Lockington

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Overview

Lockington presides on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta. Historically, settlers flocked to the area of Lockington during the Victorian Gold Rush in the 1850s. 

The district features an extensive irrigation network, leading to the growth of dairying and orcharding. Local myth says the channels are home to the infamous 'Loch Ness Yabby.' In recent history, Lockington has become famous for the town's community owned hotel and Lockington and District Living Heritage Complex.

A community that comes together during times of crisis, Lockington boasts a consolidated school, several sporting clubs, a community centre and a hotel. 

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, to feel like? 

Nominations for the Lockington Place Based Plan committee opened in 2022, butdue to the flooding event the formation of the committee was delayed. In January 2024, nominations for committee and the subsequent community consultation to draft a Place Based Plan for Lockington were reopened. Expressions of Interest to be involved in the Lockington Place Based Plan closed in Februart 2024 and the committee will be appointed shortly.

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.  Lockington is yet to start Township Facility Planning.