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Recent VCAT 'Red Dot' Decision About Existing Use Rights At Carlsruhe Reveals More Than Just Another Mistake At Council Macedon Ranges Council employee found to not be a credible or reliable witness

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Councillors /  Council Performances

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Community Action

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Rally Against Unacceptable Council Behaviour Sees Community Groups Unite

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Bad Council Behaviour Sparks Community Rally, Wednesday 26 March, Gisborne

Council & Councillor Performances

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March 8 Rescission Motions:  Cr. Jukes' equine strategy/centre rescission motion defeated 8-1, Cr. Mees' rescission motion reversing Woodend development approval, carried.

       

22nd February 2017 Council Meeting:  Welcome To The World Of Changing Council Priorities / Jukes rescission motion on equine strategy and centre

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Last Council Meeting Of The 2012-2016 Term Shocks:  Mayor Says "What This Council Has Done, Can't Be Undone"

       

Council's Latest Hare-Brained "Economic" Plans For Macedon and Mount Macedon 

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MAJOR ALERT FOR KYNETON RESIDENTS - Council Meeting 16 December In Woodend   Development Plan cooked up by Council and the Developer (no community consultation) up for approval:  341 lots, from 200 m2, south of Campaspe River  

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Some Outrageous Moves At Council Meeting 16 December Woodend: ALERT TO ALL RESIDENTS - It's A Full Agenda.  And We Do Mean "Agenda".    Structure Plan amendments, yet another new amendment (C109), Daly Nature Reserve, a massive subdivision proposal in Kyneton, Hanging Rock Environment Mgt Plan...

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(2/11/15)  Uh-oh...  What's Going On With The Amendment C107 Commercial Rezoning In Woodend?

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Time Is Closing For You To Sign The Local Petition Calling For Macedon Ranges Council To Audio Record Its Meetings ( 2/11/15 - C)  Cut off date for returning signatures is November 13 

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CURRENT  Cr. Letchford's Response to MRRA's Equine Centre Submission

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Council Rolls Out Its Next Economic Development Disaster - A Monster Equine-And-Everything-Else Centre - For Sham Consultation You have until April 2 to say 'NO THANKS' to this excessive and expensive fool's paradise.

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Ian Ellis elected new East Ward Councillor for Macedon Ranges 

The Good "People Of The Town Of No" Set The Record Straight - should be the Town of KNOW

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Council Adopts Its Damaging Localised Planning Statement [LPS]

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Amendment C89:  Council Does Everything It Can To Avoid The Scrutiny Of An Independent Panel

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Pigs Still Flying and Council Still Lying About Amendment C84

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MRRA Calls For Community To Reject Council's Localised Planning Statement: It's Not Statement of Planning Policy No. 8, And It's Not The Protection The State government Promised Us

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Brazen As You like, Council Lies Again To The Community - If Not The Minister For Planning

 

 

Cr. Letchford Lodges Rescission Motion to Overturn Woodend Structure Plan Adoption

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Lancefield Park Community HouseOr rather, former Community House

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THE MRSC CEO HAS TO GO

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Crs. Sally Piper And Jennifer Anderson Go For it With Notices Of Motion For Tonight's Council Meeting At Gisborne

 

   

Hanging Rock:  Not For Sale

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How, And  Why, Was The Riddells Creek Supermarket Rescission Motion Refused?

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Council Spends OUR Money Changing OUR Website Then Tells Us About It After The Fact

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General Performances

Council Votes To Call On The Minister For Planning To Introduce A RURAL ResCode

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House In A Rural Zone: Undermining State Policy, Only A Matter Of Time Before The Minister Sacks Council

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Kyneton Mechanics' Institute / Kyneton Bowling Club

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Councillors

Cr. Joe Morabito 

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Cr. Joe Morabito Resigns From Macedon Ranges Council

 

Former Mayor Noel Harvey

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Mayor & Deputy Mayor

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Graham Hackett Is Macedon Ranges Shire's 2016 Mayor  

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Jennifer Anderson Is Elected Macedon Ranges Mayor

 

Forget the Stones!  This Is The 2014 Entertainment Event of The Year:  Election Of Next Macedon Ranges Mayor

 

The Macedon Ranges Shire's Mayor & Officer Relationship (aka The Mayor's Affair)  UPDATE (12/5/14 - C) : The CEO's letter to MRRA in response to this article

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The Macedon Ranges Shire's Mayor / Officer Relationship (aka the Mayor's Affair)

 

Macedon Ranges' Mayoral Election Success:  Females Excluded - Job Done!

