Second round of sessions

Published on 13 February 2018


A second round of face-to-face sessions will allow the community to deliver its feedback on the 2018/19 Northern Grampians Shire Council budget.

Following on from the success of the first round of shopfront sessions, Northern Grampians Shire Councillors and staff will again be on hand to take community feedback, discuss major projects and initiatives, as well as deliver important information regarding the budget process at four workshop sessions in Great Western, Halls Gap, Stawell and St Arnaud.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll said the sessions were a vital part of Council’s increased focus on effectively engaging with the community before making large-scale decisions.

“The first round of EngagiNG workshops provided us with some great feedback and will definitely help Council to establish a clear direction for the future of the Northern Grampians Shire,” Cr Driscoll said.

“The discussions Councillors and staff had with members of the community are crucial for us in terms of  in gauging the general feeling of the community, and will help us make some extremely important decisions.

“I’d encourage anyone who is passionate about the future of the Northern Grampians Shire to come along and help us create a sustainable, strong future.”

Details for the upcoming sessions are:

  • Great Western - 19 February, Great Western Memorial Hall, 5.30-7.30 pm

  • Halls Gap - 26 February, Halls Gap Hub, 5.30-7.30 pm

  • Stawell - 2 March, Shop 108, Main Street, 2-5 pm.

  • St Arnaud - 8 March, St Arnaud Town Hall, 2-5 pm.

For residents unable to attend the face-to-face sessions, Council’s online budget simulator will continue to operate until March 15. This virtual tool allows users to create and balance their  own budget, which is then submitted to Council as a form of feedback. The budget simulator is available on the Northern Grampians SHire Council homepage, or can be accessed at