Friday 25 January 2019

25 January 2019, 12:00 AM

 Railway Street, Gillies Street intersection upgrade

Our Works team is currently upgrading the Gillies and Railway streets' intersection.

There is a road closure to all motorists except to local traffic from the Gillies and Railway streets' intersection to Fuller Street.

The approximate $150,000 upgrade will include new kerb and channel islands and is estimated to be complete in three weeks.


Special Meeting of Council

A Special Meeting of Council will be held in the Maryborough Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough, on Monday 4 February 2019 commencing at 6pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider Planning Permit Application 094/18 for the use and development of a renewable energy facility (90mw solar farm), creation of an access to a road and associated works at 3348 Pyrenees Highway, Carisbrook; 3080 Pyrenees Highway, Moolort; and 160 Bald Hill Road, Carisbrook; and Planning Permit Application 131-18 for the use and development of a telecommunications tower at 160 Bald Hill Road, Carisbrook.

All interested community members are welcome to attend the Special Meeting of Council.


Impounded sheep to be sold at auction

Central Goldfields Shire Council Rangers impounded seven Dorper cross breed sheep at Bowenvale on Saturday 19 January, 2019.   

The sheep have no identification tags on them.  

If the sheep are not claimed within seven days and all pound fees and costs paid to Central Goldfields Shire Council they will be sold at public auction on Thursday 31January, 2019 at 10am.  

The sheep are held at the Shire livestock pound.  

Inspections can be made by appointment by calling the Ranger on 0407 508 448.

Australia Day public holiday

Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough will close for the Australia Day public holiday on Monday 28 January.

This closure includes the Maryborough Regional Library, Goldfields Family Centre and Depot/Pound.

The Central Goldfields Shire after hours service will operate as normal. Urgent after hours issues that relate to Council infrastructure can be reported on 0419 005 577.

After hours issues in regards to urgent animal control can be reported on 0400 690 794.

All Central Goldfields Shire locations will re-open on Tuesday 29 January at 8.30am.


Australia Day

Come and celebrate Australia Day at Station Domain in Maryborough.

Residents are invited to join us on Saturday 26 January at our free Australia Day family event.

A free breakfast and children’s activities will commence at 8.30am and official proceedings will start at 9.15am.

The celebrations will feature entertainment from the Maryborough City Brass Band and singer Jaclyn Holland.

Various community groups and organisations will also host Australia Day events at the following locations:


8am Free breakfast at the Talbot RSL Park (across from the Town Hall). BYO plate, knife, fork, mug and chair. For further information contact Greg or Heather on 5463 2203.



8.30am Held at Station Domain. Free breakfast provided, including a sausage sizzle, pancakes and cereal. All served by local community groups. Official citizenship and Australia Day awards ceremonies will be held. Baby medallions will be presented to all babies born during the previous year. Books will also be presented to all four-year-old children starting kinder.



10.30am Market Reserve – Sausage sizzle and commemorative presentations.  Australia Day Ambassador David Mann OAM will address the crowd. For further information contact George on 0437 977 237. 



10am Rene Fox Gardens on Broadway - Live music and free sausage sizzle.

11am Official address by Australia Day Ambassador Doug Christie. BYO chairs.

For further information contact Marion on 0438 168 634.



11am Bealiba Town Hall – Flag raising followed by an address by guest speaker Noelle Mason. Local entertainment and a free barbecue lunch. For further information contact Pam on 5469 1310.


Daisy Hill

11am Daisy Hill Community Centre - Address by Ms Anne Canterbury. Free barbecue lunch for attendees. For further information contact Wendy on 5461 1416 or Laurie on 5461 3439.


Summer in the Domain

There is no better time to get out and about, come together as a community and enjoy the fun and festivities of the holiday season as part of the ‘Summer in the Domain’ event program:

  • Australia Day – Presented by Central Goldfields Shire Council

Saturday 26 January, 8.30am at Station Domain


Community Voice Panel endorsed

Central Goldfields Shire Council endorsed the establishment of the Community Voice Panel at the December (18/12) Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Panel will consist of a group of community members with an interest in Council activities, projects and issues.

The Community Voice Panel will improve the way Council consults and listens to residents and extend and broaden Council’s community engagement reach within the community.

As a member of the Panel, residents will have the opportunity to have input into Council-decision making.

To be a member of the panel, community members must be 16 years or over and be a resident of the Central Goldfields Shire.

The Community Voice Panel is a key outcome of the Engaging Central Goldfields: A Community Engagement Framework.

To register, visit and download the registration form or visit Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.

Closing date for registrations is Friday 1 February, 2019.


Australia Day commemorative medals and free books

An annual tradition, Central Goldfields Shire Council presents commemorative medals to all children born during 2018 and free books for four-year-old children starting kindergarten in 2019.

The commemorative medals and books will be presented at Council’s Australia Day celebrations at Station Domain in Maryborough on Saturday 26 January, 2019.

To register your child for a medal, email a copy of their birth certificate to or mail to Central Goldfields Shire Council, PO Box 194, Maryborough, 3465 by Friday 25 January, 2019.

To register your child for a free book, email their name, kindergarten they are attending, your name and contact phone number to by Friday 25 January, 2019.


Tenders available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from TenderSearch, accessible at

Tender No Tender description   Closes 

Design and construction of replacement for

Porteous Road Bridge (re-advertised)




Economic Development and Tourism Strategy



 G1307-19  Recreation & Open Space Stratgy Plan



 G1309-19Q  Gordon Gardens Master Plan