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Last chance to have a say on streetscape plans

Artist impression to improve the streetscape on the Old Bank corner in Maldon.

Last chance to provide feedback on streetscape plans to improve the town centres in Castlemaine and Maldon.

Friday 3 November 2017

Don’t miss your chance to have a say on the streetscape plans for Castlemaine and Maldon which are on display and open for comment until 10 November. Mount Alexander Shire Council is working on a project to improve the town centres.

“We have been working with consultants to develop streetscape plans for each town following consultation with the community,” said Rebecca Stockfeld, Acting Director Sustainable Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We aim to create more safe, attractive and accessible town centres while preserving the heritage fabric. The plans take into account what people love about the streetscapes in Castlemaine and Maldon as well as areas for improvement.”

They include key recommendations specific for each town, as well as a set of proposed design standards for things like paving, lighting, street furniture, crossovers and trees.

“We heard that the features that define the towns include beautiful wide streetscapes with historic verandas and stone channels. People also like the quirkiness of Castlemaine and Maldon’s quiet lanes and back streets,” said Ms Stockfeld.

“Opportunities for improvement include more clearly defined parking, better street crossings, repairs to kerbs and channels, more street trees, bike parking, improved pedestrian access and a consistent approach to street furniture and signage.”

One recommendation for Castlemaine includes creating a raised Mostyn Street Plaza in front of the historic Market Building.

Proposed changes to Frederick Street will create a pedestrian and cyclist friendly route linking the shopping strip to the cultural and civic centre. The street could be closed off for events and livened up with public art, furniture and lighting.

Proposed changes for Maldon include an update to the intersection on the corner of Main and High Streets to improve pedestrian safety. A make-over is proposed for the ‘Old Bank’ corner to better reflect the heritage streetscapes throughout the town.

“We’ve received some good feedback at listening posts over the past few weeks. The plans are currently online so jump on our website and let us know what you think,” said Ms Stockfeld.

For more information and to view the draft plans visit Have your say or contact Council on 5471 1700. Hard copies are available at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine or Visitor Information Centre in Maldon.

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 10 November.

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