Rate payment due
Residents who pay their rates by instalment are reminded their fourth instalment is due by 31 May, 2021.
Rates can be paid via:
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please see our Financial Hardship Policy at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/financialhardshippolicy
This month’s Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 25 May from 6pm at the Community Hub.
Community members are welcome to attend the meeting in a limited capacity.
To attend, please register at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited.
The meeting will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields
A video will be available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings following the meeting.
Shaping Central Goldfields
We’ve launched our Shaping Central Goldfields project and our first step is to work with you to finalise our Proposed Budget (see Budget information on this page) and to activate the existing Community Township Plans.
We need your help to understand if the initiatives in these plans are still relevant.
- What are our priorities for our townships?
- How can Council and the community work together to make these priorities happen?
You are invited to the following Community Plan activation workshops to help set these priorities and help us get clear on how we can work together to make change happen over time.
Community Plan activation workshops:
Carisbrook and district
Wednesday 2 June, 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm
Carisbrook Senior Citizens Hall
Maryborough and district
Thursday 3 June, 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm
Maryborough Community Hub, Room 7
Registrations are essential. For more information and to register visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
email email@example.com or contact Council’s Communications Officer Lachlan Steed on 0409 478 074.
2022 Centralised Kindergarten Registration
Is your child/children eligible to attend three or four-year-old kindergarten in 2022?
The Central Goldfields Shire Centralised Kindergarten Program opens this Tuesday 25 May and is for all seven kindergartens in the Shire.
The system allows families to lodge their registration forms, including their kindergarten preferences online making it a simpler, more convenient process rather than submitting forms to each kindergarten individually.
For more information and to register www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for Station Activation Project
Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas announced $1.8 million in funding for the Maryborough Railway Station Activation Project this week.
The funding, as part of the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund, marks stage two of the project, which will build on the recent opening of the new co-working space and the relocation of the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre.
For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/stationactiviationproject
Feedback invited on 2021/22 Proposed Budget
The Central Goldfields Shire Council 2021/22 Proposed Budget is now available for community feedback following endorsement at the April Council Meeting (27/04).
The 2021/22 Proposed Budget is available to view at www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au with feedback invited until 5pm, Friday 28 May.
Council has been successful in attracting in excess of $10 million in grant funding. Together with Council funding, our Capital Works program will exceed $18 million.
A rate rise of 1.5% in line with the Victorian Government determined rate cap is also proposed as well as a 3% increase for waste charges to meet the increasing costs of managing waste.
2021/22 Budget Highlights
- Upgrades to the Maryborough Outdoor Pool - $2 million
- Energy Breakthrough infrastructure upgrades - $500,000 ($1.5 million over three years)
- Central Goldfields Art Gallery redevelopment - $1,863,000
- Construction of the Skate and Scooter Park in Maryborough - $645,000
- Upgrades to Carisbrook Recreation Reserve - $4.7 million
- Road renewal and reseals projects -$3.9 million
- New and upgraded footpaths across the Shire - $400,000
Other key projects:
- New Council Plan development
- Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan
- Planning and design for a splash park
- Completion of a Cultural Management Plan for the Princes Park Grandstand
- Continuing the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan
- Next stage in the activation of the Maryborough Railway Station
- Development of a climate action plan
- Planning and design for new toilets in Rene Fox Gardens Dunolly
- Development of a waste water plan for Talbot
Feedback is invited via:
- Email: email@example.com
- Post: Council Budget, PO BOX 194, Maryborough, VIC, 3465
- In person: Community Information Sessions
• Talbot: Monday 24 May, 6.30 to 8.30pm at Talbot ANA Hall
Registrations are essential. To register for an information session, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
The Budget will go to the June Council Meeting to be considered for adoption.
Go Goldfields HQ
The new Go Goldfields HQ was officially launched by Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas this week.
The Maryborough Resource Centre on Alma Street in Maryborough (adjoining the Maryborough Regional Library and formerly the Visitor Information Centre) is now home to the Go Goldfields Partnership.
The new location will feature a collaboration space for community members, services providers, and collaborative partners to come together and work as well as a Nurture and Engagement Space providing a safe, welcoming and inspiring place for parents, carers, children, and family support workers.
For more information visit www.gogoldfields.org or contact the Go Goldfields team on 5461 0684.
New footpath in Carisbrook
Works to construct a new footpath along Green Street, Carisbrook – running from Bucknall St to the pedestrian bridge over Tullaroop Creek (Pyrenees Highway side) – are underway.
The works are being undertaken by Council’s works team and are funded for as part of Council’s footpaths renewals budget.
The project is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks to complete, weather pending. There will be restricted parking along Green Street at times over the works period and access to the playground equipment and park furniture at the base of Green Street will also be restricted for the first 1-2 weeks of the works.
National Reconciliation Week
As part of Reconciliation Action Week, Council is inviting our First Nations community to come together to share food and share stories.
The Goldfields Mob Connect Community Day will be held on Sunday 30 May from 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Community Hub and Station Domain Gardens in Maryborough.
Come along, bring the family, connect and have some fun.
Activities include smoking ceremony and didge player, games and inflatables run by The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, cultural activities with TruDreaming, yarning circle and morning tea.
For more information, and to RSVP, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/goldfieldsmob or contact
Council’s Reconciliation Officer Georgia MacGuire on 0428 941 399.
Inkerman Street Road Closure
From Monday 31 May, Regional Roads Victoria will commence works to replace the bridge over the Tuaggra Main Drain in Inkerman Street, Maryborough.
This project involves the closure of Inkerman Street between the Alma Street intersection and the Napier Street roundabout. Detours will be in place until construction is complete in late August, weather permitting.
For more information call 133 778 or visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au and search for ‘Inkerman Street Bridge’.
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below.
Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
||Shire-wide Tree Audit
||Construction of Footpath Bealiba
||Bealiba Community Hall Kitchen Upgrade Works
||Carisbrook Town Hall Maintenance Works
||Design and Construct Shade Provision Facilities with Central Goldfields Shire