From native grasslands to Hanging Rock and Lerderderg Gorge, the Macedon ranges landscape is home to a variety of endangered plants and animals such as the Black Gum, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Powerful Owl and the Great Glider. Traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri peoples, this area faces challenges from increasing global temperatures in the form of bush fires and clean, plentiful water supply from the Campaspe Catchment area. Some of the key environmental focuses for a sustainable future in the Macedon region include:

• Reservoir management

• Urban cooling and innovative urban planning

• Reducing fire risks

• Establishing native animal biolinks