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Newstead 2021 Inc

We’re volunteers. We love Newstead. We want to make it THE place to live for people who value being part of a community . We support the development of a vibrant, informed and sustainable community in our town & surrounds Our aims are: 1. To support the discussion and implementation of ideas and projects that

Maldon Croquet Club

Established in 1925 Maldon Croquet Club is situated in the heart of Maldon. We play Golf Croquet, both at level and handicap play, we play 3 mornings a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday’s. We have one A court and an excellent green, there is a clubhouse and currently, we have 27 club members. We are

Campbells Creek Bowling Club

The Club provides facilities for lawn bowlers of all skill levels, using a synthetic surface for play. Pennant is played through the Bendigo Division and social bowls is played regularly through the week. Community Groups are supported by providing catering and use of the facility for their events.

Connecting Country

Connecting Country is community-operated not-for-profit organisation working to restore and enhance biodiversity and improve the productive natural environment across the Mount Alexander region in central Victoria. What we do: – Implement on-ground works to increase and enhance native vegetation and habitat through grazing change, revegetation, and pest plant and animal control. – Engage community through

Mount Alexander Shire Council Youth Advisory Group

The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) assists Council to better engage with young people when conducting community consultations. The group provides input into Council decisions and strategies, helps to identify issues and solutions on matters relevant to young people, and helps to develop local youth initiatives. We aim to have a diversity of views and experiences

Langley Landcare Group

Do Landcare work around the Langley and Edgecombe area Help landowners with weed , pest animal and any Landcare issued they come across. Helping to enhance our depleted environment and try to educate new land owners to the special needs of the area.

Metcalfe Community Association

The Metcalfe Community Association works to foster and maintain the community of Metcalfe. The MCA organises the annual Metcalfe Tractor Pull and Woodchop both to unite the community and to raise funds to support our local CFA, Senior Citizens Group, Hall Committee, Tennis Club and Landcare group. The MCA also organises regular social occasions for

Guildford Community Garden

We are an avid group of men and women that meet regularly to engage members of the community in all aspects of gardening. We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables to supply ourselves and local families in the community with fresh produce, as well as to engage as many people as possible to benefit

Harcourt Progress Association

Harcourt Progress Association aims to support initiatives that benefit the Harcourt community. The HPA publishes the Harcourt Core: community newsletter; works to attract funding opportunities; supports the Applefest and conducts the annual Harcourt Easter Egg Hunt. We run an Adopt A Roadside program to improve the town entrance and maintain the newly landscaped Calder Freeway

Metcalfe Hall

Metcalfe is a locality in central Victoria, Australia and lies on the Coliban River, downstream from the Malmsbury reservoir. Metcalfe was developed mainly during the central Victorian gold rush of 1851-1865. For most of its history the major economic activity has been grazing. Recent (2015) purchases of large grazing properties have been made by Chinese interests. At times, Metcalfe has had a

Newstead Walks and Wheels

Our purpose is to develop a series of local walking and wheeling options and where feasible to make them accessible for users of wheelchairs/mobility scooters/ prams and pushers. We are also interested in contributing to the development of longer distance trails which link to neighbouring towns/villages. Newstead Walks and Wheels is affiliated with Newstead 2021.

Newstead and District Historical Society Inc

Our society’s purpose is to record and preserve the districts history. Our volunteers meet every week, cataloguing and updating our local history is a priority. Society’s opening times are Monday mornings from 9.30 a.m to 12.30 p.m for research. Other times by appointment. Visitors most welcome, we look forward to seeing you.

Castlemaine Community House

Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.   Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled

View Street Public Hall Committee

The public hall on the corner of View and Woodman Streets in Castlemaine is a low cost venue for community groups. The hall is used by artists, fitness enthusiasts, fisher groups, bonsai folk and various dancing groups. In any given month the hall is used on average about 40 times and as peaked at 120.

