Friday 17 May 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Story Seat launched at Maryborough Community House

Maryborough Community House launched the latest Go Goldfields Story Seat on Tuesday as part of the House’s Open Day on Tuesday.

The Story Seats This project brings artists and over 100 community members together to create authentic narratives of personal experiences that are represented through public art.

A series of seats will be commissioned and installed across Maryborough and surrounds including Philips Gardens, Dunolly Arts Hub and the Bealiba Primary School.


2019 Leisure Services Guide now available

The 2019 Leisure Services Guide is now available!

Council compiles this Guide so residents can easily access information about local recreation groups and sporting clubs.

The Guide also has information on different committees and community groups.


By publishing a Leisure Services Guide, it is just one of the ways Council encourages local to get out and get active


To get your latest copy, visit


Health census here now


The Healthy Heart of Victoria 2019 Active Living Census is currently on and is now being delivered to households throughout the Goldfields region.

The census can also be filled out online at 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. 


Council items going to auction


Council is auctioning items through GraysOnline between until Wednesday 22 May, 2019.


Items for sale are from several different councils so please check the location of each item before purchasing.


Council items for sale include metal shelving, engine crane, computer components and compactus units.


To bid for an item, visit and search the sale number - 3015564.


Council Meeting


This month’s Ordinary Council Meeting is on Tuesday 28 May, 2019 from 6pm at the Community Hub, Burns Street, Maryborough.


The Agenda will be available on Friday 24 May at  



Central Goldfields Art Gallery news


Deborah Halpern at the Art Gallery this month


The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is hosting a Family Day in conjunction with the Deborah Halpern exhibition tomorrow.


The Gallery is hosting a series of activities for all ages on Saturday 18 May 2019.


Activities include:


1pm – 2pm: Printmaking with Deborah Halpern (bookings essential)

2pm: Deborah Halpern exhibition opening

2.15pm: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Storytelling with the Mad Hatter (no bookings required)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Printmaking with Deborah Halpern (bookings essential)


To book an activity, contact the Art Gallery on 5460 4588.



Regional Arts Victoria coming to town


Regional Arts Victoria, along with Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, are hosting a free grants information session at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery on Thursday 23 May, 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.


Representatives from all four organisations are available to talk with guests about funding opportunities for individual artists and organisations, and answer any questions.


To RSVP, visit 


One-on-one on sessions are also available. If you would like to book a one-on-one session, email or call 9644 1805.


New residents wanted for promotional film


Have you moved to the Central Goldfields Shire in the last two years and want to feature in an upcoming promotional film? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you!


The Rural Promotion Program is visiting our Shire on Tuesday 28 May, 2019 to make a promotional film about our Shire and what makes it unique.


If you are a new resident, have an interesting story to share or you want to share why you moved to Central Goldfields Shire, contact our Communications Department on 5461 0689 or



2019-2020 Proposed Budget


The Proposed 2019-2020 Budget was endorsed at the April Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Proposed Budget is underpinned by the Council Plan, which sets the strategic direction for Council.


It reflects our vision to be a vibrant, thriving and inclusive community.


Community members are invited to view and respond to the Proposed 2019-2020 Budget via written submission or in person.


Written submissions regarding the Proposed Budget are invited and should be submitted to Council by close of business at 5pm on Wednesday 29 May 2019, with the opportunity for submissions to be heard at a special hearing at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at the Community Hub, Burns Street, Maryborough.


The Proposed Budget has a surplus and includes a $10.29 million investment into key infrastructure projects and $120,000 for community planning for eight townships.


For more information about the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget or the submission hearing, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 5461 0610.
























Tenders available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from TenderSearch, accessible via Council’s website


Tender No.                 Description                                        Closes


G1307-19                    Recreation and Open Space           12noon

                                    Strategy Plan                                     22/05/2019


G1323-19                    Energy Breakthrough Portable       12noon

                                    Toilets and Shower Hire                  29/05/2019


G1324-19                    Energy Breakthrough Electrical     12noon

                                    Wi-Fi Services                                   29/05/2019


G1325-19                    Energy Breakthrough Marquee and Hire  12noon

                                    Equipment                                                     29/05/2019


G1328-19                    Annual supply and installation of               12noon

                                    guard fence safety barrier                           12/06/2019