COVID-19 Community Information
For detailed COVID-19 community information please see the dedicated COVID-19 section of our website at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/covid-19
Working for Victoria
We’re encouraging locals to apply for 39 new jobs as part of the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria fund.
If you recently lost your job or were looking for work before the pandemic, we encourage you to apply for one of the 39, six month contract, part-time positions.
To find out more about the Working for Victoria initiative and to register your interest in applying visit www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria
New centralised enrolment system for kindergarten
Families looking to enrol their children in three and four-year-old kindergarten in 2021 will be able to do so through a new online central enrolment system.
There are seven kindergartens located in Central Goldfields Shire and parents can register for kindergarten and indicate their preference via the centralised enrolment system from 1 July, 2020.
To find out more, and for specific information on kindergarten session days and times, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment
A ‘Better’ approvals process now in place
A more streamlined and simplified permit approval process is now in place at Council thanks to the State Government’s Better Approvals Project.
A partnership project with Small Business Victoria and the Department of Jobs Precincts and Region, the Better Approvals Project will reduce the time it takes small businesses to obtain the regulatory approvals they need for their business.For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/betterapprovalsprocess
June Council Meeting
The June Council Meeting will be held virtually at 6pm on Tuesday 23 June.
The meeting will be live streamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields
The public won't be able to attend due to COVID-19 Government restrictions and the meeting being conducted virtually.
The agenda is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings
A Facebook recording will also be accessible via the above web address by Friday 26 June.
We are recruiting for:
For more information, including how to apply, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentvacancies
We are 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 http://www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria
Announced this week, we’ve been successful with two Federal Government funding grants:
- $39,900 under the Federal Government’s Driver Reviver Site Upgrades Program.
The funding will go towards two trailer-mounted electronic variable message boards to be used at the Shire’s Driver Reviver sites at Coronation Park, Park Road, Maryborough and 51 Broadway, Dunolly, which are operated by the respective local SES units.
- $68,585 in funding for Maryborough’s airfield as part of the Regional Airports Program.
The $68,585 will be used to upgrade and extend the kangaroo proof fencing at the airfield to increase the safety of pilots and users and help protect native wildlife. The funding of $68,585 was matched by Council’s contribution of the same amount.
For more information, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/latestnews
Council Election – Candidate Information Session
The Victorian Local Governance Association will host two candidate information session for community members interested in running for the 2020 Council elections.
The sessions will be held at the following dates and times:
- Wednesday 12 August, 5.30 to 8.30pm
- Saturday 15 August, 2 to 4.30pm
Both sessions will be held at the Community Hub in Maryborough.
To find out more and to register visit https://www.vlga.org.au/events-training/2020-candidate-training-dates
Have Your Say – Youth Hub
We’re inviting residents to provide feedback on the Central Goldfields Shire Youth Hub. The survey is for anyone who has visited the Youth Hub as well as anyone who has ideas to share about the facility.
Community members can share ideas about its future up until the survey closes on Friday 26 June.
It will only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete and is available via www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
Have Your Say — Public Road Register Policy
Under the requirements of the Road Management Act 2004, Council must establish a register of public roads of which it is the coordinating road authority.
Council’s Public Road Register Policy provides guidance to staff and the public to assist in determining which municipal roads are to be included on the Public Road Register.
Council’s Public Road Register Policy is currently being reviewed and the community is invited to review the Policy and provide feedback by 5pm, Friday 26 June, via the following methods:
The reconstruction works along Rodborough and Baringhup roads is now complete. To view all current works visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentworks
Have Your Say – Draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020-2029
Council’s Draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy 2020-2029 will be available for community feedback from Monday 22 June to Monday 20 July.
The Strategy provides a clear vision and framework for participation in sport and active recreation within our municipality. It sets our strategic direction for recreation and its contribution to community health and wellbeing, accessible and inclusive settings and amenity and liveability in the Shire.
The Strategy has been informed by local sporting groups and clubs, recreation groups, community groups, key organisations and the broader community as a result of an extensive community consultation process held last year.
The Draft Strategy, along with a response form, is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay (from Monday 22 June). Hard copies, including response forms and reply paid envelope, can also be mailed out. To arrange contact our Customer Service Team on 5461 0610.
To provide feedback complete the response form and return it to us via:
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Attention Council Recreation Officer Ben Robertson, PO BOX 194, Maryborough, VIC, 3465
- In person: Return to our Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street (9am to 4pm week days)
Feedback can also be provided via our Zoom feedback session:
Zoom individual feedback sessions – 10 minute sessions. Registrations required by Wednesday 1 July to BenR@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
- Tuesday 7 July, 1.30 to 3pm
- Tuesday 7 July, 6.30 to 8pm
- Thursday 9 July, 10 to 11.30am
- Tuesday 14 July, 6.30 to 8pm
Zoom Sporting Club feedback sessions. Registrations required by Wednesday 1 July to BenR@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
- Monday 6 July, 6.30 to 7.30pm
- Thursday 9 July, 1.30 to 2.30pm
Have Your Say — Flood study amendment for Carisbrook and Dunolly
We are working with the North Central Catchment Management Authority to update existing planning controls for identifying flood risk in the townships of Carisbrook and Dunolly.
Feedback can be provided via:
For more information, and to view the relevant documents and maps visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/amendments or www.delwp.vic.gov.au/public-inspection
Letters will be sent to landholders who are directly affected by the amendment.
The Council and CMA are also available to meet onsite with landowners by appointment from 28 May and up to 23 July, 2020.
Please contact Council’s Strategic Planner on 5461 0610 to arrange a time.
Tenders currently open are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eprocure, accessible via our website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
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