Noel Harvey 3 November 2020

Published on 04 November 2020


Council’s Community Grants program is up and running once again this year and is open to all volunteer organisations who are undertaking a community project.

We all know that it’s been a tough year and while we haven’t been able to see family, friends or attend or host as many events as we would have liked to, volunteering has not stopped.

I am blown away by how our community groups have come up with creative ways to keep supporting our community.

This year, an online form is available at or hardcopies can be obtained by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on 5461 0610.

If you have a project that will help your group or the community, I encourage you to apply for a community grant.

Volunteering is a huge part of Central Goldfields Shire and Council is committed to seeing our community grow.

Applications close on Wednesday 16 December, 2020.

In other news, last we unveiled Squirtle the Turtle in partnership with Central Highlands Water.

Squirtle can be found in the Coronation Park playground, along Park Road, and is available for all local children to play on.

Squirtle is much more than playground equipment though – the giant turtle is a symbolic reminder of the significant impact single-use plastic bottles have an our environment and we can all do our part to help protect it.

A big thank you to Central Highlands Water for this wonderful gift and I have no doubt that many children will have lots of fun getting to know Squirtle.


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