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Think green and recycle your Christmas tree

Posted on Thu 18 December

Recycle your pine Christmas trees at the end of the festive season and turn them into mulch by disposing of them for free at your local transfer station.

Keeping our cyclists safe

Posted on Thu 18 December

Drivers are the focus of the Pass with Care Cycle Safety Campaign this summer, which encourages drivers to be patient and courteous when overtaking cyclists.

Pastoria East and Baynton grass fires

Posted on Wed 17 December

Council is asking motorists to avoid travelling in the Pastoria and Baynton areas while crews inspect properties and roadsides following grass fires overnight on Tuesday which burnt more than 800 hectares.

Stay healthy and active this Christmas

Posted on Mon 15 December

Here's 6 tips to help you stay healthy and active over the festive season.

Events & Activities

Domestic Ties exhibition

Date: Fri 19 December | 11:00AM- 4:00PM

Venue: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Domestic Ties is an exhibition at the Kyneton Musuem that explores the rich history of the humble apron. From fancy and frilly to practical and plain, discover aprons from the Kyneton Museum Collection and private lenders.

Domestic Ties at the Kyneton Museum

Date: Fri 19 December | 11:00AM- 4:00PM

Venue: 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

From fancy and frilly to plain and practical, discover a range of aprons worn by grandmothers, blacksmiths, cobblers, carpenters, chefs and butchers at the Domestic Ties exhibition.

Community Christmas lunch at Kyneton Town Hall

Date: Thu 25 December | 11:30AM- 2:00PM

Venue: Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

Council will join with Cobaw Community Health to host the seventh annual free Christmas Day lunch at the Kyneton Town Hall.

New Years Day Races

Date: Thu 1 January | 11:00AM

Venue: Hanging Rock Reserve, 139 South Rock Road, Newham

Relax and recoup at the Rock after your New Years Eve celebrations.

Emergency Notices

Pastoria East and Baynton grass fires

Posted on Wed 17 December

Council is asking motorists to avoid travelling in the Pastoria and Baynton areas while crews inspect properties and roadsides following grass fires overnight on Tuesday which burnt more than 800 hectares.

Roadside slashing in progress

Posted on Tue 25 November

Nearly two-thirds of the shire's roadsides are being slashed as Council prepares for the imminent fire season.

Are your horses part of your bushfire plan?

Posted on Tue 11 November

Council and the Country Fire Authority have joined forces to help district horse owners prepare for emergency situations such as bushfires. The special information evening for horse owners will be held on Tuesday 25 November at the Woodend Golf Club from 7pm–8.30pm.

Be prepared for the fire season

Posted on Tue 11 November

Council is urging residents to ensure they, their families and their properties are fire ready this summer. Prepare your properties now and avoid possible fines and a fire prevention notice.

Have Your Say

Amendment C96 - Combined Amendment and Permit Application

Posted on Tue 9 December

This is a combined planning scheme amendment and planning permit application to enable the sale of part of the reserve at 18 Bowkett Close, Romsey.

What makes an ‘age-friendly’ Macedon Ranges?

Posted on Wed 3 December

Council is seeking community feedback on a draft plan that sets out ways the region can be more inclusive of people as they age.