Friday 11 January 2019

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Error in rate notice barcodes

Due to a barcode printing error on the original 2018-2019 rate notices distributed in September, payments cannot be easily made at Australia Post.

For ratepayers NOT paying by instalments, a replacement rate notice with the correct bar code will be mailed in early January.

To pay your rates at Australia Post, please use the updated replacement notice. If you would like to use another payment method, you may use the previous or updated notice.

Please note due dates are unchanged.

Any queries regarding your rates notice, please refer to or contact Council on 03 5461 0610.

We apologise for the inconvenience and are following up the matter with our rates notice supplier to avoid a repeat of this issue.

Australia Day

Come and celebrate Australia Day at Station Domain in Maryborough.

Residents are invited to join us on Saturday 26 January at our Australia Day free, family event.

A free breakfast and children’s activities will commence at 8.30am and official proceedings will start at 9.15am.

The celebrations will feature entertainment from the Maryborough City Brass Band and singers Nicole Fornal and Jaclyn Holland.

Various community groups and organisations will also host Australia Day events at the following locations:



8am                 Free breakfast at the Talbot RSL Park (across from the Town Hall). BYO                            plate, knife, fork, mug and chair. For further information contact Greg or                         Heather on 5463 2203.


10.30am           Market Reserve – Sausage sizzle and commemorative presentations.                               Australia Day Ambassador David Mann AM will address the crowd. For                          further information contact George on 0437 977 237.



10am               Rene Fox Gardens on Broadway - Live music and free sausage sizzle.

11am               Official address by Australia Day Ambassador Doug Christie. BYO chairs.

                        For further information contact Marion on 0438 168 634.



11am               Bealiba Town Hall – Flag raising followed by an address by a guest                                    speaker. Local entertainment and a free barbecue lunch. For further                                  information contact Pam on 5469 1310.


Daisy Hill

11am               Daisy Hill Community Centre - Address by Ms Anne Canterbury. Free                                barbecue lunch for attendees. For further information contact Wendy on                            5461 1416 or Laurie on 5461 3439


Pop-up Playgroup

Central Goldfields Shire’s Supported Playgroup is hosting a Pop-up Playgroup in the Goldfields Shopping Centre (Coles/Kmart shopping complex) from Tuesday 15 January to Friday 18 January, 2019, between 11am and 2pm.

For more information, contact Supported Playgroup Facilitator Trish Ipsen on 0427 702 567.

January School Holiday Program

Central Goldfields Shire’s Engage! Youth Program and Maryborough Regional Library have put together a jam-packed program of events and activities for the January school holidays.



Maryborough Regional Library is hosting free STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) sessions from next week.

The sessions will be held on Monday 14 and 21 January from 10.30 to 11.15am and Wednesday 16 and 23 January from 2.30 to 3.15pm.

The sessions are recommended for eight to 14 year olds.

To book, contact the Library on 5461 1950.

For more information, visit




Junior program – 11 to 15 year olds


Tuesday 15 January, 11am to 4pm

Pop art workshop (BYO lunch)


• Wednesday 16 January, 11am to 4 pm

Face painting and basic henna workshop (BYO lunch)


• Thursday 17 January, 11am to 4pm

Outing at the movies and fun summer projects


Senior program – 15 to 18 year olds


• Tuesday 22 January, 11am to 4pm

Special effects – body and face painting workshop


Wednesday 23 January, 11am to 4pm

Outing at the movies, 11am to 4pm

(please bring money for movie snacks)

• Thursday 24 January, 11am to 4pm

Photography for Victorian Youth Week


For more information and for bookings, contact Central Goldfields Shire Youth Worker Penny Wilson on 5461 0610 or 0408 342 580 or visit


Christmas/New Year closures

Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough is now open following the Christmas/New Year period.

Opening hours for our other Council locations are as follows:

  • Central Goldfields Art Gallery re-opens on Thursday 17 January, 2019.


  • Community Hub – re-opens on Monday 14 January, 2019.


The Central Goldfields Shire after hours service will operate as normal. Urgent after hours issues that relate to Council infrastructure can be reported on 0419 005 577.

After hours issues in regards to urgent animal control can be reported on 0400 690 794.


Summer in the Domain

There is no better time to get out and about, come together as a community and enjoy the fun and festivities of the holiday season as part of the ‘Summer in the Domain’ event program:

  • Australia Day – Presented by Central Goldfields Shire Council

Saturday 26 January, 8.30am at Station Domain


Council Meeting dates

The 2019 Council Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 26 February 2019
  • Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • Tuesday 28 May 2019
  • Tuesday 25 June 2019
  • Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Tuesday 27 August 2019
  • Tuesday 24 September 2019
  • Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Tuesday 17 December 2019


Community Voice Panel endorsed

Central Goldfields Shire Council endorsed the establishment of the Community Voice Panel at the December (18/12) Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Panel will consist of a group of community members with an interest in Council activities, projects and issues.

The Community Voice Panel will improve the way Council consults and listens to residents and extend and broaden Council’s community engagement reach within the community.

As a member of the Panel, residents will have the opportunity to have input into Council-decision making.

To be a member of the panel, community members must be 16 years or over and be a resident of the Central Goldfields Shire.

The Community Voice Panel is a key outcome of the Engaging Central Goldfields: A Community Engagement Framework.

To register, visit and download the registration form or visit Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.

Closing date for registrations is Friday 1 February, 2019.


Australia Day commemorative medals and free books

An annual tradition, Central Goldfields Shire Council presents commemorative medals to all children born during 2018 and free books for four-year-old children starting kindergarten in 2019.

The commemorative medals and books will be presented at Council’s Australia Day celebrations at Station Domain in Maryborough on Saturday 26 January, 2018.

To register your child for a medal, email a copy of their birth certificate to or mail to Central Goldfields Shire Council, PO Box 194, Maryborough, 3465 by Friday 25 January, 2019.

To register your child for a free book, email their name, kindergarten they are attending, your name and contact phone number to by Friday 25 January, 2019.



Tenders available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from TenderSearch, accessible at


Tender No.                             Tender description                           Closes


G1263-18                              Design and construction of                 12noon,

                                                Replacement for Porteous                 06/02/2019

                                               Road Bridge (re-advertised)



G1205-18                                Economic Development                     12noon,

                                                and Tourism Strategy                         01/02/2019



G1307-19                                Recreation & Open Space Strategy   12noon,

                                                Plan 2019-2028                                   06/02/19            


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