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                                                              Issue 2/09


                                                              Telephone: 5422 0333
                 Newsletter of Macedon Ranges Shire Council

                                                              P.O. Box 151
                                                              Kyneton 3444
                                                              Website: www.macedon-

 Recognising                                                  ranges.vic.gov.au




   Young
  People in
the Macedon
   Ranges




                                                              Inside....
                                                              •	 Youth	Award	Winners

                                                                 4
                                                              •	 	 3	Local	Infrastructure	
                                                                 Projects

                                                                 C
                                                              •	 	 ommunity	Planning	
                                                                 Update

                                                              •	 Planning	News




                                                              Left: Local youth
                                                              volunteers at the
                                                              Woodend Skate Park.
         Above: Winners of the ‘Dance (Group)’
         category, Krew Balance accepting their
         award.

         Right: Sarah Wilkinson – winner of the
         ‘Music (Individual)’ category.




           Recognising the AchieveMents
           of Young PeoPle in the shiRe
     Winners of the 2009 Youth       ARTS                              BuSiNeSS                          SPoRTS
     Awards, including winners of
     the Youth Arts and Photography • Drama – Individual: Jane         • Individual: Laura Branch,       • Individual: Katherine
     competitions were announced       McKinnon and Neil coulson         Starz dance centre                climas
     on Thursday 2 April as part of    (joint winners)
                                                                       • Individual (Trade Skills):      • Group: Macedon cats “A”
     the annual Youth Awards Night,
                                                                         Jessie Geraghty-Wreford           Netball team
     held at the Town Hall, Kyneton. • Drama – Group: Qriousity
                                       Youth Theatre (Rosalee Neill,
                                                                       • Group: Moondried                • Alternative Award: Rhys
     The awards, held during           daniel Matters, Richard Tole,
                                                                         catering (Macedon Ranges          Archer and Hayden Kinghorn
     National Youth Week (28           Beth daws, Rachel Moore,
                                                                         community Based VcAL)             (joint winners)
     March – 5 April) acknowledge,     Tessa Thorpe, Jascinta
     encourage, reward and promote     Mcdonald, Luke Matricardi,
     the positive achievements of      Jake Matricardi, Krystina       coMMuNiTY                         ART ANd PHoToGRAPHY
     young people in the Shire aged    Neill, Belinda Reeves,          iNVoLVeMeNT                       coMPeTiTioN WiNNeRS
     between 12 and 25 years.          Morgan Taylor, cameron
                                       Laird, Kyle, Harry Vincent,     • Community Initiative            Photography
                                       Mitchel edwards, caitlin          Award: Rosalee Neill
                                                                                                         1st:     Natalie Grantham
                                       Nicole, Margaret Lamb and
                                                                       • Leadership Award:
     AwArd winners                     dillon croft.)
                                                                         Lauren Taylor                   2nd:     Tyler Ridgeway

                                   • Music – Individual: Sarah • Community Safety                        3rd:     Richard Tole
                                     Wilkinson                         Award: cFA volunteers
     AcAdeMic
                                                                       (Tristian Smith, Holly Biggins,
     • Individual: Leah Petts      • Music – Group: Blame              Zane Reeve, chris James,          Arts
                                     Florida (Justin Fox, chris Fox,   Harrison Vermont, Vicki
     • Group: Poll Position (Amber   Luke Huxley and Jonothan          davis, dean Lavars, Nick          1st:     Natalie Grantham
       Humphrey, Luke Londregan,     Trawn)                            Waldhauser)
       Lian Rath, Andrew Bailey,                                                                         rUnners Up:
       Kristie Jones, corey Royal, • Dance – Individual:                                                 Henry o’Sullivan &
       Sam Arrup, Tim Shower, Kane   Billy Gibbings-Johns            eNViRoNMeNT                         Tanya Morham
       Mcintyre, Brodie dawson,
       Gemma Prendegast and        • Dance – Group:                  • Group: Macedon Ranges             HIGHLY COMMENDED:
       Ashley Faithful)              Krew Balance                      community Based VcAL              Sam Fisher


