Friday 11 December 2020

On Display Indefinitely



Thousand Bauble Project

We have partnered with Maryborough Police this festive season to present the Thousand Bauble Project.

Local young people were invited to decorate their own Christmas bauble which will be displayed on trees around the Shire.

The baubles were judged at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery this week (09/12).

The decorated trees, supplied by Council, are on display at local hospitality venues.

A selection of bauble entries will be on public display at Dine Out Goldfields tomorrow, Saturday 12 December 2020.

For more information, visit

New botanical labels in Phillips Gardens

154 botanical labels have been installed at the Phillips Gardens in Maryborough recently by our Parks and Gardens team.

The botanical labels are now in place on all trees and significant plants and feature the common name, botanic name, country of origin and species.

The labels were made possible thanks to a $20,000 State Government Growing Victoria Botanic Gardens grant that also funded the planting of a number of advanced trees at the Gardens earlier in the year.

Supporting positive ageing in the Central Goldfields

Community members are invited to provide input into the Central Goldfields Positive Ageing Strategy 2021-2026, which aims to identify how Council will deliver services that support our older residents to age healthily, feel connected and enjoy an age-friendly community.

Feedback can be provided via:

Complete a survey –

Participate in a phone interview - register for an interview by emailing your preferred date, time and contact details to Interviews are available from 18 to 29 January, 2021

In person by attending a community pop-up session - visit to find locations, dates and times in your township

Feedback can also be provided via phone or email to Council’s Manager Community Services Veronica Hutcheson by phone 0407 946 465 or email

We Hear YOUth

Applications are open for young people aged between 12 and 25 who want to be trained as a youth researcher in the Loddon area.

For more information, contact We Hear YOUth Project Worker Kate Phillips at or 0428 086 943.

Application forms can be found at

Applications close on Wednesday 16 December.

Roadside slashing and works update

This week our slashing crews have been cutting around Daisy Hill, along Cottswold Road and Rodborough Road.

Grading has been occurring on Lillicur’s Mia Mia Track, along with drain cleaning.

The new footpath along Dunolly’s Bull Street, which links up with the Dunolly Kindergarten in Maude Street, is expected to be finished this week.

Fire Danger Period started

The Fire Danger Period is now in place in the Central Goldfields Shire.

To find out what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period, visit

Learn more about how to effectively prepare your property here:

Win a voucher

COVID Youth Survey

Closes Monday 4 January. Participants will go in the draw to win one of five $25 vouchers.

Building Our Community Together Survey

Survey closes Monday 4 January.

Survey participants will go in the running to win one of three $50 vouchers.

For more information and to complete the above surveys visit

Last chance to apply for Community Grants

Time is running out to apply for a Community Grant with applications closing on Wednesday 16 December.

Grants are available to provide assistance to communitybased organisations to support programs and services which benefit our Shire.

Community groups can apply online at

Hardcopies of the application form are also available by contacting Council’s Customer Service Centre on 5461 0610.

A video of our Facebook livestream information session is now available at

Public dump point proposed for Dunolly

A partnership between Council and Dunolly Caravan Park could see a public dump point established for visitors and locals.

It is proposed the caravan park’s dump point will become available for public use after consultation between the park’s operators, the community and Council.

Public access to the facility would be via Maude Street.

For more information, visit

Dine Out Goldfields

Our second ‘Dine Out Goldfields’ event kicks off tomorrow, Saturday 12 December from 5 to 9pm in the Maryborough CBD.

The event will include pop-up dining areas, entertainment and a pop-up market.

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery will also open its doors from 5 to 8pm as part of the event.

Head along and enjoy the Community Arts Exhibition. A curator’s tour will be held at 5.30pm.

The event series aims to support the local business community and encourage the community to get out and celebrate the festive season.

‘Dine Out Goldfields’ will also be held in the Maryborough CBD on Saturday 19 December from 5 to 9pm.

The initiative is funded by the State Government’s Local Councils Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package and supports the work of the JumpStart High Street program.

For more information visit

Positions Vacant

Are you looking for work? We have the following positions available:

  • Labourer Works and Construction
  • Team Leader Works and Construction

For more information on these positions, 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. Description Closes
 G1452-20  Provision of IT Operational Support Services



 G1457-20 Gillies & Rogers Street, Maryborough - Road Reconstruction



 G1459-20 Bituminous Spray Sealing Panel



 G1456-20  Meal Preparation Service



 G1458-20  Central Goldfields Art Gallery Refurbishment - Stage 1









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