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Consultation - Have Your Say

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

Have your say on new play space for Victory Park

Council is developing a creative play space at Victory Park in Castlemaine, where people of all ages and abilities can play, explore, socialise and connect.

The concept designs are also on display here or at the Market Building in Castlemaine until 15 December. Families are also invited to come and provide feedback on the concept designs at Victory Park from 10am – 12 noon on Saturday 9 December.

The designs encourage imaginative play and include musical, swinging and spinning elements in response to community feedback. They are sympathetic to the park’s history and include seating, shade and barriers to the road and car park.

How to provide feedback
Come along and test some of the play elements on Saturday 9 December. If you can’t make it you can provide a written submission entitled Victory Park Place Space submission by:
Email: info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
Post: Mount Alexander Shire, PO Box 185, Castlemaine Vic 3450
In person: Civic Centre, Corner Lyttleton Street and Lloyd Street, Castlemaine.

Written submissions will be accepted until Friday 5.00pm, 15 December 2017. For more information, contact Edwina Reid, Active Communities Officer, 5471 1740, or email e.reid@mountalexandervic.gov.au.

Victory Park Concept Designs - link to download designs, artists impressions and mood boards.

Have your say on the Chewton Streetscape Design

Council has committed in the 2017/2018 budget to support the streetscape priorities in the following five community plans: Chewton, Campbells Creek, Guildford, Newstead and Taradale.

The streetscape priorities in the 2014 Chewton Community Plan are:
• Create a master plan for the central area of Chewton between Fryers Rd, Adelaide St and Forest Creek, including the Chewton Soldiers Memorial Park, Chewton Swimming Pool and Wattle Creek.
• Working with Mount Alexander Shire Council to determine where foot and bike paths are needed.
• Improving accessibility of community facilities through footpaths, bike and ramp infrastructure.

To support these priorities, a streetscape design will be developed for Chewton. A streetscape design is the term given to a plan that creates a visual identity of a neighbourhood and can play an important role in encouraging interaction between residents and creating a community.

The streetscape design for Chewton will focus on the Main Road between Adelaide Street and Church Street.

This short survey is the first of three stages of community consultation for the streetscape design. Feedback from the survey will help identify the themes for a draft streetscape design that will be further developed with the community at a workshop early next year.

Complete the survey.

Hardcopies of the survey will also be available at the Chewton General Store and Post Office.

The Chewton Streetscape Design survey will be open until 5.00pm Friday 22 December 2017.

For more information on the Chewton Streetscape Design project, contact Gaynor Atkin, Manager Community Partnerships, on 03 5471 1821.

Discontinuation of unused Government road

Off Fryers-Taradale Road
Parish of Fryers

Notice is given pursuant to sections 206 (1) Schedule 10 Clause 3 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 that Mount Alexander Shire Council proposes to discontinue the unused Government road off Fryers-Taradale Road in Parish of Fryers (proposal). This proposal is made under Section 206 (1) Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act 1989.

In accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 a person may make a submission to this proposal. Submissions are to be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018 and addressed or delivered to Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450 or info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Any person making a submission must state in that submission whether he or she wishes to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission. Submissions will be heard at the Ordinary Meeting of Council at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 February 2018 in the Castlemaine Civic Centre.

To discuss this change or the statutory process contact Anita Squires, Asset Management Coordinator, on 5471 1755 or a.squires@mountalexander.vic.gov.au during business hours.

Key document
Public information including map

Proposed Public Highway Declaration

Council proposes to declare laneway between Ray and Elizabeth streets, Castlemaine as a public highway (proposal). This proposal is made under section 204(1), 207A of the Local Government Act 1989.

In accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 a person may make a submission to this proposal. Submissions are to be received no later than 5.00pm on Wednesday 10 January 2018 and addressed or delivered to Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450 or info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Any person making a submission must state in the submission whether he or she wishes to appear in person, or to be represented by a person specified in the submission. Submissions will be heard at the Ordinary Meeting of Council at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 February 2018 in the Castlemaine Civic Centre.

To discuss this change or the statutory process contact Anita Squires, Asset Management Coordinator, on 5471 1755 or a.squires@mountalexander.vic.gov.au during business hours.

Key documents

Public information on the highway declaration including a map.

Amendment C085 - Proposed rezoning for Diamond Gully Southern Residential Greenfields Area

Amendment C085 proposes to rezone the Diamond Gully Southern Residential Greenfields Area to General Residential Zone (GRZ1) and to apply a Development Plan Overlay (DPO11). Any person who is affected by the amendment may make a written submission by 5.00pm, Friday 12 January 2018.
For more information and to see reference documents visit: www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/C085.

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.

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 lease of Council property - 35 Etty Street Castlemaine - now closed

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.

Public submissions on this proposal are now closed.

Submitters who indicated their 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.

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.

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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