Friday 2 August 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Phillips Gardens conservatory redeveloped

Our Open Spaces team has been busy redeveloping the Phillips Gardens' glasshouse conservatory which now includes 76 Cymbidium orchids (boat orchids), Boston ferns and a number of water plant varieties such as native lilies, water purifiers and water irises.

All of the original plants and soil in the glasshouse were recycled and reused in Phillips Gardens.


Recycling update

While many councils have been affected by the SKM closure, Central Goldfields Shire Council has not been affected by this.

Our recycling is still processed at a Bendigo facility not connected to SKM.

Community members are encouraged to keep up their recycling habits.

We are continuing the development and improvement of our recycling systems and we are committed to implementing more environmentally friendly methods to reduce waste to landfill.


Phoenix basketball team visiting next week

Up to 20 elite basketballers are visiting Central Goldfields Shire next week with the South-East Melbourne Phoenix basketball team hosting their pre-season camp in Maryborough.

From Monday 5 August to Thursday 8 August, the basketball team are set to visit local schools, Maryborough District Health Service and have open training sessions each morning from 10am in the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre’s Matthew Dellavedova basketball stadium.

During the pre-season camp, players will have the opportunity to participate in the Great Race around Central Goldfields Shire before hosting two school clinics on Wednesday 7 August at the Matthew Dellavedova Stadium.

This activities will allow the community to share in the experience of the visit.


Skate park update

Thank you to everyone who attended our Maryborough Skate Park pre-design workshops on Wednesday!

We had some great discussions and ideas which our consultants, Convic, will develop into a concept plan which will be presenting to Council in the coming months.

Tree planting

Thirty children from the Goldfields Family Centre participated in last Friday’s National Schools Tree Day.

A number of gum trees were planted in Princes Park along Park Road.

National Tree Day gives children in our shire an opportunity to connect with nature by planting trees that will grow over generations.

Teaching young people about the importance of trees to our health and wellbeing and natural environment in important.

Library closures

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

  • 7 August
  • 14 August

The Library will remain open from 10am to 5pm Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday and 9.30am to 12noon on Saturdays.