Welcome to Mount Alexander Community Land Limited

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Annual General Meeting
MACLL will hold its AGM on May 6 2024 at the Shedshaker Taproom at the Mill, 9 Walker St Castlemaine We are seeking new members who can help carry our important vision forward. Please register your interest in attending by emailing info@macll.org.au.

What is Mount Alexander Community Land Ltd?
MACLL is a not-for-profit Community Land Trust.  With low income earners and health care card holders in mind, the organisation was established in 2009 by residents of Mount Alexander Shire, in Central Victoria.  Its purpose is to acquire land and provide a range of secure and perpetually affordable housing, for sale or long term rental.  MACLL enjoys the support of the Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Separating the ownership of land from the ownership of the house enables low income households to purchase a home without the associated land costs.  While you own your own house, ownership of the land remains with MACLL in perpetuity.  The land component is leased with applicants signing a Ground Lease. Tenants and owners enter agreements regarding the future sale or transfer of the house so that it remains affordable for subsequent buyers or renters.  Generally, homes will be sold back to MACLL in order to provide assistance to another client.

Eligibility and selection criteria determine who will reside in MACLL housing. The idea is intended to address the housing needs of shire residents and includes the following:

dot older people & retirees
dot health care card holders and those on CentreLink payments
dot couples of all ages
dot families both small & large
dot first home buyers
dot workers on lower incomes
dot single people of all ages

Why MACLL is different?
dot we will sell a home without the land
dot both the land and homes for sale under auspice never reach the open market
dot all homes will be environmentally sound, passive solar and very energy efficient
dot we support those who want to own their own homes but cannot affors to buy in the open market

MACLL is part of a worldwide community land trust (CLT) movement that seeks to address access to and security in home ownership by creating and controlling home affordability. MACLL does this through owning, leasing and managing land.

MACLL will implement its vision by securing grant money offered by Governments, philanthropic and charitable organisations, as well as accepting donations - and investment - of money, land and houses from business and community members.