Friday 9 February 2024

Published on 09 February 2024



Burns Street

In preparation for a major road surface upgrade along Burns Street, Maryborough, Mark Twain Road was closed between the Burns Street roundabout and the second McDonald’s driveway this week.

Our Operations Team are moving and upgrading the footpath before major night works expected at the end of February. The restaurant remains open and will function normally.

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

Frost Avenue

Frost Avenue is scheduled to be completed by the end of next week, with the new road being laid (conditions permitting). New paths, kerbs and drainage have been installed over summer.

Please observe signage and the directions of traffic controllers at these locations for everyone's safety.

Flood Works Update

Works to repair and restore our road infrastructure following the 2022 flood event are continuing across our Shire.

Three packages of works are now complete.

Road grading is currently underway at locations across the Shire and expected to be complete later this month.

Sealed road and shoulder repair upgrades will commence shortly along with culvert and structure erosion repairs.

To find out more, including progress to date and a list of locations, visit



Applications for Central Goldfields Youth Council 2024 close next week. If you know a young person aged between 14 and 23 who:

  • would make a fantastic voice, advocating for young people,
  • is passionate about the community and interested in creating change,
  • wants to be involved, make new friends and build leadership skills,
  • is living, working, studying, volunteering, or playing sport in Central Goldfields

Please encourage them to submit before applications close at 5pm, Thursday 15 February 2024.




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:



What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by visiting the Central Goldfields Art Gallery and having your photo taken in our beautiful heart frame?


Visit our exhibition LOVE, have your photo taken and then printed on the spot for free.

Enjoy afternoon tea with music by the Serendipity Singers, Maryborough’s Community Choir from 3pm to 4.30pm Wednesday, 14 February. This free event has limited spaces so please book by visiting:



Clean Up Australia Day (Sunday 3 March) supports residents, businesses, clubs, schools and other community organisations to register specific locations and clean them up. If they are Council sites we go in and remove the bagged waste the day after. The event is facilitated through Clean Up Australia

Join up your business, school, club, your family, or just yourself! And help our environment recover from another year!

Clean Up Australia Day also helps to monitor new trends in litter, so we can all build part of the bigger, cleaner picture together.

For more info and signup visit:


Property owners who pay their rates annually are reminded the due date is next Thursday, 15 February.

Those who pay by quarterly instalment are reminded that the third instalment is payable by Wednesday, 28 February.

For more information, including payment options, visit:



To ensure a seamless continuation of care, we ask all of our clients to respond to their recently received advisory letters promptly.

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.

Please ensure you give 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
  • email:

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



We are seeking additional electrical contractors to join our Electrical Service Panel.

We encourage qualified, reliable local tradespeople to assist with the installation, upgrade and maintenance of the electrical systems in our Shire's many buildings and facilities.

Register here:




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 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


Provision of Transfer Station Operation and Management and Ancillary Services


8 March 2024






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