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Following on from the consultation on streetscape design for the Maldon town centre, Mount Alexander Shire Council invites the community to share their stories, memories and knowledge about this historic town.

Monday 26 October 2020

Following on from the consultation on streetscape design for the Maldon town centre, Mount Alexander Shire Council invites the community to share their stories, memories and knowledge about this historic town.

These stories will help to inform a heritage assessment of the public spaces in Maldon, as part of the Maldon Streetscape Revitalisation Project.

“Wandering around Maldon, it’s evident that this beautiful town is steeped in history. We want to hear your stories about why Maldon is so special to you,” said Tanya Goddard, Executive Manager Infrastructure, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“Do you love the verandas, the historic buildings, a particular site or a certain tree? Do you have memories of Maldon from when you were a child – favourite shops, particular shop owners, or something that remains with you?”

“These are the kinds of stories that we want to hear – features, locations or memories that are important to you,” she said.

Council is also looking for memories of Old Bank Corner as well as ideas to improve this central location or ways it could be used.

“Old Bank Corner is located right in the heart of Maldon on the intersection of Main and High streets. The site has so much potential and we want to hear your ideas about how the space could be better utilised and what you’d like incorporated into its future design,” said Ms Goddard.

Council invited community feedback on the Maldon streetscape designs earlier this year. The feedback confirmed the importance of carrying out further heritage assessment of the centre of the historic town.

“We know the importance of history and heritage to Maldon and its community. This is an opportunity for you to share you stories and tell us things that we may not know about the town,” said Ms Goddard.

“We urge you to fill out a reply paid postcard – or more than one – with your ideas and memories. You can also visit an interactive map online to post your feedback and share photos, or simply email our team with your submission,” said Ms Goddard.

“These stories are so important and we can’t wait to hear from the community about the elements of Maldon that people hold so dear,” she said.

Reply paid postcards will be located in a number of businesses in Maldon including the newsagent, pharmacy, supermarket, bakery, bank and Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. Submit your feedback online via www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay or email maldonstreetscape@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Submit your memories and feedback by Monday 16 November.

Council is working with the Maldon Streetscape Heritage Sub Committee and Working Group on this part of the project.

“Thank you to all of the very hard working community members who are assisting with this project. They are incredibly passionate about Maldon and the importance of getting this work right,” said Ms Goddard.

“We would not have progressed to this point without them.”

The Victorian Government committed $4.5 million towards rejuvenating Maldon’s historic streetscape through their Crisis Committee of Cabinet – Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.



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