Thursday 28 March 2024

Published on 28 March 2024



The March Council Meeting was held on Tuesday 26 March.  You can watch a video recording of the meeting on our Facebook page or by visiting 

Highlights included:

  • Advocacy Strategy adopted
  • Draft Road Management Plan approved for community feedback
  • Talbot Structure Plan adopted and Talbot Futures Sewerage Scheme Business Case endorsed
  • Grant applications for Maryborough Outdoor Pool and Deledio Recreation Reserve endorsed
  • Daisy Hill Community Plan adopted




Road Management Plan

As the road authority for around 1,300 kilometres of roads in Central Goldfields Shire, we are required to update our Road Management Plan every four years.

The review of the Road Management Plan is important because it determines the way in which Council manages, inspects, repairs and maintains its roads.

The aim is to ensure our road network is safe, well presented and maintained to standards that are affordable.

To find out more, and to review the Draft Plan and provide feedback, visit:



Since 2023, we’ve been working in partnership with the Dunolly Football Netball Club and the Deledio Recreation Reserve Committee to design and deliver a new netball court and a multi-use tennis and netball court, along with night lighting.


Over the past week over 230 cubic metres of concrete has been poured which will now be allowed to cure, then an acrylic surfacing can be applied.

During this time, we will be installing footpaths, shelters, drainage, lighting and much more.

The project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Council.



Our Youth, Gallery and Library teams have put together a fun program of activities for young people up to 25 years of age during the upcoming school holidays.  

For all the details visit:


A reminder that due to the Easter holiday period, Council’s Customer Service Centre, VicRoads, Maryborough Regional Library, Goldfields Family Centre, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, and the Depot/Pound will be closed Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April and will re-open on Tuesday 2 April.

The Visitor Centre at Maryborough Railway Station and Carisbrook Transfer Station will be closed Good Friday 29 March. Transfer stations and the Visitor Centre operate normally all other days.


Central Goldfields Shire Council after-hours services will operate as normal. Urgent issues relating to the following areas can be reported to:

  • Council Infrastructure - 0419 005 577
  • Animal Control - 0407 508 448



We’re inviting interested businesses and organisations in our region to take part in an ‘Industry Open House Week’, by nominating a time for at least one site tour or presentation, showcasing the employment opportunities you offer.

We have developed this additional initiative due to the demand for places at the recent Maryborough Careers Expo. Our Industry Open House Week will be held from Monday, 8 April to Friday, 12 April.

Your business or organisation can submit a short Expression of Interest (EOI) form to outline what it can offer to job seekers, those seeking a change of career or those re-entering the workforce.

For further information and submission of your EOI, visit:



Nature Strip Parking

A reminder from our Compliance Team that Victorian law prohibits parking of vehicles on nature strips throughout our Shire.

Parking on nature strips can cause damage to utilities and their access points, impede access for utility companies and even obstruct emergency services. It can also be a danger to pedestrians and motorists.

Plus it can be expensive, with a range of fines up to $600. Trailers, cars, caravans, boats, campers - any vehicle except a bicycle, is not allowed on a nature strip.

For further information visit: VicRoads Where can I Park?


Dog Attacks

This year we have already investigated nine dog attacks in our Shire. These include dogs attacking other dogs and dogs attacking people.

While most incidents are not serious, some can be dangerous and cause significant injury. In certain cases the matter also goes to court.

To help prevent these problems, dog owners are kindly asked to please:

  • Socialise your pet
  • Be aware of surrounds (the presence of children for example)
  • Keep your dog secure on your property
  • Keep your dog under effective control at all times when walking

The off-leash dog park in Maryborough is located between Jack Pascoe Reserve and the Maryborough Wattle Reserve netball courts at Cadle Street.



Expressions of Interest Open

In 2021 Council developed a Waterway Management Plan for Carisbrook to identify priorities for the future management of the Tullaroop Creek.

The Plan includes the establishment of a reference group made up of community members, a Councillor and our relevant staff. Expressions of interest to join the group open today, Thursday 28 March.

Community members who wish to apply will have:

  • Knowledge of the local creek and associated environment
  • Community development experience
  • Community asset management experience

Appointment to the group will be for 24 months and will be reviewed one month prior to the expiry of the term. Expressions of Interest close Thursday 18 April 2024.

For further information visit:



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


RFT G1873-2023

Provision of Architectural and Design Services - Princes Park Grandstand Renewal

12 noon


17 April 2024



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