Visitor Info
  • Spring into gardening with Vasili

    Spring into gardening with Vasili

    Join Vasili from Channel 31’s Vasili’s Garden to Kitchen to hear the best ideas for getting the garden ready for spring.

  • Everyone can do their bit

    Everyone can do their bit

    Council plans to reduce waste and increase recycling in the shire, but it will require a whole-of-community effort.

  • Your thoughts on fire

    Your thoughts on fire

    Were you affected by the January and February fires? We want to hear your thoughts on what was done well and what could be improved.

Shire News

Amended timetable at Woodend Kindergarten

Posted on Thu 21 August

Kindergarten sessions in Woodend will continue to be affected next week due to a burst water pipe that has caused damage to the Banksia room.

Have your say on arts and cultural events to win

Posted on Wed 20 August

Residents are being asked to nominate the types of events they would like to see programmed in Council’s annual arts and culture program.

Conversations about fire: workshops

Posted on Thu 14 August

How the community deals with fire—before, during and after an emergency—will be the focus of a series of workshops being held later this month to assist with future fire management planning.

Spring into Gardening with Vasili

Posted on Tue 12 August

Vasili from Channel 31’s Vasili’s Garden to Kitchen is coming to New Gisborne for a free sustainable gardening workshop sponsored by Council and Western Water.

Events & Activities

Freemasonry Unlocked at the Kyneton Museum

Date: Sat 23 August | 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.

Aboriginal Landscapes seminar

Date: Sun 24 August | 2:00PM- 8:00PM

Venue: Baynton Hall, 51 Darlington Rd, Baynton

Join us for an afternoon and evening of workshops, film and a illustrated talk about how Aboriginal people lived in this landscape.

Youth Awards

Date: Tue 26 August | 7:00PM- 8:30PM

Venue: Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison St, Kyneton

Come and celebrate the amazing achievements of young people in our shire at the presentation of the 2014 Youth Awards.

Conversations about fire—community workshop

Date: Wed 27 August | 7:00PM- 9:00PM

Venue: Malmsbury Town Hall, Mollison Street, Malmsbury

A community event for people to share their experiences and thoughts about what worked well and what didn't work well during the February fires.

Emergency Notices

Conversations about fire: workshops

Posted on Thu 14 August

How the community deals with fire—before, during and after an emergency—will be the focus of a series of workshops being held later this month to assist with future fire management planning.

Your thoughts on fire

Posted on Tue 12 August

Join Council and emergency services at one of our community workshops where we want to hear your thoughts on things that worked well during and after the 2014 fires, and potential areas for improvement.

Burnt fencing collection completed

Posted on Wed 6 August

The burnt wire and post collection from fire affected properties has now finished. Residents with further burnt debris can take it to a Council transfer station free of charge.

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.

Have Your Say

Draft Community Access and Inclusion Plan 2014-18

Posted on Fri 22 August

Have your say on the draft plan that sets out a four year action plan to support the full participation of people living with a disability in the shire.

Have your say on arts and cultural events to win

Posted on Wed 20 August

Residents are being asked to nominate the types of events they would like to see programmed in Council’s annual arts and culture program.

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.