Friday 17 July 2020

On Display Indefinitely


Council’s Proposed Budget 2020/21 is now available for public feedback.

The Proposed Budget is available to view at with feedback invited until 5pm, Friday 24 July.

The main focus of the 2020/21 Proposed Budget is to implement the key objectives of the 2017-2021 Council Plan and deliver on our commitment to deliver more than 40 services to our community.

The budget includes a capital works program of $15.9 million which will provide a significant stimulus to the local economy and will be supported by grants from State and Federal Government totalling $9.487 million.

The budget includes net borrowings of $331,000 to deliver a cash balanced budget and a rate rise of 2.0% in line with the State Government determined rate cap and an increase of 6.5% for waste charges to meet the increasing costs of managing waste.


Residents requiring a hard copy con contact our Customer Service team on 5461 0610. Hard copies can also be viewed at our Customer Service Centre 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough as well as the Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly and Talbot post offices and the Dunolly Rural Transaction Centre.

  • Make a Submission: Written submissions are invited by 5pm, Friday 24 July. To make a submission:
  • Present a Submission: Anyone who lodges a written submission is invited to present it to Administrators at a Submissions Hearing to be held at 5.30pm, Tuesday 4 August.

The Budget will then go to a Special Meeting of Council at 6pm, Tuesday 11 August to be considered for adoption.

Virtual Listening Post

Join our Administrators for a ‘Virtual Listening Post’ – via Facebook Live - on Wednesday 22 July at 12.30pm.

Questions can be submitted via email before 10am on Wednesday 22 July to or can be submitted via the comments section on Facebook during the Listening Post.

To watch the Virtual Listening Post you can access our Facebook page at

Have Your Say opportunities

We’re currently inviting community to provide feedback on the following:

  • Draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy – closes Monday 20 July
  • Flood study amendment for Carisbrook and Dunolly – closes Thursday 23 July
  • Proposed Budget – closes Friday 24 July

To find out more and to provide feedback on these items visit

Kindergarten enrolment now open

Families looking to enrol their children in three and four-year-old kindergarten in 2021 can do so now through the new online central enrolment system until 31 August, 2020.

To find out more, including specific information on our seven local kindergartens and session days and times, visit

Indoor pool reopening

The $600,335 upgrade to the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre is nearing completion. The indoor swimming pool complex will re-open next week following the completion of the new change room facilities.

Improvements in the Matthew Dellavedova Stadium are expected to be completed by the end of July. For more information, visit

Council Election

For information about the 2020 Council Election, including key dates and training opportunities for candidates visit

Positions Vacant

We are recruiting for:

  • Early Childhood Educator Cert III (casual)
  • Waste Officer
  • Environmental Health Officer

For more information, including how to apply, visit

We are also participating in the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative that aims to help Victorians who have lost work due to COVID-19. To look for work or find out more, visit

EB to return bigger and better in 2021

The 2020 Energy Breakthrough event, due to be held in Maryborough from 18 to 22 November, has been cancelled - based on COVID-19 pandemic State Government restrictions. For more information, visit

Notice of an application for planning permit

  • The land affected by the application is located at:

    4257 Pyrenees Highway, Flagstaff

  • The application is for a permit to:

    Erection of a major promotional signage

  • The applicant for the permit is: Regional Billboard Co
  • The application reference number is: 055/20

You may look at the application and any documents that support the application online at

Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to the Responsible Authority in writing and must include details of how he objector would be affected.

A copy of every objection may be available to be viewed publicly in accordance with current legislation. If you object, the Responsible Authority will advise of its decision. The Responsible Authority will not

decide on the application before: 24 July 2020

Public notice of proposed intention to sell Council-owned land

Council gives notice of its proposal to sell Council-owned land located at 17 Majorca Road and 40 Gillies Road, Maryborough. Any person has a right to make a submission to Council on the proposed sale of the land in accordance with Section 223 of the Act. Written submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 24 July 2020. For more information visit or contact Kristie Berry, Property & Risk Officer on 5461 0636.


Tenders currently open are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eprocure, accessible via our website

Tender No. Description Closes
 G1430-20  Annual supply of plant and equipment



 G1428-20  Essential Safety Measures inspection & maintenance of Council-owned building



 G1437-20  Statutory & Strategic Planning