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Consultation - Have Your Say

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

Have your say on Maldon streetscape design options

Mount Alexander Shire Council is working on a project to conserve the town centre in Maldon and would like your input through a short 10 minute online survey.

Your feedback will help shape a set of design options for streets in the Maldon town centre to create consistency for future improvements.

The outcome will include approved design options for things like paving, lighting, and street furniture.

This will help to create a more attractive, safe and accessible town centre, while preserving the town’s heritage character.

How to get involved

Complete a short 10 minute survey by 5.00pm, Friday 23 June or attend a community forum.

What: Maldon Streetscape Design Standards Forum
When: 6.45pm – 8.15pm, Tuesday 13 June
Where: Maldon Community Centre, Francis Street
RSVP: Contact Dallas on 5471 1768 or d.giles@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Complete the survey

For more information contact Stewart Campbell, Coordinator Parks and Gardens on 5471 1700 or s.campbell@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Invitation to review flood levee designs

The community is invited to attend a drop in session to review the final designs of the six flood protection levees planned around Castlemaine and Campbells Creek. The drop in session will be held from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 20 June at the Ray Bradfield Room, next to Victory Park in Castlemaine. Access is through the supermarket car park.

For more information contact Marcus Goonan, Team Leader Engineering, on 5471 1776.

Read about the 10 recommendations in the Flood Management Plan brochure.
Read the full Castlemaine, Campbells Creek and Chewton Flood Management Plan 2015.

View the final designs of the flood protection levees below:
Cover Sheet
Gingell Street
Castlemaine Central Cabin and Van Park
Elizabeth Street
Campbells Creek
National School Lane

Have your say on Chewton Community Centre

The community is encouraged to have a say on the future of the Chewton Community Centre. Council is considering the option of selling the building due to the high cost of restoration.

The former church on Main Street in Chewton is in a poor state of repair with rising damp and termite damage, and has been closed to the public for a number of years due to safety risks. The estimated cost for Council to restore and maintain the building as a public facility is more than half a million dollars.

Have your say by making a submission before 5.00pm on Tuesday 27 June.

Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450, or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au titled Chewton Community Centre.

Submitters who wish to speak in support of their submission will be heard at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held on 18 July 2017, commencing at 6.30pm at the Civic Centre. For any questions please contact Daniel Borton, Property Portfolio Coordinator on 5471 1700.

Key documents
Chewton Community Centre Report - excerpt from agenda for Ordinary Meeting of Council 16 May 2017.
Council considers future of community building - Media release issued 17 May 2017.
Proposed disposal of Council property - Public notice 17 May 2017.

Have your say on animal management

Council is seeking community feedback to guide a new animal management plan in the shire. The Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021 will address animal management services including Council’s legislative responsibilities for managing dogs and cats.

The plan will address responsible pet ownership and animal welfare with a focus on animal registration, identification, dog attacks, nuisance behaviour and restricted breeds, animal businesses, emergency management, control services and compliance.

Complete the online survey before 5.00pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Have your say on Newstead flood levee design - now closed

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the concept design for the Newstead Levee upgrade.

More than 25 people attended an information session at the Newstead Community Centre in May to find out more about proposed changes to provide better flood protection for the town.

While the majority of feedback was positive, Council heard some concerns regarding the impact of the proposed changes and the potential for additional flooding.

Council is now working with consultants on the final design. The final design will be provided for further public comment in the next few months.

Read more about the levee and proposed solutions.

Proposed changes to Newstead Levee

More information: Contact Jeran Joseph, Project Engineer, on 5471 1700.

Have your say on Council Plan - now closed

Your say, your shire

The Council Plan 2017-2021 was adopted by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday 20 June.

The plan outlines strategies and actions across three pillars: our people, our place and our economy. It also includes how we will measure success.

The objectives in the plan will help to achieve the new vision for the shire – Mount Alexander: innovative, creative, connected.

Our people strategic objectives:
• Socially connected, safe and inclusive communities
• Local services that support the needs of our community
• Improved health and wellbeing
• A welcoming place for all.

Our place strategic objectives:
• Well managed assets for now and into the future
• A clean and green community
• Well planned for growth

Our economy strategic objectives:
• A creative and innovative economy
• Great opportunities for education and technology
• An innovative and sustainable organisation

View the Council Plan 2017-2021 on the Plans and Strategies page of our website.

Make a submission on the Proposed Budget - now closed

The Proposed Budget was available for public comment until Wednesday 24 May and has now closed.

Council has released its 2017/2018 Proposed Budget for community consideration, and is encouraging members to make a submission.

The $38.06 million budget seeks to maintain and improve infrastructure, deliver on projects and services valued by the community and achieve Council’s vision – Mount Alexander: Innovative, Creative, Connected.

Rates will increase by an average of 2% under the Victorian Government’s Fair Go Rates System, down from the previously planned 2.8%. Kerbside bin collection charges will increase by an average of 3.1% per property.

The proposed budget will deliver a $13.37 million Capital Works Program, up $4.5 million from the 2016/2017 financial year.

Key dates
• Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 5.00pm – closing date for public submissions.
• Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 6.30pm – Special Meeting of Council to hear budget submissions, Civic Centre, Castlemaine.
• Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 6.30pm – adoption of the 2017/2018 Budget at Ordinary Meeting of Council, Civic Centre, Castlemaine.

2017/2018 Proposed Budget
2017/2018 Proposed Budget Summary
Media release - Proposed budget released for comment.

Proposed Supermarket in Castlemaine - Amendment C073 & Planning Permit PA072/2013

This planning scheme amendment and associated planning permit relates to the proposed development of a supermarket in Castlemaine. To learn more, visit the Planning Scheme Amendment C073 webpage.

General feedback

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