Friday 26 April 2019

On Display Indefinitely

 2019-2020 Proposed Budget

The Proposed 2019/2020 Budget was endorsed at Tuesday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Proposed Budget is underpinned by the Council Plan, which sets the strategic direction for Council.

It reflects our vision to be a vibrant, thriving and inclusive community.

Community members are invited to view and respond to the Proposed 2019/2020 Budget via written submission or in person.

Written submissions regarding the Proposed Budget are invited and should be submitted to Council by close of business at 5pm on Wednesday 29 May 2019, with the opportunity for submissions to be heard at a special hearing at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019 at the Community Hub, Burns Street, Maryborough.

The Proposed Budget has a surplus of $1.03 million and includes a $10.29 million investment into key infrastructure projects and $120,000 for community planning for eight townships.

The Proposed Budget can be viewed at

For more information about the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget or the submission hearing, contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 5461 0610.


Rangers checking pet registrations

With pet registrations due earlier this month, Shire Rangers will be conducting random pet registration checks from Monday 29 April, 2019.

Owners can face fines of more than $300 for each dog or cat that is unregistered.

If you live in a residential area, you are allowed to have two dogs and two cats unless you have a permit stating otherwise.

In rural areas, owners can own four cats and six dogs without a permit.

To register your pet/s, visit


Healthy Hearts census

Local residents are encouraged to participate in the Healthy Heart of Victoria 2019 Active Living Census.

By completing the census, residents will play an important role in helping Loddon Campaspe councils, local health agencies, sporting clubs, community groups and government departments to better plan, develop and enhance recreational facilities and health promoting services.

This will improve the future health and wellbeing of local communities within the region.

The census will be available online at throughout May.

The census will also be mailed to all households in the Central Goldfields Shire.


Positions vacant

Free From Violence Project Officer

Strategic Planner

For more information visit


Children and family activities

The Central Goldfields Shire has many Council and community activities for families and young children at a range of locations in Dunolly, Bealiba, Maryborough, Carisbrook and Talbot.

For a full list, visit


Rating Strategy endorsed

Central Goldfields Shire Council adopted the Rating Strategy 2019-2021 at Tuesday night’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

This strategy reduces the municipal charge to 10% and remove rating category differentials. 

Changes to the municipal charge will be phased in over three years while changes to the removal of the differential rating categories over five years.


Central Goldfields Shire Council Administrator appointed to Board of Sport Australia

Congratulations to Administrator Hugh Delahunty has been appointed to the Board of Sport Australia, which is the nation’s primary sports administration and advisory agency.

This is yet another opportunity for our rural community to be represented at a National level.


Internet upgrades

The Maryborough Regional Library is about to receive an internet connection upgrade.

From Monday 29 April, the Library is upgrading to a Telstra fibre connection. The new connection is set to go live during the week.

It is expected the new connection will allow internet speeds to reach 50 mbps.

The Library is expected to remain open during the upgrades.

The public can access the Library’s free Wi-Fi by connecting via their own device or accessing the on-site computers via their library card or by obtaining a guest pass.