Community Planning Priorities for Thornton-Rubicon

Published on 09 May 2023

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Establishing a recreation advisory group, implementing historical markers and improving the Thornton streetscape – these are just some of the priority projects the Thornton-Rubicon community are progressing for their towns.

Over several months, Murrindindi Shire Council facilitated meetings and discussions with a passionate group of Thornton and Rubicon residents, to identify ideas and projects to help their community thrive, as part of the Thornton-Rubicon Community Planning Program.

On 29 March, community members came together to vote on the top ideas and projects for their district. The top projects listed for inclusion in the draft Thornton-Rubicon Community Plan are (in no particular order):

  • Supporting our children with 'Learn to Ride' pathways painted onto the old Thornton netball courts
  • History markers around Thornton and Rubicon, sharing the rich history of the area
  • Christmas decorations for the Thornton township
  • Advocacy to Murrindindi Shire Council and other authorities regarding Thornton streetscape improvements, as well as more tracks and trails around the area
  • Establishment of a Recreation Reserve Advisory Group, working with Council to identify priority improvements at the Recreation Reserve

Actions Teams have now been formed to get these projects moving. If these projects interest you and you’d like to get involved, please get in touch with Council by calling 5772 0333 or by visiting and we can put you in touch with an Action Team.

The draft Thornton-Rubicon Community Plan will soon be shared with the broader community for feedback and input.

Quotes attributable to Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor John Walsh.

“I’d like to recognise the efforts of the Thornton-Rubicon Community Planning group. Over many months, you’ve met, held the space for important, and sometimes tough conversations, and planned for the future of your townships. Congratulations on your hard work and for the projects the community has identified. I look forward to seeing how they progress, aiding where we can as a Council, and seeing the outcomes they deliver for you, your family, friends, neighbours and visitors to our region.” 



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