Friday 18 October 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Recreation and Open Space Strategy

Central Goldfields Shire Council is developing the Central Goldfields Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020–2029.  The strategy is being developed through funding support from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund Recreation Planning Grant.

The Strategy will guide Council and the community in the provision of, investment in and delivery of open space, sport and active recreation spaces, facilities, services and opportunities in the Central Goldfields Shire.  The strategy will aim to increase the participation of people living in the Shire in sport, recreation and physical activity.

There are a number of different ways you can be involved, including:

  • Attending one of the drop-in sessions
  • Completing a public survey
  • Clubs and organisations can attend a forum and complete a club and organisation survey

Recreation and Open Space Strategy drop-in sessions are a great opportunity to provide your thoughts and ideas.  Upcoming dates and locations are:

Monday 21 October, 2019


12 noon to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm

Outside the Dunolly Bakery at 97 Broadway


5.30pm to 7pm

Dunolly Town Hall at 83 Broadway

Tuesday 22 October, 2019


3.30pm to 5.30pm

Maryborough Sports & Leisure Centre at 41 Gillies Street


6.30pm to 7.30pm

Carisbrook Recreation Reserve at 6 Hare Street


7.30pm to 8.30pm

The Hub at 48 Burns Street

Wednesday 30 October, 2019


2pm to 3pm

Maryborough Visitor Information Centre at 91 Nolan Street


4pm to 7pm

ANA Hall at 15 Ballarat Street


Residents can also share their ideas by completing an online survey at

For more information, visit


Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030

Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Council has engaged Local Logic Place to work with residents to develop 10 year community plans that reflect the uniqueness and priorities of the eight communities and districts of Maryborough, Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot, Majorca, Bet Bet and Timor.

Your Community 2030 Listening Posts are the first community plan conversations.  Listening Posts are a great opportunity for community members to come and chat to our Administrators and to find out more about Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030.

Upcoming Your Community 2030 Listening Posts:

Bet Bet & District

Monday 21 October, 2019

2.30pm to 3.30pm

Primary School – 395 Bet Bet Creek Road, Timor

Timor & District

Monday 21 October, 2019

2.30pm to 3.30pm

Primary School – 395 Bet Bet Creek Road, Timor

Majorca & District

Monday 21 October, 2019

11am to 12.30pm

Majorca Town Hall

Bealiba & District

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

8.30am to 10am

Outside Post Office


Residents can also share their ideas by completing an online survey at

For more information, visit


Pop-up youth hub in Maryborough

An alliance of Central Goldfields youth services has united to develop and deliver a pop-up youth hub in the Shire from December this year.

Implementing a collective impact approach, Go Goldfields is leading the project through Council.  Together, the partnership has been able to raise funds for the pilot, secure a building and engage consultants to bring this innovative vision to realisation in Maryborough Victoria.

The local organisations leading the partnership are Central Goldfields Shire Council, Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), Anglicare, and Maryborough District Hospital Service (MDHS), with many other services aligned.

The pop-up will trial an integrated service model that will be accessed by young people across the Central Goldfields Shire.

The alliance intends that this six-month trial will inform a business plan for a permanent and co-designed youth facility that combines an integrated service model with a recreational youth space for the Shire.

A community launch will take place next Thursday 24 October from 11am to midday at the Maryborough Town Hall.  Go Goldfields and partners are inviting potential front-line youth service providers, interested community members, and young people to come and find out more about this innovative initiative.

Council is committed to supporting the pop-up and has made the Maryborough Town Hall available for the test period.  A youth-focused Pop-Up Hub Open Week will kick it all off when doors open in December this year.


Are you fire ready?

This time of year is all about preparing your property for the fire season.

No matter where you live in Central Goldfields Shire – whether you’re in a town or on a farm – your property is likely to be at high to extreme bush or grass fire risk.

Take the time to increase your understanding of the fire risk where you live, prepare your property, and talk to your loved ones about what you’ll do to stay safe from fire.

Residents should also prepare their properties by:

  • Clearing undergrowth and fallen branches
  • Moving firewood away from the house
  • Cleaning leaves from gutters
  • Ensuring that grass is cut

Learn more about how to effectively prepare your property here:

Once the Fire Danger Period has commenced for the North Central Fire District, there will be restrictions as to what you can and can't do.

Check the CFA Can I Can't I guide here:


Job vacancies

We are recruiting for:

  • Cook
  • Coordinator Statutory Planning (closing date 20/10/19)
  • Project Engineer (closing date 20/10/19)

For more information, including how to apply, visit

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