The Macedon Ranges community will soon have the opportunity to provide more feedback on proposed improvements to Black Forest Drive at in-person listening sessions.

Recently communities have expressed their wish for further opportunities to share their ideas about Black Forest Drive and future safety upgrades.

With COVID-19 restrictions having eased, we are pleased to announce four in-person sessions held in Woodend on Tuesday, 14 December and Macedon on Wednesday, 15 December.

In these sessions we want to hear community ideas, better understand community concerns and identify potential solutions to improve safety on this road.

To ensure attendees’ safety and prevent the risk of spreading COVID, entry will be permitted only to people who register in advance through Eventbrite and show vaccination certificates on entry to the session.

The December engagement sessions will build on feedback already received.

This project is being delivered with a $6 million funding commitment in the 2021/22 Victorian Budget.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“Black Forest Drive is an important arterial road for locals. The community has told me they want further consultation on these important safety upgrades. I’m pleased Regional Roads Victoria will now undertake that crucial community consultation.”

“That’s why Regional Roads Victoria are continuing to work with the community to consider how best to deliver important safety improvements along Black Forest Drive, to deliver a safer journey for all road users.”

Session details and registration:

Woodend: Tuesday, 14 December, Buffalo Sports Stadium, Rotary Room, 1/29 Forest St, from 4pm-6pm or 7pm-9pm black-forest-drive-info-sessions-woodend.eventbrite.com.au

Macedon: Wednesday, 15 December, Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa, 652 Black Forest Drive, from 4pm-6pm or 7pm-9pm. black-forest-drive-info-sessions-macedon.eventbrite.com.au

For more information and updates about the project please visit: regionalroads.vic.gov.au/map/loddon-mallee-improvements/black-forest-drive-safety-improvements