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Consultation - Have Your Say

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

Make a submission on the 2018/2019 Proposed Budget

Council has released its 2018/2019 Proposed Budget for community consideration, and is encouraging members to make a submission.

The $37.04 million budget will seek to maintain and improve infrastructure, and deliver more than 100 services to the community in the year ahead.

It outlines the staffing and resources needed to achieve the strategic objectives in the Council Plan 2017-2021, under the three pillars of Our People, Our Place and Our Economy.

Rates will increase by an average of 2.25% in line with the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates System, as council continues to find more efficiencies and advocate to the state and federal government for more funding.

Council has removed the municipal charge as per our rating strategy. Kerbside bin collection charges will increase by an average of 5.4% per property, in response to cost pressures associated with the rising costs of waste management.

The proposed budget will deliver an $11.35 million Capital Works Program.

To make a submission please forward a letter to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450, or send an email titled 2018/2019 Budget Submission to info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

If you would like to speak to your submission at the Special Meeting of Council please indicate this in your submission.

Key dates
• 5.00pm, Wednesday 23 May 2018 – closing date for public submissions.
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 5 June 2018 – Special Meeting of Council to hear budget submissions, Civic Centre, Castlemaine.
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 26 June 2018 – adoption of the Annual Budget at Ordinary Meeting of Council, Civic Centre, Castlemaine.

2018/2019 Proposed Budget
2018/2019 Proposed Budget Summary
Media release - Proposed council budget open for comment
Media release - Council invests in vital infrastructure

Flood lights at Doug Powell Oval

Mount Alexander Shire Council has received funding from the Victorian State Government and local community groups to install floodlights at the Doug Powell Oval at Wesley Hill.

The lights are a much needed asset for junior sporting clubs based at the reserve. Local clubs are currently restricted to using the facilities at the oval during daylight.

Council plans to install four, 30 metre light poles. Each light tower will be fitted with 100 lux LED lights. The lights will have the capacity to be switched between 50 to 100 lux. The majority of use would be a 50 lux.

Read our fact sheet below to find about more information. Council officers are also holding a drop-in information session in May to answer any queries about the project.

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Venue: Senior Citizens, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine

Fact Sheet - Doug Powell Reserve Floodlights - April 2018

LGBTIQ Roundtable

Expressions of Interest are now open for interested people to join the Mount Alexander Shire community’s LGBTIQ roundtable. You can download the Expressions of Interest form as well as the Terms of Reference for the roundtable.

Applications to join the roundtable need to be submitted to Lisa Knight via email on l.knight@mountalexander.vic.gov.au by Monday 7 May 2018.

Proposed disposal of Council property

Fitzgeralds Close Wesley Hill Business Park

Notice is given under Section 189 of the Local Government Act 1989 that Council intends to sell nine remaining lots in Fitzgeralds Close, Wesley Hill Business Park that are currently owned by Mount Alexander Shire Council. These are formally known as Lots 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 PS629772. A copy of a plan of the lots is below.

This land was acquired and developed by Council for the purposes of sale for a business park.The land is to be sold by private treaty through Real Estate Agents appointed by Council. An anticipated sale timeframe for each of the lots is not yet known.
Prior to accepting any offers, Council will obtain an independent valuation in accordance with section 189 of the Local Government Act, and will not sell the land for less than this valuation amount.

Members of the public may wish to make a submission 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.

For any questions regarding this matter, please contact Daniel Borton, Property Portfolio Coordinator on 5471 1700.

Written submissions will be accepted until 5:00pm on Tuesday 17 May 2018.

Submitters who wish to speak in support of their submission will be heard at the Ordinary Council Meeting at 6:30pm on Tuesday 19 May 2018 at the Civic Centre Castlemaine.

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.

Key document
Map of proposed blocks for sale at Fitzgeralds Close Wesley Hill Business Park

Draft Castlemaine Urban Creekways Management Plan - now closed

Council is developing a management plan for the 70 hectares of Creekside public land currently under public license to Council.

The draft plan has been developed by Council in collaboration with the Friends of Campbells Creek and the Castlemaine Landcare Group to further improve the amenity of the 70 hectares of creeks and adjoining public land located in the urban parts of Chewton, Castlemaine and Campbells Creek.

Council invites your comment on the draft Castlemaine Creekways Management Plan.

How to provide feedback

Download a copy of the draft Castlemaine Urban Creekways Management Plan.
A hard copy is available for viewing at Council’s reception, the Civic Centre during business hours Monday to Friday.

You can provide a written submission entitled Castlemaine Urban Creekways Management Plan 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 Tuesday 1 May 2018. For more information contact Council's Natural Environment Officer on 5471 1700.

Key document
Draft Castlemaine Urban Creekways Management Plan

Review flood levee designs for Castlemaine and Campbells Creek - now closed

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.

New play space for Victory Park - now closed

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 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.

Public submissions on the designs concepts are now closed. 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.

General feedback

Council is interested in gaining your feedback to help provide better services to you. Please complete the form below to provide your comments or feedback.

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