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King of the MountAin
seRies finAl At RoMseY
The final of the 2009 King of   Newman and Luke Mallia.
the Mountain Skate and BMX
competition series was held     For a complete listing of the
at the Romsey Skate Park        competition series winners,
recently.                       log-on to www.macedon-
                                ranges.vic.gov.au (follow the
The competition series (held    links to Youth Services, Skate
every Saturday over four        and BMX competitions).
weeks at Kyneton, Woodend,
Gisborne and Romsey)            The day ended with
attracted competitors from      performances by local bands
across the Shire, who           departure, i Milk Tigers,
impressed the judges with       Broken instinkt, As Long As
a range of flips, footwork      i Fall, Killing independent
manoeuvres and jumps.           George (pictured right/left),
                                iotah and Blame Florida.
The event was hosted by
Tadd Newman and Sam             Proudly sponsored by
McNally, with special guest     Typhoon Skate & Surf and
judges Toby Gujer, Jess         Wheel Speed cycles.
                                                                 Photos courtesy of Chris Fleming, Midland Express


                                                                 Kyneton Press gang
  Light Painting at your                                         Are you interested in writing
                                                                 reviews on films, concerts
                                                                                                  Membership is open to any
                                                                                                  young person aged 12-25
  local Youth Space                                              and shows; writing articles
                                                                 on youth issues and/or
                                                                                                  years who is interested in
                                                                                                  writing, photography and/or
                                                                 opinion pieces?                  cartoons.

  The Youth development unit will                                The Youth development            committee meetings are held
                                                                                                  every third Wednesday from
  be running regular activities at the                           unit is looking for young
                                                                                                  4pm-5pm in the Kyneton
                                                                 writers, artists, photography
  Lancefield, Malmsbury and Kyneton                              enthusiasts and cartoonists to   Youth Space, Hutton Street
  Youth Spaces in the coming months,                             join the Kyneton Press Gang.     (behind the Town Hall,
                                                                                                  Kyneton).
  including music and games nights and                           The Kyneton Press Gang, in
  ‘Light Painting’ events.                                       partnership with the Youth
                                                                                                  To register your interest
                                                                                                  or for further information
                                                                 development unit and the
                                                                                                  contact Merinda Richards,
  For more details log-on to                                     Midland express newspaper,
                                                                                                  Youth development officer
  www.myspace.com/our_space_shire_                               produces a monthly               on 5422 0272 or email
                                                                 page titled ‘our Space’ –
  solutions                                                      produced by young people
                                                                                                  m.richards@macedon-ranges.
                                                                                                  vic.gov.au
                                                                 for young people.



 Music in The Sticks (MiTS)
 Music in The Sticks (MiTS) has a brand new crew and is busy     Upcoming events inclUde:
 organising a range of drug, alcohol and tobacco free music
 events around the Macedon Ranges Shire.                         • The 2009 Push Start Battle of the Bands
                                                                   Regional Heat
 All events, including dates and venue information will be
 available in the coming weeks and can be found at               • Alternative Music Gig
 www.myspace.com/musicinthesticks                                • The Annual Halloween Concert
 To become a MiTS member or for further information contact        (featuring The Rose Line)
 Nick Hall on 5422 0296 or email nicholash@macedon-
 ranges.vic.gov.au                                               PLuS MuCH MOrE!

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     Local Residents                                               2009 Macedon Ranges
                                                                   Relay for Life
     Join council’s                                                A Macedon Ranges Shire          funds raised going towards

     Audit committee                                               council team of staff,
                                                                   councillors and families took
                                                                   part in the 2009 cancer
                                                                                                   cancer research.


