SNAPSHOT of MACEDON RANGES:
The Macedon Ranges population is spread across nine towns and a number of smaller settlements. The largest towns are Gisborne, Kyneton, Romsey and Woodend. About 35% of people in Macedon Ranges live outside a town boundary in a rural setting.
Statistics of our Community:
People: 44,093 (estimated resident population)
Average number of people per household: 2.7
Median age: 41
21% aged between 0-14 years
14% aged 65 years and over (expected to increase to 20% by replicas-shop 2026)
13% born overseas
92% speak English at home only
24% volunteer through an organisation or group.
ROMSEY and LANCEFIELD growth AREAS
According to latest data released by Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Romsey and Lancefield will have similar population growth predictions of about 1.3 per cent. The number of persons per household slightly falling to 2.5.
Lancefield district population to increase from 2699 to 3295 by 2026
Romsey (and districts) growth from 5675 to 6922
Romsey: Average age 40 – 44 years. Largest increase in age with 75-79 range.
Lancefield: Age range 50-54 (9.1%) of population with largest increase in the future will be 70-74 age bracket (6.8%)
Lomandra (Romsey) with 385 dwellings
Park Lane (Lancefield) subdivision with 90 dwellings
Full population forecasts can be found at: http://forecast.id.com.au/macedon-ranges
The Greater Romsey All Abilities Park (GRAAP) project to develop the historic former Romsey Primary School site into a regionally significant passive recreation and cultural outdoor space is edging towards reality with Macedon Ranges Shire Council (MRSC) inviting GRAAP to source Master Plan fee proposals.
Thanks to sponsorship from the Romsey Community Bank (Bendigo Bank), community members and its visitors will be breaking out the picnic rugs and indulging in the inaugural Romsey Community Picnic later this year for a celebration of what is to come! Music, food and activities for all ages will feature on the day.
GRAAP and the local community was thrilled when, in 2013, MRSC unanimously agreed to purchase the site recognising both the site’s significance and the need for a cultural and passive recreation space in the ever growing Romsey region.
As negotiations for the site’s acquisition by MRSC from the State Government are finalised, GRAAP President Raelene Mottram has welcomed the ongoing support from Council. “This will be a significant resource for both the local community and visitors to the region with the site’s significance highlighted this year as Romsey Primary School celebrates its 150th birthday.” said Ms. Mottram.
For further information regarding GRAAP, please contact –
Raelene Mottram (President)
Phone: 0428 928908
P.O. Box 53, Romsey, 3434.
The new Bendigo Bank has opened it doors in Main Street Romsey.