Hanging Rock Action Group
The Hanging Rock Action Group strongly recommends reading the new book "Hanging Rock - A History" written by Chris McConville and published by the Friends of Hanging Rock, Dec. 2017. It provides much new material and explores the stories of the traditional Aboriginal owners, Hanging Rock’s geology, flora and fauna, European imagining of this strange place, and farming and leisure uses of Hanging Rock. Detailing the historical and ongoing issues at Hanging Rock between commercialization and the environment this book will become the standard reference work for Hanging Rock and as such should be supported. With 264 pages and 146 illustrations it presents Hanging Rock as never before.
The Hanging Rock Action Group is pleased to support a new management proposal for Hanging Rock, which Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, announced on 16 December.
Read the media release: "Preserving Hanging Rock"
Read the consultant's report "Review of ownership and management arrangements of Hanging Rock Reserve and East Paddock"
Have your say on the "future governance and administrative arrangements for management" of Hanging Rock and the Eastern Paddock. -read the media release Hanging Rock Review below and send your submission now extended to 5.00 pm 31st July 2015.
On 4 June 2015, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, joined Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, to announce the first stage of a comprehensive review of the Hanging Rock Precinct.
See more at: "Hanging Rock Review"
Hanging Rock Reserve has now been added to the Victorian Heritage Register. The Eastern Paddock was not included. Thanks to everyone who was involved in helping to achieve further protection for our local icon!
Read the Heritage Council's determination. 05-03-15
WHERE DO THE MACEDON CANDIDATES FOR THE 2014 ELECTION STAND ON HANGING ROCK? Read our questions and their answers.
WE DID IT!!! Council has agreed to scrap the development plans for Hanging Rock. State Government will provide $1 million for maintenance over four years, as well as introduce planning restrictions.This is what communities can achieve when they unite to stand up for what they believe in.This is YOUR victory!
Read the Minister for Planning Matthew Guy's Press Release
The Macedon Ranges Shire Council with minimal community consultation is currently seeking expressions of interest for a large scale development at Hanging Rock Reserve.
The Hanging Rock Action Group is an alliance of community groups and individuals who are committed to:
1. Have Council undertake its Community Consultation Framework,
2. Distil the real issues and facts of the
proposed development, and
3. Raise community awareness of the issues.
HRAG stands for an open & transparent process that gives our community the opportunity to participate as guaranteed in Councils Community Consultation Framework.
Once implemented HRAG will cease to exist.