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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

MALDON LOCALS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON TOWN’S RESTORATION

Consultation on the potential restoration of Maldon’s historic town centre, supported by the Andrews Labor Government, is set to get underway, with locals and shop owners given the opportunity to have their say.

At the end of 2018, the Labor Government announced $50,000 to support the creation of a Maldon Town Centre and Shopfront Improvement Business Case, which would include the development of detailed designs and a plan to revitalise the historic town’s streetscape.

Melbourne-based landscape and urban design consultants Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd has been appointed to develop the business case, which will determine the viability and economic benefits of restoring the streetscape of the historically significant Goldfields town.

As part of the business case development, the consultants must engage with property owners, businesses and locals. The consultation process will commence with a survey and will include a series of group meetings and one-on-one discussions over the coming months.

The Labor Government is supporting the business case development through the Stronger Regional Community Plan – a statewide program that supports rural and regional towns to create opportunities for economic growth.

Mount Alexander Shire will also invest $50,000 in the project.

To have your say on Maldon’s potential restoration, contact Eva Parkin, Economic Development Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

 “This is a great opportunity for Maldon locals and businesses to comment and have their say on the future of their town.”

 “We’re proud to be investing in projects that will make regional Victoria a better place to live and work.”

“Maldon is a historic regional town and a key tourism asset for the region. The Andrews Labor Government is pleased to support the business case for its restoration, so the town can flourish well into the future.”

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