July Council Meeting
The July Council Meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 28 July.
The meeting will be live streamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields
The public won't be able to attend due to COVID-19 Government restrictions.
The agenda is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings
A Facebook recording will also be accessible via the above web address by Friday 31 July.
Have Your Say opportunities
The Have your Say section on our website has been refreshed.
The new look section now features: better navigation, project timelines, opportunity for online discussion and a section of past consultations.
You can view the page at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
We’re currently inviting feedback on the following items:
- 2020/21 Proposed Budget - closing TODAY, Friday 24 July
The main focus of the 2020/21 Proposed Budget is to implement the key objectives of the 2017-2021 Council Plan and deliver on our commitment to deliver more than 40 services to our community. The Proposed Budget includes a capital works program of $15.9 million – the largest in Council’s history.
- Proposed intention to sell Council-owned land - closing TODAY, Friday 24 July
Council has given notice of its proposal to sell Council owned land located at 17 Majorca Road and 40 Gillies Road, Maryborough. Submissions will be considered at the Hearing Meeting of Council on Tuesday 11 August 2020 beginning at 5.30pm via Zoom or at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.
- Draft Governance Rules – closing Tuesday 4 August Council is required to adopt and apply Governance Rules which describe the way it will conduct Council meetings and make decisions.
The Draft Governance Rules are designed to ensure good governance by Council through the performance of its role in accordance with the overarching governance principles and supporting principles of the Local Government Act.
To find out how to provide feedback or attend a submission hearing, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
Blue Green Algae
Goulburn-Murray Water has issued a warning for high levels of Blue Green Algae at Tullaroop Reservoir.
Residents are advised to avoid direct contact with the water and signage has been placed at the site.
For more information, visit Goulburn-Murray Water’s website www.g-mwater.com.au/news/bga
The 2020 Council Election will be held in October and is run by The Victorian Electoral Commission.
We have a put together a dedicated 2020 Council election page on our website which includes information about key dates, candidate training, wards and enrolling to vote.
You can visit this page at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilelection2020
All other enquiries should be directed to the VEC - https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/
Our Operations team have recently carried out the following works:
Two new guard rails installed as part of our bridge maintenance program. The safety guard rails were installed on Bet Bet-Betley Road – Betley and the St Arnaud-Dunolly Road near Bealiba/Moliagul.
Road grading works are currently underway at Andersons Road – Bowenvale, Bet Bet Creek Road - Timor, Norwood Road - Timor West, Freemantle’s Road – Betley, Timor-Bromley Road - Timor, Meltons Lane - Bromley and Carisbrook-Betley Road – Betley.
Talbot Avoca Road
Stage Two of the Talbot/Avoca Road upgrade project is underway.
The $693,000 project will deliver a full reconstruction of the road, including culvert renewal, of a one kilometre stretch of the Talbot/Avoca Road, either side of the Amherst Cemetery.
The project is jointly funded by the State Government Fixing Country Roads Program - $462,000 together with a Council contribution of $231,000.
The project will be carried out by Council’s Operations team and is expected to take up to eight weeks to complete.
Temporary lane closures may be required during the project and motorists should obey changed traffic conditions.
Virtual Listening Post
Thank you to everyone who tuned in to our second Virtual Listening Post via Facebook Live on Wednesday. Our Administrators spent over an hour chatting about a range of topics including:
- Dunolly Mosaics
- Council Elections
- Businesses and impact of COVID-19
- Refugee Welcome Zone
- Economic Response and Recovery taskforce
- Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park
- FOI requests
- Maryborough Airport
- Energy Breakthrough
- Recreation and Open Space Strategy
- Maryborough Outdoor Pool
- The Maryborough and District Advertiser
- Pool and Spa registrations
Thank you to everyone who tuned in and submitted questions.
If you’d like to watch the May or July Listening Post you can view them both on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields or on our website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/listeningpostvideos.
If you’d like to contact our Administrators at any time, you can find their contact details at the bottom of this page.
Maryborough Outdoor Pool upgrades
Works are almost complete at the Maryborough Outdoor Pool. New shade sails have been installed over the toddlers’ pool and alongside the main pool and new turf has been laid under the existing roof structure next to the toddlers pool.
The plant room is also being upgraded and improvement works to the showers, change room seating and doors and the kiosk are underway.
The $216,000 project is funded as part of Council’s 2019/2020 Budget.
The $2 million project for urgent repair works, which has been funded by the State Government, will be undertaken in 2020/21.
Treehouse exhibition on now
The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition is currently on display at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery. This is an exhibition of Terry Denton’s original illustrations, sketches and layouts showing the development of crazy ideas, characters and stories for the phenomenally successful Treehouse series developed with author, Andy Griffiths.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, only 18 visitors are allowed in the Gallery at any one time.
You can book your free ticket to see The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition via www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/exhibitionsandevents
Families looking to enrol their children in three and four- year-old kindergarten in 2021 can do so now through the new online central enrolment system until 31 August, 2020.
To find out more, including specific information on our seven local kindergartens and session days and times, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment
We are recruiting for:
- Early Childhood Educator Cert III (full time and casual)
- Waste Officer
- Environmental Health Officer
For more information, including how to apply, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentvacancies
We are also participating in the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative that aims to help Victorians who have lost work due to COVID-19. To look for work or find out more, visit www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria
Tenders currently open are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eprocure, accessible via our website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
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