Conference coup for Castlemaine

Mainstreet Australia president Georgina Pikoulas, Mount Alexander Shire Council's manager of economy and culture Merryn Tinkler and Business Mount Alexander treasurer Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns are pictured outside Castlemaine's iconic Stoneman's Bookroom.
Mainstreet Australia president Georgina Pikoulas, Mount Alexander Shire Council's manager of economy and culture Merryn Tinkler and Business Mount Alexander treasurer Jacqueline Brodie-Hanns are pictured outside Castlemaine's iconic Stoneman's Bookroom.

Castlemaine is set to host the Mainstreet Australia National Conference in August.
The city was one of eight across the country in the running to host the event and was thrilled to be shortlisted to the final four.
In a visit to Castlemaine this week, Mainstreet Australia president Georgina Pikoulas announced that Castlemaine had beat out the competition.
The August 4 event will feature a conference based at the Phee Broadway Theatre and a networking event.
“We are expecting around 120 members from across the country which will be a great boost for Castlemaine’s accommodation providers, restaurants and cafes and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the town and the region’s retail offerings,” Ms Pikoulas said. See the Mail for more…