Help us plan the shire's future

Help us plan the shire's future

Released: 6 March 2017

What are your aims and aspirations for the shire over the next four years?

Council is inviting residents to have input into the development of the Council Plan 2017-2021, incorporating the Health and Wellbeing Plan. The plan will set out how we, as a community, would like to invest in our services and facilities.

Have your say

Join the discussion online

An online discussion forum to further explore the feedback is now available.

On the online forum, the community members are able to give a 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' on ideas raised so far, add comments and, if they wish, add their own ideas.

The online forum will close at 5pm Friday 31 March, and all feedback received through this and other channels will be used to form a draft Council Plan.

Visit a listening post

Councillors are holding listening posts on the Council Plan throughout March at the following locations:

  • Woodend Farmers Market, Saturday 4 March, 9am-10.30am
  • Outside Baringo Cafe, New Gisborne, Sunday 5 March, 10am-11.30am
  • Kyneton Farmers Market, Saturday 11 March, 9am-10.30am
  • Gisborne food court, Saturday 11 March, 10.30am-11.30am  
  • Gisborne, outside the former toy shop (next to Foodworks), Saturday 11 March, 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Riddells Creek Farmers Market, Saturday 18 March, 9am-10.30am 
  • Woodend Community Market, Sunday 19 March 9am-10.30am 
  • Lancefield Farmers Market, Saturday 25 March, 9am-10.30am 
  • Outside Macedon IGA, Sunday 26 March, 10am-11.30am 
  • Outside Romsey IGA, Saturday 1 April, 10am-11am.

Survey and submissions

This first phase of consultation was seeking to understand the community’s aspirations and vision for the Macedon Ranges over the next four year via an online survey, which closed on Sunday 12 February 2017.

The second phase was an interactive community workshop, which was held at Kyneton Town Hall on Tuesday 28 February.

Ideas from the online survey were discussed at the workshop and the major themes and ideas which emerged formed the basis of the current online discussion forum.

Written submissions on the Council Plan are being accepted and can be dropped into a customer service centre, mailed to PO Box 151, Kyneton 3444 or sent via email:

The next steps

After the online forum closes, staff will analyse all the feedback received and ensure Council is fully informed about the outcomes and the data collection process.

After the draft Council Plan is produced, it will be presented to the April  Council Meeting and, subject to Council’s approval, it will go on public exhibition for 28 days.

Written submissions will be invited and people will be able to address Council before the Council Plan in finally adopted at the June Council Meeting 

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