Community Engagement opportunities
Let’s chat, Carisbook
Our third Carisbrook Community Conversation event will be held on Wednesday 6 October from 6.30 to 8.30pm.
Hosted by Tullaroop Ward Councillor Anna De Villiers and Council’s Manager Community Engagement Kylie Long, the focus of conversation three will be Stage Four of the Carisbrook Levee project.
With Stage Three recently completed, Stage Four involves the construction of the Levee south of the Pyrenees Highway. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be held online via Zoom.
Draft Community Vision and Council Plan
Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide input into our Shaping Central Goldfields project over the past few months.
We have taken your feedback and developed the Draft Community Vision and Draft Council Plan.
We’d love you to take the time to review these draft strategic documents. They’ll guide the future of our Shire for the next four years and beyond so it’s important we have them right.
We are hosting a Facebook Live on Tuesday 5 October from 12 to 1pm.
Feedback closes Friday 8 October at 5pm.
Calling all local artists
Submissions are now open for the 2021 Community Arts Exhibition.
Central Goldfields Shire and Avoca residents may enter in artwork of any media such as paintings, sketches, textiles, digital work, ceramics, sculptures, miniatures and
Australia Day nominations now open
Council’s Australia Day Award nominations are now open until Friday 12 November.
The Australia Day Awards recognise outstanding volunteers and groups within our Shire to celebrate their achievements and contributions to our community.
Award categories are:
• Citizen of the Year
• Young Citizen of the Year
• Community Event of the Year
Outdoor dining increases
Five new outdoor dining areas were installed in Maryborough this week.
The project has been made possible with funding from the State Government’s Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package aimed at supporting the hospitality industry to rebuild from the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.
The parklets are an extension of the footpath that allows additional space for businesses to use the street area for outdoor dining. The planter boxes aim to beautify the
The locations include:
• Maggies Coffee Lounge – planter boxes
• Supreme Court Hotel – planter boxes
• Bangkok Thai on High –parklet outdoor area with planter boxes & synthetic grass floor
• Bird on a Wire – raised floor and planter boxes to create an outdoor dining area
• Bumpa’s Bakery in High St – bench to be installed for outdoor dining
Road works update
Road construction works are now taking place on Gillies Street (between Sutton Road and Layton Road).
Where possible, traffic will continue throughout the works although some road closures are expected during the project.
For the safety of all road users and pedestrians please obey all traffic signage and the direction of traffic controllers.
These works will take approximately 10 to 12 weeks.
Works to upgrade Pascoe Avenue in Maryborough will commence on Monday, 4 October.
The project, funded as part of Council’s 2021/22 Budget, is part of Council’s road renewal program and includes new kerb and channel, road reconstruction and finally sealing.
The project will take around eight weeks to complete, weather depending.
World Heritage Bid
Did you know Central Goldfields Shire is part of a group of 13 councils from across the Goldfields who are working on a campaign to inscribe significant gold rush-era sites on the World Heritage list?
A UK World Heritage expert has described the landscape of the Central Victorian Goldfields as the best-surviving example from the 19th century gold rush.
The campaign is being led by the City of Greater Bendigo and the City of Ballarat and would have a huge impact on both local and cross-regional tourism economies.
To find out more about the campaign, including insights into the discovery of gold in Victoria and the world-wide significance of the Victorian goldrush, you can visit the dedicated Goldfields World Heritage website at www.goldfieldsworldheritage.com.au
or follow the Goldfields World Heritage Bid Facebook page for updates.
Snapshot 2.0 closing soon
Are you aged between 12 and 25 and like to take photos? Why not enter our youth photography competition, Snapshot 2.0?
Photos can be entered into four categories:
• Black and white
Entries close on Sunday 3 October.
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
||Maryborough Footpath Construction Works
||Main Street Bealiba - Road Reconstruction Works
||Supply of Plumbing Services - Panel Contract
||Maryborough Art Gallery Development