Flying into the park

Athol Guy and students test out the new flying fox at Ash Wednesday Park.

The Macedon community celebrated the exciting launch of a flying fox at Ash Wednesday Park on Friday.

Macedon Ranges deputy mayor Rob Guthrie and guest speaker Athol Guy AO, of The Seekers fame, welcomed the new playground addition with students from Macedon Primary School and Mount Macedon Primary School.

The flying fox was possible with funding from the Gisborne and District Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank via a successful grant application by Mount Macedon and Macedon Business and Tourism Association. MMMBATA and bank representatives also joined the celebrations on Friday.

The playground upgrade is part of a broader Ash Wednesday Park Masterplan developed in partnership with Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the community.