                                                                                                   As part of the ongoing
                                                                   council Relay for Life at
                                                                                                   fundraising efforts the team
                                                                   Lancefield Park during the
                                                                                                   sold chocolates, puddings
                                                                   last weekend in February,
                                                                                                   and plants, organised
                                                                   raising over $9,000.
                                                                                                   raffles, barbeques, silent
                                                                                                   auctions, a shopping spree
                                                                   The annual event is made        and a trivia night.
                                                                   up of teams of ten or more
                                                                   who complete a relay-style
                                                                   walk or run around the track
                                                                   inside the Lancefield Park
                                                                   oval. Team members take
                                                                   turns to keep their baton
                                                                   moving at all times during
                                                                   the 19-hour event and all



                                                                   The Macedon ranges Shire Council
                                                                   team would like to thank the following
                                                                   businesses and individuals who generously
                                                                   supported the team’s fundraising efforts:
         Above: Back row (L-R): Phil Delahunty from Richmond
                                                                   • Amcal Pharmacy                • Lyndalla Design
         Sinnott and Delahunty; Cr Joe Morabito; Brian Collins,
                                                                     Kyneton
         independent community representative; Kevin Adams                                         • Market Fresh Kyneton
         from McLean Delmo.                                        • Balcony on Piper
                                                                                                   • Marilyn McLellan
         Front row (L-R): Barrie Sutton, independent community     • Chemart Pharmacy              • Mayor, Councillor
         representative; Fritz Boegel, independent community         Kyneton                         John Letchford
         representative.
                                                                   • Chief Executive               • Mensland Kyneton
         Absent: Mayor, Cr John Letchford                            unit – Macedon
                                                                     Ranges Shire council          • Poletti Consulting
                                                                                                     Services
     Local residents Barrie           The committee consists       • Constantino Rumac
     Sutton, Brian collins and        of five members: being         – Professional                • Pick up Stitches
     Fritz Boegel have been           two councillors and three      Photographer                  • Purple Sage
     appointed to council’s           independent community        • Cookie Crumbs                 • Quick Growth Kyneton
     Audit committee as               representatives.
                                                                   • Councillor Helen Relph        • Recreation Unit -
     independent community
                                                                   • Cultural Services Unit –        Macedon Ranges Shire
     representatives.                 The Audit committee                                            council
                                                                     Macedon Ranges Shire
                                      meets four times per
                                                                     council                       • RSL Kyneton
     The role of the Audit            year and most meetings
                                                                   • Debz Fashion                  • Seasons Boutique
     Advisory committee               are attended by the
     is to advise council             council-appointed internal   • Hanging Rock Café             • Shannon Dickson
     on matters of risk               Auditors, Richmond           • Highbury Park                 • Shoe Connection
     management, internal             Sinnott and delahunty        • Kyneton Florist               • Stephen Hendy
     control, accountability          and the Auditor-General’s
                                                                   • Jetset Kyneton                • The Emporium on Piper
     and financial reporting,         agents, McLean delmo.
     as well as policy and                                         • L’Schoppe                     • Toyworld
     strategy development.                                         • Lauriston Press               • Woodend Depot

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WOrkS THrOuGHOuT THE SHIrE
Macedon Tennis Courts                                             Riddells Creek Skate Park
Works to the value of $134,000 to upgrade Macedon
Tennis courts to provide two new tennis courts and a netball
court are well underway.
The courts are being constructed by Recreational Turf
Surfaces with the Macedon Tennis club undertaking the
base preparation works.

funding foR this PRoject includes:
State Government – Sport and Recreation Victoria     $60,000
Macedon Tennis Club                                  $52,000
Federal Government – Regional and Local
Community Infrastructure Program                     $12,000
Macedon Ranges Shire Council                         $10,000

