Have your say on draft five year event strategy
Submissions closing on 24 August 2020, 05:00 PM
Events provide a range of economic and tourism benefits for the shire and raise the region’s profile as a great place to live, invest and visit.
The draft Macedon Ranges Events Strategy 2020-25will guide Council’s planning and decision-making to support the success of local events.
Events will also play an important part of revitalising the economy following the pandemic, and the draft strategy will assist Council’s planning to support events throughout the recovery.
We are inviting your ideas about how we can support and plan for all events—from community-organised events to regional tourism events—that are welcoming, healthy, safe and accessible for all.
The draft strategy has been informed by workshops with stakeholders from the events sector and Council staff from across the organisation, and survey feedback from event operators.
The vision of the strategy is for the Macedon Ranges to have a diverse and stimulating calendar of annual events that showcase the region’s brand strengths and make the Macedon Ranges a great place to live and visit.
Please visit the following link for details: https://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/About-Council/News/Have-Your-Say/Have-your-say-on-draft-five-year-event-strategy
Community members are asked to start planning your Christmas decorations and lights and to think about the Main Street Christmas tree decorations you plan to use.
The Lancefield Farmers’ Market will move to Romsey Community Sports Oval, at Park Lane Romsey for August 2020. It will occur on the usual date and time, Saturday August 22 from 9am-1pm.
The market is an essential food service and will operate under strict adherence to all State government, Council and Victorian Farmers’ Market Association safety and hygiene guidelines.
We ask shoppers to remember that during the pandemic, this is not a social event, and to limit shopping to one person per household. We ask people to be safe, stay distant, shop for provisions from our local farmers, supporting our local economy, and go home. Above all, be respectful of the need to follow safety guidelines – there will be extra volunteers on hand to help make this happen. (Pool noodles may indeed be visible as we help us all keep our distances)!
The Friends of the Farmers Market and Lancefield Neighbourhood House are extremely grateful to the organisations which have supported the efforts to find an eastern corridor location for the market to run this month. These include, Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association (RRBATA) and the Romsey Neighbourhood House (RNH). It is anticipated this relocation to be an interim measure until COVID restrictions ease sufficiently to allow it to return to its High Street Lancefield venue.
Spokesperson for RRBATA, Jenny Stillman said that RRBATA has always been very supportive of the Lancefield Farmers Market as an economic development and visitor economy asset and was concerned that it might be lost to the eastern corridor of the Macedon Ranges. “Finding a temporary location for the market allows Romsey and Lancefield to continue the support of our local producers and their capacity to deliver their wonderful produce to the community”.
We look forward to seeing you at Romsey Oval on Saturday the 22nd. Entry via Park Lane, please follow all signage.
For information of Farmers market COVID procedures please go to
https://www.vfma.org.au/ to which LFM adheres to wholeheartedly.
Contact: Lancefield Neighbourhood House 0409 386 875
Residents from STAGE 4 Restricted Areas are not permitted to attend (any of the Macedon Ranges Farmers’ Markets).