Best regional main street win

Kate Gamble, Anna Winneke and Gen Ward celebrate after Maldon's Old Bank Corner project overseen by Mount Alexander Shire Council secured Victoria's Best Regional Main Street for Maldon at the Mainstreet Australia Awards. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb

Go to Maldon any day of the week and it’s easy to see the pop-up project that’s reinvented the town’s Old Bank Corner in the middle of town is a winner.
The number of people generally gathered there chatting, having lunch or coffee or simply taking a break is the giveaway that this is one project that’s gone down well with locals and visitors alike.
But now it’s official after the project took out Victoria’s Best Regional Main Street award at the Mainstreet Australia Awards announced in St Kilda last Friday.
“I’m really chuffed. We love a challenge,” said Anna Winneke of The Salvage Yard in Castlemaine.
Anna and The Salvage Yard did the design work and also the physical installation work involved, with Mount Alexander Shire Council overseeing the project using state government public outdoor dining space funding – a response to the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Work happened in the first half of this year, delivering a pleasant outdoor public sitting and dining space using an eclectic mix of recycled materials and plants.
The project was robustly supported by Maldon Inc. Read more in today’s 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.