                                                                  Above: (L-R): Riddells Creek Skate Park Committee
Konagaderra Road Bridge                                           members David Bruce, Rod May and Peta Verinder helped
                                                                  turn the first sod on-site at the Riddells Creek Skate Park
Works are well underway on the construction of the new
                                                                  prior to the commencement of construction (see below).
Konagaderra Road Bridge, clarkefield.
The two-way, two-lane bridge over emu creek will replace          construction of the $121,000 Riddells creek Skate Park is
the current single-lane bridge that is used by an average of      nearing completion.
971 vehicles per day. The new bridge is being constructed
                                                                  Located at the Riddells creek Recreation Reserve, it is being
north of the existing bridge.
                                                                  constructed by a company called concrete Skateparks
                                                                  whose experience includes construction of skate parks in
Kennedy’s Bridge, Sidonia                                         Woodend, Torquay, Warragul, drouin and Brisbane – to
                                                                  name a few.
Kennedy’s Bridge, located on Sidonia Road, was destroyed
                                                                  The project has been made possible following successful
during the recent bushfires.
                                                                  funding applications to state and federal governments,
To enable access for local traffic, council has constructed a     together with funds committed by Macedon Ranges Shire
low-level crossing (see below) adjacent to the original bridge.   council and funds raised by the local community.


                                                                   funding foR the Riddells cReeK sKAte PARK:
                                                                   State Government – Sport and Recreation Victoria   $60,000
                                                                   Macedon Ranges Shire Council                       $35,000
                                                                   Riddells Creek Skate Park Committee                $14,000
                                                                   Federal Government – Regional and Local
                                                                   Community Infrastructure Program                   $12,000




Romsey - Woodend Road
Shoulder widening works have been recently completed on
the Romsey-Woodend Road, west of Romsey. These works
were completed by Macedon Ranges Shire council’s Work
unit and funded by Vic Roads.


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                                   coMMuNiTY iNFRASTRucTuRe PRoGRAM


     funding APPRoved foR 43
     locAl infRAstRuctuRe PRojects
         43 local infrastructure projects in the Macedon           • $23,000 Barkley Square Pavilion Upgrade
         Ranges Shire have been given the go-ahead
                                                                   • $29,000 Bolinda Hall Upgrade
         following the Federal Government’s confirmation
         that council’s application to the Regional and            • $9,000     Buffalo Sports Stadium, Woodend -
         Local community infrastructure Program has been                        disability Access improvements
         approved.                                                 • $10,000 Darraweit Guim Tennis Court Lighting
         Macedon Ranges Shire council chief executive              • $23,000 Dixon Field Sports Pavilion Upgrade (below)
         officer, Peter Johnston has welcomed the
         announcement.

         “This funding means a great deal to local
         communities. Not only will this funding enable
         new construction and improvements to existing
         infrastructure throughout the shire, the projects will
         also help stimulate the local economy and boost
         employment opportunities, “he said.

         Following the inaugural meeting of the Australian
         council for Local Government (AcLG) in canberra
         in November 2008, the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd          • $10,000 Extension to Football Club Social Rooms,
         announced the Regional and Local community                          Kyneton
         infrastructure Program would provide one-off funding      • $55,000 Footpath Upgrades, Gisborne
         to local councils throughout Australia to stimulate
         additional growth and economic activity as part of        • $55,000 Footpath Upgrades, Kyneton
         the Federal Government’s response to the global           • $55,000 Footpath Upgrades, Lancefield
         economic crisis.
                                                                   • $32,000 Footpath Upgrades, Riddells Creek
         Macedon Ranges Shire council was allocated
         $947,000 and required to submit applications to
         access the funds. each project must commence by
         30 May 2009 and be completed by 30 September
         2009.

         The diverse list of projects (provided on this page and
         continued on page 7) were selected from council’s
         capital Works Program, Building Maintenance and
         infrastructure Program and includes upgrades to local
         sporting facilities, refurbishment of community centres
         and halls, footpath upgrades, disability access works,
                                                                   • $55,000 Footpath Upgrades, Romsey
         children’s playgrounds, recycled water irrigation
         schemes and skate parks.                                  • $30,000 Footpath Upgrades, Woodend

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              coMMuNiTY iNFRASTRucTuRe PRoGRAM

