MACEDON Ranges Shire Council will next month introduce management measures to help deal with the large number of visitors expected in the region during autumn.
People visit the Macedon Ranges each year to view the autumn scenery along Macedon’s Honour Avenue and throughout the open gardens at Mount Macedon.
The measures, endorsed by Victoria Police and the Country Fire Authority and introduced in collaboration with the community and businesses, are aimed at reducing traffic congestions and the impact to residents.
Measures include dedicated visitor parking close to Honour Avenue and Centennial Park, additional amenities and a visitor information booths, and a free shuttle service between Macedon Train Station and the park.
Honour Avenue will also be closed to traffic between Mount Macedon Road and Waterfalls Road to maintain traffic flow along Mount Macedon Road.
The measures will be in place from 9am to 5pm on weekends and public holidays, beginning April 2 and ending on May 1.
Visitors are also encouraged to experience other activities and events in the Macedon Ranges during the upcoming Autumn Festival from March 26 to April 25.
As part of the management measures and the festival, a shuttle bus service will run from the visitor hub at Centennial Park to the open gardens, festival events, and the Mount Macedon townships. Fees are $5 per adult.
For more information on the management plan, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/autumn-leaves.