Your chance to shape the future of your community


What's important to you for the community you live in? We want you to think big and small about the things you love about Mount Alexander Shire, and the things you want to see more of.

Your responses to our questions will directly inform the development of a new ten-year Community Vision, as well as our four-year Council Plan, and our Financial Plan.

In this first round, we've created three levels of involvement:

  1. Your one minute vision
    • Do you want to make your voice heard, but don't have much time? No problem.
  2. The full survey
    • If you have five or ten minutes spare, we've laid out some key questions we'd love you to answer.
  3. Extra input
    • Do you have a clear vision for the future of the Shire, and more to say about it? You can give us additional thoughts on what makes your community great, and even share your own Shire story in the tabs below.

Complete our surveys

One minute vision

Full survey

Do you have more to say?

Tell us what you love

More to say?

Tell us what you love about living in Mount Alexander Shire - the people, the places, the culture, you name it. (max 140 characters).

15 May, 2021

Hallmark says:

“Connect community, vibrant arts scene, appreciation of heritage/history, national parks, Dja Dja Wurrung culture and country.”

15 May, 2021

MrHistory says:

“Uncongested roads, clean air, low crime, great hospital, open space ,clear night sky's, built history, community groups who engage encourage”

15 May, 2021

MrHistory says:

“Taking Cairn Curran Reservoir photos. Views from Mt Tarrengower & Mt Alexander. Muckleford and Fryerstown bushlands. Local historic groups.”

15 May, 2021

MrHistory says:

“Like minded people who value attractive open rural landscape. I enjoy studying the history of our early pastoral pioneers & mining settlers.”

15 May, 2021

SarahLambert says:

“We moved from Melbourne to live in a smaller community, where people know and care about each other. Also, more sun!”

15 May, 2021

ArtistsAct says:

“The untapped potential of an intelligent creative community. Castlemaine is the destination of Melbourne’s aging diverse bohemian community.”

15 May, 2021

StellaC says:

“The natural landscape, the climate, the history of industry and creative expression.”

15 May, 2021

Sabrina says:

“My friends and family all love the wildlife we are blessed to have here. So many parts of Victoria have lost their wildlife.”

14 May, 2021

Marythorpe says:

“I like limited fast food chains, the quiet life, the train, local shops, caring for nature, cultural events and great people to connect with”

14 May, 2021

JennyMorton says:

“The friendliness of the residents. Being able to purchase anything in the town”

14 May, 2021

MichaelD says:

“I love the community, the culture and the environment. ”

14 May, 2021

Garibaldi says:

“Diverse views of inhabitants, variety of cultural events/activities”

Share your shire story

Share your shire story

Do you have a personal story about living here in Mount Alexander Shire? Share it with your community!

The experiences of our community members tell us better than any survey about what they love about living here, and their hopes for the future. These stories will help us shape that future together.

What to expect

Your community, your vision is a six-month project where you can directly contribute to shared vision for the future of our Shire. Here's how the process will unfold.
  • Timeline item 1 - active

    31 March, 2021

    Community input - round one

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    15 May, 2021

    Round one closes

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    1 June, 2021

    Community input - round two

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    30 June, 2021

    Round two closes

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    30 July, 2021

    Council plan drafted

Contact Us

Would you like to know more about the project, and how your contribution makes a difference? Get in touch.

Name Ed Butler, Manager of Communications and Customer Services
Phone 03 5471 1700

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