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Consultation - Have Your Say

Council values your comments towards its plans and projects for the future.

Planning Scheme Amendment C082 - Update and introduction of flood overlays

This amendment to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme proposes to update the Land Subject to Flood Inundation Overlay (LSIO) and introduce a Floodway Overlay (FO) to manage the risk of flooding in the townships areas of Castlemaine, Campbells Creek and Chewton.

Submissions must be received by Monday 8 January, 2018. They can be submitted by:

Post: Amendment C082, Strategic Planning, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3451

Email: info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au and include Amendment C082 in the subject field.

In person: Deliver to Mount Alexander Shire Council, Civic Centre, Corner Lyttleton and Lloyd Streets, Castlemaine

For more information and to see reference documents visit:
www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/C082.

Have a say on the future of shire recreation facilities

Council is developing a Recreation Services and Infrastructure Plan and would like to hear your thoughts on how we can help to provide facilities and services that promote physical activity in the shire. Have your say on how we can improve our recreation reserves, parks, gardens, tracks and trails to suit your needs.

The online survey will take between five and ten minutes and will close at midnight on Friday 24 November 2017. Hard copies are also available at the Civic Centre, Castlemaine Library and community centres. For more information, contact Customer Service on 5471 1700.

Complete the recreation facilities survey.

Discontinuation of Government Roads

CA2012 Parish of Ravenswood County of Talbot

Council proposes to discontinue government roads CA2012 in the Parish of Ravenswood County of Talbot. The affected roads are shown in the map below under Key Documents.

A person may make a submission to this proposal in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submissions are to be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017 and addressed or delivered to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450 or emailed to info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Any person making a submission must state in the submission that he or she wishes to appear in person, or be represented by a person specified in the submission, at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017 in the Civic Centre.

Please note that copies of submissions (including submitters’ names and addresses) will be made available at the Council meeting at which the above proposal will be considered. The Council is also required to make submissions available for public inspection for a period of twelve months.

For more information, contact Council during business hours on 5471 1700.

Key documents

Map showing proposed discontinuation of Government Road CA2012 Parish of Ravenswood.

Proposed relinquishment of Crown Land - Baringhup

Council is reviewing Crown Land managed by Council. A number of these parcels of land are no longer used by Council and considered surplus. Council intends to return surplus parcels of land to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). DELWP is the default land manager for public land. As this is Crown Land, Council cannot sell this land, nor can Council use the land for a purpose other than which it is reserved for.

Baringhup West Hall (Former Baringhup West School)

Former school building at 464 Baringhup West Road has been boarded up for a number of years. A centenary plaque is located in the rear yard of the school and this will be relocated to the front, just inside the property boundary.
The property was temporarily reserved for use as a Public Hall on 10 June 1980 and Council was appointed as public land manager following this reservation. The hall has been derelict and vacant for at least ten years.

Baringhup West Gravel Reserve

A former gravel reserve at the southern end of Rumbolds Road (unmade road) adjoining the Loddon River. It is not known when Council last extracted gravel from this reserve, or even if they did as there is no road access to the site. Council has no plans to extract gravel from this site in future.

Have your say

Council is seeking public feedback on the relinquishment of management of the two parcels of land. Written submissions should be made by 5.00pm on Friday 1 December 2017.

Address submissions to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450, or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

To discuss this matter please contact Daniel Borton, Property Portfolio Coordinator, on 5471 1700.

Key documents
Proposed relinquishment of Crown Land management - with maps

Proposed lease of Council property - 35 Etty Street Castlemaine

Council is proposing to lease the former Castlemaine Secondary College campus at 35 Etty Street Castlemaine from the Department of Education and Training. Council will then sublease the site to Workspace Australia.

Workspace Australia currently operate out of the old Castlemaine Hospital in Halford Street Castlemaine. Their current lease expires in November 2018, and the former Castlemaine Secondary College site is the most suitable site identified. Leasing of the site will enable Workspace to continue to provide vital support to local businesses as they start up, and space for community groups.

