We're working with Traditional Owners, community members and Macedon Ranges Shire Council to protect the cultural and environmental values of the Hanging Rock precinct and safeguard the site as a popular tourist destination by implementing the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan.

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Hanging Rock has many different meanings and values for the people and groups who live in and visit the area.

The Hanging Rock Strategic Plan is guiding decisions for the future use of the rock and its immediate surrounds from 2018-2068.

“Hanging Rock will be renowned for its importance to First Peoples, its dramatic geological form and its wider landscape setting within the Macedon Ranges. The role of the Rock throughout history as a place of gathering, reflection and intrigue will be understood and celebrated. The revegetated bushland environment will enhance the secluded ambience and provide a habitat for native wildlife. Activities around the Rock will reflect its historical uses centred on recreation and education, and its State and national significance.”

The Strategic Plan was developed in consultation with the community and stakeholders, including extensive consultation with Traditional Owner groups Djaara, Taungurung and Wurundjeri.

The Hanging Rock Precinct Master Plan

The Master Plan outlines an agreed approach to ensure the long-term development and management of Hanging Rock is sustainable. It was developed as one of the key actions from the Strategic Plan.

Read the transcript.

Visit Hanging Rock

Macedon Ranges Shire Council continues to manage the day-to-day operations at Hanging Rock.

You’ll find more information about this iconic site at visitmacedonranges.com or Hanging Rock -  Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Page last updated: 31/08/23