The second in Macedon Ranges Shire Council's (MRSC) Cool Changes series, the Woodend Region community followed in the footsteps of Malmsbury to develop a hyper-local climate change action plan.

Initially designed as a face-to-face program, COVID-19 restrictions led HIP V. HYPE to redesign the program so it could continue online. Using the Crowdicity platform, HV.H created a online hub where community participants could brainstorm action ideas, vote and comment and access project resources, including an instructional video and a climate change conversation kit.


Macedon Ranges Shire Council


Action Plan


Macedon Ranges


In progress


Kim Landy


Online workshops created space for community conversation and decision-making, alongside which project participants hosted small group sessions to connection around their particular areas of passion. HV.H drafted the plan in partnership with community leaders.

  • Delivered an online community engagement workshop series to support community decision-making for the Action Plan
  • Developed an online community consultation and collaboration platform to support the creation of actions
  • Developed conversation kits to encourage locals to have climate change conversations with friends and neighbours
  • Drafted the Action Plan