Friday 10 May 2024

Published on 10 May 2024



Draft Budget and Draft Financial Sustainability Strategy

The 2024-25 Draft Budget and the Draft Financial Sustainability Strategy are now available for the community to review and provide feedback.  

The Draft Budget is focused on implementing the key objectives of the 2021-2025 Council Plan as well as our commitment to deliver more than 36 services for the community.  

The purpose of the Financial Sustainability Strategy is to make sure, despite the current economic challenges, our financial health remains strong into the future.

Feedback on both documents is invited until Friday 24 May 2024.  

To view the documents, the video and to provide feedback visit:




We are currently inviting feedback on our Memorials Policy.

We recognise that members of the community may wish to use a public space to commemorate a loved one through the planting of a memorial tree, erection of a monument, memorials and plaques or the naming of public spaces.

The Memorials Policy is important because it ensures requests are assessed in a consistent and accountable way.

You can read the Draft Policy and provide feedback until 2pm, Monday 27 May.





Your Town Hall needs you! An expression of interest is open to join the Talbot Town Hall Committee of Management.

The Talbot Town Hall is a much-loved community asset with heritage significance in the township.

It needs community leaders to join the Talbot Town Hall Committee of Management to assure the future sustainability of this heritage asset.

If you are passionate about Talbot, keen to see Talbot’s heritage preserved, and want to see Talbot thrive – we encourage you to submit an expression of interest before next Wednesday, 15 May.

To find out more and submit an EOI, visit: 



How will the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid benefit our Shire? What will it mean for our businesses and events?

You’re invited to our community information session to learn more, when our Mayor Cr Lisbeth Long will introduce representatives from the Goldfields World Heritage Bid team.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with light refreshments provided and no bookings necessary.

  • Tuesday 21 May, 5.15pm for 5.30 to 6.30pm

Rooms 1 and 2, Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough

Supported by our staff from the Central Goldfields Visitor Centre



Parking at the front of the Carisbrook Primary School in Camp Street has been updated.

For the safety of children and their families going to and from the school, parking has been moved from the bus stop turning area. New yellow line markings now clearly show the bus-only parking area.

We ask the community to take care around the area’s changed parking signage and bus movements.



Local democracy depends on community members putting up their hand to run for office in Local Government. If you're thinking of nominating for this year's October elections, there are now resources available on our website:





Volunteers are the lifeblood of communities across Australia – including ours!

The reality is that volunteering is changing, and we know that many volunteers, community groups and organisations locally are doing it tough.

To help support you better, and to try and tackle these challenges together, we have partnered with the Maryborough Volunteer Resource Centre, to bring you three opportunities.

Changing Face of Volunteering – Something for Everyone Forum

Help us shape what comes next for volunteering in our Shire by attending the Changing Face of Volunteering – Something for Everyone Forum:

  • Thursday 30 May, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Salvation Army, 27 Wills Street, Maryborough

Why go?

  • Learn about the latest trends in volunteering and why you need to know this. Share and learn from other groups – what’s going well for them and what isn’t
  • Meet new people and make new connections
  • Discover new volunteering opportunities
  • Find out how you can get involved in the local community
  • Be celebrated, be valued!

To register email or call 5461 0610.


National Volunteer Week – thank you evening

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to recognise and thank you for your dedication and contribution.

All volunteers in the Shire are invited to join us for the National Volunteer Week – thank you evening:

  • Monday 20 May, 5.30pm for 5.45pm start

Bull and Mouth, High Street, Maryborough

To register email or call 5461 0610.


Photo courtesy Maryborough District Advertiser

Community Grant Writing Workshops

We know that funding to deliver projects, events and activities can be challenging to access.

That’s why we are hosting a series of grant writing workshops to help give you the skills and info you need to write successful applications. The workshops are being led by the Maryborough Volunteer Resource Centre with support from Council.

We encourage you to join us at one, or all of the following sessions to be held at the Maryborough Community Hub.

  • Good Governance: Monday 13 May, 10am to 12 noon
  • Writing Winning Grants: Monday 20 May, 10am to 12noon
  • Pitch Night and Putting Your Grant Application Together: Monday 3 June, 6.30pm

For more information email or phone Tony Macer on 0400 029 068.



For career opportunities, please see our advertisement in today’s paper or visit:



Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below.

Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website


Tender No

Tender Description



Energy Breakthrough Event – Supply of Portable Toilets and Showers


12 noon


27 May 2024


Energy Breakthrough Event – Provision of Security Services


12 noon


27 May 2024




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