Hundreds impacted by storms

Hundreds of Macedon Ranges residents have experienced flood and storm impacts since Christmas Eve and Macedon Ranges Shire Council has been working to prioritise and address concerns. 

The council is seeking first-hand feedback from residents impacted by the recent storm/flood events, to help provide and tailor additional support where needed. 

To gather more information and provide further support, council officers are travelling to towns across the shire with a roving Recovery Operations Centre and assisting impacted residents to register for support and provide feedback. 

Some ROC drop-in sessions have already taken place in Kyneton, Lancefield and Romsey. Further sessions are planned for the following locations: 

Lancefield Neighbourhood House, January 24, 2-4pm 

Darraweit Guim Memorial Hall, January 31, 10am-12pm 

Romsey Hub, January 31, 2-4pm, and 

Council’s Kyneton Administration Centre, February 2, 10am-12pm. 

Residents can also provide feedback online by filling out a public registration form through the council’s website. 

Council’s director of community, Maria Weiss, said the council was eager to adopt lessons from previous flood events and support impacted residents where appropriate. 

“We know we were more fortunate than some of our neighbouring councils in terms of extensive flood/storm impacts, but we’ve been here before and we want to be proactive in gathering information and supporting our community,” she said.