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 Chewton, Castlemaine and Campbells Creek.

Nearly 100 people took part in our first stage of consultation in November 2022. We heard what communities value about the character of their neighbourhoods, what types of housing are needed to meet current and future needs, and the challenges and opportunities when it comes to residential growth.

We have identified nine neighbourhood character types across Chewton, Castlemaine and Campbells Creek. Each type has its own preferred character statement and design guidelines to guide the design of any future development.

Help us improve how we engage

We know there is lots of technical detail in this multi-stage project. Do you have a clear understanding of what we are asking?
How are we doing?