Friday 2 February 2024

Published on 02 February 2024




Congratulations to all those nominated for our Australia Day awards, along with winners Goldfields Park Run (Community Award of the Year), Khoa Do (Young Citizen of the Year) and Aileen Marshall (Citizen of the Year).

We would especially like to thank the many volunteers, suppliers and community groups who delivered a wonderful day across our whole Shire. A tribute video is available to view at:

Proud Citizens

A heartfelt welcome and congratulations to our ten new Australian citizens, wishing them every success in our community.

It is of note that Khoa Do (Young Citizen of the Year) himself became an Australian citizen in Central Goldfields during 2021.



Our grading crews have been busy over recent weeks. Cooler conditions have enabled grading of:

  • Kicks Lane, Separation Road (Dunolly) and Burkinshaw Road (Bung Bong) – completed.
  • Dooleys Road, Arcadia Court, (Maryborough) – next week.
  • Gallaways Road, Plantation Road, Buiks Road (Majorca) – next week.

Please drive patiently around grading machinery for your safety – operators will make space to assist if given the time.

Asphalt overlay of roads is also commencing. Contractors will mail drop in the preceding days at:

  • Webb Court Maryborough, where works are scheduled for Thursday 8 February.
  • Victor Court Maryborough, where works are scheduled for Friday 9 February.

In preparation for a major road upgrade along Burns Street, Maryborough, Mark Twain Road will be closed up to the McDonald’s driveway next week. Our Operations Team are moving and improving the footpath before the major night works in coming weeks.

We will advise of road closures, scheduled times and any detours when finalized.



We’ve been working with local residents to develop the Talbot Future Structure Plan (TFSP), and this work is almost complete.  The local heritage control for Talbot needs to be reviewed to make sure Talbot’s heritage is protected. 

Stage One is foundation research that will confirm the ‘historic core’ of Talbot and assist to identify areas to protect. 

If you would like to learn more, there is a community information session on Monday 19 February from 5.30pm to 7pm at ANA Hall, Talbot.  Details can also be found online by visiting:


Parents and carers of children from 2 to 11 years old are invited to meet other families, learn new skills and get support to raise healthy, confident and happy children.

A free course offered by The Nest is presented locally, by local parents throughout first term on Tuesdays, commencing 6 February. There are places available for morning and afternoon sessions.

For further information or to book your place:




One of the cultural highlights of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery collection is the nationally celebrated Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award.

Since it commenced in 2011 this prize has been awarded for outstanding contemporary Australian art quilts. 

This new exhibition opens Thursday 8 February, bringing together all past winners of the Art Quilt Award from our collection. Entry is free.

For further information visit:



Central Goldfields Shire has been chosen to feature in the popular Nine Network Australia TV show, Country House Hunters, this Saturday 3 February at 5.30pm.

The program features our very own Central Goldfields Art Gallery, along with many other well-known people and places in and around Maryborough.

Presented by Catriona Rowntree, the heartwarming series guides ten captivating couples on their exhilarating quest to find the perfect country home.

For further information visit:




Council staff will continue to provide care services – and be available to assist in the transition, until finishing up on 29 February. New providers commence 1 March.

To ensure a seamless continuation of care, we ask all of our clients to respond to their advisory letters promptly. Please ensure you consent for the transfer of your personal details to the new providers, by:

mail (using pre-paid return envelope supplied with letters sent out)

in person by visiting our Customer Service Centre at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough


If you require assistance or advice regarding this transition, visit us or phone 03 5461 0610 between 9am and 4pm weekdays.


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 eProcure, accessible via Council’s website

Tender No

Tender Description




Provision of Plumbing Services Panel

12 noon

6 February 2024


Rene Fox Memorial Garden Public Toilet Upgrade

12 noon

8 February 2024



Provision of Electrical Service Panel


12 noon

12 February 2024



Provision of Architectural and Design Services – Renewal of Heritage Town Hall


12 noon

15 February 2024


Provision of Recreation Reserve User Fee Model


16 February 2024








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