Lockington presides on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung 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 ice cream parlour. 

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

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. Nominations are expected to be called for the committee in January or February 2023.