Friday 29 November 2019

On Display Indefinitely

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

Standpipes closure

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:

  •  4pm to 6pm
  •  6pm to 8pm

You can register your interest by visiting Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Facebook events page.


Job vacancies

We are recruiting for:

  •  Co-ordinator Strategic Asset Management
  •  Home support Worker x 2
  •  Cook

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.

These include:

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

Rotary Club.

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.


Community Vigil

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.


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