your say – a new vision for Hanging Rock precinct
Residents and visitors to the Macedon Ranges are invited to comment
on the Vision Paper for the Hanging Rock precinct.
Paper is the first step in preparation of a new master plan for Hanging Rock
Reserve and the East Paddock. The Victorian Government and Macedon Ranges Shire
Council are working together on the master plan process.
The new master
plan will aim to retain Hanging Rock precinct's international reputation as a
popular local and tourist destination that has strong social, cultural and
The Vision Paper was describes what is valued about Hanging
Rock precinct, as well as some issues and challenges, looking to opportunities
for the future.
Have your say here.
Protecting the Hanging Rock precinct
DELWP and Macedon Ranges Shire Council are working in
partnership to safeguard Hanging Rock Precinct
as a popular local and tourist destination and maintain its strong social, cultural
and environmental values.
The landmark is
famous for its rare volcanic formation situated between Woodend and Mount
Macedon in the Shire of Macedon Ranges.
project phase involved a comprehensive review by DELWP in June 2015 including extensive
two of the project involves DELWP overseeing the development of a masterplan
for the precinct, with Macedon Ranges Shire Council responsible for community
and stakeholder consultation and delivery of the plan.
Council is also
implementing the recommendations of the review to replace the former Hanging
Rock Development Advisory Committee with an expert skills-based strategic
Find out more here.
report found that integrated management of both the reserve and East Paddock is
important to the long-term sustainability of the precinct.
The report identified
key areas for improvement, particularly relating to governance, engagement with
the community and clear strategic directions to identify the future investment
needs for the precinct.
A key outcome
of the review was that Macedon Ranges Shire Council retain management
responsibility with a number of changes to ensure:
- Effective and sustainable management into the future while strengthening relationships with the community and all users of the precinct.
- Values, such as environmental and cultural, are protected as well as greater transparency and engagement with the community.
- Expressions of Interest for the new Hanging Rock Strategic Advisory Committee.
- Joint development between DELWP and Council of a new masterplan for the precinct (including East Paddock) in consultation with Traditional Owners and key stakeholders.