Meet the friendly faces at Council

Published on 31 August 2023


Mount Alexander Shire Council is opening its doors so the community can meet the friendly faces at Council.

Council Open Day will take place on Monday 23 October from 1.30pm to 4.00pm, at the Castlemaine Town Hall.

The day is an opportunity for residents to meet Council teams, ask questions, speak to Councillors, and find out more about the range of services and supports that Council provides.

Council’s Mayor, Rosie Annear, said the Open Day is a great opportunity for the community to learn more about Council’s roles and responsibilities.

“During consultation for our upcoming Communications and Engagement Strategy, our community told us how much they value face-to-face interaction,” said Mayor Annear.

“We’ve listened to that feedback, and are committed to more face-to-face time with residents to listen to and learn from them.”

“The Open Day will be a chance for people to not only chat to Councillors, but to meet Council staff – the people on the other end of the phone, replying to your emails, undertaking maintenance of our roads and infrastructure, working in our parks and gardens, and generally serving our community.”

“We’re really looking forward to this open day – to talking with residents, and sharing information about who we are, what we do, and how we can best help our community.”

Services to be represented include:

  • Public and Environmental Health
  • Climate
  • Waste
  • Roads and other infrastructure
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Tourism
  • Business 
  • Arts and Culture
  • Youth
  • Emergency Management
  • Corporate services (including finance/rates, procurement, IT, records)
  • Council Governance and Risk
  • Events and venues
  • Communications and engagement
  • Planning, building and permits
  • Community safety and amenity
  • People and culture
  • Children and family
  • Social inclusion
  • Strategic planning (including affordable housing)

Save the date – Council Open Day

When: Monday 23 October, 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Town Hall
Cost: Free. No bookings required.

This is an accessible event and will have an Auslan interpreter.

For more information, contact Council’s Manager Communications and Customer Service, Ed Butler on 5471 1700 or email  


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