Twin Rivers District Community Plan

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The Twin Rivers District Community Plan (Plan) gives community members, East Gippsland Shire Council (Council) and partner agencies an understanding of:

  • The people who live in this district and their needs
  • The vision the community has for itself and what it values
  • How the community currently operates and support services
  • The assets, resources and strengths available in this community
  • The top priorities the community wants to work on over the next five years
  • The roles and responsibilities of community, Council, and partner agencies in making the plan happen
  • An Ideas Bank, that community can draw on throughout the life of the District Community Plan

Between August 2018 and April 2019 Council worked in partnership with the community to gather information to inform the Plan. Through a community survey and a series of workshops, the community reflected on how their place was and what they saw in the future. The process focused on creating and strengthening connections between Council, Council officers, and the community.

The Twin Rivers District Community Plan 2019 was endorsed by Council on 17 December 2019. The digital version of the Plan is available here, printed copies of the final Plan, and the visual summary of the Plan, will be available in early 2020.

The final Plan incorporates the feedback received following release of the draft Plan in September 2019. An Engagement Report detailing how the final Plan responds to the community feedback received is available to view here.

Sign up to receive the Twin Rivers Connect email updates from Council to stay in the loop about this project as well as other activities happening in the district.


This project was funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and is being run across the Cann Valley District, Errinundra to Snowy District and Twin Rivers District.

The Twin Rivers District Community Plan (Plan) gives community members, East Gippsland Shire Council (Council) and partner agencies an understanding of:

  • The people who live in this district and their needs
  • The vision the community has for itself and what it values
  • How the community currently operates and support services
  • The assets, resources and strengths available in this community
  • The top priorities the community wants to work on over the next five years
  • The roles and responsibilities of community, Council, and partner agencies in making the plan happen
  • An Ideas Bank, that community can draw on throughout the life of the District Community Plan

Between August 2018 and April 2019 Council worked in partnership with the community to gather information to inform the Plan. Through a community survey and a series of workshops, the community reflected on how their place was and what they saw in the future. The process focused on creating and strengthening connections between Council, Council officers, and the community.

The Twin Rivers District Community Plan 2019 was endorsed by Council on 17 December 2019. The digital version of the Plan is available here, printed copies of the final Plan, and the visual summary of the Plan, will be available in early 2020.

The final Plan incorporates the feedback received following release of the draft Plan in September 2019. An Engagement Report detailing how the final Plan responds to the community feedback received is available to view here.

Sign up to receive the Twin Rivers Connect email updates from Council to stay in the loop about this project as well as other activities happening in the district.


This project was funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and is being run across the Cann Valley District, Errinundra to Snowy District and Twin Rivers District.

  • Community plans: have your say in September

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    11 months ago

    District community plans developed by residents in conjunction with East Gippsland Shire Council will be open for public comment this month.

    Mayor Cr Natalie O’Connell said residents of the Twin Rivers, Cann Valley and Errinundra to Snowy communities have worked with Council officers over the past 12 months to establish their vision and values, understand their community’s needs, identify existing assets and refine their priorities.

    “The draft plans have been created from community input and ideas collected from a community survey and the 26 workshops held across the three districts,” Cr O’Connell said.

    “Council thanks the community members of each district who have been integral to the creation of the plans and who have shown such dedication and passion for their ‘place’.

    “Now, it’s time for community members to read their draft plans and provide feedback.”

    More than 1,400 hours of community members’ time was committed across the three districts, including 153 people who attended a workshop, 236 people who completed a survey and 85 primary school students who took part in an activity.

    Residents are invited to review the plans either online via the Your Say East Gippsland website, at a Customer Service Centre, or by visiting the mobile library service in remote communities. The plans will be open for comment throughout September.

    Following the public consultation period, the final plans will be reviewed and go to Council for formal consideration.

    To register for updates on the project you can visit the Your Say East Gippsland website and sign up to the ‘Council Connect’ newsletter for the district you live in.

    This project is funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and is being run across the Cann Valley District, Errinundra to Snowy and Twin Rivers districts.


  • Take the Twin Rivers Community Survey for a chance to win a $50 voucher

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    almost 2 years ago

    Follow the link to take the community survey for a chance to win a $50 voucher.

  • Twin Rivers District workshop 29 October 2018

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    almost 2 years ago

    East Gippsland Shire Council needs your help to review and update the Twin Rivers District Community Plan.

    Council is working in partnership with the communities of the Twin Rivers district - Nicholson, Johnsonville, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper, Bumberrah and surrounds - and key agencies to understand how the communities across the district work, live, play and connect. The next workshop will be held on Monday, October 29.

    Council’s Director Community Strategy Kate Nelson said The One Place One Plan project is a different way of working together to plan and make decisions as a district.

    “There were a number of achievements from the Twin Rivers Community Plan 2012–17 that will be built on for the next plan,” Ms Nelson said.

    “Council has been working with members of the Twin Rivers district to understand how the communities across the district work, live, play and connect. This was captured in a well-attended workshop held in August which identified the environmental, built, cultural, social, human and economic assets of the district.”

    Community members are invited to attend the next workshop and tell Council what information has been missed; what else needs to be included; and what questions to ask in the community survey being released in November.

    The workshop is being held from 5.30-8pm on Monday, October 29 in the Supper Room at Johnsonville Hall. Registrations to attend the event can be made by contacting Council on (03) 5153 9500 and asking to speak to Eleni McIlroy or online via the Your Say East Gippsland website.

    The One Place, One Plan project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream and is being trialed in Cann River district, Mountain Rivers (Errinundra to Snowy) district and Twin Rivers.