MP delivers Hanging Rock consultation

“The community wants a role in preserving the heritage of Hanging Rock, and under Labor, they’ll get it.”

This was the promise made by Mary-Anne Thomas MP prior to the 2014 election, along with a commitment to “safeguard Hanging Rock for good.”

True to her word, Ms Thomas is now encouraging the local community to get involved in the next stage of consultation on the Hanging Rock Precinct.

The Victorian Government and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have worked together to produce a Vision Paper for the Hanging Rock precinct released today.

Ms Thomas, who has campaigned strongly for a more transparent and consultative management of Hanging Rock says that the Vision Paper provides a good overview of the many different uses and user groups that meet at Hanging Rock.

The Vision Paper and information about the project is available on council’s website, as well as council service centres. To view the Vision Paper and complete the online survey, visit

Listening posts will be held on:

• Sunday 11 September 11am–3pm at Hanging Rock

Free exit pass on survey completion

• Saturday 17 September 11am–3pm at Woodend

19th Hole Shopping Centre

Information sessions on the Vision Paper will be held at:

• Woodend Farmers Market, Saturday 3 September

• Gisborne Olde-Time Market, Sunday 4 September

• Kyneton Farmers Market, Saturday 10 September

• Riddells Creek Farmers Market, Saturday 17 September

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“As the local member, it’s important to me that the community are central to any development and management plans that are made in relation the Hanging Rock.”

“I encourage people to get along to the listening posts, or to fill out the survey online

so that their thoughts and ideas are carried forward to the next stage of the process.”