• $23,000   Gardiner Reserve – Construction       • $17,000            Recycled Water Supply to
            of a new BMX Track and Netball                             Recreation Reserve, Riddells creek
            court upgrade
                                                  • $13,000            Riddells Creek Community Centre
• $25,000   Gisborne Community Centre                                  Refurbishment
            Library upgrade
                                                  • $69,000            Riddells Creek Scout Hall
• $2,000    Grant Ave Kindergarten, Gisborne -                         Refurbishment
            Landscaping
                                                  • $17,000            Riddells Creek Seniors Centre –
• $3,000    Grant Ave Kindergarten, Gisborne -                         disability Access improvements
            Flooring Replacement
                                                  • $12,000            Riddells Creek Skate Park
• $40,000   Installation of lighting at Kyneton                        construction
            Saleyards
                                                  • $4,000             Romsey Kindergarten - Hot Water
• $9,000    Jubilee Hall, Macedon - Disability                         installation
            Access improvements
                                                  • $23,000            Romsey Park Pavilion Veranda
• $6,000    Lady Brooks Kindergarten, Kyneton                          construction
            - Safety Glass installation
                                                  • $9,000             Romsey Recreation Centre –
• $11,000   Lancefield Museum Air-conditioning                         disability Access improvements

• $54,000   Lancefield Park - New Playground      • $9,000             School Bus Stop, Hesket
            equipment
                                                  • $2,000             Swinburne Ave Kindergarten,
• $22,000   Lauriston Hall Refurbishment                               Gisborne - Storage Shed

• $14,000   Old Kerrie School Refurbishment,      • $11,000            Tylden Hall Refurbishment
            Kerrie
                                                  • $55,000            Woodend Children’s Park
• $11,000   Macedon Kindergarten Upgrade                               construction
• $12,000   Macedon Tennis Courts (below)




• $14,000   Macedon Scout Hall - Window
            Replacement                           Above: Turning of the first sod at the site of the
                                                  proposed Woodend Children’s Park.
• $11,000   Malmsbury Hall – Disability Access
            improvements                          • $22,000            Woodend Community Hub -
                                                                       Acoustics improvements
• $3,000    Macedon Playgroup Shade Sail
                                                  • $15,000            Woodend Walking Track
• $23,000   Netball Court Resurfacing, Bolinda                         construction

                                                                                                            Page 7
         looK, listen And leARn WHAT’S
         At the KYneton MuseuM ON
     An exciting project that allows visitors to   a $15,000 contribution from the Friends         One for Sorrow,
     the Kyneton Museum to enjoy improved          of the Kyneton Museum, included the             Two for Joy
     access and listen and learn about the story   installation of a sensor soundscape system
                                                                                                   When:       Tuesday, 19 May at 8pm
     of the Kyneton Museum was officially          and see-through barriers on selected            Where:      Town Hall, Mollison St, Kyneton
     launched by dr. Patrick Greene, chief         displays.                                       Tickets:    $15 adults, $10 children (under
     executive officer - Museum Victoria, on                                                                   15), $13.50 groups 10+, $40
     Friday 3 April.                               The sensor soundscape system and see-                       Family (2 adults and 2 children)
                                                   through barriers will mean the visitors         An evening with the renowned Tasdance
     The project, made possible following          interpretation of the museum building and       company promises six physical and visually
     a successful funding application for          displays will be improved, combined with        stunning inventive works, based on a child’s
     $5,000 to Museums Australia’s Building        increased access to specific collection items   counting rhyme.
     Better Regional Museums Program and           that have previously been out of view.          one for Sorrow, Two for Joy is a multifaceted
                                                                                                   program providing a unique blend of
                                                                                                   choreography and encapsulating the
                                                                                                   diversity and breadth of what contemporary
                                                                                                   dance can be.




                                                                                                   The Masquerade Arts Ball
                                                                                                   Presented by the cultural
                                                                                                   development unit
     Above: Friends of the Kyneton Museum Max Barton and Doug McIver                               When too much deco is not enough to
     at the Kyneton Museum where new see-through barriers have been                                celebrate the Kyneton Town Hall’s 80th
     installed to allow visitors greater access to the rooms.                                      birthday!




