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'Patronising and abstract'

Macedon Ranges locals are calling for clearer messaging from the federal government’s education campaign aimed to teach consent to school students. The government last week...

Council staff critical

The wounds of last year's organisational restructure of Macedon Ranges Shire Council continued to be felt by employees months later, a staff survey conducted...

Mary-Anne Thomas joins Cabinet

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas was yesterday sworn in as a Victorian Cabinet minister. The local MP has been handed the portfolios of regional development and...

SITE SALE STALEMATE: Value of Hanging Rock’s East Paddock in dispute

Question hangs over the true value of Hanging Rock's East Paddock as Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the state government draw lines in the...

SOCIAL HOUSING ROLLOUT

Macedon Ranges Shire has been identified as one of 21 priority areas across Victoria in a plan to increase the state's social housing supply. The...

ELECTION ON A KNIFE-EDGE

The local government election rested on a knife-edge in two of Macedon Ranges' three wards, with first preference numbers too close to call and...

Scrutinised and surveyed

The 2020 Macedon Ranges local government election has attracted a high level of attention from a range of interested stakeholders. Candidates have been scrutinised, surveyed...

Gisborne planning an election focal point

Proper planning for Gisborne's future has emerged as one of the biggest election issues for Macedon Ranges' south as ratepayers look to the polls. Attesting...

Council candidates revealed

Mount Alexander will see uncontested elections for two wards in October's local government elections while Macedon Ranges has a strong field of prospective councillors...

Fund our future

Wielding yellow blooms and dancing to the tune of '70s disco hit Born To Be Alive, local students were hard to ignore as they...

FUTURE GISBORNE? Call to reshape 30-year plan

Gisborne ratepayer Dean Markham is leading a fight against a 30-year plan for his town that he fears foreshadows a 'Sunbury future'. He is challenging...

STAFF SPEAK OUT – Council employees detail impact of restructure

Former staff members of Macedon Ranges Shire Council have spoken out about what they describe as a disregard for employee mental health and wellbeing...

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NEW FREEDOMS WITH FIRST DOSE TARGET REACHED TOMORROW

Thanks to the incredible efforts of the community, Victoria will hit its 70 per cent first dose vaccination target tomorrow – becoming...