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Next steps on streetscape design options

Historic Maldon

Wednesday 21 June 2017

More than 40 people attended the recent community forum to discuss streetscape design options for public places in the Maldon town centre.

Council is working with a planning and design consultancy on the project with input from the Maldon Streetscape Project Steering Committee.

A set of subtle design standards will help to create a more attractive, safe and accessible town centre, while respecting the historic fabric of the town.

Attendees were asked to consider ‘what is important to you, where would you like to see improvements and what should stay the same when it comes to Maldon’s streetscape’.

Features that define the town include verandahs, stone channels, timber crossovers, mature street trees, and quiet lanes and back streets.

Community ideas included clearly defined parking bays and cross overs, repairs to kerbs and channels, removal of asphalt to protect mature trees, more bike parking, improved pedestrian access, introduction of recycling bins and a consistent approach to wayfinding and interpretative signage.

“The meeting was very positive and provided some really constructive ideas to consider as part of the project,” said Cr Sharon Telford, Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire.

The findings will help provide the direction for streetscape components like paving, lighting and street furniture that are not already included in existing planning documents. The recommendations will respect the Maldon Design Guidelines and Conservation Study.

Community members can also have their say by completing a short survey online via the Council website before 5.00pm on Friday 23 June. Hard copies are also available at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine or the Visitor Information Centre in Maldon.

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