Protecting the Hanging Rock precinct

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Hanging Rock Strategic Plan

The 50-year Hanging Rock Strategic Plan was endorsed on 27 September 2018.

The Strategic Plan builds on previous work to prepare a master plan for the site. Through extensive consultation, it was identified that the values of the site were such that it deserved a more strategic approach following which the 50-year Strategic Plan has been prepared.

A master plan is still required and is one of the actions in the Strategic Plan. This work will now be better informed by the Plan that provides a vision for future uses of Hanging Rock and its immediate surrounds for the next 50 years.

Extensive consultation with the community, the Traditional Owners; the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri, and Macedon Ranges Shire Council over the past three years has contributed to the development of the plan.

The 50-year plan pays respect and recognition to the Traditional Owner’s cultural values and practices after a century and a half of Crown land management.

To deliver on the Plan, several implementation actions are required over a twenty plus year period. An implementation plan will be produced through workshops and further consultation with Traditional Owners, Council and other key stakeholders.

Hanging Rock Strategic Plan (Accessible version) (DOCX, 7.4 MB)

Implementing the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan

Following the endorsement of the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan, the Victorian Government committed $3 million over three years to implement the Plan.

Over the next three years the funding will be used to implement the following key actions identified in the HRSP:

  • a new joint governance body for the precinct
  • purchase of the East Paddock enabling management of the site as one whole precinct
  • detailed understanding of the cultural and environmental values of the site
  • development of a master plan consistent with the iconic nature of the site enabling a high-quality visitor experience while managing impacts to the natural environmental and cultural assets.

Keep up to date with what’s happening with the implementation of the Strategic Plan with our community updates.

May 2020 Update (DOCX, 449.4 KB)

May 2020 Update (PDF, 436.1 KB)

February 2020 Update (DOCX, 730.2 KB)

February 2020 Update (PDF, 222.8 KB)

Hanging Rock daily operations

While the Hanging Rock Strategic Plan Implementation project is happening, Macedon Ranges Shire Council will continue to manage the day-to-day maintenance and operations at Hanging Rock.  For more information about what's on offer at Hanging Rock, click here.

Page last updated: 09/07/20