Be Part of Shaping Murrindindi’s Future

Published in The Standard and The Triangle newspapers 3 May 2023

An exciting, community-led project, Shaping Murrindindi’s Future, is set to launch very soon, with two upcoming events planned for May, where community members will have the opportunity to learn more and get involved.

Project Manager, Allisha Milestone, is heading up the project, which will assist communities who are directly affected by the transition away from native timber harvesting, particularly the areas of Marysville, Buxton, Taggerty and Alexandra, to identify and develop opportunities for economic diversification.

Allisha grew up in rural communities and proudly calls Murrindindi Shire home. Allisha is experienced in working closely with local communities, bringing vision and life to valuable community projects.

The project will empower the community to identify and develop regional strengths, assets and opportunities for innovation and will see engagement and collaboration with community, business, local industries, the education sector and government.

Two workshops will be held where community can learn more about the project and hear from Paul Ryan, Director of the Resilience Centre, as he explains the three horizons approach to exploring pathways towards positive futures. Come along to either of the following workshops. Registration is required for catering purposes. Dinner and drinks will be provided at both events.

  • Friday 19 May 2023 at Marysville Golf Club at 6.00 pm
  • Saturday 20 May 2023 at Bonfire Station, Taggerty at 3.30 pm

This project is made possible through funding from the State Government’s Victorian Forestry Plan and is supported by Murrindindi Shire Council, the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action and RMIT University.

To learn more, or to register for a workshop, please click here or contact Allisha Milestone on 0458 758 379 or by emailing

Quotes attributable to Allisha Milestone, Project Manager Shaping Murrindindi’s Future.

“This community-led project will support the future economic growth of the area. My role as Project Manager will be to provide independent and impartial facilitation so that the community’s expertise and voices can be heard.”

“The project will be delivered over the two years, in collaboration with the community and project stakeholders. It will identify key areas for investment to provide job opportunities that help locals live, work and play in this beautiful part of the world.”

“If you are interested in learning more about the project, I encourage you to attend one of the workshops this later this month or get in touch with me directly.”

Shaping Murrindindi’s Future project is proudly supported by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, RMIT University and Murrindindi Shire Council.