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What is happening in Stanley?

All kinds of activities have been occurring in Stanley with the Community Strengthening Project taking place as well as bushfire recovery activities.

Consultations for the Community Strengthening Project began in Stanley in October 2009 where Stanley residents were able to discuss some of their ideas they had for the future in their community.

A community meeting was held on Monday 10 May 2010 and Stanley residents had the opportunity to prioritise the ideas that were raised during consultations. The Stanley Community Plan was compiled based on these priorities.

Stanley Community Plan.pdf

Current projects

Stanley has received Victorian Bushfire Relief funding for community projects including a community newsletter, a community noticeboard, community events and most recently an emergency trailer.

Project groups have formed around each of these projects, which are currently being actioned in Stanley. The Stanley newsletter the Nine Mile News has been a roaring success.

Funding has also been received for a Stanley Community noticeboard. This project is getting closer to completion.

The community was also lucky enough to secure funding for an emergency trailer. This trailer consists of a power generator, spotlights and a barbecue and is expected will be used for a variety of activities in the Stanley community.


This Community Plan is due for review. A discussion took place on Sunday 25 November 2012 at the Stanley Memorial Hall regarding an appropriate review method. At this meeting plans were made to stage the review process to allow for further information to be received regarding a review of zoning for Stanley. A summary of this meeting can be found here

In early 2013, Stanley residents gathered to make a submission for a Regional Arts Small Towns Transitions Grant. Whilst ultimately not successful, the many ideas gathered during this process have been included for the next stage of this Community Plan Review. For further details on this Plan, please contact Chris Westwood via email or local call 1300 365 003.

Last updated: 30 July 2014