Colbinabbin is home to a diverse landscape, the name originally derived from the aboriginal meaning 'the meeting of black and red soils.'

This small town is rich in agriculture, forming part of the Heathcote Wine Region thanks to Mount Camel's red volcanic soil ideal for grape production. Colbinabbin is renowned for its railway history, as the Colbinabbin Station became a major wheat handling terminal around 1914.

The town boasts an active community, with many sporting clubs and community groups, a primary school, public hall and small businesses.

Place Based Planning

Place Based Plans focus on making places better. The process involves looking at, listening to, and engaging with community members who live, work and play in a particular place (from a street to an entire town) to understand their needs and aspirations. Ultimately, what do you want your town to look like, function like and feel like?

Colbinabbin's Place Based Plan was endorsed at the June 2023 Council meeting.

To view the Place Based Plan, click here(PDF, 4MB).

The Colbinabbin Place Based Plan was developed by the Colbinabbin community who identified a community vision of:

“Our strong spirit and innovative thinking creates a vibrant and welcoming place for our community to thrive.”

The next steps will be Council engaging with the community to implement this plan.

Township Facility Planning

Township Facility Planning looks at the future of the town's assets and identifies whether a facility should be renewed, upgraded, repurposed or retired.

The committee is skills based. Members must have background in either business, finance, construction, tourism, law, planning, real estate, recreation, or social wellbeing, in order to make informed decisions on the future of town assets.

Nominations have closed to join the Township Facility Plan Committee. Nominees will be contacted, however due to the current flooding situation, this contact may be delayed.