People to write to and telephone (and even meet)

Write to these people and organisations and telephone them to make your voice heard, or make an appointment to see them! See ‘Resources’ ^ for examples of words to say:

Local Government:

Ms Sophie Segafredo

Director, Planning and Development;

Mr Peter Johnston

Chief Executive Officer

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

PO Box 151 Kyneton 3444

strategicplanning@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Our ward (West Ward) councillors:

Cr Jen Anderson Mob: 0417 112 582

Email: janderson@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Cr Roger Jukes (Mayor)

Email: rjukes@mrsc.vic.gov.au
Cr John Connor

Email: jconnor@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Other Councillors:

Cr Henry McLaughlin  Mob: 0400 028 507

Email: hmclaughlin@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Cr John Letchford Tel: 5428 2916, Mob: 0401 682 364

Email: jletchford@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Cr Joe Morabito Tel/Fax: 5429 3614, Mob: 0400 025 455

Email: jmorabito@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Cr Graham Hackett

Email: ghackett@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Cr Russell Mowatt 

Email: rmowatt@mrsc.vic.gov.au
Cr Sally Piper

Email: spiper@mrsc.vic.gov.au

PO Box 151 Kyneton, Vic 3444  Tel: 03 5422 0333 Fax: (03) 5422 3623

State Government:

The Hon Matthew Guy MLC
Minister for Planning, Victoria
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
56 Beetham Parade
Rosanna VIC 3084

Phone: (03) 9457 5328

Fax: (03) 9455 2968

Ministerial Office: Level 7, 1 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

phone: (03) 9938 5990
matthew.guy@parliament.vic.gov.au

Our Legislative Assembly (Lower House) member:

Ms Joanne Duncan MLA Macedon
Electorate office:

Postal Address: PO Box 39, Gisborne 3437

(03) 5428 2138, Fax(03) 5428 2919
Shop 14/9
Goode Street
Gisborne, VIC 3437
joanne.duncan@parliament.vic.gov.au

Legislative Council (Upper House) members for Northern Victoria Region:

Mrs Donna Petrovich MLC, 84-86 Sydney Street, Kilmore VIC 3764

(03) 5782 2011, Fax (03) 5782 2099 donna.petrovich@parliament.vic.gov.au

Ms Kaye Darveniza MLC, PO Box 1838, Shepparton, VIC 3630

(03) 5831 6521, Fax (03) 5821 5615 kaye.darveniza@parliament.vic.gov.au

The Hon Wendy Lovell MLC, Minister for Housing, Children and Early Childhood Development,  138 Welsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

(03) 5821 0055, Fax(03) 5831 1062 wendy.lovell@parliament.vic.gov.au

Ministerial office: Level 22/50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC, Phone (03) 9096 0301

Ms Candy Broad MLC, Suite 4, 33-35 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429, Phone (03) 9740 4091, Fax (03) 9740 4978 candy.broad@parliament.vic.gov.au

Mr Damian Drum MLC, 239 Barnard Street, Bendigo 3550, Phone(03) 5443 6277, Fax (03) 5443 5108 damian.drum@parliament.vic.gov.au

Parliament of Victoria Website entries:

Ms Joanne Duncan MLA Macedon

Ms Kaye Darveniza MLC

Mrs Donna Petrovich MLC

The Hon Wendy Lovell MLC

Ms Candy Broad MLC

Mr Damian Drum MLC
Local organisations:

Macedon Ranges Resident’s Association

Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network

Newham and District Landcare group

Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group

Local media:

Macedon Ranges Leader

Midland Express

Macedon Ranges Guardian

The Free Press Macedon Ranges

WIN Bendigo TV

ABC Central Victoria local radio

State and national media:

Our Community media links

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  3. Too many of our elected Council Members are making ill-advised decisions, which directly affect all of the Macedon Ranges.

    I moved to Woodend 4 yrs ago after travelling the length and breadth of our beautiful country for 10 years.

    Having originally moved from Brisbane because of the humidity and heat of summer, I set out with the thought of settling in Victoria, because I was sure I was going to find a little bit of Europe down south. I had friends in Lancefield, so it wasn’t long before I was exploring the Macedon Ranges area, when I fell in love with Woodend. It seemed to be everything I was looking for, with four distinct seasons……Autumn and Spring obviously being the highlights.

    With this in mind, I needed to be sure that this was the right avenue for my next move, so I set off on a journey of discovery (in my Winnebago), for another 8 years, before deciding that Woodend was the place that lingered in my memory, the town I wanted to call home. It was a small eclectic township, with gourmet cafes, art galleries, and a couple of great pubs, ‘Holgates’ being the place to hang out on a frosty Friday night to sip a glass of Red snuggling by the warmth of the fireplace. Being a landscape photographer, it gave me comfort to reside in a village of Artisans, and like minded people.

