Friday 11 September 2020

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COVID-19 Community Information

For detailed COVID-19 community information please see the dedicated COVID-19 section of our website at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/covid-19

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Sport grants now open

Applications for the latest round of the State Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package are now open.

Sporting clubs can apply for grants for up to $1,000 to help with their day-to-day operations.

For more information, visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Rates now being delivered

Central Goldfields Shire ratepayers will receive their 2020- 2021 rate notice in the mail or by email shortly.

The first instalment is due on 30 September 2020.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia Post mail delivery times have been impacted.

If you have not received your rate notice in the mail by 16 September 2020 please contact our Rates team on 5461 0610 or mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au to have a copy of your rate notice emailed to you.

The Understanding Your Rates brochure distributed with rate notices contains useful information about how your rates are calculated and how they are used.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused particular hardship to some individuals and businesses. Council offers a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy to support ratepayers experiencing financial hardship.

Please contact our Rates team to discuss options available to you. To find out more visit: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/financialhardshippolicy

For more information about rates, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/rates

All Things Gold photo comp

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for our All Things Gold Vic Snapshot competition. We received hundreds of entries from residents all over our Shire.

Now it is time for the community to pick a winner. Public voting is now open and residents can vote for their favourite entries at https://poll.app.do/all-things-gold-vic- snapshot-competition

Voting will remain open until Wednesday 16 September. The winning entry will win a $100 hamper.

For more information, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/allthingsgold

Council Election

The 2020 Council Election will be held in October and is run by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

A dedicated 2020 Council election page is available on our website and includes information about key dates, candidate training, wards and enrolling to

vote: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilelections2020

Mandatory Candidate Training

The mandatory Local Government Candidate Training for the 2020 elections is now available online.

Under new requirements included in the Local Government Act 2020, candidates must complete the training to be eligible to nominate with the Victorian Electoral Commission. This includes all serving or former councillors intending to nominate. The online course will take around an hour to complete and ensure candidates fully understand the role of councillor and its requirements.

The course can be found at www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/council-governance/candidate-training.

This mandatory training is only being provided online. Please contact Local Government Victoria on 136 186 for more information.

Have Your Say

Disability Action Plan

We are developing a Disability Action Plan and it is important that those living with disability in our community have their say to achieve the best outcomes for our community.

Survey responses are confidential, can be anonymous, and will be used only to develop the Disability Action Plan and to ensure that services consider the current and future needs of those living with disability.

Surveys are available online or hardcopies can be obtained by emailing Maxwell.Berry@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

For more information and to fill out an organisational or individual survey visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Surveys close on Friday 18 September at 5pm.

Tullarrop Creek Management Plan

Carisbrook residents are invited to have their say on the Tullaroop Creek Management Plan which aims to guide the long-term management of the creek.

The plan will cover Tullaroop Creek’s corridor to the railway bridge and approximately 850 metres northwest of the highway.

Residents are invited to highlight and comment on specific parts of the creek and to express any thoughts, experiences, ideas or concerns.

An interactive map and survey is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Feedback closes on Wednesday 16 September at 5pm.

For more information on the project, or to access a hardcopy of the map and survey, or to provide feedback via phone, contact Council’s Coordinator Design and Projects Leigh Hendrickson on 5461 0634.

Positions Vacant

We are participating in the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program.

Under Working for Victoria, Council will provide jobs for unemployed people – whether they have lost their jobs due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been without work for a longer period of time.

The part-time positions include:

  • Risk Advisor
  • Community Services Worker – Food Delivery
  • Systems Engineer
  • Communications Officer (Waste)

The six month, fixed-term positions are additional positions and will not replace existing employees at Council. To find out more about the Working for Victoria initiative and to register your interest in applying visit: www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria

Avoca Talbot Road upgrade 

Stage Two of the Talbot/Avoca Road upgrade project is well underway. The $693,000 project will deliver a full reconstruction of the road, including culvert renewal, of a one kilometre stretch of the Talbot/Avoca Road, either side of the Amherst Cemetery.

The project is jointly funded by the State Government Fixing Country Roads Program - $462,000 together with a Council contribution of $231,000.

The project is being delivered by Council’s Operations team and is expected to be complete within two weeks, weather permitting.

Temporary lane closures may be required during the project and motorists should obey changed traffic conditions.

R U OK? Day

Yesterday, Thursday 10 September, was R U Ok? Day R U OK? Day is a national day for all Australians to ask someone in their life how they are doing and what to say if someone says they are not ok.

This year it’s more important than ever for all of us to check in on our family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

A conversation could change a life.

To find out how to ask R U OK? Visit www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask

If you or someone you know needs support, visit https://www.ruok.org.au/findhelp

For more information on what we are doing to support R U OK? Day, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/latestnews