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Hepburn mayor says government funding falls far short of what is needed | The Courier



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A $20,000 state government grant to help Hepburn Shire map out strategic plans for Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Glenlyon and Trentham has been described as “disappointing” by the municipality’s mayor. Hepburn Shire mayor Cr Lesley Hewitt said the funds, which were announced this month as part of the state government’s Streamlining For Growth program, were a fraction of what was needed. “We’ve just done our planning scheme review,” she told The Courier. “We did apply for $200,000 to undertake the strategic work that was identified as critical for our five townships. “We have received $20,000 which will go towards that. “We would have hoped and expected a bit more because there is quite a bit of work that needs to…

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