The three-time premiership coach comes out of contract at the end of next season, having led the Blues to sixth and 13th-place finishes in his first two seasons at Visy Park.
Blues president Mark LoGiudice said on Tuesday the club would not open talks with Malthouse until halfway through the season at the earliest.
"Mick's got a contract for next year, it's pretty simple, that hasn't changed," LoGiudice said.
"At the appropriate time, which I believe is halfway through to the latter part of next year, we'll have a chat.
"I don't see anything changing but that's when you discuss contracts."
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Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg endorsed LoGiudice's comments on Malthouse's future, but paid tribute to the job the veteran coach and his assistants had done at Carlton.
"Our coaching group is in terrific shape. [Malthouse] is doing a fantastic job," Trigg said.
"I would love to be able to see him keep developing this group as he wants to do, trying to win now but aware of where we need to be able to develop the youth in the group."
When Malthouse was appointed at Carlton at the end of 2012, his former long-term Collingwood boss Greg Swann was CEO and Stephen Kernahan was president.
Both LoGiudice and Trigg are relatively new in their jobs, with the president taking over from Kernahan in June and the CEO replacing Swann in August.
Nonetheless, Malthouse said he was extremely comfortable working with the fresh Carlton leaders.
"I've been most impressed with both men, very impressed," Malthouse said.
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Carlton released a new strategic plan to members on Tuesday night, setting out 10 key drivers the club believes can take it to on and off-field success.
As part of that plan, Trigg said the Blues anticipate having the salary cap space to aggressively pursue free agents and experienced trade targets in two years' time.
But Trigg said until then, Carlton had committed not to seek quick fixes to regenerate a playing list that he conceded lacked depth, with the Blues largely set to select and develop youngsters.
Echoing Trigg's comments, LoGiudice said: "I think we've had enough of the quick fix. I think we need to build on the foundations that we've got and it won't be a quick fix.
"Do we want to win a premiership tomorrow? Of course, we do.
"But we need to get a lot of things right to have an opportunity to head towards success and there's not going to be any quick fixes.
"The reality is we're going to build a solid organisation that is going to be winning for a long time, not just quickly. It's not going to happen quickly."
Under the new plan, Trigg said the Blues would also seek to play curtain-raiser games featuring their VFL affiliate Northern Blues before some home games and develop a museum celebrating the club's history.
Trigg said the Blues also faced a big decision over the next 12-18 months on what they did with the Princes Park stadium that had become a "rapidly deteriorating asset" with its rundown grandstands.
The AFL had been very clear that it would not schedule premiership games at the venue, Trigg said.