Thursday 2 September 2021 Cr Anna De Villiers Carisbrook Mercury

Published on 02 September 2021

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If you’ve been past the Carisbrook Town Hall lately, you might have noticed one or two changes.

Maintenance works started at the Town Hall on Monday 23 August and will take approximately eight weeks, depending on weather.

These works are significant to the preservation of the Town Hall and include maintenance to the slate roofing, guttering, downpipes, roof vents, flashings and repairs to damaged section of chimney render.

The $190,283 works are funded through the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure fund.

It is so exciting Council secured this funding to preserve our local heritage and architecture for generations to come.

We are truly blessed in Tullaroop Ward with the most interesting and pro-active residents and volunteer groups. A current example is the recently acquired funding and grants for major developments at the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve. The lobbying and funding applications was done by a group of sport enthusiasts in the community.

I would like to pay tribute to an amazing visionary living in Carisbrook. The Tullaroop Leisure Centre has been providing easy access to sporting facilities for the community for almost forty years.  The establishment of the Tullaroop Leisure Centre came about due to the vision of Russel Cain, who was the driving force, and the support of the greater community of Carisbrook at the time. The Tullaroop Leisure Centre still provides a vital service to the sporting and wider community within the Central Goldfields Shire.

Another community group that has been extreme active is the Carisbrook Historical Society. They have organised an event exploring and showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of the bluestone buildings that exist in our community. The program offers a variety of events, including guided walking tours, a driving trail as well as displays of artwork.  Funds raised with this event will go towards the Carisbrook Town Hall building fund.

The event is organised for the weekend 25-26 September, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. The event is also advertised on the Facebook page of the Historical Society.

Finally, I would to express my gratitude to Council’s CEO, council officers and Maryborough District Health Service for the way they have managed our community through this COVID pandemic so far.  There are a lot of people working tirelessly behind the scenes to protect us and our loved ones. Unsung heroes!

 

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