Friday 27 March 2020

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COVID-19 Coronavirus community information

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic situation is changing rapidly. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our community, volunteers and staff.

We have adapted the delivery of our services to minimise the risk of infection and transmission of the virus.

For more information on these altered services please visit our COVID-19 Community Updates page.

You can also find up-to-date information on Council

service changes on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

We thank the community for their understanding.

Fire Danger Period now finished

With the Fire Danger Period now finished, residents living in residential areas are reminded that they must obtain a Permit to Burn before burning off.

A Permit to Burn must be issued before the applicant can burn.

An on-the-spot fine will be issued to people who light a fire without first obtaining a permit.

To download an application for an open air burning permit, visit


Works begin on Nature Playground

Works have begun on a Nature Playground at Goldfields Reservoir.

The playground will include rocks, logs and soft fall and is designed to encourage children to be creative in their play and learn how to manage risk.

The project is funded by the State Government Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative.


March Council Meeting audio available

An Ordinary Meeting of Council was held on Tuesday 24 March, 2020.

An audio recording of the meeting is available to listen to at and a live streaming of the Meeting is also available to watch on our Facebook page.


Strategies adopted

Council adopted the following strategies at an Ordinary Meeting of Council this week:

  • 2020-2025 Economic Development Strategy
  • 2020-2025 Tourism and Events Strategy
  • 2020-2030 Waste Management Strategy

For more information and to view the strategies visit


Healthy Heart initiative to fund Gordon Gardens upgrade

A new basketball court is currently being installed at the Gordon Gardens in Dunolly.

One of the existing five tennis courts located in the Gordon Gardens is being converted into a new basketball court, with the court expected to be complete in April.

A new bicycle/scooter pump track, outdoor fitness equipment and share structure – all projects that were identified as part of the Gordon Gardens Master Plan - will also be installed as part of the project.

The $190,000 Gordon Gardens upgrade project is funded by the State Government Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative.


Avoca-Talbot Road upgrade

Stage Two of the Talbot/Avoca Road upgrade project is now on hold due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

The upgrade was set to include a full road reconstruction and culvert renewal works on a one kilometre stretch of road located either side of the Amherst Cemetery.

The $693,000 project is jointly funded by the State Government Fixing Country Roads Program ($462,000) and Council ($231,000).


Have Your Say – Draft Integrated Transport Strategy

We have partnered with the Victorian Government Department of Transport to develop an Integrated Transport Strategy.

The Strategy will identify access and transport needs across the municipality and determine issues and opportunities with various modes of transport.

Feedback is required by Friday 29 May, 2020 and is invited


  •  Online survey –

 Colouring in competition for children: Available at and tell us how you get to school. The entries will be displayed on the Central Goldfields Shire Council Facebook page.


 Written submission: Attention Strategic Planning, PO Box 194 Maryborough VIC 3465

For more information contact our Strategic Planner Amy Bell on 5461 0685 or email


Have Your Say – Draft Community Plans

We have been working with residents to develop 10 year community plans, that reflect the uniqueness and priorities of the eight communities and districts across the Shire, which include Maryborough, Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot, Majorca, Bet Bet and Timor. The Project is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.

Over the last six months, 1,035 community members have contributed to the project via listening posts, a survey, drop-in sessions, roving interviews, focus groups, children's drawing activities and community workshops.

The eight Draft Community Plans are now available for residents to view and provide feedback.

Thank you to everyone who has so far contributed to these plans.

Feedback is required via an online survey by Wednesday 8 April, 2020.

To view the Draft Plans and complete the online survey visit


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) HEALTH ADVICE

For the latest and most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 visit

If you cannot find the information you are looking for on this website, please email

As a last resort, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.



We’re receiving lots of calls about when is the best time to get your annual influenza vaccination. To be protected for the peak flu season – which is generally from June to September – you should get your vaccination from mid-April onwards.

Pregnant women should receive the vaccine at any stage during pregnancy. We’ll communicate information about our influenza vaccination program in the coming weeks.