Strategies and plans

View a list of strategies and plans that guide our decision-making process.

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The Ash Wednesday Park Master Plan provides guidance for future development of the park and the public open space towards Jubilee Hall.

The master plan considers the preservation of the natural environmental attributes, capturing and showcasing the history of the park which encompasses Indigenous heritage/culture, Ash Wednesday fires, and the connectivity between points of interest (train station, public toilets, Jubilee Hall, primary school, Macedon township and Mount Players Theatre), and the park.

The plan was adopted by Council on 1 May 2020. 

An Environmental Management Plan that has been prepared for the reserve. The main focus of the EMP is on identifying its ecological values, understanding its history and the impacts that has had, documenting the restorative work undertaken and providing recommendations to enhance the ecological values of the reserve.

On 13 December 2023, Council adopted the first Climate Emergency Plan(PDF, 6MB) to guide shire-wide action on climate change.

The plan was developed as a collaborative effort involving people from across the community and Council, through a series of workshops. A steering group involving representatives from across Council departments and key community sectors guided the development of the plan and supported the workshops.

The Climate Emergency Plan draws together, and builds upon work done in recent years to address climate change:

A total of 56 actions under six themes are listed in the plan:

  • Nurturing nature
  • Climate Ready Communities
  • Post Fossil Fuels
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Waste and the Circular Economy
  • Response and Recovery

A key principle of the plan is partnership and collaboration, enabling everyone in the community to work with others in whatever way they can to help both mitigate and adopt to the impacts of climate change.

To find out more about the plan, and how you may be able to be involved in its implementation, call Council’s Sustainability Officer on (03) 5422 0333 or

The Council Plan is our strategic direction for the future of the Macedon Ranges Shire. It outlines our key priorities for the next four years, covering the term of the current elected Council, and supports the achievement of the Community Vision through planned objectives and strategies.

Strategic objectives

  • Connecting communities: Council will continue to maintain all the roads, paths, buildings and open spaces in our built environment in a financially, environmentally and socially sustainable way.
  • Healthy environment, healthy people: to promote a healthy environment, healthy people, Council aims to support mental health, prevent violence against women, and improve heathy lifestyles, social connection and inclusion, community safety, and arts and culture.
  • Business and tourism: Council will provide an economic environment that promotes business diversity, tourism, housing, transport, information technology and communications, and employment opportunities.
  • Deliver strong and reliable government: Council will provide good governance, with a clear vision and culture, transparency, respect, consistency, accountability and responsiveness.
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