The community including our local schools are on board with decorating the 54 street Christmas trees.

These have been placed in storage ready for the ‘planting’ on Main Street 30th November 2017.

This Thursday 30th November will see the installation of 54 Main Street Christmas Trees in addition to the large Romsey Community Christmas Tree. Every tree will need to have solar lights attached to them once they are pegged in to previously marked out positions.

Major sponsor for the Romsey Lights Up event is Thrifty Link Romsey Hardware store:


Large Community Christmas Tree Romsey township



Here are some examples already received:

Bolinda Primary School

Lancefield Primary School

Darraweit Primary School

Country Womens’ Association

Girl Guides

Amcal Romsey Pharmacist

Kidzone and Encourage Church

Lancefield Romsey Lions Club, Romsey Mechanics Institute and Encourage Church

Anglican Church Tree

Men’s Shed Lancefield

Red Cross

IGA Supermarket

Darraweit Guim PS


Cobaw Community Health

Uniting Church

Verdure Bistro and Cafe

St Mary’s PS Lancefield





Good afternoon tourism industry partner

Last week, you should have received an email from Deakin University inviting you to participate in a survey that aims to map local business trends, identify expectations and skill gaps in the Macedon Ranges. The survey is part of a project being completed in partnership with Deakin University through its Centre for Regional and Rural Futures.

The survey findings will be published in a ‘Jobs for the Future Blueprint’ that will look at ways to support local business growth and employment creation to 2036 and beyond to align with our settlement projections. This research and information base will be crucial for the development of a new overarching Economic Development Strategy.

Over 100 surveys have been filled out to date, which is a great result but to ensure that all of our industry sectors and businesses are represented, we are sending out targeted emails to give you the opportunity to provide your valuable advice and input via the survey – if you haven’t done so already!

For further information, you can visit our website or you can contact Leanne Davey, Business Development Coordinator on 5421 9617 or

Warm regards,
Jane Peterson
Coordinator Tourism Development – Acting
Economic Development and Tourism
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
T 03 5427 3917 I F 03 5422 3623
TTY call 133677, then ask for 03 5427 3917
PO Box 151 Kyneton Victoria 3444

SURVEY web address:

Please note: A note on privacy

This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.


Your RRBATA Membership of $75 (annually) includes:

Annual Business Networking Breakfast (members have reduced rates to the breakfast with guest speakers).

Communication updates, relevant correspondence from Macedon Ranges Shire Council Tourism, Government Bodies, other Shire BATAs via a quarterly newsletter.

Networking events in partnership with Macedon ranges Business Connect (MRBC) and regional BATAs

Save 5% on Macedon Ranges Business Connect membership.

Romsey Online Listing "deluxe business listing" (valued at $50).

Access to Kyneton Business network events at NO COST (reciprocal membership rights)

RRBATA Social Media links: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Quarterly RRBATA Newsletter

Membership (PDF) is attached. Please download and join.

For membership details contact:
Wendie Mclaughlin (Treasurer-RRBATA)


Wendie McLaughlin
Romsey Region Business & Tourism Assoc.

1 Larissa Close
Romsey Vic 3434
Phone: 03 5429 6383

Christmas Carols in Romsey STAGE MANAGER required

Stage Manager Required

A Stage Manager (honorary) is being sought for the Romsey Community Carols event to be held on Saturday 16th December 2017.

Good organizational and communication skills are required and prior experience would be beneficial.

The successful applicant would be required during the afternoon of the event for a rehearsal as well as from 6pm on the evening.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Sandra Chestnutt
Phone: 0409 724189