COVID-19 Community Revitalisation Reference Group

The Community Revitalisation Reference Group provides a link between the community and Council to assist Council to develop measures to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on both our businesses and the community in general.

The group informs and contributes to a Community Recovery Plan being developed by Council, specific to the Shire’s COVID-19 Recovery.

This group has been formed and has commenced with meetings.

COVID-19 Impacts Survey

Hindmarsh Shire COVID-19 Revitalisation Reference Group are developing a Recovery Plan for the community.

The goal for recovery is to support our communities to successfully deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic whilst at the same time building community cohesion and community resilience.

The Plan will be guided by feedback from our community, and provide the community with knowledge of where to go for essential services and support.

The Reference Group is made up of representatives from Hindmarsh Shire Council, the Hindmarsh Community, Department of Health and Human Services and West Wimmera Health Services.

To help inform the development of the Plan we invite you to tell us about what effects you have seen, heard or experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and what needs to be considered for the future.

The survey contains a broad range of questions in order to gain an understanding from all age groups within the Shire. If you feel we are missing information, please communicate with us in writing.

Thank you for assisting the Hindmarsh Shire COVID-19 Revitalisation Reference Group.

If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Monica Revell, Director Corporate & Community Services, Hindmarsh Shire Council on 03 5391 4444.

Please complete this survey by clicking on the button below.

Survey responses close on Friday 25 September 2020.


As of 11:59pm Wednesday 16 September 2020, Regional Victoria will move into the third step of the COVID-19 Roadmap to Recovery. Read below for an update on the changes to Council’s services.

Unfortunately we are unable to open our libraries, so libraries and customer service centres will remain closed, except that the Nhill office will now be open from 10am to Midday and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday without the need to make an appointment, although appointments are encouraged. Only click and collect services will be available at our libraries, for more information on this, click here.

Our parks, playgrounds and skate parks will all be open as of today and people are able to gather (up to 10 people) outdoors.

Halls and the cinema will remain closed as under the third step indoor venues are to be closed.

Updated 17/9/2020