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.

So far nothing has progressed and the site remains vacant over a decade after it was cleared of previous buildings.
Project categories: commercial, community.