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Southern Grampians Shire Council (Council) gives notice in accordance with section 114(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 2020 (Act) of its intention to sell the vacant block at 16 Moodie Avenue, Hamilton as highlighted in the diagram: This proposal is made under section 114 of the Local Government Act 2020.

Council will sell the designated property with the assistance of local Real Estate Agent(s).
Council will undertake a community engagement process in accordance with its Community Engagement Policy pursuant to s114(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 2020.

Any person wishing to make a submission on the proposal must do so in writing by Monday 1 February 2021. Submissions should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Southern Grampians Shire Council
111 Brown Street, (Locked Bag 685)
Hamilton Vic 3300

Further information on the proposal can be obtained from Council’s Property Officer, Tendai Mhasho on 5573 0295.

Have Your Say - Draft Community Engagement Policy

Council is inviting feedback on the Draft Community Engagement Policy.

Council has reviewed its Community Engagement Policy, which is now a requirement of the Victorian Local Government Act 2020.

This policy outlines how we engage with the community and our principles and commitment to meaningful engagement processes. It also includes elements now required by the Local Government Act, including highlighting opportunities for deliberative engagement.

The draft policy is available here. Any persons wishing to make comment on the draft Community Engagement Policy is welcome to do so by Friday 8 January 2021.

Comments should be addressed to

Planning Scheme Amendment GC112

This Amendment amends the Southern Grampians Planning Scheme to recognise the Infrastructure Design Manual in the Municipal Strategic Statements and introduces the Infrastructure Design Manual as a background document in the Schedule to Clause 72.08 of the Planning Scheme.

Planning Scheme Amendment Documents

Greater Hamilton Regional Volcanic Trail

Southern Grampians Shire Council (SGSC) is currently undertaking a Master Plan for our Volcanic Assets and Landscapes.

  • The volcanic landscape of South West Victoria is one of global significance. It forms a part of western volcanic plains which are geologically important for their extent and relatively recent volcanic activity. The landscape also has great cultural significance to Traditional Owners who have inhabited the region for at least 45,000 years.
  • The volcanic sites within the Southern Grampians Shire have remained relatively undeveloped and largely overlooked as a tourist destination. The development of the Volcanic Trail is an opportunity to change that. It presents an opportunity to not only develop the visitor economy of the shire, but to preserve and protect these important sites for future generations.
  • The development of the Volcanic Trail needs to be considered within the context of established tourist routes in the surrounding regions, such as the Coonawarra, the Great Ocean Road and Grampians National Park. There is also a particular synergy with the development of tourism for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape that shares the same volcanic history.
  • As valued community assets, we understand that there will be significant interest from stakeholders in any proposal to change or install new infrastructure at many of these sites. In this context, it is essential to provide community members with an opportunity to be engaged in a meaningful and genuine way in the master plan process.
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