Macedon Ranges Shire Council's CEO stated at the last council meeting that the only condition to recent State Government funding was "To assist with maintenance at Hanging Rock". I think someone has literally missed the (Planning Minister Matthew Guy's May 16) memo. "Protect the East Paddock from commercial development" and "Ongoing planning protection secured" are phrases that come to mind, but it seems the council will once again not be held to account.
Despite all the press releases, photo ops and billboards saying otherwise, Hanging Rock's East Paddock still does not have the planning protection promised by Minister Guy.
We have a council and administration that seems allergic to any sort of accountability to its own residents.
This State Government seems to have put our council and its debacles at Hanging Rock and the Localised Planning Statement in the 'too hard basket'.