The population of Mount Alexander Shire is growing and a strategic approach towards housing is needed. We are working to make sure any new housing meets the population's diverse range of needs and is in the right location. We must also consider heritage values, neighbourhood character and environmental features (including the natural environment and biodiversity, and key risks such as bushfire). All of this and more is being considered as we develop a housing strategy for Maldon and Newstead.

Just over 300 people participated in stage 1 of consultation which closed on Sunday 17 June 2023. A community feedback summary documents the community's response to our Issues and Opportunities Paper - the focus for Stage 1 consultation.

What's next?

The feedback heard will be used to inform the development of the draft strategy, which will be released early in 2024.

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Who's Listening?

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Strategic Planning team
Phone (03) 5471 1700
In writing

Attention: Strategic Planning team

Mount Alexander Shire Council
PO Box 185,
Castlemaine, VIC 3450