Council is proposing to sell the former Wesleyan Church building, located at 205 Main Road Chewton.

Built in the 1850’s, the building is in a poor state of repair and was declared unsafe to use in late 2010.

Council resolved to sell the former church building and associated land in August 2017.

The sub division of land has been completed, but given the passage of time and to ensure best practice by Council, a fresh public notice is currently being advertised informing the community of its intention to sell the property.

As part of this process, Council will consider any submissions received at a future meeting of Council.



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Please provide your feedback on the proposed sale of 205 Main Road, Chewton.

Register to attend the Open Day - CANCELLED

**** In line with current Victorian lockdown restrictions, the planned Open Day has been cancelled. ***

Due to COVIDSafe requirements, community members who wish to see inside the building will have restricted access during an upcoming Open Day.

Due to the building's condition and OH&S requirements, people will be permitted in small numbers and asked to stay behind safety barricades and follow any signage.

In keeping with COVIDSafe requirements, a 15 minute maximum time limit will apply, together with social distancing and hygiene practices. This is to allow as many people as possible into the building in a safe manner. Bookings are essential.

When: Saturday 28 August, from 10.00am to 1.00pm
Where: 205 Main Road, Chewton
Register: Contact Lynne Williamson on (03) 5471 1700 or via

Registration is required prior to attending. Bookings close at 5.00pm Thursday 26 August. Please bring a smart phone along to scan in with a QR Code. Paper sign-in forms will also be available.

Alternative ways to make a submission

Our preference is for you to give your feedback via the link on this page but these alternatives are also available

  • Via email at
  • Via post, addressed to Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450.