Message from the President - 19th Dec 2018

As we head into the festive season, there are a few things that I would like to bring to your attention:

Community Energy Park in the Macedon Ranges

As a significant step, MRSG has chosen Windlab Ltd as its business development partner for the proposed Community Energy Park that will provide the Macedon Ranges with renewable energy based on wind turbines, solar panels, and battery storage (see for more information).

New Code of Conduct

At the December meeting the Committee ratified the new code of conduct after it was reviewed and revised by the action group leaders. This code has been put into effect immediately and is binding on all members of MRSG. It is designed to complement the sections on disciplinary action and grievance procedures in the MRSG Constitution and outlines the norms of behaviour expected from our members. For more details go to > About > Code of Conduct

MRSG Membership Fees change on 1st January 2019

Members at the AGM last October approved a moderate increase in annual fees to meet rising insurance costs. As from 1st of January, 2019, annual membership fees will be as follows:

  1. Individual $30 (up from $25)

  2. Family $40 (up from $30)

  3. Business $100 (up from $50)

  4. Concession $10 for pensioners, students, and health-card recipients.

The Concession rate was already introduced immediately after the October AGM.

Season’s Greetings

All the best wishes to you and your family for the festive season. In spite of understandably feeling underwhelmed with some of the attitudes expressed and decisions made at the global level recently, in particular with the COP 24 conference in Poland, we can take heart that MRSG with its twelve hard-working action groups is making a significant impact locally in making the Macedon Ranges a far more sustainable and enjoyable place to live and work and raise our families.

David Gormley-O’Brien

President - Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group

Pedaling smoothies at the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market

Pedaling smoothies at the Woodend Community Farmers’ Market

David Gormley-O'Brien