         Community Funding
         - Applications Open
     Applications for the 2009-10 community Application forms and an outline of
     Funding Scheme are now being                the funding guidelines and policy are             When:       Saturday, 13 June at 7.30pm
     accepted.                                   available to download from                        Where:      Town Hall, Mollison St, Kyneton
                                                 www.macedon-ranges.vic.gov.au or                  Tickets:    $25 each. cabaret tickets $500
     The community Funding Scheme                                                                              (per table of 10 – limited tables
                                                 can be collected from council Service                         available)
     provides assistance to locally based        centres in Gisborne, Kyneton, Romsey
     community groups wishing to develop         and Woodend. Alternatively, you can               When the Town Hall first opened in 1929 there
     and provide programs, services or                                                             was a masquerade ball attended by many of
                                                 request a copy be mailed by telephoning           the locals. To mark this occasion there will be
     activities for residents of the Shire. The  5422 0333.                                        another masquerade ball in 2009.
     scheme also aims to assist council facility
     user groups to upgrade and improve          For further information or if you have            So frock up, find or make a mask (prizes will
     their facilities.                           any questions about the scheme, contact           be awarded) bring a plate and enjoy the
                                                 Garry Holmes on 5422 0320, Kate                   sounds of the live big band. For those that
     The scheme is divided into four grant                                                         are willing to learn the charleston and Swing
                                                 Strahan on 5422 0345 or the relevant
                                                                                                   dance styles there will be free dance lessons.
     categories:                                 evaluating officer for the grant that you
                                                 are applying for (refer to the guidelines         This is an annual ball that has gained a
     • Recreation and Facilities Grants          for details).                                     reputation for being a great night of fun
     • Community Wellbeing Grants                                                                  and entertainment and this year will be no
     • Cultural Development Grants               Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 22           exception.
     • Community & Tourism Event Grants          May 2009.                                         Book early as tickets always sell out!

Page 8
Community Planning Update



right (L-r): Alison
Cusack, Caroline
Rigoni, Mark Cruise,
Rhonda Cusak
(holding Riley)
and Gary Choate
- members of the
Lancefield Community
Planning Group.

                                                                                    Photos courtesy of Chris Fleming, Midland Express
Throughout March, the              different ways including           include:                       the town to be and what they
townships of Bullengarook          developing partnerships            • a walking/cycling path       would like to see developed
and Lancefield held                between residents, community         between Bullengarook and     in future.
community meetings where           groups, governments, service         Gisborne
residents discussed their vision   providers and businesses.          • organising a regular         There were many ideas put
for their communities and          This increases the likelihood        community get-together       forward, including:
identified priorities that will    of positive and sustainable        • refurbishing the             • streetscape works
help form community plans for      responses to local ideas and         Bullengarook Recreation      • a men’s shed
both townships.                    needs.                               Reserve                      • improvements to Lancefield
                                                                      • improvements and access        Park and youth facilities
community planning enables         Bullengarook                         to internet and mobile       • establishment of a music/
local people to decide on          At a community meeting held          services.                      arts festival
what they would like to see        on 27 March, approximately                                        • development of the land
happen in their own town           50 residents gathered to           The next step is for the         near the school for use by
or community. it provides          identify what they value in        community to nominate a          the community.
a structure through which          their community and what           community Planning Group
communities can successfully       they’d like to build on. They      to develop and begin working The next part of the process
implement their own                generated and voted on a           on the community’s priorities. will be for those who
objectives. it also connects       list of priorities and residents                                   volunteered to be part of a
people with the resources of       put themselves forward to          Lancefield                      community Planning Group to
their local community and          work together to develop           118 residents attended two      meet and develop Lancefield’s
other governing bodies.            their community Plan and get       community meetings where        community Plan and begin
                                   projects started.                  they were asked about what working on the projects.
communities achieve their          Some of the ideas supported        they value most about living in
projects in a number of            by community members               Lancefield, where they want


                                                      For Your Comment
                                                   The view documents that are currently on public exhibition
                                                          log-on to www.macedon-ranges.vic.gov.au
                                                   The noticeboard on the home page provides a link, titled
                                                 ‘For Your comment’ which will link you to documents that are
                                                           currently on exhibition for your comment.

