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Enjoy an evening stroll in the Muckleford

November 22, 2022

Newstead Walks & Wheels invites everyone to come on a delightful bush stroll in the Muckleford Forest on Thursday 8 December, 5pm.

Invite your friends and neighbours too – here’s a poster to share.

Meet at the BBQ area, Rotunda Park. BYO drink, snack, sunscreen, first aid kit – and dress for the weather.

The route will be on gravel roads and tracks and a moderate level of fitness required. The distance will be approx. 6-7 kms and we expect to be back at Rotunda Park around 7.30pm. The walk will be cancelled if it is a Code Red Day.

For more information please contact:  Jen 0438 568 736.

An initiative of Newstead Walks and Wheels

The new Active Transport Reference Group needs you!

October 27, 2022

As a part of the Active Transport Strategy development, MASC is setting up a new Active Transport Ongoing Reference Group. Please consider joining it.

What is active transport? ‘Active Transport is a term which describes many forms of physical travel and movement, across a range of activities including walking, cycling, scooting, using prams, mobility scooters and wheelchairs.’

The Reference Group will work with Council to provide advice on improving active transport in the Shire.
Council’s looking to hear from residents who are passionate about active transport, and have an association with, or are engaged in active transport.

If this sounds like you, visit and express your interest by Friday 4 November.

There will also be a range of opportunities for residents to input to the strategy development.

Steven Oliver is the Council Officer coordinating the strategy development. His details are on the web page.

Welcome to our new Committee

October 7, 2022
Welcome to the new committee (Image: Belinda Fewings on Unsplash)

Newstead 2021’s 2021/22 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Thursday 29th September.  The following people were elected as office bearers:

Genevieve Barlow – President

Dimity Fifer – Vice President

Don Culvenor – Secretary

Steve Muller – Treasurer

Newstead 2021 would like to thank these people for taking on office bearer roles.  The Newstead 2021 2022/23 committee will be finalised at the next meeting to be held on 13th October and from the committee, an executive committee will be drawn.

New members are always welcome to join Newstead 2021; there is no joining fee, just fill out the application form or contact the Secretary on

Community Bike Rides in Spring

September 1, 2022

Save the Date: AGM 29 September 2022, 6pm

August 17, 2022

Newstead 2021 has helped our community create and sustain many of Newstead’s great projects: our Community Plan; Renewable Newstead; Community Garden; Arts Hub; Walks & Wheels; Newstead Open Studios; Talking Fire.

So come along to the 2021/2022 AGM for Newstead 2021 Inc on Thursday 29 Sep at 6pm and find out what we have achieved over the last 12 months. Venue: Newstead Community Centre meeting room (at the back of the building). We’ll let everyone know about the agenda and reports at least 2 weeks beforehand.

Some of our office-bearers will be stepping down at the AGM, so it’s time to put your hand up! Newstead 2021 is on the hunt for a new President and Secretary. Interested? Contact Newstead 2021 ( for a chat with Genevieve Barlow (President) or Jane Lean (Secretary) who hold those positions now. Steve Muller, a newcomer to Newstead, has kindly agreed to nominate as Treasurer and take over that role from Geoff Park.

If you are not already a member of Newstead 2021, please join. It’s free, but you do need to fill in a membership form each year. So if you can’t recall filling one in recently, it’s probably time to renew. Download a membership form,  or if you need a hard copy form, please email Jane Lean – – and she will send you one.

On your bike: cycling program for teens & tweens

March 14, 2022

Get on your bike

February 5, 2022

Join in the upcoming community rides. Dust off your old treadlie, find your helmet and you’re set. Newstead’s Walks and Wheels group welcomes all comers to these fantastic events.

Who will be our next councillor?

October 9, 2020

The candidates, Damien Kingsbury, Hilton Hazeltine and Matt Driscoll, vying for election as the Loddon Ward representative on Mount Alexander Shire Council addressed an online forum hosted by Newstead 2021 Inc on Oct 7, 2020.

Each explained why he wanted to be our local government councillor.

If you missed it, don’t worry. Click here to watch it.

Our thanks to the candidates, our host N2021 Inc President Sharon Fraser and conversation manager Chris Johnston. We wish the candidates success and thank them for their willingness to represent our ward.

Our thanks also to Cr John Nieman who has represented Loddon Ward for the past three years and is stepping down.

Make sure you complete your postal vote. Ballot packs were mailed to voters on October 8. Voting closes 6pm , Friday Oct 23. Results will be declared Friday Nov 13, 2020.

2019 AGM minutes

March 19, 2020

Here are the minutes from our 2019 AGM, held at the Newstead Community Garden on Tuesday 19th November 2019.

Click here to view or download.

Newstead 2021 Inc 2018-2019 – Notice of Annual General Meeting

October 22, 2019


Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018-2019

Notice is given that Newstead 2021 Inc will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at the Newstead Community Garden, Layard St, Newstead VIC 3462.

All community members are welcome to attend. Voting at the AGM is restricted to members of the Association. Membership is open to residents of Newstead and the immediate surrounds, who support N2021’s Statement of Purposes. Membership forms are available from the Association’s website

Nominations for the Committee of the Association are welcome prior to or at the meeting.

Please bring a chair or rug and some food to share.

The ordinary business of the meeting will be:

  1. to confirm the minutes of the previous AGM of the Association and of any special general meeting held since then;
  2. to receive and consider –
    1. the annual report of the Committee on the activities of the Association during the preceding financial year; and
    2. the financial statements of the Association for the preceding financial year submitted by the Committee in accordance with Part 7 of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic);
    3. other reports from the Committee / its sub-Committee(s) upon the transactions and affairs of the Association during the preceding financial year;
  3. to elect officers of the Association and ordinary members of the Committee;
  4. to confirm that the annual subscription fee / joining fee for membership of the Association for 2019/20 shall remain nil.

The special business of the meeting will be:

  1. to discuss the Association’s current Statement of Purposes and Rules with a view to ensuring that these remain accurate and reflective of the intentions of the Association into the future;
  2. to discuss Registrations and endorsements that may benefit the Association, its purposes and activities, including registration as a charity and tax endorsements (e.g. tax exemption, deductible gift recipient status, etc);
  3. to acknowledge that 2020 is N2021’s ten-year anniversary, and to discuss if we would should celebrate and, if so, how?
  4. to consider any other business arising.


A member entitled to attend and vote at the AGM may appoint a person to attend and vote at the meeting as the member’s proxy. The appointment of a proxy must be in writing and signed by the member making the appointment. The form appointing the proxy must be given to the Chairperson of the AGM before or at the commencement of the meeting, or prior to the AGM by post or electronically. A form appointing a proxy sent by post or electronically is of no effect unless it is received by the Association no later than 24 hours before the commencement of the meeting.


Further enquiries can be made to President Gen Barlow 0427 762 633 or


Secretary Saide Gray 0419 543 667 or