Council’s involvement will ensure the site is leased from the State Government at a peppercorn rental, and that there is a local community benefit.

The head lease will be for five years. Castlemaine Secondary College is still using a number of the buildings to run classes. Some of these classes are expected to relocate to the Blakely Road site as further investment in that site occurs and new buildings are built. As these buildings are no longer required by Castlemaine Secondary College, the lease allows for these to be included and transferred to Workspace Australia.

The lease to Workspace Australia will be for five years with an annual rental of $120 per year. The permitted use will be office space, educational, community and commercial activities. All obligations from the head lease (between Council and the Department of Education and Training) to will be passed on to Workspace Australia through the sublease.

Council is seeking written comment on the proposal to lease these premises. Submissions will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submissions should indicate whether the person or a person acting on their behalf wishes to be heard before Council.

Written submissions will be accepted until 5.00pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Submitters who wish to speak in support of their submission will be heard at a Special Meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday 28 November 2017, commencing at 6.00pm at the Civic Centre.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450, or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

To discuss the proposed lease contact Daniel Borton, Property Portfolio Coordinator, on 5471 1700.

Key documents

Draft sublease agreement with Workspace Australia
Site plan including proposed fenced area
Media release on the proposal to lease the former college.

Have a say on the Castlemaine Streetscape Plan - now closed

Council is working on a project to improve the town centre in Castlemaine to create a more attractive, vibrant and accessible town centre while preserving its heritage character.

Following community consultation we have worked with consultants to develop a draft a Castlemaine Streetscape Plan. This includes a summary of what people love and areas for improvement. These findings have been used to develop a concept plan for the main streets in the town centre and a set of proposed design standards for things like paving, lighting and street furniture.

A key recommendation is the plan is a proposed update to Frederick Street to better link the busy Mostyn Street shopping strip to other cultural and civic activities in Lyttleton Street.

Public feedback on the plan has now closed.

Draft Castlemaine Streetscape Plan (PDF, 6MB)

Have a say on the Maldon Streetscape Plan - now closed

Council is working on a project to create a more attractive, safe and accessible town centre in Maldon while preserving the town’s heritage character.

Following community consultation and input from a newly established Maldon Streetscape Committee we have worked with consultants to develop a draft streetscape plan based on what people love and areas for improvement.

The findings have been used to develop a concept plan for the main streets in the town centre, and a set of proposed design standards for things like paving, lighting and street furniture.

A key recommendation in the plan is an update to the intersection on the corner of Main and High Streets to improve pedestrian safety and improve the ‘OldBank’ corner to better reflect the quality of heritage streetscapes throughout the town.

Public feedback on the plan has now closed.

Draft Maldon Streetscape Plan (PDF, 7MB)

What do you value about the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens? - now closed

Council is seeking community input to help shape the management and conservation of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

We are developing a Conservation Management Plan with recommendations and an action plan to protect significant natural and cultural features at the gardens. As a first step we would like to hear from you about what you love about Castlemaine Botanical Gardens and what you consider important for managing the gardens in the future.

Council held a short survey in November 2017 to help identify what our community values about the gardens. The draft conservation management plan will go on public exhibition in early 2018.

Review flood levee designs for Castlemaine and Campbells Creek

The final designs of the six flood protection levees planned around Castlemaine and Campbells Creek are now complete.

Read about the 10 recommendations in the Flood Management Plan brochure.
Read the full Castlemaine, Campbells Creek and Chewton Flood Management Plan 2015.

View the final designs of the flood protection levees below:
Cover Sheet
Gingell Street
Castlemaine Central Cabin and Van Park
Elizabeth Street
Campbells Creek
National School Lane

For more information contact Marcus Goonan, Team Leader Engineering, on 5471 1776.

Proposed Supermarket in Castlemaine - Amendment C073 & Planning Permit PA072/2013

This planning scheme amendment and associated planning permit relates to the proposed development of a supermarket in Castlemaine. To learn more, visit the Planning Scheme Amendment C073 webpage.

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