Visitor Info
  • New centre for Gisborne families

    New centre for Gisborne families

    An Early Learning Centre will be developed close to the town centre of Gisborne after Council voted in support of the location at Robertson St.

  • Silent auction for emergency services

    Silent auction for emergency services

    Water pumps, hoses and washers are being auctioned to raise funds for volunteer organisations involved in fire response and recovery efforts earlier this year.

  • Friendship with Turiscai

    Friendship with Turiscai

    Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Macedon Ranges Friends of East Timor have signed a Friendship Agreement with the Sub-District of Turiscai in East Timor.

  • BlazeAid closes after fencing effort

    BlazeAid closes after fencing effort

    The Clarkefield BlazeAid camp pulled up stumps on Friday 25 July after five months of helping landowners clear and replace 100km of fire damaged fencing.

  • Call for wellbeing representatives

    Call for wellbeing representatives

    Council is calling for members of the community to join a new advisory committee tasked with promoting positive health and wellbeing outcomes in the shire.

Shire News

Notice of Special Council Meeting

Posted on Fri 25 July

A Special Council Meeting has been called for Wednesday 30 July to consider Notice of Rescission 3/2014-15 from Cr Piper that Council’s decision in relation to Notice of Motion 2/2014-15 (regarding Planning Scheme C90 in Gisborne) be rescinded.

Early Learning Centre planned for Gisborne

Posted on Thu 24 July

An early learning centre will be developed close to Gisborne’s town centre, after Council voted in support of a site in Robertson Street at its ordinary meeting on Wednesday 23 July.

Council adopts Heritage Strategy 2014-2018

Posted on Tue 22 July

Council adopted the Macedon Ranges Heritage Strategy with minor changes at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 June.

Region hosts Visitor Information Centre Summit

Posted on Tue 22 July

Visitor information staff from across Victoria will gather in the Macedon Ranges and Daylesford as part of a three-day conference next week, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC).

Events & Activities

2014 Sustainable Gardening Workshops

Date: Sat 26 July | 10:00AM- 12:00PM

Venue: Riddells Creek

Macedon Ranges Shire Council in collaboration with Western Water is offering four free sustainable gardening workshops throughout 2014 to local residents.

Freemasonry Unlocked at the Kyneton Museum

Date: Sat 26 July | 11:00AM- 4:00PM

Venue: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Freemasonry Unlocked is an exhibition at the Kyneton Musuem that explores the rich history of Freemasonry, drawing on object from the Kyneton Museum collection and lodges within the Macedon Ranges Shire.

Ernie Sigley and Friends

Date: Fri 1 August | 11:30AM- 12:30PM

Venue: Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

The third show in our 2014 Morning Musical series at the Kyneton Town Hall. Ernie Sigley is the consummate performer, presenting all his hit songs and hilarious stories that make his one of Australia's most popular personalities.

Immunisation sessions in Gisborne for 2014

Date: Thu 7 August | 9:15AM- 10:30AM

Venue: Gisborne Administration & Service Centre, 40 Robertson Street, Gisborne

Days and times for immunisations sessions in Gisborne.

Emergency Notices

Funding partnership for disaster resilience

Posted on Tue 22 July

New funding will allow five shire councils across central Victoria to develop a regional approach to helping communities recover from natural disasters.

BlazeAid camp closes after 100km fencing effort

Posted on Tue 22 July

The Clarkefield BlazeAid camp pulled up stumps and rolled out of town on Friday 25 July after five months of helping 110 landowners clear and replace fire damaged fencing.

Silent auction to fundraise for local emergency services

Posted on Tue 8 July

High quality water pumps, hoses and washers are being auctioned to raise much needed funds for volunteer organisations involved in fire response and recovery efforts earlier this year.

Road to recovery

Posted on Fri 4 July

It’s been five months since the devastating February fires, and while the paddocks and roadsides are
looking greener, it will take many more months for landholders and our environment to fully recover.

Have Your Say

Macedon and Mount Macedon Village Centre Studies

Posted on Tue 15 July

Have your say on two studies which set a vision for the future commercial core of these towns, including how they should look and feel and what services and facilities are needed.

Draft Weed and Pest Animal Strategy

Posted on Mon 14 July

Have your say on how Council manages invasive species of weeds and pests throughout the shire.

Draft planning statement released for community comment

Posted on Tue 8 July

Community comment is invited on a draft planning statement which will recognise the Macedon Ranges as an area of special significance in state-level planning policy.