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Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Macedon Ranges draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
08 May 2013. Macedon Ranges Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 31st May 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the Shire of Macedon Ranges now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Macedon Ranges riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Macedon Ranges Council is available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
Macedon Ranges riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The Shire of Macedon Ranges BiXE rating for 2012 is $0.81. This is below the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $35,000 and population of 43,241.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Integrated transport strategy for walking and cycling
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of this report.
The Shire of Macedon Ranges achieved a five-year BiXE average of $1.89. This is below the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
See full BiXE report available here.
VoteBike - Local Council Elections 2012
27 October 2012. Local council elections are being held in Victoria on October 27 2012. Bicycle Network Victoria is once again running VoteBike that allows you to engage with potential candidates on local cycling issues. We will collect statements from candidates about their commitment to cycling in Macedon Ranges and publish them on the VoteBike Facebook event page for you to comment on.
To view candidate statements for Macedon Ranges go to our Find a Candidate page. Or to comment on candidate statements as well as voice your support for particular local cycling projects, visit our Facebook events page for Macedon Ranges.
VoteBike allows you to have your say and make sure your vote counts for improved cycling conditions in your local area.
Woodend to Hanging Rock
Nov 04 Council received $158,000 federal government funding to construct a 6km bike path between Woodend and Hanging Rock.
June 04 Bicycle Network Victoria met with Council officers in May to discuss bike projects.
Plans are being designed for installing bike lanes on Black Forest Drive (formerly part of the Calder Fwy before the bypass was built).This four-lane road will have bike lanes installed by reducing it to two-lanes with an overtaking lane.
In 2003 bike lanes were installed in Kyneton and Romsey will be getting new bike lanes this year.The Melbourne-Lancefield Rd is having its shoulders sealed and council is taking the opportunity to install bike lanes. Woodend is earmarked for bike lanes next financial year.