Grand old dame reopens

After weeks sitting dormant due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the ornate gates to Castlemaine’s iconic historic Market Building reopened, Saturday June 6, as the old gem again welcomes visitors to the region.

Local accommodation operators and attractions can now welcome back visitors following the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in Victoria, with the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre reopening just in time for the long weekend.

In the regular tourism environment, 48 per cent of visitors to our region fall into the visiting friends and relatives segment. It is anticipated that we will see increased visitation for the initial reopening period, as people are keen to see their loved ones as the restrictions ease. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.