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Consultation - Have Your Say

Council values your comments towards its plans and projects for the future.

Play space for Stanley Park North, Harcourt

The initial plans for a new play space at Stanley Park North will be available on this page from Monday 25 February. The plans will also be available to view at Goldfields Track Café, Harcourt Primary School and Harcourt Pre School.

The designs were developed by a community group (made up of parents, grandparents, representatives of local organisations and Council staff) and local play space designers.

Feedback on the plans will close at 5.00pm, Monday 18 March.

Feedback may be sent via email to info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or via post to Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450 VIC. You can also discuss your ideas with a member of the Community Spaces and Places Team on 5471 1700.

Have your say on the future of Harcourt - stage one now closed

Council has launched an eight week community consultation period to inform a strategic plan for Harcourt. Harcourt is identified for residential expansion and population growth in the Mount Alexander Planning Scheme and the Loddon Mallee South Regional Growth Plan.

Plan Harcourt will build on previous plans and establish planning processes to help shape the town into the future. Council held two information sessions to launch the project in mid November 2018.

How to get involved
• Drop in to see us at a pop-up project offices to ask questions and provide your ideas
• Read the discussion paper and answer some questions to tell us your vision
• Complete the Plan Harcourt survey by 30 January 2019
• Let us know your big idea for Harcourt on using our interactive map.

For more information visit our Plan Harcourt page.

Nominate for LGBTIQ+ Roundtable - now closed

Are you looking to help make your community a more inclusive place for LGBTIQ+ people? The Mount Alexander Shire community’s LGBTIQ+ Roundtable has a number of vacancies and you could be the person we need.

There are currently 15 members on the Roundtable, with five vacant positions.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 2 November to Lisa Knight at L.Knight@mountalexander.vic.gov.au. All personal information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

For more information contact Lisa Knight, Director Community and Corporate Support, on 5471 1700.

Key documents
Expression of interest form
Terms of Reference

Mount Alexander Shire’s Early Years Plan - now closed

Council has developed a new plan to support the needs of local families and children aged 0-8 years and is looking for your feedback.

Developed in partnership with the community, the draft Mount Alexander Early Years Plan 2018-2021 provides a future vision and direction on how to best develop and coordinate early years’ services, programs and partnership activities.

The draft plan’s vision is to ‘create an innovative and connected community that works together to support our children to reach their full potential’. It is structured around four key themes:

• Collaboration: We will work better together to strengthen partnerships and community connectedness.
• Services and Support: We will provide more accessible services locally to better support our children and their families, especially those most vulnerable.
• Learning and Literacy: We will encourage a whole of community approach to increase learning opportunities and literacy levels of our children.
• Environment and Wellbeing: We will plan for improved use of facilities and spaces to enhance the development, health and safety of our children and their families.

Objectives and actions allocated under each key theme include:
• Identify the gaps in local childcare to better meet the needs of local families.
• Increase the number of our local businesses and service providers that are registered as a breastfeeding friendly venue.
• Establish a Mount Alexander Early Years Expo every two years to create greater awareness of the local services, support and resources available.

Feedback is now closed.

Key documents
Draft Mount Alexander Shire Early Years Plan

Have your say on Maldon streetscapes - now closed

Council is inviting the community to have a say on streetscape plans and design standards for Maldon to create a more attractive, safe and accessible town centre.

The plans will provide the direction for streetscape improvements, and design options for things like paving, lighting and street furniture to guide conservation of the historic town.

Read the plans below or view at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine or Visitor Information Centre in Maldon.

Feedback is now closed.

For more information contact Stewart Campbell, Parks and Gardens Coordinator on 5471 1700.

Key documents
Maldon Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines - Final draft
Maldon Streetscape Design Guidelines - Appendix - Final draft

Community use of public assets - now closed

Council is a custodian of many assets such as parks, roads, halls, buildings and sporting facilities. Council is also responsible for maximising community benefit from those assets and determining how such assets may be used.

The draft Community Use of Public Assets Policy has been developed to outline the principles that Council will take into account in assessing any application by an individual or group to use Council-managed assets. The key principle is a balancing of Council's commitment to allowing the public to use Council-managed assets against any inconvenience or exclusion of the broader community from free use of that asset.

Feedback is now closed.

Key documents
Community use of public assets - draft

Local law review - Meeting procedures - now closed

Council is reviewing its Local Law No. 1 – Meeting Procedures. The law will cease operation on 30 November 2018.

The revised local law is available for public review.

Feedback is now closed.

For more information or to make your submission in person contact Mr Taylor on 5471 1706.

Key documents
Draft Local Law No.1 - Meeting Procedures

General feedback

Council is interested in gaining your feedback to help provide better services to you. Please complete the form below to provide your comments or feedback.

Council Feedback Form
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