Chewton project draws debate

Controversial new housing in Chewton’s Main Road can go ahead after winning the green light from local councillors at this week’s Mount Alexander Shire Council meeting.
Three new houses – designed to be modest, sustainable, environmentally friendly and affordable – are proposed for separate allotments at 174-182 Main Road, Chewton.
But the proposals all received objections with one of the houses proposed for crown allotment 185 at 180 Main Road attracting 52 objections – only one of which was later withdrawn.
At Tuesday night’s packed council meeting multiple Chewton residents stood up and addressed the meeting to oppose the developments, while intending residents of the new homes and other proponents also addressed the meeting to speak in favour. Get the full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail.

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.