Your Community 2030 – drop-in sessions
Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Central Goldfields Shire Council is working with residents to develop 10 year community plans that reflect the uniqueness and priorities of the eight communities and districts of Maryborough, Bealiba, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Talbot, Majorca, Bet Bet and Timor.
Council is inviting feedback from the community on what is needed to make their community a great place to live – now and into the future.
Your Community 2030 drop-in sessions are open to everyone of all ages. It will be a relaxed setting where
you can read more about the project and talk one-on-one with project staff and share your ideas.
A series of drop-in sessions will be held during November and December 2019:
|Majorca & District
||Monday 2 December, 2019
||4pm to 6pm
||Majorca Town Hall
| Timor & District
|| Tuesday 3 December, 2019
|| 2.30pm to 6.30pm
||Timor Town Hall
Council has engaged Local Logic Place to work on this project.
For further information on Central Goldfields – Your Community 2030, contact Lisa McCoy on 0428 644 070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to safety concerns to community members, Council has approved the public closure of water access at the Maryborough depot in Burns Street.
Council has identified OHS issues regarding residents accessing the Maryborough depot. Large equipment and vehicles operates at this site, posing a significant risk to the public.
Current users of the depot standpipe will be notified before its closure on December 24.
While there are public standpipes available within the Coliban Water catchment of the Shire, which incorporates the townships of Dunolly and Bealiba, Council will work with Central Highlands Water to investigate the installation of more standpipes in the Shire’s southern regions.
Thank you to our EB volunteers
Congratulations and thank you to all of our volunteers who helped out during the four days of the 2019 Energy Breakthrough.
We had a range of volunteers assisting in administration, communications,
social media, judging, marshalling and many other areas.
Every year, more than 700 volunteers are needed to make this event a success.
Skate and Scooter Park Work Shop
Local scooter riders and skateboarders are invited to the next round of Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park design workshops, hosted by Council and CONVIC.
The workshops are on Wednesday 11 December at the
Maryborough Community Hub at the following times:
You can register your interest by visiting Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Facebook events page.
We are recruiting for:
- Co-ordinator Strategic Asset Management
- Home support Worker x 2
For more information, including how to apply, visit
Exhibition winner named
Congratulations to Keith Miller winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award in the Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s Annual Community Art & Craft Exhibition.
Birdsville Mail (The Badger) is an intricate woodwork model of the 1936 Leyland Badger made famous in the 1954 movie titled The Back of Beyond.
2020 Council meeting dates
Council has proposed the following dates for Ordinary
Council Meetings in 2020:
- Tuesday 25 February
- Tuesday 24 March
- Tuesday 28 April
- Tuesday 26 May
- Tuesday 23 June
- Tuesday 28 July
- Tuesday 25 August
- Tuesday 15 September
- Tuesday 22 September (Special Meeting to approve the annual Financial and Performance Statements)
- Tuesday 20 October
- Tuesday 10 November – Statutory Meeting
- Tuesday 24 November
- Tuesday 15 December
All meetings begin at 6pm and are held at the Maryborough Community Hub, unless otherwise specified.
16 Days of Activism
Central Goldfields Shire has been working with local organisations and community to coordinate a program
with a range of events and activities to promote the global initiative 16 Days of Activism. 16 Days of Activism
(to End Violence Against Women) aims to raise awareness and strengthen local interventions in violence
against women and girls. This year’s theme is Respect Women / Call it Out.
Story Time (3 to 5 years)
Friday 29 November & Friday 6 December,
11am to 12pm
Maryborough Regional Library
Books for young people with non-gender stereotyping and respectful relationship rolemodelling and craft. Presented by Central Goldfields Libraries.
Community Info Stall
Sunday 1 December, 8am to 1pm
Maryborough Tourism Market
Information about local services and groups who work to increase community safety and connectedness.
Co-presented by Go Goldfields Family Violence Action Group and Maryborough
Using Creativity and Voice
Thursday 5 December, 12pm to 1pm
Central Goldfields Art Gallery,
Neill Street, Maryborough
Local female artists and arts workers speak about the powerful role that the arts can play to create social change. Followed by a free lunch. RSVP by calling 5460 4588.
Monday 9 December, 7pm to 9pm
Station Domain and Maryborough Community Hub,
48 Burns Street
Vigil to acknowledge the victims of violence against women and children. Words from our community leaders and a 'Billions Rising' collective dance performance by young people from across the Shire.
Co-presented by the Go Goldfields Family Violence Action Group and Maryborough Rotary Club.
Local 16 Days of Activism supporters include Go Goldfields, Central Goldfields Shire Council, Maryborough Rotary Club, Maryborough Regional Library, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Zonta Club of Central Goldfields and Centre for Non-Violence.