Minifie van Schaik Architects
MvS Architects
St Arnaud Civic Precinct Plan

St Arnaud Civic Precinct Plan
The Northern Grampians Shire
St Arnaud, Victoria
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SGS Economics & Planning
Maudie Palmer A0

A Civic Precinct Plan expressing a new vision for a picturesque town in regional Victoria which re-frames the futures of the district around its strong cultural heritage and creative energies.

This civic precinct plan re-engaged a community in its own cultural heritage and creative energies. Doing this involved looking beyond the one-block constraints of the Civic Precinct, towards the Edna Walling Garden to the west, the botanic gardens to the east, and a civic spine running the length of the entire town.

An extensive community engagement process was undertaken to workshop a series of proposals and recommendations which ultimately resulted in a grant from Regional Development Victoria to upgrade St Arnaud Town hall. Simultaneously we pioneered, with Maudie Palmer AO, a street museum and artist in residency program, funded by the shire and Regional Arts Victoria, which opened in January 2015.

Curated by Maudie Palmer A0, the artists in residency program and street museum, has commissioned works by James Guerts, Nathan Gray and Joanna Mott.

The St Arnaud Street Museum received a highly commended award for community engagement in the National Local Government awards, 2015.