Due to the Hanging Rock precinct flooding, the reserve closed at midday to ensure visitor safety.The weather looks clearer over the weekend, and we anticipate the reserve will be open as usual. However, we will communicate any changes to opening hours on the weekend via the website and Facebook.
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Some online services such as online payments, permits and reporting an issue will be unavailable on 8 October between 8am and 12noon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme is a statutory document which sets out planning controls for land in the Macedon Ranges Shire. It guides the use, development and protection of land in our region.
Councils are required to regularly review their Planning Schemes to ensure they are up-to-date and provide clear and relevant guidance.
The Industrial Design Guidelines (Amendment C71) must be considered when developing industrial or commercial land.
Council prepared a combined planning scheme amendment and planning permit application under Section 96A of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
The structure plan articulates the vision and strategic framework for how the town will accommodate projected population growth through to the year 2036.
The amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted on 15 June 2017.
The structure plan articulates the vision and strategic framework for accommodating growth of Riddells Creek through to 2036.
The amendment was approved by the Minister for Planning and gazetted on 21 December 2017.
At its meeting to consider submissions on 22 March 2017, Council resolved to abandon the amendment.
The amendment was approved and gazetted by the Minister for Planning on 16 January 2020.
The amendment corrects errors and anomalies and makes minor changes to mapping and ordinance of the Planning Scheme.
Amendment C127 implements the adopted heritage study by placing the Heritage Overlay on 32 places.
Amendment C138 was approved and gazetted on 23 July 2020.
This amendment was gazetted on 11 June 2020 and expired on 11 December 2021.
The amendment was gazetted on 1 October 2020.
Council initiated an amendment in 2021 to introduce a new Heritage Overlay to protect the Bunjil Creek bridge and bluestone channel.
ESO4 aims to protect the Eppalock Special Water Supply Catchment from inappropriate development and the proposed changes will not seek to alter the land affected by the ESO4 as it is considered necessary in maintaining the health of the catchment.