Council has adopted a number of strategies to guide the Campaspe Shire Council’s work. You can access current and recent strategies below.

Council publications

Campaspe Our Future

A long term strategic plan for the future which has been developed in direct response to community input.

Council Plan 2017-2021

Council's key planning document for the electoral period and described what council stands for, council's objectives, main activities to be completed and the resourcing required to support implementation.

Annual Budget

Details council's financial position, capital works program, fees and charges, and rating strategy.

Annual Report

Provides a summary of the financial year's key achievements, highlights, challenges and other information required by legislation, including financial statements.

Campaspe Advocacy Priorities

Detailing key priorities for council to focus its advocacy for the next two years.

Rating Strategy

Details the rationale for applying fair and equitable rates in the shire.

Economic development

Economic Development Strategy

A strategy to guide and direct council’s role in implementing immediate economic development priorities and day-to-day tasks to assist in promoting the shire, attracting investment and supporting business and industry growth. 

Regional Rural Land Use Strategy

The key objective of this rural strategy is to secure and promote the future of agriculture across the region through council planning schemes. The strategy covers the three municipalities of Campaspe, Greater Shepparton and Moira.

Events Strategy

Aims to ensure that council considers its involvement in funding events, events compliance, supporting events and encouraging event growth and the attraction of new events.

Community assets

Asset Management Strategy

Establishes the framework that determines the nature and direction of Asset Management and associated financial planning – its objective is to describe how council will meet its commitment to asset.

Places of Assembly

This plan seeks to inform council’s position on the future asset management and service delivery of community facilities across the Shire of Campaspe.

Tactical Approach to Toilets

This strategy seeks to provide a financially sustainable network of well-located public toilets that provide all users with a convenient, safe and positive experience.

Natural environment

Campaspe Roadside Conservation Strategy

This strategy aims to:

  • Enhance community awareness and knowledge of roadside issues, 
  • Control and reduce the spread, and where possible, eradicate priority pest plants and animals,
  • Maintain and enhance biodiversity, on both public and private land, encouraging revegetation on adjoining land to compliment roadside values,
  • Protect and enhance the environmental, amenity and cultural values of roadsides.

Environment Strategy

Focuses on two aspects of environmental management – council’s legislated responsibilities and discretionary responses.

Waste Management Strategy

This strategy describes and measurable actions to be undertaken by council over the next five years to guide the development and improvement of current waste management practices.

Food Safety Management Strategy

Summarises the duties and powers of council and its authorised officers in the enforcement of the key elements of the Food Act and outlines council’s current compliance with the Food Act.

Open spaces & recreation

Campaspe Walking & Cycling Strategy

This aim of this strategy is to identify a direction and opportunities for council for the future provision of walking and cycling paths and trails in the Shire of Campaspe after consideration of local and regional issues.

Campaspe Playground Strategy

Provides a strategic direction for the provision of playgrounds within the Shire of Campaspe over 10 years. The strategy was updated in 2012.

Wayfinding Strategy & Style Guide

The objective of this strategy is to provide a coherent approach to wayfinding in the Shire of Campaspe. The focus of the style guide and manual is on Echuca, with reference to signage placement in Kyabram and Rochester.

Campaspe Open Space Strategy

Provides direction and key actions focussed on improving, managing and acquiring public open space over the next ten years.

Loddon Mallee Regional Football (Soccer) Development Plan

Plan - Part A, Part B, Summary report

The plan is a joint plan with 10 local governments, Regional Development Victoria and Football Federation Victoria. The plan identifies key strategic priorities that will have the most significant influence on the future planning, development and implementation of soccer across the region.

Loddon Mallee Regional Significant Trails Strategy

Provides a framework to guide the development of regional cycling, walking, mountain biking, horse riding and canoeing / kayaking trails throughout the Loddon Mallee region.

Port Precinct

Port Precinct Background Report

Port Precinct Vision and Strategic Direction

Provides an outline of the vision and strategic direction for the Echuca Port Precinct.

Housing, commercial & industrial

Campaspe Town Entrances Strategy

Seeks to guide development and improve the visual appearance of the major entrances to Echuca and Kyabram.

Echuca South East Industrial & Commercial Growth Corridor Land Strategy

Provides a vision for the future development of the Echuca South East for the next 20-30 years.

Parking Strategy for Echuca CBD & Historic Port Precincts

Prepared to encourage commercial and tourism development through the more efficient use of existing parking and the orderly provision of new car parking facilities to meet current and future demands.

Campaspe Settlement Strategy

Seeks to identify future opportunities for growth for urban settlements across the Shire of Campaspe.  

Echuca Housing Strategy

Intended to guide the future direction for housing supply in Echuca.

Echuca Low Density Residential & Rural Living Land Review

Seeks to identify future opportunities for the extension of the Low Density Residential and Rural Living Zones surrounding Echuca. 

Echuca Commercial Strategy

A comprehensive plan to guide the ongoing development of retail and commercial centres in Echuca.


Northern Victoria Regional Transport Strategy

This strategy forms part of the Hume Strategy for Sustainable Communities Project and aims to provide comprehensive transport planning for the defined region.

Road Management Plan

Sets the standards for the maintenance and upgrading of public roads and road-assets, like footpaths and drains, in the municipality. 

Loddon Campaspe Integrated Transport Strategy

This strategy is owned by the Loddon Campaspe Councils, comprising the municipalities of Bendigo, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander. The strategy provides a framework for ensuring that the transport network remains fit for current purpose and adaptable for future needs.