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Public notice - 24 August 2018

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Seeking Maldon design advisers

Council is updating the Maldon Design Guidelines and is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from community and skill based representatives to join a project advisory group for a one year term. The guidelines aim to provide detailed design criteria for development to complement and protect the heritage significance of Maldon. We are looking for four members with a demonstrated knowledge of Maldon’s heritage, landscape or built environment and an understanding of the role of local government in heritage matters. To access the terms of reference and application form visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay. Applications close on Friday 21 September. For more information contact Lisa Merkesteyn, Heritage and Urban Design Officer, on 5471 1852 or l.merkesteyn@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

An evening with David Holmgren

Join David Holmgren, a globally recognised ecological thinker and co-originator of the permaculture concept, at a free talk hosted by Council in partnership with Mount Alexander Sustainability Group. Join us from 6.00pm on Thursday 6 September at the Phee Broadway Theatre for refreshments, with the talk commencing at 7.00pm. Book at http://stks.be/retrosuburbia.

Changes to Maldon standpipe

The standpipe at Maldon is being upgraded to an Avdata electronic key system this week. The system allows accurate tracking of water purchases and reduces water wastage. An electronic key may be obtained through Council for a one-off payment of $34. Find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Standpipes or phone Council on 5471 1700. Individuals must have a water carter permit to apply for an electronic key. Permits are issued through Coliban Water. For more information visit www.coliban.com.au or call 1300 363 200. Please note access hours at the standpipe will change from Saturday 25 August. New operating hours are 8.00am to 8.00pm on Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Access and inclusion survey

Don't forget to share your views on access and inclusion around the shire. Complete an online survey at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay. Printed copies including an easy English version are available at the Civic Centre at Castlemaine, Castlemaine Library and key locations in towns across the shire. If you would like a copy posted to you, or need help to participate, phone the Community Wellbeing Team on 5471 1700. The survey closes at 5.00pm on Friday 31 August.

This Council Column was published in the Tarrangower Times.

Public notice - 24 August 2018.

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