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Public notice - 19 March 2019

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Planning and Environment Act 1987

Mount Alexander Planning Scheme
Notice of Approval of Amendment, Amendment C84

The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C84 to the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme. The Amendment comes into operation on the date this notice is published in the Government Gazette.

The Amendment rezones land at Lots A, B and C on PS 746864C (26 Market Street) and part Lot 1 on PS 315122 (part 17 Craigie Street), Harcourt, from Farming Zone to General Residential Zone (Schedule 1).

The Minister has granted the following permit(s) under Division Five Part Four of the Act:
Permit number: PA 162/2017
Description of land: Lots A, B and C, PS 746864C (26 Market Street) and part Lot 1 PS 315122 (part 17 Craigie Street), Harcourt.

A copy of the Amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website at www.planning.vic.gov.au/public-inspection and free of charge, during office hours, at the offices of Mount Alexander Shire Council, Civic Centre, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.

Stuart Menzies, Director, State Planning Services
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Roadworks along Urquhart Street

Works will begin in early April to upgrade the stretch of road along Urquhart Street between Lyttleton and Mostyn streets in Castlemaine. The works aim to improve traffic and pedestrian flow by widening the road, formalising the kerb and channel at the Mostyn Street intersection and reconstructing the Lyttleton Street roundabout. The project will take approximately eight weeks. For more information contact Jason McClure, Project Manager, on 5471 1700.

Join an early years group

It's not too late to submit an Expression of Interest to join the Mount Alexander Early Years Steering Group. The group will focus on delivering outcomes of the Mount Alexander Early Years Plan 2018-2021. Find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Early_Years_Plan or at the Civic Centre, Castlemaine Library and Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. Expressions of Interest are open until 5.00pm on Monday 25 March.

Small business finance workshop

Find out how you can maximise cash flow in your business at our upcoming small business workshop. During the two-hour session you'll learn to identify what’s driving your cash flow and how to avoid a cash flow crisis. The Finance Fundamentals workshop will be held at 6.00pm on Monday 1 April at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine. Cost is $20. Book your place via www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/BusinessResources.

Nominate now for youth awards

Don’t forget to nominate a young person in the Mount Alexander Youth Awards. Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 24 March. Collect a form from the Civic Centre, Castlemaine Library, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and at the events section of www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au.

Employment opportunities

Project Engineer, (readvertised), full time, fixed term (2 years)
Position closes at 4.00pm, Friday 5 April.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply. Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information or to apply visit our website or phone 5471 1700.

Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 19 March at the Civic Centre
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 16 April at the Civic Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend. To improve transparency and communication, Council meetings will be recorded and broadcast live to the internet via YouTube from March. While we aim to avoid filming in the public gallery, visitors may be recorded.

The Council Column is published in The Midland Express each Tuesday.

Public notice - 19 March 2019.

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