For the purposes of the Masterplan, the Historic Precinct includes the Council-managed elements of the Beechworth Historic Precinct, including:
1. The Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum
2. Town Hall Gardens
3. Old Beechworth Town Hall, including Beechworth Visitor Information Centre
4. Beechworth Telegraph Station
5. Beechworth Historic Court House
6. Sub-Treasury Building
7. Chinese Protector’s Office
8. Gold Warden’s Office, now housing the Forestry Museum
9. Police Stables
10. The Beechworth Police Paddock, housing the Old Stone Lockup
The Masterplan is limited to the physical boundaries of the Historic Precinct. This location is bounded by Loch, Camp, High and William Streets.
The Old Beechworth Gaol is owned and operated by a consortia of 20 local families and 4 philanthropic organisations. ACRE, who led the buyback in 2016, is one of a number of key tenants playing an activation role on the site. This group has identified development objectives and plans for the gaol precinct which so the Masterplan will not be recommending experience or development opportunities for the Old Beechworth Gaol site. Rather, it will aim to recognise and align the Masterplan to existing and proposed Gaol experiences to assist with a cohesive visitor experience.