Friday 3 May 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Central Goldfields Art Gallery news

Deborah Halpern at the Art Gallery this month

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is hosting a Family Day in conjunction with the Deborah Halpern exhibition later this month.

The Gallery is hosting a series of activities for all ages on Saturday 18 May, 2019.

Activities include: 1pm – 2pm: Printmaking with Deborah Halpern (bookings essential)

2pm: Deborah Halpern exhibition opening

2.15pm: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,

Storytelling with the Mad Hatter (no bookings required)

2.30pm – 3.30pm: Printmaking with Deborah Halpern (bookings essential)

To book an activity, contact the Art Gallery on 5460 4588.

Regional Arts Victoria coming to town

Regional Arts Victoria, along with Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, are hosting a free grants information session at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery on Thursday 23 May, 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Representatives from all four organisations are available to talk with guests about funding opportunities for individual artists and

organisations, and answer any questions.

To RSVP, visit

One on sessions are also available. If you would like to book a one on one session, or call 9644 1805.

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in Neill Street, Maryborough, and is open from 10am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday.

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Strategic Planner

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Road works update

Our Works team has been busy sealing sections of gravel roads that meet arterial roads.

These roads include George Cook Drive, Daisy Hill, Cobbs Road, Red Lion, and Peel Street, Talbot.

Council is also preparing to commence the unsealed roads maintenance program.

In order to grade an unsealed road, there must be a certain level of moisture present within the road to achieve compaction.

After an extremely dry period there is a major backlog of unsealed roads requiring maintenance.

Drivers must apply caution and drive to the conditions of the road.

New residents wanted for promotional film

Have you moved to the Central Goldfields Shire in the last two years and want to feature in an

upcoming promotional film? If yes, then we’d love to hear from you!

The Rural Promotion Program is visiting our Shire on Tuesday 28 May, 2019 to make a promotional film about our Shire and what makes it unique.

If you are a new resident, have an interesting story to share or you want to share why you moved to Central Goldfields Shire, contact our Communications Department on 5461 0689 or email

Rangers checking pet registrations

With pet registrations due last 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 up to two dogs and two cats without a permit.

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

To register your pet/s, visit

Internet upgrades

The Maryborough Regional Library has upgraded to a fibre connection, increasing Wi-Fi speeds up to three times faster.

Public computer internet speeds are expected to be up to 15 times faster.

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.

2019-2020 Proposed Budget

The 2019/2020 Proposed 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 2019/2020 Proposed 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 and includes a $10.29 million investment into key infrastructure projects and $120,000 for community planning for eight townships.

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


Tenders available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from TenderSearch, accessible via Council’s website

Tender No. Description Closes
 G1307-19  Recreation and Open Space Strategy Plan



 G1320-19 Geotechnical and Materials Testing Services



 G1323-19 Energy Breakthrough Portable toilets and Shower Hire



 G1324-19 Energy Breakthrough Electrical Wi-Fi Services



 G1325 Energy Breakthrough Marquee and Hire Equipment