Special measures for Autumn Festival

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Elsie Lange

The autumnal corridors and dappled foliage along Honour Avenue in Macedon and throughout Mount Macedon’s open gardens draws people from near and far to the Macedon Ranges.

Macedon Ranges council are aiming to minimise the impact of this year’s Autumn Festival on residents while maximising visitor experience of the delightful scene.

The council plan is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, in place from 9am-5pm on weekends and public holidays from Saturday, April 2 to Sunday, May 1.

Endorsed by Victoria Police and the Country Fire Authority, a council statement said measures include dedicated visitor parking close to Honour Avenue and Centennial Park.

Council said measures will include a closure of Honour Avenue to traffic between Mount Macedon Road and Waterfalls Road to maintain traffic flow along Mount Macedon Road and ensure safety.

There will be additional amenities and a visitor information booth available, and a shuttle service between Macedon Train Station and Centennial Park, council said.

Macedon Ranges council CEO Bernie O’Sullivan said the festival would entice visitors to other parts of the region too.

“The festival has a huge program of events for all ages and interests, so we encourage everyone to join in the fun and support the community,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

Details: visitmacedonranges.com