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FLOOD RECOVERY WORKS
The first package of works to restore our road network following the October 2022 floods is now well underway. Following a public tender process, the works are being delivered by local contractor Shay Excavations.
Baker Road is complete with works along Lillicur Road expected to be complete today before works start along McIntyres Road next week.
To find out more about the process, as well as the list of roads that will be upgraded as part of the first package of works, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/floodrecoveryworks
COMMUNITY GRANTS NOW OPEN
$46,000 in funding is available as part of our 2023 Central Goldfields Shire Community Grants Program.
Community based organisations are encouraged to apply for grants above $500 to deliver activities, programs, small events, equipment and infrastructure.
In a new initiative, an additional category has been introduced for projects that address the impacts of climate change.
To find out more and to apply visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/communitygrants2023
Pet registration reminder
Did you forget to pay your animal registration this year? Our Compliance team will visit households during July and August 2023 to check pets are registered.
All pets over the age of three months must be registered with Council. The penalty for not registering your dog or cat is $385.00.
To find out more, including why it’s important to register your pet, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/registerorpet or contact our Customer Service team on 5461 0610.
KINDER REGISTATION REMINDER
Have you registered your child/ren for three and four year old kindergarten in 2024 yet?
A friendly reminder that round one registrations close on Friday 21 July 2023. Parents and carers can apply for all kindergartens across the Central Goldfields Shire using one form - with all seven kindergartens participating in the Centralised Kindergarten Registration Program.
To find out more and to register visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment
Our Operations team have been carrying out the following projects this week:
- Electrical line clearing works in Maryborough.
- New plantings along High Street, Maryborough
- Street tree plantings continuing and expected to be complete by end July
- The bench seats along Tullaroop Creek that were damaged in the floods reinstated
- Reception area at the Goldfields Family Centre given a facelift
- Footpath and kerb works outside Goldfields Family Centre
- Street light globes reinstated at various locations
WASTE COLLECTION CALENDAR
Due to an error in printing, the dates displayed on the Waste Collection Calendar have the incorrect colour coding from July to September.
There is no change to the current pattern of fortnightly garbage or recycling collection. Green waste dates as indicated are correct. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Help shape Talbot’s future
Following community engagement sessions in 2022 and 2023, the Draft Talbot Structure Plan is now ready for final feedback.
The purpose of the Plan is to provide direction around population growth, future housing demand and areas for infill and greenfield development for Talbot upon the implementation of a reticulated sewerage scheme for the township.
In addition to a survey, Talbot and district residents are also invited to two drop-in question and answers sessions at the Talbot ANA Hall, 15 Ballarat Street, Talbot:
• Session 1: Wednesday 26 July 2023 - 5pm to 7pm
• Session 2: Saturday 29 July 2023 - 10am to 12noon
Learn more and find out how you can provide feedback at www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/talbotfutures
Volunteering in the Central Goldfields
We're currently working with the Maryborough Volunteer Resource Centre (auspiced by Maryborough Community House) to better understand the current situation of volunteering in our Shire.
We're interested to hear from all community members about your experiences in volunteering, even if you don’t currently volunteer. To find out more and to contribute to the online survey visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/volunteering
Planning for a growing Central Goldfields
Over the past three years, more than 2,000 community members have told us they want our Shire to grow because of the benefits it will bring.
To plan for this, through the land use framework plan (LUFP) project, we're specifically looking at how we might facilitate housing growth in Maryborough North, Maryborough East, Flagstaff and Carisbrook, while managing bushfire and flood risks, potential conflicts with industrial activity and facilitating community connectedness.
A Draft Issues and Opportunities Paper for the project is now available for public comment until 5pm, Wednesday, 19 July 2023. For more information and to provide feedback online, visit: www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/planning-growing-central-goldfields
Daisy Hill residents: We want to hear from you
In response to community interest and feedback, we are working alongside the Daisy Hill community to support the development of their very own community plan.
Community members can get involved via the following ways:
- Complete an online survey at www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/daisyhillplan
- Hard copy surveys have been delivered to Daisy Hill residents and can be returned to the Daisy Hill Community Centre
- Take part in a community workshop on Tuesday 12 September, 6.30 to 8.30pm at the Daisy Hill Community Centre
To find out more, including additional ways to provide feedback, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/daisyhillplan
Draft Procurement Policy
We're currently reviewing our Procurement Policy and we're inviting our community to review the Draft Policy and provide feedback.
The Policy sets out the principles and processes under which we purchase goods and services on behalf of the community. It’s important that the policy ensures procurement is based on good governance, best possible value and the public interest.
To find out more and provide feedback visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/procurement
For more information about current or past engagement opportunities, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
Keen to know what’s on around the Central Goldfields this weekend? For upcoming events visit www.visitmaryboroughandsurrounds.com.au or follow the Visit Maryborough Facebook page.
For career opportunities, please see our advertisement in today’s paper or visit: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentvacancies
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eProcure, accessible via Council’s website: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
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