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Council is encouraging community feedback on a heritage review of the Maldon Historic Central Area before it is considered for adoption.

17 August 2022

Council is encouraging community feedback on a heritage review of the Maldon Historic Central Area before it is considered for adoption.

The Maldon Historic Central Area comprises of the buildings, structures and public spaces on Main Street, High Street and Templeton Street.

The review was commissioned as part of the Maldon Streetscape Project, and seeks to strengthen the heritage protection for the heart of Maldon. It also provides detailed and accessible heritage information for use by property owners, planners and heritage consultants.

Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Manager of Development Services, Georgina Hope, said that the Maldon Historical Central Area is strongly recognised by the community as the heart of the town, and a place where people meet, exchange and socialise.

“Maldon is distinguished from other small towns for its picturesque and intact streetscape. The review for the Historical Central Area focuses on both the tangible and intangible elements of Maldon’s cultural heritage significance,” said Ms Hope.

As part of the review, local historian Dr Robyn Ballinger, who worked with Maldon Museum and Archives Association (MMAA) members, provided expert advice on the town’s central historic area.

“It was a pleasure for our members to collaborate with these consultants to identify and record the heritage of Maldon,” said Dr Ballinger.

Community consultation is open from now until Friday 16 September. Feedback can be provided via our online engagement platform, Shape Mount Alexander, or in-person at the drop-in session.

Drop-in session
When: Thursday 1 September, 10.00am–12.00pm
Where: Old Bank Corner, corner of Main Street and High Street, Maldon

The report can be viewed at Shape Mount Alexander, in person at the Maldon Visitor Information Centre (93 High Street, Maldon) or at the Castlemaine Civic Centre (27 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine).

Get in touch with Lisa Merkesteyn, Heritage and Urban Design Officer, for further information about this project on l.merkesteyn@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1852.

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