We are preparing for our next round of engagement!

The first round of engagement closed on 30th April. Thank you to everyone who participated. Follow the page to stay in the loop.

A consistent message we hear from the Lilydale community is that the town needs a community focal point, or a heart, where people can meet and gather. In its current form Lilydale is very spread out and needs change to bring things together. To help plan for this, Council is developing a Design Framework that will guide the delivery of community spaces, facilities and infrastructure in Lilydale. This new precinct is referred to as the Community Heart in Lilydale (CHIL Precinct).

A Design Framework for the CHIL Precinct will explore how the different activities can be planned to fit together. It will provide a long-term vision and guidance for setting priorities that inform design options for future developments. The project builds on the Lilydale Place Plan 2018, the Lilydale Structure Plan 2022, and is supported by feedback from the community, local businesses, and draws on technical research and advice.

To kick off the project we are asking you to share your ideas on what values lie at the heart of a great community. This will set the foundation of the design framework.

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Community Values Workshops

We are looking for a wide range of community representatives to participate in a series of workshops throughout April.

To assist in the development of the CHIL Precinct Design Framework, we would like to develop a meaningful set of community values. These will then be used to help guide a design approach for the look and feel of Lilydale into the future.

These workshops will identify and shape these values, which will then be prioritised with input from the broader community.


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Initial engagement

    Developing and prioritising values

    Stage One: Opened 21Mar23 - Closed 30Apr23

    Stage Two: Opening soon

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Review feedback and develop draft PDF

    May-Aug 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Engagement on draft PDF

    Aug-Sep 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Review feedback and update final PDF

    Sep-Dec 2023

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Council approval (adoption) of PDF

    Feb-Jun 2024

Contact Us

If you have any questions please contact us on:

Name CHIL Team - Geoff Deacon
Phone 1300 368 333
Email designandplace@yarraranges.vic.gov.au
In writing

CHIL Project

Design and Place Team

PO Box 105, Lilydale Vic 3140