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Thursday 5th October

Mount Alexander Shire Council is working on streetscape design standards for the town centres of Castlemaine and Maldon and invites the community to have a say on the recommendations.

Council is holding two listening posts where community members can come along and chat with Council staff and consultants on the draft standards which cover design options for things like paving, lighting and street furniture.

“We’ve had some great input from the community and have gathered a strong sense of what is important in our two largest towns,” said Stewart Campbell, Coordinator Parks and Gardens, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We heard that people love the heritage characteristics of our streetscapes such as the verandas, stone channels, wide streets and large old trees,” said Mr Campbell.

“Castlemaine residents told us they would like to see improved seating and street furniture, increased bike amenities, more street trees and public art.

“In Maldon there was support for underground power, more trees, improved disability access and more recycling bins and seating.

“We would love to hear from more people and learn what they see as the critical areas for improvement and the things they love about Maldon and Castlemaine.

“Come along to a listening post to view the ideas, ask questions and share your feedback.”

Listening post details:
What: Have your say on Castlemaine streetscape designs
When: 10.00am to 12.00noon on Saturday 14 October
Where: Outside the Market Building, Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.

What: Have your say on Maldon streetscape designs
When: 10.00am to 12.00noon on Saturday 28 October
Where: Outside the Wheel and Loom, Maldon.

Details on the proposed standards will be available after each listening post on the Have your say section of Council’s website www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Council is working with Tract Consultants, who specialise in landscape architecture, urban design and urban planning, on the project. For more information contact Stewart Campbell, Coordinator Parks and Gardens, on 5471 1739.

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