For the latest and most up-to-date information on restrictions in Victoria visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
For the latest and most up-to-date information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/servicechanges or contact Council’s Customer Service team on 5461 0610 (Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm) or email email@example.com
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get tested. You can make an appointment to get tested at the Maryborough District Health Service by calling the Fever Clinic on 5461 0362.
For more information on testing, including testing locations outside of Maryborough, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-gettested-covid-19
Residents aged 40 plus are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Maryborough District Health Service is running a vaccination clinic Monday to Friday in the Wellness Centre, 75 to 87 Clarendon Street (building next to VicRoads), Maryborough.
For bookings call 5461 0300 between 8.30am and 12noon Monday to Friday.
You can also make an appointment for vaccination clinics outside of Maryborough by contacting the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Council services and facilities
Government restrictions have eased across Regional Victoria, which means the following facilities and services have re-opened to face-to-face interaction:
• Customer Service Centre: 9am to 4pm - Monday to Friday
• Contact Centre via phone: 8.30am to 5pm - Monday to Friday
• Visitor Information Centre
• Central Goldfields Art Gallery
• Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre
• Maryborough Regional Library
• Maryborough Community Hub (bookings limited to 10 people)
• Go Goldfields HQ
• Transfer Station Tip Shops
• L2P program
Please remember face masks are mandatory at inside venues and you will also be required to check in at all venues with a QR code.
For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/servicechanges
Have Your Say
Draft Positive Ageing Strategy – closes Monday 14 June
At last month’s (25/05) Council Meeting, Council endorsed the Draft Positive Ageing Strategy which is now available for community feedback.
The development of the Draft Positive Ageing Strategy is a step in providing Council, stakeholders and residents with a framework to strengthen our community and to prepare Council to respond to our rising aged population demographic.
On current trends, over 40 percent of the Shire’s population will be aged 70+ within 10 years.
Mayor and Councillors allowance - closes Friday 18 June
You are invited to provide feedback on the setting of Mayor and Councillor allowances in accordance with the Local Government Act.
At a Meeting of Council last month (25/05), Council endorsed for public submissions a proposal to set the annual allowances at $21,049 for Councillors a year and $62,884 for the Mayor.
This allowance is also subject to an additional 9.5% in superannuation.
Allowances are to compensate Councillors for the duties they perform as an elected representative.
These duties include attending meetings, representing the community at functions and making decisions for the benefit of the municipality.
Draft Revenue and Rating Plan - closes Friday 25 June
Council endorsed the Draft Revenue and Rating Plan at last month’s (25/05) Council Meeting and is now available for community feedback.
The Draft Plan will guide how rates are set in our Shire now and into the future.
For more information on the above items, and to find out how you can have your say, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
EOI invited - Maryborough Aerodrome Taskforce
Central Goldfields Shire is creating a Maryborough Aerodrome Taskforce and is calling for an Expression of Interest for its membership.
The inaugural Taskforce will comprise six community members/stakeholders, and will provide advice to Council on future use and development of the Maryborough Aerodrome.
Community members/stakeholders with knowledge of aerodrome operations, business and community development skills and experience, or experience in asset management are encouraged to submit an EOI.
The term of appointment will be 12 months, with membership to be appointed by Council.
To find out more, and to access a copy of the Terms of Reference and the Expression of Interest form, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/aerodrometaskforce or contact Council’s Economic Development Officer Brian Gould on 0419 762 793.
EOI invited – Community Advisory Group
We are calling for expressions of interest for a Community Advisory Group to help shape the vision and strategic priorities for our Shire.
What is involved?
The Community Advisory Group will meet over five non-consecutive sessions during July, August and September 2021.
Community Advisory Group members will participate in interactive workshop sessions to assist us to develop Council’s key strategic documents: Community Vision, Council Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan.
As a part of the advisory group, you will:
• have the chance to work with up to 20 representative community members
• dive deeper into community strengths, issues and aspirations
• ask questions and hear from speakers and special interest groups to better understand your community
• review, discuss and think deeply about what other community members have said
• develop recommendations for Council to consider
Registrations close on Tuesday 22 June, 2021.
To apply, or for more information, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/communityadvisorygroup or contact Manager Community Engagement Kylie Long on 0428 906 347.
Remuneration will be provided to members.
Public holiday closure
Our Customer Service Centre at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough will be closed this Monday, 14 June due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The Maryborough Regional Library, Goldfields Family Centre, Go Goldfields HQ and Depot/Pound will also be closed.
Our 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 0407 508 448.
All locations will re-open on Tuesday 15 June.
Inkerman Street Road Closure
Regional Roads Victoria has commenced works to replace the bridge over the Tuaggra Main Drain in Inkerman Street, Maryborough.
This project involves the closure of Inkerman Street between the Alma Street intersection and the Napier Street roundabout.
Detours are in place until construction is complete in late August, weather permitting.
For more information call 133 778 or visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au and search for ‘Inkerman Street Bridge’.
Bealiba Footpath Works
Works to construct a new footpath along Main Street, Bealiba – running along the north side of the road from opposite the Town Hall to Davies Street – are due to commence this Friday, 11 June.
The stretch of footpath is approximately 140 metres long and is funded for as part of Council’s footpaths renewals budget.
The works are expected to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Please note there will be traffic control in place and some delays may be experienced when travelling along Main Street and at the intersections of Grant Street and Davies Street.
Residents directly affected by the project have been notified.
2022 Centralised Kindergarten Registration
Is your child/children eligible to attend three or four-year-old kindergarten in 2022?
The Central Goldfields Shire Centralised Kindergarten Program is now open for all seven kindergartens in the Shire.
The system allows families to lodge their registration forms, including their kindergarten preferences online making it a simpler, more convenient process rather than submitting forms to each kindergarten individually.
For more information and to register www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help shape the future of your community
Share your feedback for your chance to WIN!
Tell us how we could make our community even better. It’s quick and easy to get involved. Tell us:
1. What do you love about the Central Goldfields?
2. In 2031 I would like Central Goldfields to be…
3. What are the biggest challenges facing our community in the next 10 years?
Why is this important? Every council across Victoria is required to develop a 10-year community vision that will inform Council’s decision making. By contributing, you ensure this Vision reflects the needs and aspirations of you and your community.
Every response will go in the running to win one of five $150 Central Goldfields Prize Packs.
Feedback closes Friday 18 June with winners to be announced on Monday 21 June.
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
||Bealiba Community Hall Kitchen Upgrades
||Carisbrook Town Hall Maintenance Works
||Maryborough Major Reserves Master Planning
||Domestic Wastewater Management Plan
||Climate Action Plan