Central Goldfields Shire Councillors and staff would like to take this opportunity to wish our community a safe and happy festive season.
There will be changes to our facilities and services over the festive period.
Our Customer Service Centre will close for in-person transactions at 3pm and phone calls at 5pm on Thursday 23 December 2021 and will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 4 January, 2022.
Our after-hours services will operate as normal.
Urgent after-hours issues that relate to Council infrastructure can be reported on 0419 005 577.
After hours issues relating to urgent animal control can be reported on 0407 508 448.
A full list of facility and service changes are available to view at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/christmas202
Community Grants announced
Nineteen local community groups and organisations will share in more than $60,000 worth of funding with the allocation of Council’s Community Support Grants and the CASI Community Recovery Grants program. The allocation of funding was endorsed by Council at a Special Council Meeting last week (14/12).
For the full list of recipients visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/communitygrants2021
Dunolly pilot retail project
A soft launch of the new Outdoor Promotional and Retail Pilot in Dunolly was held last weekend.
The pilot project aims to support local businesses to recover from the pandemic and was made possible thanks to the Victorian Government’s COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund.
For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/dunollyretailboost
Calling all local businesses!
Are you looking to Startup or Scaleup? Aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs are invited to participate in this exciting series of FREE programs and talks where you will be connected with and supported by developers, designers, established entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
To find out more visit: https://startupcv.com.au/
Road Management Plan – have your say
Did you know Council is the road authority for around 1,300 kilometres of roads?
Of these, 39% are sealed, 48% are gravel and 13% are tracks.
To support these roads we also have 79 bridges and 175 major culverts throughout the Shire.
Every four years Council is required to update their Road Management Plan. The Plan sets the parameters by which Council will operate the road network over the next term of Council.
To help us develop an updated Draft Road Management Plan for community feedback, we’re inviting residents to tell us what their top five issues are relating to local roads.
You can view Council’s current Road Management Plan 2017, and provide feedback, by visiting www.engage.cgoldshire. vic.gov.au/roadmanagementplan or emailing Council’s Council’s Coordinator Strategic Asset Management David Hildebrand by emailing david.hildebrand@cgoldshire. vic.gov.au
Feedback is required by 5pm, Friday 28 January, 2022
Energy Breakthrough update
Works to upgrade the information technology and communications infrastructure at the award-winning Energy Breakthrough will commence once the permit has been approved by Heritage Victoria.
The project is made possible thanks to $1.5 million from the Victorian Government News Crisis Committee of Cabinet – Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/ebupgradeupdate
Gillies Street road upgrade
Road construction works along Gillies Street in Maryborough (between Layton Road and Sutton Road) are continuing.
Unfortunately, the project has been delayed due to the water main renewal works with completion now expected in February, 2022 The project is jointly funded by Council and the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.
Our operations team have been busy with the following projects recently:
■ Pascoe Avenue upgrade – now complete
■ Maintenance grading along Lillicur Road, Amherst and roads in Bowenvale and Timor
■ Fire access track works along Merrin Merrin Swamp Road, Mt Cameron
■ Gravel installed in the first nature strip along Derby Road (Goldfields Reservoir end)
December Council Meeting
The December Council Meeting was held this week (21/12). The Council Meeting video is available to watch on Council’s Facebook page or by visiting www.centralgoldfields.vic. gov.au/councilmeetings
■ Cr Geoff Lovett recognised for 20-years service to Council
■ Princes Park Grandstand Conservation Management Plan adopted
■ Domestic Animal Management Plan adopted
■ Waterway Management Plan for Carisbrook adopted
■ Industrial Land Demand and Supply Assessment Strategy adopted
■ 2020-2021 Annual Report noted
To find out more about the December Council Meeting outcomes, and to view the documents that were adopted, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/decembercouncilmeeting