Friday 12 November, 2021

On Display Indefinitely

Engagement Opportunities

Draft Industrial & Demand Assessment and Strategy

Do you want to provide feedback about the future of industrial land?

Have your say on the Draft Industrial & Demand Assessment and Strategy which makes recommendations for future industrial land planning. Submit your feedback here:

Maryborough Shine Project: Retail Recovery Project

How can we help Maryborough businesses recover after COVID-19?

Take the online quiz and tell us how we can best support business recovery.

 The quiz can be found at:

The Maryborough Shine Project is supported by the Victoria State Government through the Regional Recovery Fund.


COVID-19 Update

Please get tested if you have symptoms, no matter how mild.

To make an appointment at the Maryborough District Health Service COVID-19 testing clinic, call 5461 0300.

Council has partnered with MDHS to open a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic at Lake Victoria, Maryborough.

The pop-up clinic is open from 9am to 5pm, seven days. No appointment is needed. Enter via Lake Road and exit onto Burns Street. Please enter slowly and look out for traffic, pedestrians, and clinic staff.

To stay up-to-date on local testing and vaccination clinics visit 


Funding opportunities

Does your community group need funding for a project or initiative?

The following funding is available:

  • $30,000 through this year’s Community Support Grants program.
  • In partnership with the Victorian Government, there is also $30,000 on offer as part of the CASI Community Recovery Grants program.

Applications for both programs close this Friday 19 November with recipients to be announced in December.

For more information, and to access the online application process, visit


Check your letterbox

The Community Update Spring 2021 is now arriving in letterboxes around the Shire.

The newsletter contains the latest information on how we are making our community get even better including major projects, engagement outcomes, township updates and investment in people, places and roads.

You can view the latest newsletter online at 

Statutory Meeting – Tuesday 16 November

Mayor-elect Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor of Paddys Ranges Ward will be officially elected as Central Goldfields Shire Mayor for the 2021- 2022 mayoral term, at a Statutory Meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday, 16 November at 6pm.

Whilst the meeting will be held in person, the ceremony will be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions and the meeting livestreamed to Council’s Facebook page at

The agenda for the meeting will be available to read at

 A video of the livestream will be available at the above web address following the meeting.


Project Updates

Derby Road update

Stage Two of the Derby Road beautification project is now complete.

A new water saving irrigation system and 24 new Japanese Elm trees has been installed along the median strip, between Rinaldi Drive and Carramar Nursery.

The upgrade works were delivered by Council’s Parks and Gardens team, funded as part of Council’s 2021/22 Budget and is part of the entry beautification program. 

Pascoe Avenue update

Works on Pascoe Avenue are well underway with kerb and channel works taking place on Wednesday this week. This project is expected to be complete by mid-December

Community Information

Slashing update

Council’s slashing program is continuing in Bromley this week and will soon be heading to Eddington followed by Carisbrook.

 Slashing is now complete in the Timor/Bromley area and headed to Daisy Hill this week.

 Once Daisy Hill is finished, slashing will commence in Majorca followed by Talbot.

Grading update

 Grading works are currently taking place in Dunolly, Bealiba, Dunluce, Timor and Maryborough which will be followed by grading in Talbot and surrounds. Works are taking place on roads that have been inspected.


Dunolly News

Works to construct two new footpaths in Dunolly will be completed this week.

A new 300 metre stretch of footpath is being constructed along Bull Street, between Market Street and Havelock Street – and will provide a connection to the entrance of the Dunolly Hospital.

The second project involved the construction of a new 100 metre stretch of footpath along Market Street, from Bull Street to the Dunolly Swimming Pool.

Both projects are funded as part of the 2021-2022 Council Budget.


What’s On

Yarning Circle

Maryborough District Health Service is hosting a Yarning Circle at Go Goldfields’ the Nest (located in the Maryborough Resource Centre) on Tuesday 16 November at 10.30am.

Another Yarning Circle will also be held on Thursday 25 November from 1pm.

The Yarning Circles will be hosted by MDHS’ new Aboriginal Liaison Officer Kymberley Williams. Our Indigenous community is encouraged to come along and have a chat about healthcare needs for Indigenous people. For more information, contact MDHS on 5461 0333. 

Bounce Back

Council is hosting a series of free events to celebrate a return to community activities.

 Bounce Back is a program of outdoor community events and will be held across four Fridays from 10am at the Station Domain Amphitheatre, Station Drive, Maryborough. Details are:

  • 19 November: Outdoor yoga with Izzy for beginners and experts. Yoga mats will be supplied. The first 20 registrations will receive a free Yoga mat.
  • 26 November: Fun Fitness with Brad for all ages and fitness levels.
  • 3 December: Tai Chi in the Park for anyone who would like to give it a try. ‘Meditation in Motion’.
  • 10 December: Community Music led by Stella Savy from the Sweet Mona’s Choir in Ballarat. There’ll be drums, guitars and new and old songs for all.

To book contact the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre 0438 868 420.

Bounce Back is presented by Central Goldfields Shire Council with funding as part of the Victorian Government’s CASI initiative.



Congratulations to the Maryborough Community House and Dunolly Neighbourhood House who recently participated in a workshop to explore ways to support our community to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

The workshops highlighted the importance of maintaining social connections to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

A big shout out to both groups as the workshops really celebrated the amazing work that both organisations are already doing to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.

Thank you and keep up the great work!

The workshops were delivered as part of the Strengthening the Population Health Prevention System program was made possible thanks to Victorian Government funding.




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