Baringhup Hall

Baringhup is a rural locality in Shire of Mount Alexander, Central Victoria on the Loddon River, immediately north of the Cairn Curran reservoir and 10 km west of Maldon, 96 kilometres  north west of the state capital, Melbourne. Features – Hall is 14m wide x 26m long, with 170 chairs and 10 tables – PA system and

Buda Historic Home & Garden

Buda is an authentic goldfields house and garden located in Castlemaine, Central Victoria. Named after Budapest by its Hungarian owner, Ernest Leviny, it was home to the creative Leviny family for 118 years and houses their significant intact collection of furniture, art works and personal belongings. It is surrounded by an historic 1.2ha garden featuring

Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds

Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made, using recycled materials. Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. By getting involved, you are participating in a global movement, celebrating a grassroots initiative focusing on community building

Maldon Senior Citizens

We are a vital, active and inclusive group of people 55 years and over, who create and acheive activities for our members to partake in.

Maldon Cemetery Trust

The Maldon Cemetery is located approximately 3 kilometres from the Maldon Township, and lies 300 metres (984 feet) above sea level. Maldon Cemetery is unique amongst most Victorian Cemeteries in that it has no separate religious areas. No matter what religion, each interment as it happened is buried chronologically unless members of the family had

Castlemaine Library

Castlemaine Library is part of the Goldfields Libraries, and the only branch in Mt Alexander Shire. We provide 3 public internet computers, free WiFi access, access to colour copying, printing and scanning and regular weekly one-on-one IT help sessions. We will be implementing a home based library service in 2018, too. We also feature 3

Castlemaine Goldfields FC

CGFC is the only football (soccer) club in the Mount Alexander Shire. We offer introductory football games (small sided) for our youngest members (5-9), mixed male and female junior teams (U10-U16) competing in the the regional Bendigo Amateur Soccer League, and senior competition for men (Melbourne Metro) and women (Melbourne Metro). We also support a

Baringhup Community Committee

Baringhup Community Committee works to support all residents of Baringhup. We meet regularly, liaise with Mount Alexander Shire Council, promote our area, preserve our natural heritage and local history and conduct a wide variety of social events. We maintain and make available our local hall and supper room for a wide variety of users. We

Lions Maldon

The Maldon Lions club operates a op-shop in High Street, Maldon. We raise money for our local community, as well as running the Easter fair, Carols by candlelight and other events throughout the year.

Phee Broadway Theatre Castlemaine

The Castlemaine Phee Broadway Theatre is situated in the heart of Castlemaine and shares the former Mechanic’s Institute Building with the Castlemaine Library. The theatre seats 230 people and has access for patrons who use a wheelchair. The foyer of the theatre is a shared public space with the Library and is utilised as an

Maldon Athenaeum Library

The Maldon Athenaeum Library has been serving the people of Maldon and district continuously since 1863 even when the original building burnt down in 1933 the Committee operated the Library from a private residence hence the 154 years of continuous service. Everyone is a volunteer and the volunteers open the Library 4 times each week,

Guildford Public Hall

The Guildford Public Hall is available for hire and is right in the middle of Guildford just across from the Guildford Family Hotel. Features – Hall is 8m wide x 15m long, with 150 chairs and 20 tables – Stage 5.5m wide x 4m deep – Meeting room is 4m wide x 5.5m long, with

Harcourt Cemetery

Harcourt Cemetery is located on Harmony Way , Harcourt. Gazetted in 1862, the first burial was that of Robert Young on 30th December 1866. The cemetery features many examples of Harcourt Granite tombstones, the largest being to the memory of quarrymaster Joseph Blight. Denominational sections were allocated to the Catholic, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, Church of England

Castlemaine Repair Café

We are a group of people who meet on the last Sunday of each month to repair broken items for the community – items that may otherwise end up in landfill. We also serve delicious food and beverages and provide a welcoming space for all.

Chewton Primary School

We are a small school of 75 students with an active gardening, cooking and literacy program that is always looking for additional support.