Review of the draft Thornton Rubicon Community Plan has now closed. The Core Team have reviewed all feedback received and finalised the Plan.

The Thornton Rubicon Community Plan was presented to Council at the Council meeting on Wednesday 25 October 2023.

If you would like to get involved in implementing the Plan, get in touch with us using the details below.

How did we get here?

This program launched in October 2022 with a dinner at the Rubicon Hotel. Around 40 people came to enjoy being together, share what we love about Thornton-Rubicon and talk about what we'd like our area to look like in the future.

After several months of more gatherings and conversations to further explore these ideas, we held our final Thornton Rubicon Community Planning Dinner on Wednesday 29 March at the Thornton Memorial Hall. Around 30 people came along to vote for what ideas would make the most difference for Thornton-Rubicon right now.

'Action Teams' were formed for five priority projects to work out how to bring these projects to life! Action Teams are now starting to work on their projects. If you haven't joined an Action Team yet, contact us to find out more.

The five priority projects are (in no particular order):

  • 'Learn to Ride' pathways painted onto the old netball courts
  • History markers around the town and district, sharing the rich history of the area
  • Christmas decorations for Thornton
  • Advocacy to Council and other authorities regarding Thornton streetscape, as well as tracks and trails around the area
  • Rec Reserve advisory group, working with Council to identify priority improvements at the Rec Reserve
The Thornton-Rubicon Community Planning Program is being organised collaboratively with a Core Team of community members. New members are always welcome to join the Core Team, so please get in touch if you'd like to join.