Friday 1 March 2019

On Display Indefinitely

 

 Station Domain Common closed for upgrades

Maryborough’s Station Domain Common (located near Kmart and McDonald’s) is expected to re-open on Monday 4 March, 2019. Over the past week, our Open Spaces team has installed irrigation systems.

The irrigation system will water turf, trees and plants located throughout the Common.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Draft Rating Strategy adopted

Council adopted its Draft Rating Strategy at Tuesday night’s (26/02) Ordinary Meeting and is now available for public consultation.

Written submissions must be made by Monday 1 April, 2019 and should be addressed to Submissions, Central Goldfields Shire Council, PO Box 194, Maryborough, 3465 or emailed to submissions@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

If you make a submission and wish to speak to it you must specify that you are doing so as part of your submission.

A submission hearing will be held on Tuesday 9 April at 5.30pm at the Community Hub with the public encouraged to attend.

The Draft Rating Strategy is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Weed Control Program about to commence

A Noxious Weed Control Program will be underway in the Central Goldfields Shire from next Monday 4 March.

Contractors will deliver a program of spraying across nature strips in Maryborough, Carisbrook, Talbot, Dunolly, Majorca, Timor and Bealiba.

The program will spray against the noxious weed including Caltrop (Bindii) and is expected to be complete by Friday 15 March, 2019.

Residents may see a vehicle with a spray tank and contractors with a back pack hand held spray unit and marker dye on the nature strip where spraying has taken place. The chemicals used are safe and there is no cause for residents to be concerned.

The program is State Government funded – under the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program 2017-19, administered by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning.

The program of spraying is being delivered as part of the Central Goldfields Shire Roadside Weed Control Plan.

Maryborough Tourist Market to continue in CBD

Central Goldfields Shire Council endorsed the monthly Maryborough Tourist Market to be permanently held in Maryborough’s CBD at its Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday night (26/02).

The monthly market, hosted by Maryborough Lions Club on the first Sunday of each month, has experienced steady growth during its 12 months’ trial period, along sections of Alma and Nolan streets. Seventy-one stallholders attended the market in December.

On average, between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors enjoy the market each month, with many visitors being from outside the Maryborough community.

Community Voice Panel membership endorsed

Council endorsed the Central Goldfields Community Voice Panel’s membership at last night’s (26/02) Ordinary Meeting.

A large number of registrations were received from community members who have an interest in Council activities, projects and issues.

Community Voice Panel members will have the opportunity to have ongoing input into Council-decision making and provide Council with insights into community sentiments and support for existing or proposed policies, programs and services.

Due to limited registrations from young people and residents from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, Council is extending registrations to encourage more interest from these demographics.

If you are a young person aged 16-24 or are from an Indigenous background, visit           

www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/communityengagement to download a registration form.

Congratulations to those residents chosen to join the Community Voice Panel.

Porteous Road Bridge works endorsed

Works to upgrade the Porteous Road Bridge were endorsed at Tuesday night’s (26/02) Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Ordinary Meeting.

Murray Constructions Pty Ltd have been chosen to undertake the project which includes increasing the bridge’s weight limit to 160 tonnes.

Both levels of government have contributed to the project with the Federal Government providing $500,000 through its Bridge Renewal Program and the Victorian Government allocating $270,000 from the Fixing Country Roads Program.

Council is contributing $230,000.

Works are expected to commence in June.

Maple trees still alive

Council wants to assure the community that the Maple trees planted in Majorca Road are alive.

The Maple species planted tend to react when very hot and windy conditions present, such as were experienced in early January.

The trees will react by dropping leaves and leaf die back. This is known as leaf scorch.

Leaf scorch is likely to happen more so when the trees are younger, however when established after two to three years they tend to be far more heat tolerant.

The trees themselves remain alive and will re-establish seasonally.