    Woodend is only a short drive from the CBD, nestled in close to Mt. Macedon, ‘Hanging Rock’ is a mere 5 k’s away, Kyneton 12 k’s, and is en-route to Trentham and Daylesford, both of these towns being very popular tourist destinations…..however, the constant threat of developers ruining our idealic village creeps back in, as soon as we think we have united with ‘people power’ to stop them!

    A development has been approved for 26 units to be built next to, and behind iconic ‘Islay House’, (on flood land, and not only that, but also)…… shame on you…. Councillors who allowed this to perpetuate), the very fact that it will alter the logistics of the village, close to the barbeque and ‘play park’ area by the old stone bridge, crossing ‘Five Mile Creek’. This is the social hub of Woodend, where city folk come to relax after strolling around the town, and where ‘Woodendites’ bring their children to enjoy the play and barbeque park.

    The ‘Farmers Market’ and our regular markets, attract not only weekend visitors from the CBD, but tourists from all over Australia. Then there are the ‘Hanging Rock’ Concerts that are becoming recognized all over the world, and promise to attract many big name entertainers in the years to come. These visitors, I am sure, visit Woodend for all the above reasons and also to experience a ‘Woodstock’ type concert in the beautiful surroundings of the Macedon Ranges.

    The threat of Villawood developments surreptitiously re-present themselves after many knockbacks from the townspeople, but what strength do we have, when money speaks. If they get permission to go ahead, it will create substantial population growth in Woodend, which in turn means that town infrastructure would need to be improved to service same. This as we know will destroy the ambience of our town.

    I am sure the majority of people in Woodend settled here for the same reasons as I have done, and I feel quite devastated knowing that the councillors who make the decisions for our town, don’t even reside here, are not culturally oriented, and are ignorant to the fact that tourists visit Woodend because it is unique!

    It is imperative that our Council, protect our towns for all the right reasons, and not sell out to Developers for all the wrong reasons, but to………… represent the voices of our community who are continually fighting to keep their town’s village atmosphere……to take a page out of the European town planning, where villages remain villages, because of strict covenants. It doesn’t take too much logic to understand what happens to small towns that get sold out to developers, who can wrap the local Councils around their fingers, because money and greed speak louder than logic or conscience!!!

    We must fight against political corruption in our changing world and move towards ‘listening to the people’, who have choices and voices unparalleled in history, because technology has provided us this opportunity.

    Councillors….. the community say no to Villawood, we say no to any upgrades (conference centre) to ‘Hanging Rock’, please take note and represent the people who place you in these authoritative positions, trusting you to execute what they wish for their town.

    Annie Mittendorff

    Too many of our elected Council Members are making ill-advised decisions, which directly affect all of the Macedon Ranges.

    I moved to Woodend 4 yrs ago after travelling the length and breadth of our beautiful country for 10 years.

    Having originally moved from Brisbane because of the humidity and heat of summer, I set out with the thought of settling in Victoria, because I was sure I was going to find a little bit of Europe down south. I had friends in Lancefield, so it wasn’t long before I was exploring the Macedon Ranges area, when I fell in love with Woodend. It seemed to be everything I was looking for, with four distinct seasons……Autumn and Spring obviously being the highlights.

    With this in mind, I needed to be sure that this was the right avenue for my next move, so I set off on a journey of discovery (in my Winnebago), for another 8 years, before deciding that Woodend was the place that lingered in my memory, the town I wanted to call home. It was a small eclectic township, with gourmet cafes, art galleries, and a couple of great pubs, ‘Holgates’ being the place to hang out on a frosty Friday night to sip a glass of Red snuggling cosily by the warmth of the fireplace. Being a landscape photographer, it gave me comfort to reside in a village of Artisans, and like minded people.

    Woodend is only a short drive from the CBD, nestled in close to Mt. Macedon, ‘Hanging Rock’ is a mere 5 k’s away, Kyneton 12 k’s, and is en-route to Trentham and Daylesford, both of these towns being very popular tourist destinations…..however, the constant threat of developers ruining our idealic village creeps back in, as soon as we think we have united with ‘people power’ to stop them!

    A development has been approved for 26 units to be built next to, and behind iconic ‘Islay House’, (on flood land, and not only that, but also)…… shame on you…. Councillors who allowed this to perpetuate), the very fact that it will alter the logistics of the village, close to the barbeque and ‘play park’ area by the old stone bridge, crossing ‘Five Mile Creek’. This is the social hub of Woodend, where city folk come to relax after strolling around the town, and where ‘Woodendites’ bring their children to enjoy the play and barbeque park.

    The ‘Farmers Market’ and our regular markets, attract not only weekend visitors from the CBD, but tourists from all over Australia. Then there are the ‘Hanging Rock’ Concerts that are becoming recognized all over the world, and promise to attract many big name entertainers in the years to come. These visitors, I am sure, visit Woodend for all the above reasons and also to experience a ‘Woodstock’ type concert in the beautiful surroundings of the Macedon Ranges.