                                                                                                                                    Page 9
     2009                                                                       Free Disposal of
     Workshop Series                                                            Clean Green Waste
     Throughout 2009, the                • Risk Assessments &                   Free disposal of clean green   Please note: it will be
     community Projects team               Management                           waste products is currently    necessary to show that you
     will be hosting a series                                                   permitted by residents and     are a resident or ratepayer
     of FRee workshops to                • Volunteer Management
                                                                                ratepayers of the Macedon      within the Macedon ranges
     enhance and strengthen              • Committees & Constitutions           Ranges Shire at any of         Shire in order to dispose of
     the skills and abilities of the                                            council’s Transfer Stations    green waste FrEE of charge.
     community groups, clubs and       All workshops are prepared
                                       and delivered by organisations           until and including Sunday   only clean, green waste
     organisations within the Shire.
                                       experienced in each area,                31 May 2009.                 products that are suitable for
     The first workshop of the series, such as Volunteering Victoria,
     ‘Successful Grant Writing’,                                                                             mulching can be accepted,
                                       consumer Affairs Victoria and                                         including tree heads,
     was held in March and was         WorkSafe Victoria, to ensure             As part of council’s
     attended by over 60 people                                                 commitment towards           branches and leaf litter. The
                                       the latest and most accurate                                          Transfer Stations can accept
     from across the Shire. More       information is shared.                   encouraging fire safe
     training in grant writing will be                                          properties in our community, utility and trailer loads only;
     added to the series due to the A brochure detailing the 2009               it was agreed at the         large commercial vehicles
     high level of interest shown.     Governance Workshop Series               ordinary council Meeting, cannot be accepted.
     other workshops planned           will be available soon.
                                                                                held at Romsey on 25 March Grass and lawn clippings
     throughout the year will            To register your interest contact      2009, that this service will or loads containing noxious
     address topics such as:             Gaynor Atkin on 5422 0247              also be available during the weeds will be accepted at
     • Recruiting & Retaining            or email g.atkin@macedon-              months of November and       all Transfer Stations at the
       Volunteers                        ranges.vic.gov.au                      december.                    normal rates for garbage.




                                                                                  new Residents Kits
                                                                                    Available by contacting
                                                                                    Council’s Public Relations
     Above: Participants at a ‘Successful Grant Writing’ workshop
                                                                                     Unit on 5422 0302
     – the first in a series of workshops to be offered in 2009.



     Gisborne Fitness classic Results
     More than 100 competitors           Student:
     laced up their running shoes        Max Neve, 16 mins
     and participated in the 2009        38.50 secs.
     Gisborne Fitness classic, held on
     Sunday 1 March in conjunction       Junior:
     with the Gisborne Festival.         Jack Lindner, 20 mins
                                         49.01 secs.
                                         The Gisborne Fitness classic
     ReSuLTS:                            is an annual event that attracts
                                         walkers and fun runners of all
     Male (Open):                        ages and fitness levels and offers
     Steve Linane, 16 mins               participants the opportunity to
     48.40 secs.                         walk or run a 5km course.
     Female (Open):                      The 2009 Gisborne Fitness
     Robyn Millard, 18 mins              classic was proudly sponsored        Above: Paul Ross (right) from the Gisborne Fitness Centre
     07.02 secs.                         by Gisborne Nursery.                 congratulates student winner Max Neve.

