Friday 14 June 2019

On Display Indefinitely

A new place to put your e-waste

From 1 July, 2019, all Central Goldfields Shire residents can dispose of their e-waste at any of the local transfer stations at Carisbrook, Talbot, Dunolly and Bealiba.

Smaller e-waste items can also be delivered to a sorting storage unit at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough, Maryborough Resource Centre and Talbot Post Office.

E-waste is any unwanted product that has a cord or a battery attached.

This initiative will help reduce e-waste ending in landfill and minimise our impact on the environment.

Draft Property Occupancy Policy

The Draft Property Occupancy Policy was endorsed at the May Ordinary Council Meeting.

Representatives from community groups and organisations will be invited to an upcoming Q&A session at the Community Hub, Burns Street, Maryborough on Wednesday 17 July, 2019 from 6pm.

The draft policy will benefit community groups who occupy Council owned or managed land and buildings by providing tenure security, an equitable and transparent pricing structure and, a clear understanding of any maintenance and reporting responsibilities.

Council provides a number of buildings and public spaces to community groups to allow them to perform their valued roles in the community.

Community and recreation groups provide much needed services in our Shire and Council is committed to seeing these groups flourish by providing a secure future to those who utilise Council-owned facilities.

This draft policy will help make Council more accountable for its actions, which is a key priority highlighted in the 2017-2021 Council Plan.

Council will engage in extensive public consultation in relation to the Draft Property Occupancy Policy.

The draft policy will be on public display for two months and members of the community are invited to provide feedback.

In addition, each group that uses a Council-owned building will be contacted in writing and invited to provide comments or feedback.

Written submissions regarding the Draft Occupancy Policy are invited and should be submitted to Council by close of business at 5pm on Thursday 1 August 2019.

Written submissions can be sent to mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au or PO Box 194, Maryborough, 3465.

There is an opportunity for submissions to be heard at a special hearing at 5.30pm on Tuesday 13 August 2019 at the Community Hub, Burns Street, Maryborough.

For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Active Living Census last chance

The Healthy Heart of Victoria 2019 Active Living Census is online and has been delivered to households throughout the Goldfields region.

The census can also be filled out online at www.srcentre.com.au/ALC until June 16.

The Healthy Heart of Victoria 2019 Active Living Census will be backed by an extensive marketing campaign.

In addition a total of $12,000 in prizes is up for grabs for those who complete the census with extra incentives provided for those who complete it online.

Prizes include gift cards and sporting equipment.

The 2019 census is being funded by Healthy Heart of Victoria, an initiative of the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership that aims to improve health outcomes for residents living in central Victoria.

Energy Breakthrough vacancies

The Energy Breakthrough is recruiting for two people to take charge of two exciting categories:

  • Innovations In Technology Coordinator
  • Pushcarts Coordinator

Visit eb.org.au to download the Position Descriptions

For further information contact Alisha Chadwick or Nigel Preston on (03) 5461 0610 or enquiries@eb.org.au.

Applications close 28 June 2019.

Waste engagement launch

We are currently developing our 2019-2024 Waste Management Strategy to plan for an integrated, efficient and cost effective recovery system that protects the community and environment.

The strategy will be launched at the following date and location:

Where: Maryborough Community Garden

(located at Goldfields Employment Learning Centre), 88-90 Burke Street, Maryborough

When: Tuesday 18 June, 2019 at 11am

EOIs wanted for new Tree Advisory Committee

Council is seeking to form a single Public Places Tree Advisory Committee that covers all locations of the Shire and welcomes applications from community members from all areas.

The Public Places Tree Advisory Committees will provide invaluable assistance in understanding and determining programs and strategies for our places and spaces.

Key objectives of the Committee are;

  •  To assist in formulating greening strategies and enhancements to our open spaces
  •  To review and provide input into the “Street Tree” Strategy and annual planting program
  •  To understand the Community needs and act as a conduit between Council and the Community
  •  To associate with and consult with community groups in relation to open space
  •  To assist Council in identifying opportunities to work in partnership with other authorities and community groups to achieve high quality open spaces and places through planting programs
  •  To understand and further our relationship with the Dja Dja Wurrung as the traditional custodians of this Country and use their unique relationship and skills in managing this Country
  •  To identify the role public place planting has in responding to climate change.

The Public Places Tree Advisory Committee will meet quarterly.

Applications close 12 July, 2019.

Please apply via mail to;

The Secretary Council PPTAC PO BOX 194 MARYBOROUGH VIC 3465

Or email: mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Attention: The Secretary Council PPTAC

Maryborough Regional Library closures

Due to limited staff availability, the Maryborough Regional Library will be opening at 1pm on the following Wednesdays:

  • 19 June
  • 17 July
  • 31 July
  • 7 August
  • 14 August

We apologise for any inconvenience.