )
• Involves community
• Protects significant trees
• Incorporate Community Plans/Structure plans/Urban Design Frameworks
• Includes a draft list of 110 suitable tree species

The Plan DOES NOT define the landscape character of each town, provide a tree planting program or determine what species should be planted where. These are all actions included in the plan and will require consideration from Council in future budgeting and work planning processes.

The Draft Plan was presented to Council on 12 December 2018 and now requires community consultation and feedback. It is important to seek input from the community because street trees are of interest to many residents and cooperation from the community is a necessary factor for success of street tree plantings.

The Draft Plan is available to view here or can be viewed in hard copy at:
• Hamilton Library
• Mobile Library
• Brown St Customer Service Centre
• Market Place Customer Service Centre

In addition to the above, community meetings will be held in each town in order to enable as much feedback as possible on the plan. Details will be available in early 2019.

Comments and feedback may be emailed to or sent by post to

Street Tree Asset Management Plan
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Locked Bag 685
HAMILTON, Vic 3300.

Great South Coast Regional AFL, Cricket & Netball Strategy 2019 - 2033

The preparation of the Great South Coast AFL, Cricket and Netball Regional Strategy has been a collaborative effort by a number of partner organisations including AFL Western District, Cricket Victoria, Netball Victoria and the five Local Government Authorities comprising the Great South Coast Region.
Input and advice from the Great South Coast regional AFL,cricket and netball communities, State Government and regional sports stakeholders has also assisted the development of this document.

The Great South Coast AFL, Cricket and Netball Regional Strategy provides the principles and strategic framework to support the future development, governance and growth of AFL,cricket and netball throughout the Great South Coast Region for the next 15 years.

It also provides key regional strategic directions and priorities, as well as identifying high priorities for AFL Western District, AFL Victoria, Cricket Victoria, Netball Victoria, leagues, clubs and associations and project partner LGAs. Strategic directions within this Strategy are set at the regional level, while allowing emerging opportunities to be harnessed at the local level. As priorities continue to evolve, the periodic monitoring and review of strategic directions will be vital in maintaining the relevance of this Strategy to 2033. Accordingly, further review of the Strategy may be required where there is significant change to the sporting landscape in the Region.

Public comment is now sought on this Regional Strategy.

Draft Strategy can be viewed here
or hard copy is available to view at Brown St Customer Service Centre, or HILAC.

Feedback Forms can be downloaded here

All feedback is to be sent directly to the Project Consultant;
InsideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning

The public feedback period closes Friday 8 February 2019.

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