Friday 23 July 2021

On Display Indefinitely

COVID-19 restrictions

Victoria is currently in a state-wide lockdown until midnight on Tuesday 27 July, 2021.

There are five reasons to leave your home:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services – one person per household once a day
  • Caregiving and compassionate reasons
  • Authorised work or permitted education
  • Exercise – up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household
  • Receiving your vaccination

There is a 5km travel limit for shopping or exercise and you must wear a mask when not at home.

For more information about restrictions visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Information about changes to Council services is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/servicechanges

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get tested.

Maryborough District Health Service and Council have partnered to open the Community Vaccination Hub, located in the Community Hub at 48 Burns Street, Maryborough.

To book call 5461 0300 between 8.30am and 12noon Monday to Friday or visit www.mdhs.vic.gov.au/covid-clinic/

Climate Change Action Collaboration update

Thank you to the 29 community members who have an expressed interest in joining the Central Goldfields Climate Action Collaboration.

We are now finalising the team, who will come together over five co-design workshops between August and December. Over this period, the group will reach out to the broader community to gather local insights, concerns and ideas about climate change in our region.

The outcome will be a climate change response designed for the community by the community.

The Collaboration is open to the entire Central Goldfields community, supported by a partnership between the Maryborough Climate Action Group, Goldfields Sustainability Group, Maryborough Education Centre and Council.

For more information, or if you are interested in being involved, contact Council’s Sustainability Officer Julia Walsh via email julia.walsh@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au or call 0428 895 491.

Council Meeting

The July Council Meeting will be held online on Tuesday 27 July at 6pm due to government restrictions.

The agenda will be available today at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings

Due to restrictions, residents will not be able to attend the meeting.

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.

Centralised Kindergarten Registration

The first round of the Central Goldfields Shire Centralised Registration Kindergarten Program is closed with letters of offer sent to families.

The program’s second round is now open until Tuesday 10 August, 2021.

The Centralised Registration Kindergarten Program is for families to enrol their child/ren in kindergarten for 2022 and covers all seven kindergartens in our Shire.

For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment

Roadworks in Dunolly

Road re-construction works on Dunolly Avoca Road (between Racecourse Road and Shaw Track) in Dunolly commenced this week.

The project includes drainage works, road pavement reconstruction and safety barrier construction.

The road works will be undertaken under traffic. There may be slight delays during the works. For the safety of workers and road users please obey roadworks signage and traffic controllers.

It is anticipated the project will be completed in August, weather depending.

The project has been funded by the Victorian Government's AgriLinks Upgrade Program.

Planter boxes in Dunolly

Outdoor planter boxes are now in place along Broadway outside the Golden Grain Café, Railway Hotel, Country Kitchen,

All Day on Broadway and feature Nandina and Cordilye plants as well as an ornamental olive shrub.

Made possible thanks to funding from the State Government’s Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package, the planter boxes are aimed at supporting the hospitality industry to rebuild from the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.

All components of the boxes have been purchased or made locally. The timber was sourced from Talbot Timbers, plants from Carramar Nursery with construction by Maryborough Education Centre students.

Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre Accessibility Project now complete

Over the past 18 months, the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre has undergone a series of upgrades to improve accessibility at the facility.

The project delivered:

  • New wet area Changing Places Change Room
  • Improved car park access – more functional parking plus a designated pedestrian laneway to the Centre
  • Improvements to customer service area to make it wheelchair friendly

The $150,000 project has been jointly funded by the Federal Government Community Sport Infrastructure Program, Council and fundraising by the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre.

Maryborough Outdoor Pool

In 2018 a Conservation Management Plan identified $2 million in urgent works to the Maryborough Outdoor Pool were needed, with the Victorian Government providing valuable funding for the project last year.

The project, set to commence in October this year, will deliver much-needed maintenance works to the 50m pool, octagonal pool, filter and plant room and entrance pavilion.

Due to the timing of the project, unfortunately, this means that the Maryborough Outdoor Pool will not be open for the 2021/22 outdoor pool season.

We understand that the closure will cause inconvenience and disappointment to our local community.

The timing for the works is based on expert advice, with warm weather preferable as low water table levels reduce the risk of damage to the pool shell.

We are also required to deliver the project by mid-2022 to meet funding requirements.

Council, together with Maryborough Outdoor Pool management – Unified Community Sport & Leisure – are currently working together to create opportunities for local residents to access alternative pool facilities during the summer season.

More information on this will be communicated in the coming months.

Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park

Maryborough will soon be home to a Skate and Scooter Park with works to commence in Spring with completion expected late 2021.

The new facility will be located along Lake Road, Maryborough, in the Princes Park precinct near Lake Victoria, the adventure playground and barbecue area.

The $643,260 project is made possible thanks to $250,000 in funding from the Victorian Government (Sports Recreation Victoria Local Sports Infrastructure Fund) as well as $395,000 from Council.

Community members are invited to view the final concept plans prepared by Grind Projects and provide feedback.

The Plans are available to view at www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/skateandscooterpark

Feedback is invited until 5pm, Friday 30 July.

Lake Victoria lighting project

If you’ve been walking, running or cycling in the Princes Park precinct this week you might have noticed some activity.

Works to install 10 new lights, as well as replace the existing lighting with energy efficient LED solar lights, around Lake Victoria is underway.

The $150,095 project was funded by the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program to improve community safety at the site.

The project is the result of a funding application by Council in response to community feedback as part of the development of the Active Central Goldfields Recreation and Open Space Strategy, Your Community 2020 Community Plan and the Active Living Census.

Tenders

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

Tender No. Description Closes
G155-21Q Central Goldfields Art Gallery -Early Works Demolition Package

12noon

04/08/2021

G1480-21 Carisbrook Recreation Reserve - Main Building Works Package

12noon

11/08/2021