Changes to COVID restrictions
The Victorian Government is easing the following restrictions at 6pm tonight:
- Masks no longer required in all retail settings, including supermarkets, but still need to be carried at all times
- Masks are still required on public transport, in rideshare vehicles, hospitals and aged care facilitiies.
- Up to 100 people in your home per day
- Outdoor gatherings in public places increased to 200 people
For more information visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Cultural Management Plan underway for Princes Park Grandstand
A Cultural Management Plan is being developed for the Princes Park Grandstand in Maryborough and residents are invited to get involved.
The Plan will provide Council with a detailed assessment of the Princes Park Grandstand to develop an affordable, staged plan of works to restore and conserve the historic recreation facility for the future.
A community information sharing session will be held on Thursday 1 April, 3.30 to 6pm at the Princes Park Grandstand.
Community members are encouraged to bring along any pictures of the reserve and share memories and use of the reserve.
To find out more visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/PrincesParkCMP
For current vacancies in our team please see the our current vacancies
IT Traineeship opportunity
Do you know a young person interested in an IT career? We have a traineeship available within our Information Technology team.
The role is part of the Victorian Apprenticeship Recovery program, and therefore to be eligible to apply, you must be under 24 years of age with no prior tertiary qualifications.
To find out more visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentvacancies
Dunolly Active Community Night
In partnership with Healthy Heart of Victoria and Sports Focus, we are hosting a Dine Out Goldfields Active Dunolly Community Night tonight.
The free event will be held at Gordon Gardens, Market Street, Dunolly from 5 to 8pm.
It is open to people of all ages and abilities who want to try their hand at a new physical activity.
- Mini tennis
- Exercise equipment classes
Food trucks and pop up stalls will also be available and those interested in attending are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket and chairs.
The event will coincide with This Girl Can Week 2021, an initiative of VicHealth, which aims to inspire women to get active – however, wherever and whenever they choose, without being judged.
For more information, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/latestnews
Gordon Gardens Master Plan project
In September, 2019 Council adopted the Gordon Gardens Master Plan.
A number of projects that were identified as part of the Gordon Gardens Master Plan were constructed at the precinct during 2019/2020 including a basketball court, bicycle/scooter pump track, outdoor fitness equipment/ shade structure and a touch-free water fountain.
The next stage of the Master Plan work will commence in April, 2021 and includes:
- Development of the vacant block beside the Senior Citizens building into a carpark, including two disabled parking spots
- Extension of the ramps into the Senior Citizens building
- Walking path from the carpark to the Queen Victoria Jubilee Monument within Gordon Gardens
- New path and new pedestrian gate into the Bowls Club from the carpark
- New sliding gate at the Bowls Club to allow access to the Bowls Club sheds
- Relocation of the Bowls Club’s water tanks
The works will be delivered by Council’s Operations team and are expected to take around a month to complete.
Community members wishing to find out more about the project can chat to Council staff at the Active Dunolly Community Night, this Friday 26 March between 5 and 8pm at the Gordon Gardens.
More information, including a copy of the Gordon Gardens Master Plan, is available to view at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/gordongardens
Fire Danger Period ending
The Fire Danger Period will end in our Shire on Monday 29 March, 2021.
To register your burn-off after 29 March, visit www.firepermits.vic.gov.au
Accessible Parking Permit
Victoria is transitioning to the new Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Scheme and online administration system.
Our residents and organisations who require a new permit, or need to renew or replace a permit, will need to apply with the new application process.
The Accessible Parking Permit Scheme includes a number of improvements including:
- introducing 6, 12 and 24 month temporary permits
- increasing permit lengths from 3 to 5 years
- removing the need for permit holders with a permanent medical condition or disability to undertake a medical assessment when they renew their permits.
Occupational Therapists will also now be able to assess applications, in addition to General Practitioners.
In line with the new scheme, Council will remove the $12.25 renewal processing fee, making the process easier and more affordable for local residents.
Road re-construction works on Gillies Street (between Majorca Road and Fuller Street) and Rogers Street (between Gillies Street and Railway Street) in Maryborough have commenced.
The project includes drainage, kerb and channel works and road pavement construction.
Both sections of road will be closed to all through traffic for the duration of the works, and detours and road closures will be in place.
The project will be undertaken by Doran Earthmoving and is expected to take 10 weeks to complete.
The project has been funded by Council and the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program.
Contractors will undertake yearly Broadleaf spraying for Caltrop (Bindii) in selected areas throughout the municipality.
The spraying commenced on Monday 15 March and will continue for a period of two weeks.
For more information, contact 5461 6706.
Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below.
Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders
||Energy Breakthrough Communications Upgrade
||Phillips Gardens Irrigation - Supply and Installation
||Pyrenees Highway, Carisbrook - Culvert Construction
||Condition Assessment of Council