NOVEMBER COUNCIL MEETING
An Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held this Tuesday 27 November, 2018 at 6pm in the Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough.
The public is welcome to attend and the agenda is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au or from Council’s Customer Service Centre at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our listening posts across the Shire earlier this week. The next round of listening posts will be held in February, times and locations will be provided closer to the date.
BLUE GREEN ALGAE DETECTED IN LAKE VICTORIA
Council has detected a presence of Blue Green Algae 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 information visit the Better Health website: www2.health.vic.gov.au
SUPPORTING WHITE RIBBON DAY
Council’s Parks and Gardens team and the Zonta Club of Central Goldfields have worked together to create a White Ribbon Day garden bed.
The floral tribute has been planted in the Phillips Gardens in Maryborough.
GO GOLDFIELDS GOES ORANGE
As part of the 16 Days of Activism global campaign, from 25 November to 10 December, Central Goldfields Shire - Go Goldfields is inviting community members to show their support to ending family violence in the local community.
A walk around Phillips Gardens in Maryborough will take place on Tuesday 27 November from 11.30 to 1pm to view the Marigold and White Ribbon Day plantings.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Council is inviting residents to have their say on the Gordon Gardens in Dunolly. Your input will help inform an updated Master Plan for the precinct, which will outline areas of future development.
We want residents to tell us what they'd like to see retained and developed in the future. Residents can have their say via:
- Drop-in community information session: Monday 3 December, 6 to 8pm at the Gordon Gardens BBQ area to chat to Council Administrators and staff
- Online survey: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au
Feedback is invited by Friday 21 December.
OUTDOOR POOL SEASON
The Maryborough Outdoor Swimming Pool is now open for the community to enjoy. The Talbot and Dunolly outdoor swimming pools will open on Sunday 2 December.
For a list of opening times and admission details, visit Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Facebook page or www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au
NOMINATE NOW FOR 2019 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS
Do you know a community minded citizen, a special young person or a community activity you would like to see officially recognised for making a positive contribution to the Central Goldfields Shire community?
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Central Goldfields Shire Australia Day Awards. Awards will be presented across three categories: Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; and Community Activity of the Year.
Nominations close at 5pm, Monday 3 December, 2018 and nomination forms are available online at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au or in person from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.
Council is currently recruiting for:
- Team Leader Customer Service
- Manager Community Services
For more information and to apply visit www.centralgoldfieldscareers.com.au
Fire restrictions are now in effect in the Central Goldfields Shire.
Residents are no longer able to burn off and some activities will require a permit.
For more information about fire restrictions, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au
ARE YOU FIRE READY?
If you haven’t already prepared your property for the upcoming fire season now is the time.
No matter where you live in Central Goldfields Shire – whether you’re in a town or on a farm – your property is likely to be at high to extreme bush or grass fire risk.
Right now, forecasts show that there is potential for an earlier and longer fire season in Victoria.
Now is the time to increase your understanding of the fire risk where you live, prepare your property, and talk to your loved ones about what you’ll do to stay safe from fire.
Residents should also prepare their properties by:
- Clearing undergrowth and fallen branches
- Moving firewood away from the house
- Cleaning leaves from gutters
- Ensuring that grass is cut
For more information on how to get prepared for summer, go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au
2018 ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH
The 2018 Energy Breakthrough event is underway and road closures will be in place until 4pm, Sunday 25 November.
The following street closures are in place:
- Burns Street - between Christian Street and Lake Road and Lake Road and Holyrood Street. Local residents and Dellavedova Fertiliser customers only.
- Napier Street and Lake Road - from T-intersection of Napier Street and Christian Street
- Park Road – between Holyrood Street and Nightingale Street
- Holyrood Street – between Park Road and Burns Street
- Christian Street - between Burns Street and Napier Street
Local residents are encouraged to come and watch the many races and side-activities at this year’s Energy Breakthrough. For the full events guide, visit www.eb.org.au/schedule/
PYRENEES HWY AND GORDON RD INTERSECTION UPGRADE
As part of the 2018/2019 Central Goldfields Shire Council Budget, funds have been allocated to upgrade the Pyrenees Highway/Gordon Road intersection.
As part of the project, the intersection will be realigned to a T-intersection to ensure safety when entering and exiting the Pyrenees Highway. Works are underway with the project expected to take approximately three weeks to complete.
The Gordon Road intersection will be closed for most of the duration of the works. Limited access may be available at times when indicated by the traffic signage on site. It is strongly suggested that alternate routes be taken in the first instance, or the signed detour route be followed. Council appreciates your patience as we deliver these major improvement works.
For more information contact Council’s Works and Construction Supervisor Trevor Young on 5461 0610.
Applications are now open for the 2019 LEAD Loddon Murray Leading Excellence Maryborough Program. For more information and to apply, visit www.leadlm.org.au
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from Tendersearch, accessible via Council’s website www.centralgoldfields.com.au (see under tenders and procurement)
Carisbrook Recreation Reserve Pavilion Design
Weed, Pest Control and Environmental Services
Market Reserve Carisbrook - Playground Equipment