News Update

Deliberative Panel

Recently, we put the call out for members of the Eildon community to join a Deliberative Panel to help decide the way forward for the Eildon Reserves Redevelopment Project, specifically to deliberate on the decision to sell land parcels in Eildon to part fund the Project.

The Deliberative Panel has been selected and the process is now underway.

The Panel consists of 25 participants who represent the diversity of the Eildon community as closely as possible.

Council will adopt the recommendations of the Deliberative Panel (if 80% of panellists agree with the recommendations being put forward), which will be presented to Council at the 22 March Council Meeting

To facilitate this deliberative and independent engagement process, Council is working with Capire Consulting Group (Capire)

How to stay informed?

The three in-person sessions will be for Panel members only. However, a summary report will be prepared after each session and presentations (from subject matter experts) will be recorded. All will be made available below

Watch the presentations

How to ask a question?

Community members are welcome to share comments and raise questions to the Panel via ‘Ask us a question’ below

The Eildon Reserves Redevelopment project will provide a range of positive benefits to our community and local economy by significantly enhancing our recreation offering, attracting more visitors, promoting investment and providing a boost to local businesses.

Because it’s such a large-scale project, we’re planning to deliver it in stages. You can view the inclusions for stage one here.

Round 4

Exciting news for Eildon!

We are pleased to present the final designs for the Eildon Splash and Skate Park. The project will provide a range of positive benefits to our community and local economy by significantly enhancing our recreation offering, attracting more visitors, promoting investment and providing a boost to local businesses.

Because it’s such a large-scale project, we’re planning to deliver it in stages. We have funding support of $3.5 million from Regional Development Victoria’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund and $400,000 from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund to support the delivery of stage one of the project. You can view the inclusions for stage one here.

The proposal to sell open space land in Eildon township

While we have already received funding to complete some of this exciting project, we are also exploring other funding options to complete the remainder of the project, including the potential sale of two parcels of Council-owned land at 18 Twenty First Street and 10 Eighth Street in Eildon.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the proposed sale of land during the consultation period which closed on Sunday 23 October. Your feedback will now be considered by Council before a decision is made.


Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the proposed sale of two parcels of Council-owned land as part of the Eildon Reserves Redevelopment which includes the new Eildon Splash and Skate Park. During the recent consultation period, which ran from 31 August to 23 October, we received mixed feedback from the community on the proposed sale of land. As a result of this, before we make any decisions and make a start on the project, Council would like to have further conversations with the community about the funding model for the Eildon Reserves Redevelopment, and the project more broadly. This is expected to happen during February and March 2023.

Expressions of Interest

During the consultation period from 31 August to 23 October 2022, we received mixed feedback from the community regarding the potential sale of two parcels of Council-owned land in Eildon at 18 Twenty First Street (two parcels) and 10 Eighth Street to part fund the Eildon Reserves Redevelopment, at the Thomas Marr and Walter Moore Reserves, delivering the first stage of the Eildon Splash and Skate Park.

To develop a greater understanding of this feedback and to recommend a way forward to Council on the sale of land, we are calling on community members to be part of an independently run, collaborative engagement process.

No matter who you are, or whether you’ve been involved so far, we are inviting you to submit your expression of interest (EOI) to join our ‘Deliberative Panel’.