Victoria is currently in a state-wide lockdown and there are only five reasons to leave your home:
Shopping for necessary goods and services – one person per household once a day
Caregiving and compassionate reasons
Authorised work or permitted education
Exercise – up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household
Receiving your vaccination
There is a 5km travel limit for shopping or exercise and you must wear a mask when not at home.
The State Government announced a slight easing of restrictions on Wednesday 1 September with playgrounds now open to children aged 12 and under. One parent or carer is permitted on the grounds.
For more information about restrictions visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Information about changes to Council services is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/servicechanges
Community feedback opportunities
Maryborough Recreation Reserves Master Plan
A Master Planning process for three of Maryborough’s Recreation Reserves is now underway.
We’re inviting you to share feedback on the:
- Princes Park Precinct
- Jack Pascoe Reserve
- J H Hedges Memorial Park
The Master Plans are important to guide planning, development, maintenance, management and community use at each of the three reserves. They will also help to identify priority projects and make funding submissions.
More information on dates, times and locations of engagement activities will be released shortly (pending restrictions).
In the meantime, community members are invited to participate in an online survey.
To find out more and to complete the survey visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/recreationmasterplan
Feedback closes at 5pm, Friday 24 September.
Draft Disability Action Plan
The Draft Disability Action Plan is now available for community feedback.
The Draft Plan aims to ensure that people with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in community life.
To view the Draft Plan and to provide feedback, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/dap
Feedback closes at 5pm, Monday 13 September.
Draft Tullaroop Creek Management Plan
The Draft Tullaroop Creek Management Plan is now available for community feedback.
The Draft Plan for Carisbrook provides a long-term vision, strategic objectives and actions for future management of Tullaroop Creek.
To view the Draft Plan and to provide feedback, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/tullaroopcreek
Feedback closes at 5pm, Wednesday 16 September.
Special Council Meeting
A Special Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 September at 3pm.
The following items will be considered:
• Draft Community Vision
• Draft Council Plan
The agenda will be available today at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public will not be able to attend the meeting which will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields
Carisbrook Town Hall roof maintenance
Maintenance works have started on the Carisbrook Town Hall’s roof.
The restoration works include maintenance to the slate roofing, guttering, downpipes, roof vents, flashings and repairs to damaged section of chimney render.
The project will take eight weeks to complete, weather depending, and has been made possible through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure funding program.
Rate notices 2021/22
All Central Goldfields Shire ratepayers will receive their Rates Notice 2021/22 over the coming weeks.
Support is available to ratepayers who may be experiencing financial hardship – whether this be due to the pandemic or for other reasons. To
find out what options are available to you visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/financialhardshippolicy
Alternatively, to have a confidential conversation with our Rates team call 5461 0681.
To find out more about Rates, how they are calculated and the payment options available, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/rates
Carisbrook Levee progress update
Construction of Stage Three of the Carisbrook Levee is continuing.
In July works to relocate Telstra, NBN, waste and gas services were carried out.
The installation of twin cell box culverts across the Pyrenees Highway (located to the west of Pleasant Street, Carisbrook ) is nearing completion.
The reinstatement of the road surface at Pyrenees Highway and final site clean-up is underway this week.
The culverts will redirect the overland flows along the levee when the southern section of the levee is completed.
The drainage works within the rail reserve have been undertaken, with some final site clean-up to be carried out once the site dries out.
The project also includes - construction of an open drain through the rail reserve, installation of driveway access culverts, and construction and sealing of the road through the rail reserve.
These works will complete the missing link in the northern section of the levee and open drainage.
For more information about the Carisbrook Levee project visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/carisbrooklevee
Climate Action Collaboration update
The Climate Action Collaboration took its second workshop online last Wednesday (25/08).
Conversation focussed on the amazing work already happening in our Shire and how we can connect and build on these actions to support further community mobilisation.
Four themes were discussed in detail - design principles, raising awareness, community education, and getting to know our community.
The next step is to use insights from these discussions to develop a communications and community outreach plan to involve the community in the project.
We are looking forward to our third workshop on Wednesday 15 September.
Wareek Hall upgrade now complete
Thanks to the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Infrastructure Program the following upgrade projects have now been completed at the Wareek Hall:
• New floor covering was installed in the kitchen this week
• New air conditioner
• New gutters, facia, gable flashing, painting
• New hot water system
ArtsACTION professional development
Artists and creatives are invited to participate in ArtsACTION: FREE professional development.
This program supports creatives to get into action, work collaboratively, and refine innovative methods for success. It will assist with activating career pathways, broadening networks, and building market reach.
ArtsACTION offers a six-part email resource pack, Zoom workshops, and access to a growing network. It will be delivered entirely online from now until April, 2022.
For more information visit: https://popupart.com.au/artsaction/
Connecting Victoria - have your say
Where are you having a problem with mobile coverage or internet access?
The Victorian Government is inviting feedback on where better mobile and broadband connectivity is needed.
It's quick and easy to provide feedback - simply add a marker and a comment to the map (found by visiting the link below) to show where you are experiencing poor mobile or broadband access.
Feedback is open now until Monday 20 September, 2021.
To provide feedback, visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/connecting-victoria
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
||Supply and Complete Ceiling Repair Work and Painting
||Supply and Installation of New Carpet at Maryborough Library
||Workers' Compensation Claims and Injury Management