Have Your Say

 Dunolly community sculptures

Dunolly District Inc received State Government funding to develop community sculptures. Two sculptures have been placed in the Gordon Gardens, and two are to be placed on Broadway, Dunolly.

Before placing the sculptures on site Council is seeking public feedback on the locations. Please provide feedback by Tuesday 4 February 2020.

The Kangaroo sculpture is proposed to be located in the gravel area on Broadway at 26 Thompson Street, Dunolly (Broadway frontage). The Dingo sculpture is proposed to be located on the nature strip area outside 118 Broadway, Dunolly.

Written feedback should be posted to Council at: PO Box 194, Maryborough, Victoria, 3465 or emailed to: mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au 

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Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030

Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Central Goldfields Shire Council has engaged Local Logic Place to work with residents to develop 10 year community plans that reflect the uniqueness and priorities of the eight communities and districts of Maryborough, Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot, Majorca, Bet Bet and Timor.

How can I get involved?

We want to hear what is needed to make your community a great place to live - now and into the future.  Residents can share their views in a number of ways, by:

  • Attending a community listening post
  • Completing an online survey
  • Filling in a postcard
  • Attending a drop-in session
  • Taking part in a community workshop 

Click here for a detailed overview of Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030.

The next stage of the Central Goldfields Shire 10 year Community Plan Project will commence in February with a series of community workshops to be held throughout the municipality.

Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Central Goldfields Shire Council is working with residents to develop 10 year community plans that reflect the uniqueness and priorities of the eight communities and districts of Maryborough, Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot, Majorca, Bet Bet and Timor.

In 2019, residents were invited to share what was needed to make their community a great place to live – both now and into the future.

The Community Workshops, form the next stage of the process, and will be an opportunity for Council to share what has been heard so far and check in with residents about their community priorities.

Open to everyone, the Community Workshops will be interactive with a chance to talk together, add ideas and set priorities.

The schedule for community workshops is as follows:

  • Bealiba & District – at the Bealiba Town Hall on Monday 3 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm
  • Carisbrook & District – at the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve, on Tuesday 4 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm
  • Timor & District – at the Timor Hall, on Wednesday 12 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm
  • Dunolly & District – at the Dunolly Town Hall, on Thursday 13 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm
  • Majorca & District – at the Majorca Town Hall, on Tuesday 18 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm
  • Maryborough & District – at the Community Hub on Wednesday 19 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm
  • Bet Bet & District – at the Betley Mechanics Institute Hall on Wednesday 26 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm.
  • Talbot & District – at the Talbot ANA Hall on Thursday 27 February, 2020 from 6 to 8.30pm. 

For regular updates, click to sign up for the Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030 newsletter.

For further information on Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030, contact Lisa McCoy of Local Logic Place on 0428 644 070 or email lisa@locallogicplace.com.au

 

Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

This strategy aims to provide a clear economic development vision and action plan for Central Goldfields Shire that builds on existing strengths and is responsive to local conditions and aspirations.

As well as providing a platform for securing strategic investment and partnerships, it is intended that the strategy will take a ‘bottom up’ economic development approach by identifying ways to support start-ups and small businesses to thrive. An inclusive approach that helps the whole community to participate in, and benefit from, a growing economy is also a key aspect of the process.

From June to November 2019, Council has partnered with Urban Enterprise to undertake initial consultation, independent research and analysis to identify the most important local issues within broader regional, national and global trends and put forward some potential actions for inclusion in the strategy. This work is captured in two Background and Discussion Papers – one for the general economy(PDF, 7MB) and one for the visitor economy of tourism and events(PDF, 4MB) .

We are keen to receive your feedback on whether the potential actions have ‘hit the mark’ in terms of being:

  • appropriate to the Central Goldfields context
  • likely to make a difference by engaging, energising, including and supporting people to help the local economy grow
  • an effective mix of actions Council can take, actions involving partnerships with different business sectors and advocacy for external support and investment
  • an achievable balance of big ‘transformative projects’ and practical, day-to-day actions
  • broad enough to avoid either having major omissions or relying on a single solution

 

Population, Housing and Residential Settlement Strategy

Central Goldfields Shire Council is undertaking a Population, Housing and Residential Settlement Strategy.  The purpose of the strategy is to provide direction for residential growth and form under a range of growth scenarios, in order to meet the anticipated needs of the Shire’s population from 2020-2035.

Council has engaged Spatial Economics to undertake research and data analysis to provide an evidence base for decisions about how and where future residential growth should be directed.  A short paper covering key issues to consider will be available for reading, along with background documents for those who want to study the detail.

How can I get involved?

Interested community members are invited to participate in the formation of the strategy by attending a drop-in session, reading background information and completing a survey.

Further information

For further information on the Population, Housing and Residential Settlement Strategy, contact Philip Schier, Manager Strategy and Economic Development, on 5461 0610 or email philips@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au