Because it’s the best place in Victoria for oldies. Its got the best medical care, twelve trains to Melbourne. It’s the 24th place I’ve lived in – this the best, especially for old age! It used to be the most unfriendly town but its different now! We don’t need the town polluted with more pokies.
Good community spirit and awareness of history. Not to be changed.
It’s a friendly town, close enough to reach the sea, snow, Melbourne and for work it is central to several towns. I have been here thirty years.
Community spirit, arts, culture and food
Have lived here for forty-three years – and couldn’t live anywhere else.
Diversity. Lack of commerciality!
I value the unique environment with it arts entertainment, historical buildings and wonderful cultural heritage – a unique family oriented community.
Because it is a beautiful area: with mostly good people!
Low crime, peaceful environment. Wealthy social standing
Small town with a big, traditional community. A place that so many admire (and envy!). Safe place for us and our kids with a low crime rate. And beautiful heritage buildings that should be protected.
Railways and a wide variety of shops, which will change if pokies arrive.
Our world is quickly evolving and changing – technology. Discoveries in science, modern this, modern that. Castlemaine however has history, and its character is reflected in this. Change is not always for the best – our heritage is valuable – respect it and protect it.
Picturesque – (both natural and man-made including the Architecture!) not too expensive, good transport, and close to Melbourne. Diverse range of people, etc. etc. etc.
It has a unique atmosphere and has a wonderful environment for families