Hepburn Shire Council
All Victorian Councils are required to develop a community engagement policy, Community Vision, Council Plan, and a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. Changes to the Local Government Act in 2020, increased community engagement expectations for councils, driving Hepburn Shire Council to engage Projectura to support a comprehensive community engagement and strategic planning project.
Hepburn Shire Council embarked on a significant strategic planning project in late 2020; Hepburn Together.
Projectura led the project and collaborated with the community to shape the Shire’s vision and direction. We designed and executed a robust engagement plan and developed Council’s Community Engagement Policy, 10-year Community Vision, and 4-year Council Plan (incorporating Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan).
Over 1,400 people contributed their goals and suggestions to inform Hepburn Together and prioritise future projects. Projectura facilitated a panel of 40 randomly selected community members as they deliberated on the content of the strategic plans.
Council endorsed the final documents at the October 2021 meeting.
“Projectura were instrumental in the successful delivery of a significant community consultation and engagement program that assisted us to deliver our Community Vision and Council Plan.”
Bradley Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Hepburn Shire Council
How can we help?
The Projectura team is always up for a challenge and is ready to project manage, engage with the community, develop strategic plans or guide you through funding applications. We are your go-to for whenever you are time poor or lack the specialist expertise. We support our clients throughout all the stages of their work with the community.