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A family admiring a historical shop front

Heritage e-newsletter
Council distributes a quarterly newsletter via email to subscribers. The purpose of the e-news is to keep individuals and groups informed of grants, events and heritage news. Individuals or groups can subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Castlemaine historic shop front initiative
The Castlemaine Historic Shop Front Initiative aims to improve restoration and design outcomes in central Castlemaine, by providing traders and owners with advice, architectural drawings and historic photos of their shop fronts. Council has produced a handy guide to shop front restoration. View or download a copy of our Castlemaine Historic Shop Fronts - Guide to Restoration.

Miners' Cottages of the Goldfields of Mount Alexander
This guide is about the miners' cottages of the early gold seekers who rushed to the Mount Alexander alluvial goldfields. The guide explains the significance of the miners' cottages, documents the original fabric and traces the evolution of the cottages from temporary shelter into more permanent buildings. The guide is available to purchase for $5 from the Civic Centre in Castlemaine or can be downloaded here.

Castlemaine Market Building thermal comfort project
Council is undertaking a three stage project to improve the thermal performance of the building, with the provision of new internal door lobbies, draft abatement works and a heating and cooling system. Stage 1, the provision of new internal glass lobbies and crash bar doors is now complete. Works are also underway to repair the 22 wooden doors on the eastern and western facades of the building, including repainting and draft abatement.

Solar installation on heritage buildings
If you are planning on installing a solar system on a heritage property, Council has produced the Solar heritage factsheet to provide information on the planning permit process.

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