Change At Council As McLaughlin Misses Out On Mayor

Election Of Macedon Ranges Mayor For 2012

Macedon Ranges' Mayor For 2010 Is Cr. Rob Guthrie

MRRA Says:  Mayor To Resign 2006

Council Committees

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Absolute Shocker As Council Appoints MRRS Ltd Director To Audit Advisory Committee

Nominations for Environment Committee

Council Contacts

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Council Documents

Agribusiness Plan

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Communications Plan

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Consultation Framework

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Council's Less-Not-More-For-Community Consultation Framework Sails Through Council With Minor Change

 

 It's less about what consultation the community can count on, more about a Council 'memo-to-self'  (MRRA Submission)

 

On Guard: Council's "Review" Of Its Infrequently-Used And Poorly-Implemented Community Consultation Framework Out For Exhibition

 

Council Plan  (see also Council Finances)

 

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SURVEY FOR COUNCIL PLAN  New Council Is Asking 'What's Important To You' - Closes February 12, 2017

       
         

Economic Development Strategy

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Environment Strategy

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Council Is Preparing A New Environment Strategy - 'Drop-Ins' 11, 18 and 24 August, 5.30 - 7.00pm 

 

     

Heritage Review

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Housing Strategy

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Living Well, Aging Even Better

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Pokies Policy

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Weed Strategy

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Council Elections

         

2016 Election

MRRA Candidate Assessments 

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Results, Vote Distribution and Statistics (includes pdf)

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2012 Election

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Special Feature

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Council's Election Information Session: Tuesday 14 August. 6.30pm, Gisborne Administration Centre

Have Your Say On The Recent Council Election Process

   

         

2008 Election

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MRRA Candidate Star Ratings 2008

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Macedon Ranges Residents Secretariat Ltd

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Absolute Shocker As Council Appoints MRRS Ltd Director To Audit Advisory Committee

Age Newspaper Picks Up On Company Running For Council In Macedon Ranges

2005 Election

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Electoral Matters & Reviews

Local Government Electoral Review Recommendations (Comments Close November 3)

 

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Electoral Review 2011

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Council Finances

         
Rate-Capping        

Final Rate Capping and Variation Framework Released by Essential Services Commission

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2017/18 MRSC Budget:

 

     

Woo-hoo.  Stunning Outcome For 2017/2018 MRSC Budget.  What A Difference An Election Makes! 

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MRRA Submission

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 2015/16 Council Budget: 

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Council's Lighter-Than-Air Response To MRRA's Submission On The 2015/16 Draft Budget - And MRRA's Response

A Mountain of Debt and a Deteriorating Financial Position

Council Set To Launch 2015/16 Budget, Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan - and another almost 5% rate rise

 

       

2013 Budget, Council Plan, Strategic Resources Plan, Councillor/Mayoral Allowances, Sale of Land

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Romsey Pokies:  Council Cops Costs

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Councillor Allowances

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Productivity Commission confirms some councils require additional funding support

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Local Government Procurement "Roadmaps" Introduced

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Council Meetings

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Planning Goes Backward As Council Abandons Planning Committee  Meetings

Council Meeting Dates For June 2017 to July 2018

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Ward Meetings

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Councils - Other Places

They Are Madder Than Hell In Mornington Peninsula - About Rates

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Council Projects & Services

Council IT

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Equine Centre

       
  

     

March 8 Rescission Motions:  Cr. Jukes' equine strategy/centre rescission motion defeated 8-1, Cr. Mees' rescission motion reversing Woodend development approval, carried.

