Have your say on the draft masterplan

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in March and April 2021 on ideas to revitalise Central Springs Reserve, southwest of Lake Daylesford, downstream of the lake wall.

Council has developed a masterplan to guide our future plan of works and improvements at the reserve.

The draft masterplan is open for community feedback until Sunday 1 August.

Submit your feedback below or post your submission to Hepburn Shire Council, PO Box 21, Daylesford 3460 VIC.

Once the masterplan is finalised, it will be presented for Council to consider at a Council meeting.

Key documents

The draft masterplan

The masterplan includes improvements such as:

  • New carpark that meets Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements
  • Improved paths around the reserve and to Lake Daylesford to cater for older people, or people with accessibility needs
  • Elevated walkways to provide viewing opportunities and protect important vegetation
  • DDA compliant toilet
  • Improved setting of the mineral springs pumps to improve access, functionality and presentation
  • Open shelter which reflects the relationship of the site with Traditional Owners
  • Information signs about the mineral springs pumps
  • Broad timber platforms under existing trees for groups and individuals
  • Indigenous plantings.


A community survey was conducted in March and April 2021 to understand how people use the reserve, what they value and ideas for improvement. The results of the survey are shown in this summary document.

A public survey was also undertaken in 2019 that focused on the tree-damaged, bandstand structure. The results of this survey were mixed between the desire to rebuild the bandstand in its original location and provision of a structure elsewhere in the Reserve. Being assessed as beyond repair, the bandstand was demolished in 2020. To rebuild in the current location would present significant accessibility and funding challenges. The masterplan will consider the need to re-introduce a form of shelter whilst balancing the recommended location with other objectives for the Reserve.