Friday 23 August 2019

On Display Indefinitely

New tourism website launched

Last week, Council launched the new Maryborough and Surrounds tourism website.

The new site delivers marketing, including digital and social media, accommodation bookings, and ticketing services, along with being mobile responsive.

The overall website was part of a region wide project undertaken by our regional tourism board, Bendigo Regional Tourism and the platform supports the tourism websites of Bendigo and Heathcote, Loddon Valley, and Castlemaine, Maldon and surrounding regions.

The overall aim is to have a responsive regional consumer website that meets best-practice digital marketing, and leads visitors to move through the planning journey to conversion.

The website is highly visual in design and structure, and has automation and aggregation.

Content has been carefully curated and has been mapped out to the visitor journey (inspiration, information, logistical information etc) and includes destination overviews, accommodation, things to see and do, eat and drink, events, maps, how to get here and essential visitor information.

The site can be visited at or


Porteous Bridge closure

Central Goldfields Shire Council has awarded Murray Constructions Pty Ltd the contract to carry out the renewal of the Porteous Road Bridge.

Work is proposed to start on Monday 26 August 2019 and be completed by Friday 29 November.

This work will involve tree removal, demolition, construction noise, dust and the closing of Porteous Road between Wareek-Homebush Road and Wareek Road.

The road closure will be for the duration of the project with traffic control including detours in place. Local traffic will have access to their properties.

Murray Constructions will make every effort to minimise the disruption and effect caused by these issues.

Work will occur between the hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday and between 8am and 4pm on Saturdays

If there are any issues with work that is taking place, please contact Murray Constructions directly on 03 5881 3104.


Rates now being delivered

Central Goldfields Shire Council ratepayers are set to receive their 2019-2020 rate notice in the mail or email following the adoption of the 2019-2020 Council Budget.

The Understanding Your Rates brochure will also be distributed soon. This document contains useful information about how your rates are calculated and how they are used.

For more information about rates, visit

Job vacancies

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • Statutory Planner
  • Early Years Educator

    For more information about these positions, visit

    Council meeting

    This month’s Ordinary Council Meeting is on Tuesday 27 August from 6pm at the Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough. Community members are encouraged to attend.

    The Agenda is available at

    Many pets rehomed at Pound

    Our Compliance Officers have been busy over the last 12 months, rehoming:

  • 46 dogs
  • 54 cats
  • Four sheep
  • One rooster

    The Pound staff also returned to the following pets to their rightful owners:

  • 154 dogs
  • 15 cats
  • One cow
  • One goat