Find Out How to Contribute to Dereel Community Planning

Community Planning is the name given to a program where the Golden Plains Shire allocates funds to Dereel as a township, and the community decides how it is spent. This money is not given to any particular group. Interested community members can volunteer to be part of the Community Planning group, where projects are determined and project leaders allocated. This is done through a series of facilitated meetings, where the community can suggest ideas and vote on the projects they would like to see happen. The facilitator is an independent contractor who is neither part of the Dereel community, nor connected with Golden Plains Shire Council.

A New Community Planning Cycle Is About to Commence

A meeting to start the new cycle of Community Planning has been organised for tomorrow, Wednesday 29th June, from 2pm to 3:30pm.

If you would like to find out more, please come along. You don’t have to be a member of any community group. If you can’t make it tomorrow, but are interested in being part of the team, please contact Susan van den Ham on

T: 03 5220 7157
M: 0438671783
E: susan.vandenham@gplains.vic.gov.au

What Dereel Did in the 2016 to 2019 Community Planning Cycle

If you would like to see what happened in the previous Community Planning cycle (2016 to 2019) you can view the plan which was put to council in 2016, and the list of projects which were completed over the 3 years. Note that the Dereel Soldier’s Memorial Hall had recently been renovated, with additional rooms built on immediately prior to the Community Planning cycle commencing. Many of these projects were to enable the venue to function effectively for a wide range of purposes.


The plan submitted to Golden Plains Shire Council for Approval.
The projects on the initial plan.

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