Dookie and District Community Plan

Dookie is a unique and vibrant with a progressive community working towards a sustainable social, environmental and economic future for all.

The population of Dookie is approximately 517 and is situated in a valley between Mt Major and Mt Saddleback 29km from Shepparton.  Dookie has distinctive natural features, a mix of community activities for all ages, progressive agricultural production and a viable educations campus.

The Dookie & District second Community Plan and was endorsed by Council in April 2012.

Some of Dookie & District’s achievements include:

  • Consultation for the Sugar Gum Tree Sculpture project
  • Stage 1 Rail Trail
  • Providing events to attract visitors to the area via Dookie Arts projects

Dookie & District’s priorities:

  • Mt Major Walking Track
  • Next stages of the Rail Trail – Stage 2
  • Youth Recreation Spaces – SPOT
  • Advocate for waste water treatment
  • Advocate for Aged persons housing in Dookie
  • Investigate requirements for overnight caravan stays

The Dookie & District Community Planning Steering Committee would love to hear from any community members happy to be involved in the Dookie & District Community Plan.

As per our most recent AGM (April 2023), the executive is now:

  • Chairperson: Leigh Kildey
  • Co-Vice Chairpersons: Gaye Sutherland and Joy Sims
  • Treasurer: Patricia Hemmingway
  • Secretary: Janet Batten
  • Mobile: 0428 100 314

For further information:

  • Janet Batten (Dookie community contact)
    Phone: 0412 407 601
  • Greater Shepparton Community Plan Liaison (Dookie)
    Phone: 03 5832 9506