       

22nd February 2017 Council Meeting:  Welcome To The World Of Changing Council Priorities / Jukes rescission motion on equine strategy and centre

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Recent VCAT 'Red Dot' Decision About Existing Use Rights At Carlsruhe Reveals More Than Just Another Mistake At Council Macedon Ranges Council employee found to not be a credible or reliable witness

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Cr. Letchford's Response to MRRA's Equine Centre Submission

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Council Rolls Out Its Next Economic Development Disaster - A Monster Equine-And-Everything-Else Centre - For Sham Consultation You have until April 2 to say 'NO THANKS' to this excessive and expensive fool's paradise. 

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Garbage Collection

 

 

Green Waste

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Council's New Garden Waste Bins Roll Out

         

Hanging Rock Review

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Listening Post outside Coles in Woodend Tuesday 25 August 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

     

Hanging Rock Review:  Workshop In Woodend This Wednesday 15th July 2015 6.30pm

MRRA Submission - Hanging Rock Review

UPDATE  Don't Miss Your Chance To Say How Hanging Rock Will Be Managed And Protected  Submissions (electronic) close 5.00pm Friday 10 JulyFriday 31 July   

Don't Miss Your Chance To Say How Hanging Rock Will Be Managed And Protected (Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 10 July)

         
Kyneton Airfield

 

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Council to go with Kyneton Airfield runway extension, despite now admitting it's not needed or planned for fire-fighting purposes.  MRRA's submission on the Kyneton Airfield Masterplan

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Community Action Required  Move Over Hanging Rock and the Equine Centre: The Deranged Masterplan For Council's Commercialisation Of Kyneton Airfield Has Arrived Submissions Close Sunday 5 June

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Kyneton Mechanics' Institute / Kyneton Bowling Club

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Kyneton Mechanics Institute: Refurbishment Cost Overruns Approved By Council

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Indoor Pools

   

Kyneton Indoor Pool

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Gisborne Aquatic Centre (2005)

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Lancefield Park House

 

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Open Space/ Public Land

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Draft Bushland Management Plan Is On Exhibition  - Submissions Close 26 April 2013

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Daly Nature Reserve

 

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Hanging Rock

 

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Decision To Allow Ed Sheeran Concert ON Hanging Rock Breaks Faith And Process, And Totally Disrespects The Rock

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Hanging Rock Review:  Don't Miss Your Chance To Say How Hanging Rock Will Be Managed And Protected (Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 10 July)

 

     

"Haunted Rock?" Launch, 9 May

Black Spot Funding, Hanging Rock

 

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Woodend Racecourse Reserve

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Mowing Services

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Romsey Hub

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Romsey Pokies' Decision

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Road Names (2005)

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Volunteers (2005)

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Council Staff

CEO

 

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What's Going On With Macedon Ranges' CEO's Contract, And Why Did Noel Harvey Sign It?

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New CEO

Macedon Ranges' Chief Executive Calls It A Day (2007)

Other

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Industrial Relations Commission's Decision: Council Performances Condemn Ratepayers To More Expense

 

Occupational Health And Safety (2006)

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Council Standards

Conflicts Of Interest

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Consultation

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Consultation Framework out for comment

Councillor Code of Conduct

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Govt Guidelines for Councillor Performance Standards Released - Unbiased & Interests

Ombudsman's Report on Conflicts of Interest

Essential Services Commission

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ESC releases local government Reporting Framework

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Ombudsman

       

Ombudsman's Report Into Transparency In Local Government

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Minister for Local Govt: "Councils Working OK"

Other Councils

 

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Brimbank Council Sacked

Glen Council Suspension (2005)

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Surveys

   

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Community Satisfaction Survey Results

2017 Community Satisfaction Survey:  Well, Look At That.  The Community Is Saying There's A Problem With Population Growth In Macedon Ranges

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Council In Denial About New Lows In 2016 Community Satisfaction With Its Performances, Blames Talk Of Rates-Capping.   Still Not Listening To The Community Then...

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Macedon Ranges Shire's 2012 Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Community Satisfaction (2008)

         

New Residents

What Do You Value?

         

Municipal Associations/Bodies

MAV

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Ratepayers' Victoria Inc

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VLGA

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