    The threat of Villawood developments surreptitiously re-present themselves after many knockbacks from the townspeople, but what strength do we have, when money speaks. If they get permission to go ahead, it will create substantial population growth in Woodend, which in turn means that town infrastructure would need to be improved to service same. This as we know will destroy the ambiance of our town.

    I am sure the majority of people in Woodend settled here for the same reasons as I have done, and I feel quite devastated knowing that the councillors who make the decisions for our town, don’t even reside here, are not culturally oriented, and are ignorant to the fact that tourists visit Woodend because it is unique!

    It is imperative that our Council, protect our towns for all the right reasons, and not sell out to Developers for all the wrong reasons, but to………… represent the voices of our community who are continually fighting to keep their town’s village atmosphere……to take a page out of the European town planning, where villages remain villages, because of strict covenants. It doesn’t take too much logic to understand what happens to small towns that get sold out to developers, who can wrap the local Councils around their fingers, because money and greed speak louder than logic or conscience!!!

    We must fight against political corruption in our changing world and move towards ‘listening to the people’, who have choices and voices unparalleled in history, because technology has provided us this opportunity.

    Councillers….. the community say no to Villawood, we say no to any upgrades (conference centre) to ‘Hanging Rock’, please take note and represent the people who place you in these authoritative positions, trusting you to execute what they wish for their town.

    Annie Mittendorff

    Too many of our elected Council Members are making ill-advised decisions, which directly affect all of the Macedon Ranges.

    I moved to Woodend 4 yrs ago after travelling the length and breadth of our beautiful country for 10 years.

    Having originally moved from Brisbane because of the humidity and heat of summer, I set out with the thought of settling in Victoria, because I was sure I was going to find a little bit of Europe down south. I had friends in Lancefield, so it wasn’t long before I was exploring the Macedon Ranges area, when I fell in love with Woodend. It seemed to be everything I was looking for, with four distinct seasons……Autumn and Spring obviously being the highlights.

    With this in mind, I needed to be sure that this was the right avenue for my next move, so I set off on a journey of discovery (in my Winnebago), for another 8 years, before deciding that Woodend was the place that lingered in my memory, the town I wanted to call home. It was a small eclectic township, with gourmet cafes, art galleries, and a couple of great pubs, ‘Holgates’ being the place to hang out on a frosty Friday night to sip a glass of Red snuggling cosily by the warmth of the fireplace. Being a landscape photographer, it gave me comfort to reside in a village of Artisans, and like minded people.

    Woodend is only a short drive from the CBD, nestled in close to Mt. Macedon, ‘Hanging Rock’ is a mere 5 k’s away, Kyneton 12 k’s, and is en-route to Trentham and Daylesford, both of these towns being very popular tourist destinations…..however, the constant threat of developers ruining our idealic village creeps back in, as soon as we think we have united with ‘people power’ to stop them!

    A development has been approved for 26 units to be built next to, and behind iconic ‘Islay House’, (on flood land, and not only that, but also)…… shame on you…. Councillors who allowed this to perpetuate), the very fact that it will alter the logistics of the village, close to the barbeque and ‘play park’ area by the old stone bridge, crossing ‘Five Mile Creek’. This is the social hub of Woodend, where city folk come to relax after strolling around the town, and where ‘Woodendites’ bring their children to enjoy the play and barbeque park.

    The ‘Farmers Market’ and our regular markets, attract not only weekend visitors from the CBD, but tourists from all over Australia. Then there are the ‘Hanging Rock’ Concerts that are becoming recognized all over the world, and promise to attract many big name entertainers in the years to come. These visitors, I am sure, visit Woodend for all the above reasons and also to experience a ‘Woodstock’ type concert in the beautiful surroundings of the Macedon Ranges.

    The threat of Villawood developments surreptitiously re-present themselves after many knockbacks from the townspeople, but what strength do we have, when money speaks. If they get permission to go ahead, it will create substantial population growth in Woodend, which in turn means that town infrastructure would need to be improved to service same. This as we know will destroy the ambiance of our town.

    I am sure the majority of people in Woodend settled here for the same reasons as I have done, and I feel quite devastated knowing that the councillors who make the decisions for our town, don’t even reside here, are not culturally oriented, and are ignorant to the fact that tourists visit Woodend because it is unique!

    It is imperative that our Council, protect our towns for all the right reasons, and not sell out to Developers for all the wrong reasons, but to………… represent the voices of our community who are continually fighting to keep their town’s village atmosphere……to take a page out of the European town planning, where villages remain villages, because of strict covenants. It doesn’t take too much logic to understand what happens to small towns that get sold out to developers, who can wrap the local Councils around their fingers, because money and greed speak louder than logic or conscience!!!

    We must fight against political corruption in our changing world and move towards ‘listening to the people’, who have choices and voices unparalleled in history, because technology has provided us this opportunity.

    Councillers….. the community say no to Villawood, we say no to any upgrades (conference centre) to ‘Hanging Rock’, please take note and represent the people who place you in these authoritative positions, trusting you to execute what they wish for their town.

    Annie Mittendorff

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