Are you due for your booster? To maintain immunity against COVID-19, get your third dose as soon as you are eligible, which is currently four months after your second dose. Council is pleased to support Maryborough District Health Service in the re-opening of the Community Vaccination Hub this week.
The clinic is now administering third dose vaccinations for adults by appointment only. To be eligible, you must be 18 years or over and have received your second dose at least four months ago. Contact MDHS on 5461 0300 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday to make an appointment.
The clinic will be open 9am to 3.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is located inside the Community Hub at 48 Burns Street in Maryborough, near the Old Technical College. Alternatively you can:
- Book an appointment with your GP or local pharmacy: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au
- Book an appointment at a state-run vaccination centre online at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-yourvaccine-appointment or by calling 1800 675 398 8am – 8pm, 7 days.
For more information visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine
Maryborough Library upgrade
The Maryborough Regional Library has re-opened following its renovation. The project included new carpet and a fresh coat of paint. The new circulation desk will also be installed shortly. The project has been made possible thanks to $145,000 in funding from the Victorian Government's Living Libraries Grant.
Talbot road upgrades
Rowe Street and Prince Alfred Street in Talbot will be upgraded, with works set to commence late January. The $670,000 project is fully funded by Council and will be delivered by our Operations team.
Skate and Scooter Park
We know our community have been looking forward to the construction of a new Skate and Scooter Park in Maryborough. Detailed planning for the project has taken longer than anticipated but it is almost complete. In late December, we were pleased to receive the Heritage Victoria permit. Due to the planning delays, we’ve had to reschedule construction of the new facility which will now commence August 2022 with completion late October, 2022. We understand this delay will cause disappointment to our local community, particularly our local young people who have been involved with the design process. The $643,260 project is funded by the Victorian Government, Council and the Avoca Co-operative and Community Enterprise Foundation. The facility will be constructed by Grind Projects who were appointed following a public tender process, and have years of experience in the design and construction of skate and scooter parks. Council remains committed to delivering this exciting facility for our community.
Australia Day 2022
Join us at 8.30am on Wednesday 26 January for our free, family Australia Day event at the Station Domain, Maryborough. The event will include the announcement of our Australia Day Awards and a Citizenship Ceremony. Medallions will also be presented to all babies born during 2021 and books will also be presented to all four-year-old children starting kindergarten in 2022. To register for: n your baby medallion n kinder book n attendance at the event Please visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/australiaday2022
Pop Up Playgroup
Maryborough and Dunolly Families are invited to come along and enjoy free, fun activities for families with young children at our two pop-up playgroup events: n Rene Fox Gardens, Dunolly Thursday 20 January, 10am to 12noon n Station Domain Playground, Maryborough Monday 24 January, 10am to 12noon For more information contact Council’s Supported Playgroup Facilitators Trish or Jane on 0427 702 567.
Road Management Plan – Have your say
Did you know Council is the road authority for around 1,300 kilometres of roads? Of these, 39% are sealed, 48% are gravel and 13% are tracks. To support these roads we also have 79 bridges and 175 major culverts throughout the Shire. Every four years Council is required to update their Road Management Plan. The Plan sets the parameters by which Council will operate the road network over the next term of Council. To help us develop an updated Draft Road Management Plan, we’re inviting residents to tell us what their top five issues are relating to local roads. You can view Council’s current Road Management Plan 2017, and provide feedback, by visiting www.engage.cgoldshire. vic.gov.au/roadmanagementplan You can also contact Council’s Coordinator Strategic Asset Management David Hildebrand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Feedback is required by 5pm, Friday 28 January, 2022
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
The Central Goldfields Art Gallery will host a series of FREE hands-on workshops inspired by art and exhibitions from the National Gallery of Victoria – Kids on Tour program. Activities will be held on Wednesday 19 January: n 5 to 11 year olds – 10.30am to 11.30am n Teenagers – 2.30 to 3.30pm For more information and to book visit https://events.humanitix.com/ngv-kids-on-tour-with-centralgoldfieds-art-gallery-2022 Please note the Art Gallery is closed for renovation and the workshop locations will be confirmed on booking. Or email email@example.com
Central Goldfields Youth
Build your confidence and strength to start off the year with a FREE self-defence class from Fiona at WISE Self Defence on Friday, 21 January, 1 to 4pm. Fiona is a highly qualified life coach and martial arts instructor who helps people from all walks of life to achieve their goals. To find out more and to register for the opportunities above, visit the Central Goldfields Youth Facebook page.
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed here. Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
Tender No. - G1581-21
Description - Talbot Town Hall - Toilet Building Replacement
Closes - 12noon 09/02/2022
Tender No. - G1576-21
Description - Multiple Asset Type Condition Assessment Survey
Closes - 12noon 09/0202022
Tender No. - G1583-22
Description - Talbot Futures Project - Town Structure Plan and Sewerage Scheme Proposal
Closes - 12noon 16/02/2022 (re advertised)