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ES Link Services’ provides statewide consulting services, with bases in Melbourne, Geelong and Central Victoria.

General Enquires: Nick Lewis 0425 873 345
  Richard Woods 0425 810 739
Postal: PO Box 10, Castlemaine VIC 3450
Head Office: “The Hub”:  4/233 Barker Street Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

About our Office:

Originally built in 1875 the Historic Council Club Hotel has had many refurbishments, the most notable being the addition of the second story in 1902.

Our Offices The most recent in 2010 aimed to maintain as much as possible of the original. Whilst respecting its heritage, some contemporary architectural changes have been made to make the building more climatically comfortable and meet current safety standards. A full energy audit was conducted and the intention has been to incorporate as many sustainable features as possible.

Water efficiency features:

  • 4 water tanks in the garden. 3 used for a display garden and one supplies the toilets/washrooms in the building
  • low-flow water fixtures
  • a waterless urinal

Energy saving features:

  • passive solar energy design featured in the new Templeton St entrance
  • all roof space insulated with R 3.5 insulation
  • the roof painted with reflective paint to lower temperature in summer
  • the 100 year old clerestory acts as a thermal chimney with new automated opening and closing windows to flush heat
  • where possible windows made operable for airflow
  • low-energy light globes
  • some windows in key positions have been double glazed for both noise and energy reduction
  • the air conditioning system provides heating and cooling when temperatures are outside the set parameters of 20° and 25°C. Individual control allows for individual units to be off when rooms not in use – leading to reduction in operating use. State-of-the art Data Demand Control software manages this

Renewable energy features:

  • 100% Greenpower for both electricity and gas
  • solar hot water


  • some of the newly constructed elements of the building have been made with timber recycled from within the building.
  • recycled timber used in the reconstruction of the balcony and restaurant floor


  • short walk from the Castlemaine Railway Station
  • bike racks
  • shower available for those who cycle or run to work.