Hanging Rock Strategic Plan

Council and the Victorian Government are working on a new strategic plan for Hanging Rock in order to ensure a thriving and resilient Hanging Rock precinct for the long term.


Following community consultation on a vision paper for the site, a Draft Hanging Rock Master Plan Options Paper was developed and went on public exhibition in September/October 2017.

The draft options paper explored a range of options for the arrangement of and improvements to Hanging Rock, our world-renowned landmark with strong social, cultural and environmental values.

Feedback from the options paper was fundamental in informing the development of a draft master plan.

Following on from the master plan work undertaken in 2017 and early 2018, a strategic plan was developed that aims to further strengthen the long term strategic direction and recognise the significance of Hanging Rock and the precinct. 

50 year strategic plan endorsed

On 29 August 2018, Council resolved to adopt the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan in principle, subject to the Victorian Government agreeing to:

  • work with Council on an implementation plan for the immediate and high priority actions of the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan
  • begin discussions on the future ownership of the Council-owned East Paddock
  • providing $375,000 to support the maintenance of current infrastructure at the Rock.

The plan recognises the state and national significance of the precinct and sets out future objectives. The plan also outlines a greater involvement for Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups in future management arrangements.

To view a copy of the strategic plan, see August 2018 - Ordinary Council Meeting

For more information, contact Michelle Nolte on (03) 5422 0333 or email mnolte@mrsc.vic.gov.au