Friday 22 February 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Station Domain Common closed for upgrades

Maryborough’s Station Domain Common (located near Kmart and McDonald’s) will be closed from Monday 25 February to Monday 4 March, 2019 to allow our Open Spaces team to install irrigation systems.

The irrigation system will water turf, trees and plants located throughout the Common.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Rates reminder

Ratepayers who pay their rates via instalment are reminded that the third rate instalment is payable by Thursday 28 February

If ratepayers are unable to pay by this date, please contact the Central Goldfields Shire Rate Department to discuss the possibility of arranging a suitable payment plan.

To arrange for your instalment to be paid via Direct Debit, please contact Central Goldfields Shire or download the Direct Debit Request form from here: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/payingyourrates

To register to receive future instalment notices via email go to centralgoldfields.enotices.com.au and type in the reference number included at the bottom of your rates notice.

Golden Textures opens this Saturday

Central Goldfields Art Gallery has selected 18 of the highest standard contemporary art quilters from across Australia for its upcoming Golden Textures Biennial Art Quilt Exhibition.

The quilts will be on display at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery from 23 February to 31 March 2019.

The exhibition will be opened at 2pm on Saturday 23 February 2019 by Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey and everyone is welcome to attend.

Curated by international award-winning textile artist and Maryborough resident, Jenny Bacon, the exhibition has an acquisitive prize of $3,000 on offer. The prize-winning quilt becomes part of the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Groups are welcome to the exhibition, and where possible, Jenny Bacon will provide groups with a guided tour.

Please contact the Gallery on 5460 4588 to book your group in.

Weed Control Program about to commence

A Noxious Weed Control Program will be underway in the Central Goldfields Shire from next Monday 4 March.

Contractors will deliver a program of spraying across nature strips in Maryborough, Carisbrook, Talbot, Dunolly, Majorca, Timor and Bealiba.

The program will spray against the noxious weed including Caltrop (Bindii) and is expected to be complete by Friday 15 March, 2019.

Residents may see a vehicle with a spray tank and contractors with a back pack hand held spray unit and marker dye on the nature strip where spraying has taken place. The chemicals used are safe and there is no cause for residents to be concerned.

The program is State Government funded – under the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program 2017-19 and the Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program, administered by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning.

The program of spraying is being delivered as part of the Central Goldfields Shire Roadside Weed Control Plan.

Shire achieves 100 percent immunisation rates

Central Goldfields Shire has again achieved 100 percent immunisation of children at five years of age – which is above the state average according to data from the Australian Department of Health.

The latest figures show that 95.52 percent of five-year-olds are now fully immunised in Victoria.

Parents and guardians can keep up to date with when their child’s immunisations are due by checking their child’s green health book and downloading the Victorian Government’s VaxOnTime app or by checking their MyGov account.

For more information on immunisation in the Central Goldfields Shire contact 5461 5047.

Blue Green Algae update

Recent reports show that Blue Green Algae is still present in Lake Victoria, Maryborough.

Warning signs have been erected and water quality will continue to be monitored.

Residents should avoid making contact with the water and pet owners are advised to not let their animals drink or swim in the water.

For more information about Blue Green Algae and safety visit the Better Health website: www2.health.vic.gov.au

February Ordinary Meeting of Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 26 February, 2018 at 6pm in the Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough.

The public is welcome to attend and the Agenda will be available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings or from Council’s Customer Service Centre, today Friday 22 February.

Rodborough Road works update

Rodborough Road is currently undergoing a culvert replacement and renewal.

Rodborough Road is only open to local traffic at this time and is expected to be complete in three weeks.

Community Satisfaction Survey

Residents are advised that from Monday 4 February, for a period of up to three weeks, your household may receive a phone call from an independent market research agency, National Field Services.

National Fields Services have been commissioned by Local Government Victoria to conduct the annual community satisfaction survey on behalf of Victorian Councils including Central Goldfields Shire.

The survey has been designed to assess the performance of Central Goldfields Shire across a range of measures to identify ways to provide improvement or more effective service delivery to residents.

The survey will involve telephone interviews conducted among a representative sample of residents.

We appreciate you taking the time to assist us with your valuable feedback.

Please be assured that your details and individual responses are confidential. Only the overall results are shared with Central Goldfields Shire Council.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Central Goldfields Shire Council Customer Service Centre on 5461 0610.