Sebastopol president Darren Hammill says a return to finals in the Ballarat Football League this season is just a starting point for the Burra.
He said Sebastopol's rebuild was not only about success this year.
Hammill said all the hard work to make the Burra a force was just the foundation. "This is all about driving success for the long-term," he said.
When Sebastopol last played finals in 2000 and reached a grand final, it was a one off - a pathway it does not want to revisit.
Hammill highlighted that while the senior side was spearheading the Burra's resurgence, everyone was working to breath new life into all areas of the club.
He said a great deal of planning for next season had already taken place to ensure the momentum continued.
Hammill said on the playing front the core of the senior list had committed to 2020.
He said recruiting would focus on topping up the list - an approach assisted by the fact that over the past few years Sebastopol had become a destination club.
"Hopefully we can unearth some hidden gems."
Sebastopol is just win away from a grand final berth.
The Burra faces Melton in the preliminary final at the City Oval on Saturday, with reigning premier East Point waiting to meet the winner in the grand final.
Sebastopol has met Melton twice this season for two victories, including a one-point thriller at Marty Busch Reserve.