COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
The June Council Meeting was held on Tuesday night (28/06). Highlights include:
Climate Action Plan adopted
The Central Goldfields Climate Action Plan 2022-2030 provides strategic direction through six priority areas and nineteen goals.
This includes a Net Zero emissions target by 2030 for Council’s operations.
To view the Plan go to www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/climateaction
Annual Budget adopted
The 2022/23 Council Budget includes a Capital Works budget in excess of $18 million and rate rise of 1.75% in line with the State Government determined rate cap.
To view the Budget go to www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/proposedbudget2022
Maryborough Retail Recovery Program adopted
The Maryborough Retail Recovery Program will support retailers to adapt and facilitate growth in the face of on-going challenges post COVID.
To view the Program go to www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/retail-recovery-program
Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding update
Upgrade works to the Maryborough indoor pool and Talbot and Dunolly outdoor pools have been nominated as projects to be completed under Phase 3 of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund.
The nominations under Phase 3 will also include the remaining committed projects from Phases 1 & 2 to ensure all projects are delivered.
Kinder registration now open
Registrations are now open for 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten in 2023
Parents and carers can apply for all kindergartens across the Shire using one form - with all seven kindergartens participating in the Centralised Kindergarten Registration Program including:
To find out more, and to register, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Did you know we have a dedicated website for the community to provide feedback and input into Council decision making?
We encourage you to visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au to find out about current and past engagement opportunities as well as information about major projects.
The last few years have been tough.
The impact of COVID on our young people in particular has been substantial – this is why Council is excited to see the rollout of the award-winning Youth Live4Life program.
Live4Life is the only youth mental health and suicide prevention initiative designed specifically for rural and regional communities.
The evidence-based model builds both young people, and the local rural community’s capacity to recognise mental health concerns and seek and offer help.
As part of the Live4Life Central Goldfields implementation, this week we are running Youth Mental Health First Aid training course over two days.
The training teaches any adult how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
Council will be growing the Live4Life presence by working with stakeholders, schools and the community.
Art Gallery Funding update
Council has welcomed $355,215 in funding for the Central Goldfields Art Gallery as part of the Victorian Government's Regional Collections Access Program.
The funding will extend and complement the scope of the current redevelopment project and see the replacement of the roof, fit out of the collection store and internal wall upgrades - all facets of the project that the budget for Stage 1-3 of the redevelopment did not allow for.
The funding will also include the acquisition of display cases which will ensure the Gallery meets industry standards in collection care and display.
Carisbrook Recreation Reserve
Works on the Carisbrook Recreation Reserve upgrade are progressing well, with the slab for the main pavilion now poured.
While there have been some COVID related delays, works for the new Bowls/Community Pavilion are well underway.
The Bowls Club shed has been removed and key plumbing works are being completed prior to the slab being poured.
This $4.9 million project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Council.
For more information on the upgrade, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/carisbrookrecreationreserve
Central Goldfields Makers Market
Why not stroll instead of scroll in Central Goldfields on Sunday, July 10 and discover hidden gems.
Follow the Makers & Collectors trail and find the blue carts to uncover hand crocheted toys, salvaged furniture, vintage homewares, antique tools, old books, restored clocks, bric-a-brac, hand-spun wool, forgotten fashion, retro tea sets and pre-loved records at country prices.
Visit makerscollectors.com.au for more.
JOIN OUR TEAM
For career opportunities please see our advertisement in today’s paper or visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentvacancies
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eprocure, accessible via Council’s website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
Talbot Futures Project – Structure Plan and Community Engagement