Almost 200 people were fined by Macedon Ranges council for parking illegally during the Easter long weekend.

And even more parking fines were issued by Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol officers.

The council and Victoria Police have been working together to manage the high number of visitors flocking to Macedon and Mount Macedon for the annual “autumn colours”.

Honour Avenue in Macedon has been temporarily signed as a “no standing” zone between 9am-5pm to help cope with the influx of traffic.

But a number of drivers ignored the signs.

The council issued 196 parking infringements in Macedon between Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, on top of the parking fines issued by local police.

Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol officers stringently patrolled Macedon Ranges roads from Thursday, March 29 until Monday, April 2 as part of Victoria Police’s Operation Nexus.

Officers detected 34 speeding offences, caught two drink drivers, one drug driver, two unlicensed drivers and a suspended driver throughout the operation.

Three drivers were apprehended for disobeying traffic signals, three for seatbelt offences, one for using a mobile phone and seven unregistered vehicles were detected being driven.

Police, Gisborne CFA, SES and an ambulance attended a crash on Bacchus Marsh Road in Gisborne just after 7pm on Saturday, March 31.

The male driver was airlifted to hospital after the single car-accident.

Gisborne police said the driver was out of hospital as of Thursday, April 4, and was expected to be charged for driving in a dangerous manner.