Council commissioned a Heritage Study for the edge of the Castlemaine CBD between Forest Street and Forest Creek. Parts of this area are in the Commercial 1 Zone, and are likely to experience development pressure in the future.
The study area is bounded by the railway line and Urquhart Street to the east and west, and Forest Street and Forest Creek to the south and north. The east west boundaries were chosen for consistency with the existing Castlemaine Central Heritage precinct, the southern boundary as the topographical feature of the creek, which is also the boundary between Commercial and Residential zonings.
The study was commenced in 2014 with community consultation sessions held during the preparation of the study, and the draft study was released for public feedback in March and April 2015.