Target Castlemaine – 2008
Target, a site up for development and threatened with standardisation
There was a proposal for a new retail development in the historic town of Castlemaine in north central Victoria. The development was inappropriate and a group of residents, including Geoff Crosby, decided to fight the proposal at a planning tribunal.
As part of this process an alternative scheme was put forward. This scheme was designed by CROSBY architects and showed a better economic return from the site as well as a better environmental and urban design outcome.
It was ignored by the developer but helped to modify slightly the original proposal. The work was done pro bono.