Friday 20 December, 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Changes to waste management

Due to public holidays during the Christmas and New Year’s period, there are some changes to waste pick ups and transfer station opening hours.

There will be no garbage or recycling collections or transfer stations open on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

If you are a Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot or Maryborough resident and your recycling and garbage was scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday 25 December, it will be picked up on Friday 27 December, 2019.

Also, if you are a Maryborough resident and your garbage and recycling was scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday 1 January, 2020 it will be picked up on Friday 3 January, 2020.

Due to these changes, the green waste pick up will be Friday 10 January and Friday 24 January, 2020 or the second and fourth Fridays in January.

These changes are for January only. Green waste will be picked up on the first and third Fridays for all other months (unless otherwise specified).

The Dunolly and Talbot transfer stations will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, due to public holidays.

All other transfer stations are not affected and will operate at their usual times.


Christmas/New Year closures

Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough will close for the Christmas/New Year holiday period from Tuesday 24 December 2019 at 2pm before reopening at 8.30am, Thursday 2 January, 2020. The cashier will close at 1pm.

Opening hours for our other Council locations are as follows:

- Central Goldfields Art Gallery will close on Thursday 19 December, 2019 and will re-open on Thursday 16 January, 2020.

- Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre will be open every day except Christmas Day.

- Maryborough Regional Library will close on Tuesday 24 December 2019 at 1pm. The Dunolly Library will close on Tuesday 24 December, 2019 at 1pm and will re-open on Thursday 2 January, 2020. The Talbot Outreach Library Service will close on Tuesday 24 December, 2019 and reopen on Saturday 4 January, 2020.

- Goldfields Family Centre – The Goldfields Family Centre main office will be closed on public holidays and Friday 27 December, 2019. The Goldfields Children’s Centre will close at 12pm, Tuesday 24 December, 2019 and will re-open at 6.45am, Wednesday 8 January, 2020. Our Maternal and Child Health Service will be closed on public holidays and Friday 27 December 2019 and by appointment on other days.

- Depot/Pound – will close on Tuesday 24 December, 2019 and will re-open on Thursday 2 January, 2020.

- Community Hub – will close on Friday 20 December, 2019 and will re-open on Monday 13 January, 2020.


Vacation Care program

The Goldfields Family Centre’s Vacation Care program is jam packed with lots of fun and entertaining activities for school children.

This stimulating, unique and fun program is designed to keep school aged children entertained by providing creative and challenging activities that are specific to your child's interests with a focus on leisure and recreation.

If you want your child to participate in fun, active and unique activities, now is the time to book them in. Places will be limited.

Our programs include many exciting and different activities, excursions and incursions that promote creative awareness and exploration while supporting children's self-esteem, confidence and developing skills for school children.

To enrol your child/ren for our Vacation Care please contact us on 03 5461 5047 or at

Child Care Subsidy approved. Daily cost and extra cost may occur. 

Vacation Care will run from Monday 13 January to Friday 24 January, 2020 from 8.30am to 6pm.


Keeping your pets safe during fireworks

Residents are reminded there will be fireworks at the Maryborough Highland Gathering at 10pm on Wednesday 1 January, 2020.

If possible, bring your pets inside with you and close curtains/blinds. You can also ensure your boundary fencing is secure so your pets cannot readily escape over or through them.

It is also vital that your pet is registered and identifiable with a Council registration tag and microchip and your details are up-to-date with Council.

For more tips and advice on keeping your pets safe during fireworks, visit

Community Grants Program recipients

Eleven community groups and organisations have benefitted from Central Goldfields Shire Council’s 2019 Community Grants Program.

Council allocated a total of $16,179 to the community groups, their proposed projects and grant amounts include:



Project information

Amount of grant

Maryborough Salvation Army

Providing clothes and laundry service to jobseekers


Carisbrook Historical Society

A heritage exhibition and exhibition tour


Carisbrook Projects Inc

Building a pergola and concrete garden edging for Carisbrook rose garden


Goldfields Employment and Learning Centre

GELC Heat Retreat, a cool haven on days over 35 degrees


Dunolly Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

Purchase of ride-on mower


Maryborough Girl Guides

Supply and install new split system air conditioner


Zonta Club of Maryborough

Materials for making breast cushions for post-operative breast cancer patients


Maryborough and District Garden Club

Shire-wide Garden Competition Council-sponsored trophies


Maryborough Field Naturalists Club

Purchase of four UHF hand-held radios


Maryborough Community Garden

Hoses, watering cans, soil moisture meter and tool box


Maryborough Community House

Fence off an area in Roscholler Park to rehabilitate in vegetation




Australia Day commemorative medals and kindergartner books

Central Goldfields Shire Council will present commemorative medals and books to all children born in the Central Goldfields Shire in 2019 and to those beginning four-year-old kinder in the Shire in 2020.

The ceremony will take place at Council’s Australia Day celebrations at Station Domain, Maryborough on Sunday 26 January, 2020.

Breakfast will be served from 8.30am before official proceedings commence at 9.15am.

To register your child for a medal, please send proof of birth to Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre, PO Box 194, Maryborough VIC 3465 or

To register your child for a free book email their name, kindergarten they are attending, your name, and contact phone number to

Registrations for the medallions and books close on Friday 23 January, 2020.



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