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Community Listening Posts - 2022

Southern Grampians Shire Council’s successful Listening Posts are returning to township communities this year after a two year break due to the pandemic.

Residents will have the opportunity to discuss initiatives, ideas and concerns in a casual community setting with Councillors and Senior Council staff.

No registrations are required - come along to have a chat.

The schedule for upcoming Listening Posts is as follows:

Dunkeld | Wednesday 1 June 2022 | 5:30pm | Sterling Place
Glenthompson | Wednesday 1 June 2022 | 7:30pm | Glenthompson War Memorial Hall, 13 McLennan Street
Branxholme | Wednesday 6 July 2022 | 5:30pm | Branxholme Hall
Byaduk | Wednesday 6 July 2022 | 7:30pm | Byaduk Cricket Pavilion, Byaduk Recreation Reserve, Port Fairy Road
Tarrington | Wednesday 20 July 2022 | 5:30pm | Tarrington Lutheran Church Hall
Penshurst | Wednesday 20 July 2022 | 7:30pm | Penshurst Hall
Cavendish | Wednesday 17 August 2022 | 7:30pm
Balmoral | Wednesday 17 August 2022 | 5:30pm
Coleraine | Wednesday 21 September 2022 | 6:00pm

Stay up-to-date with session details at Council's Facebook Page. Visit

Community Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council recognises the importance of providing or advocating for effective services that promote community wellbeing. Our Community Engagement Coordinator encourages communities within the Southern Grampians Shire to take collective action and generate solutions to shared problems. The coordinator acts on behalf of our communities by advocating needs and preferences to Council and provides practical advice and assistance with community plans, capacity building and grants.

Community Engagement

Southern Grampians Shire is committed to involving the members of the community in issues that are important to them and has developed a Community Engagement Policy with guidelines to support the Policy’s implementation.

Council is committed to a strong and effective community engagement activities in order to improve its decision making process for planning, service delivery and major projects.

Progress Associations

Progress associations are independent community groups initiated and established by the community.

Progress associations have a variety of roles, functions and capacities, including:

  • Generating interest and participation in local issues
  • Providing a forum for sharing local information, views and priorities
  • Facilitating open dialogue within the community and external to the community
  • Being an important voice of and advocate for the community
  • Leading and driving local projects
  • Being consulted by governments where it concerns their township

Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone (03) 5573 0444

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