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    Planning News
riddells Creek Outline Metropolitan urban                       - The Melton-caroline                     employment areas within 2 -
Development Plan (ODP) Growth Boundary                            Springs Growth Area, with               20km of the shire’s southern
                                                                  a minimum size of 4,080                 boundary.
development of the Riddells       council has made a submission hectares; and
creek odP is continuing.          to the Victorian State                                                  Further information about the
Research and collation of         Government raising a number - The Hume-Mitchell-Whittlesea              proposed Metropolitan urban
                                  of concerns about the impact    Growth Area, with a                     Growth Boundary is available
background material is
                                  of the proposed expansion of    minimum size of 10,500                  online www.gaa.vic.gov.au
underway and a community
survey is being prepared.         the Metropolitan urban Growth hectares.
                                  Boundary.                     By 2030 these two areas                   For further information about
To register your interest in this
                                                                are likely to accommodate                 these and other current
project contact Lorna Pearson Approximately half of
                                  Melbourne’s future growth     approximately 64% of growth               planning projects, log-on to
on 5421 9603, complete
                                  will be accommodated in four on the metropolitan fringe.                www.macedon-ranges.vic.
the online registration form
                                                                This means approximately                  gov.au or contact the Strategic
available on council’s website major growth areas, two of
                                  which are in municipalities   182,000 new dwellings                     Planning unit on 5421 9619.
or email riddellscreekodp@
macedon-ranges.vic.gov.au         adjoining the Macedon Ranges: (500,000 people) and major




                                  Minister for Planning Meets
                                  with Councillors
                                 the minister for planning, Hon.      • Developer Contribution Policy
                                 Justin madden (right) met with         for Peri-urban Councils
                                 councillors and senior staff           Asked if the government
                                 in march to discuss several            would implement the same
                                 planning issues affecting the          development contribution levy
                                 macedon Ranges shire.                  for Peri-urban councils that
                                                                        operates in the metropolitan
                                 A range of topics were discussed       area.
                                 on the day, including:               • Rural Living, Rural
                                                                        conservation and Farming
                                 • The recent bushfires at              Zones
                                   Malmsbury, Woodend,                • Victorian Civil and
                                   sidonia and muskvale                 Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
                                                                        decision process
                                 • Update on the status of the
Planning Scheme                                                         discussion about the current
                                   Bendigo Corridor Sustainable
Amendment C64 –                                                         decisions affecting the
                                   growth strategy
Local Planning Policy                                                   implementation of outline
on Gaming                        • Rural ResCode                        development Plans (odPs)          macedon Ranges shire council
                                   it was highlighted that              and other strategic projects in   Chief Executive Officer, Peter
Ministerial authorisation to
                                   Surburban Rescode standards          the shire.                        Johnston indicated that council
prepare this amendment has
                                   are not suitable in rural areas    • Planning Scheme Amendments        appreciated minister madden
now been received. This
                                   and asked if the government          Requested an update on the        making time available in his
policy seeks to guide the
                                   would consider developing a          current status of a number        busy schedule to meet with
location of gaming venues
                                   residential code for rural areas     of amendments submitted to        council, and the discussion
in the Shire, in recognition
                                   (as per a council resolution in      the department of Planning        allowed positive discussion
of the links between social
                                   2008).                               and community development         and information sharing on a
disadvantage, problem
                                                                        (dPcd) for consideration.         number of issues.
gambling and accessibility to
gaming venues.

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           cr Joan donovan
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   cr Rob Guthrie (deputy Mayor)
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         Mob: 0418 348 497                                                         0302 or email elonm@macedon-
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            cr Helen Relph
         Tel/Fax: 5426 4754
         Mob: 0418 398 856
  email: crHelenRelph@bigpond.com

             WeST WARd
                                           NEW MOBILE PHONE NuMBEr
          cr Henryka Benson                 Please note: West Ward councillor, Henryka Benson has a new mobile
         Tel/Fax: 5422 6754
         Mob: 0438 914 757
                                           telephone number. She can now be contacted on 0438 914 757 or via
email: crHenrykaBenson@bigpond.com             the details provided in the ‘Your councillors’ section on this page.

            cr Roger Jukes
         Tel/Fax: 5422 3887

                                              FoR detAils oF locAl
         Mob: 0400 647 445
  email: crRogerJukes@bigpond.com

           cr Neil Manning
         Tel/Fax: 5427 3089
         Mob: 0400 026 241
                                               events, log-on to
 email: crNeilManning@bigpond.com
                                             www.macedon-ranges.vic.gov.au

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