Friday 30 July 2021

On Display Indefinitely

Council Meeting outcomes

The July Council Meeting was held this week (27/07) with the recording available to watch at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields or at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings

Highlights of the meeting include:

• Martin Place road naming

• Annual Action Plan update

• Maryborough Aerodrome Taskforce appointed

For more information watch the Mayor’s video wrap up at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields or the Council Meeting video at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings

Centralised Kindergarten Registration

The first round of the Central Goldfields Shire Centralised Registration Kindergarten Program is closed with letters of offer sent to families.

The program’s second round is now open until Tuesday 10 August, 2021.

The Centralised Registration Kindergarten Program is for families to enrol their child/ren in kindergarten for 2022 and covers all seven kindergartens in our Shire.

For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment

YourGround feedback closes today

The YourGround research project is a collaboration between XYX Lab - a research arm of Monash University exploring gender-sensitive design practices and theory, and CrowdSpot - a map-based community engagement and data collection company.

The project is supported by several State Government departments and agencies and is currently operating across 23 Victorian councils including Central Goldfields Shire.

YourGround is a proactive tool to help make positive change in our shared public spaces.

The map crowdsources data, allowing users to anonymously drop a pin, tell a story or share their experience of places within our area.

We are asking all women and gender-diverse people to "drop a pin" and share their experiences of feeling safe or unsafe to help make Central Goldfields Shire more inclusive.

Simply head to www.yourground.org/ and follow the instructions to ‘drop a pin’ and share your experience, making our community safer.

Feedback closes today, Friday 30 July.

Winter Warmer Walks

Winter Warmer Walks are an opportunity for residents to get out in the air and reconnect with their town and each other.

Each 90 minute walk will start and finish at local neighbourhood centres and community houses and will run under COVIDSafe practises.

For dates, times and locations please visit www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields.

Winter Warmer Walks is an initiative between the Victorian Government, Council, Maryborough Community House, Mill House Neighbourhood House and Dunolly & District Neighbourhood Centre.

New water fountain for Bealiba

In response to community feedback, we've partnered with Coliban Water to install a new water drinking fountain at Orme Snowden Park in Bealiba.

Roadworks in Dunolly

Road re-construction works on Dunolly Avoca Road (between Racecourse Road and Shaw Track) in Dunolly commenced this week.

The project includes drainage works, road pavement reconstruction and safety barrier construction.

The road works will be undertaken under traffic. There may be slight delays during the works. For the safety of workers and road users please obey roadworks signage and traffic controllers.

It is anticipated the project will be completed in August, weather depending.

The project has been funded by the Victorian Government's AgriLinks Upgrade Program.

Healthy trees

Did you know there are three trees in Maryborough that are listed on the National Register of Significant Trees?

They are the Lemon Scented Gum in the Philips Gardens and the Juniper and Flame trees located in the Princes Park precinct.

To be listed on the significant tree register, trees must have horticultural value; be rare; have age, size or aesthetic value; or cultural or heritage significance.

Recently, for the first time, the Juniper Tree at Princes Park was given a full health check using a ‘sonic tomographer’ – by a professional arborist (pictured).

The Sonic Tomographer can detect decay and cavities in standing trees non-invasively by tracking the speed of sound waves through the trunk, roots and large branches.

The great news is our Juniper tree is in good condition.

Maryborough Outdoor Pool works update

In 2018 a Conservation Management Plan identified $2 million in urgent works to the Maryborough Outdoor Pool were needed, with the Victorian Government providing valuable funding for the project last year.

The project, set to commence in October this year, will deliver much-needed maintenance works to the 50m pool, octagonal pool, filter and plant room and entrance pavilion.

Due to the timing of the project, unfortunately, this means that the Maryborough Outdoor Pool will not be open for the 2021/22 outdoor pool season.

We understand that the closure will cause inconvenience and disappointment to our local community.

The timing for the works is based on expert advice, with warm weather preferable as low water table levels reduce the risk of damage to the pool shell.

We are also required to deliver the project by mid-2022 to meet funding requirements. Council, together with Maryborough Outdoor Pool management – Unified Community Sport & Leisure – are currently working together to create opportunities for local residents to access alternative pool facilities during the summer season.

More information on this will be communicated in the coming months.

Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park

Maryborough will soon be home to a Skate and Scooter Park with works to commence in spring with completion expected late 2021.

The new facility will be located along Lake Road, Maryborough, in the Princes Park precinct near Lake Victoria, the adventure playground and barbecue area.

We are hosting a community feedback session TODAY between 2 and 4pm at the site.

For COVIDSafe purposes please register your interest in attending by emailing Council's Recreation Officer Ben Robertson at benr@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

The $643,260 project is made possible thanks to $250,000 in funding from the Victorian Government (Sports Recreation Victoria Local Sports Infrastructure Fund) as well as $395,000 from Council.

Community members are invited to view the final concept plans prepared by Grind Projects and provide feedback.

The Plans are available to view at www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au/skateandscooterpark

Feedback is invited until 5pm, today Friday 30 July.

Tenders

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

Tender No.  Description Closing
G1515-21Q Central Goldfields Art Gallery - Early Works Demolition Package

12noon

04/08/2021

G1498-21 Annual Supply of Landscaping Materials

12noon

04/08/2021

G1480-21 Carisbrook Recreation Reserve - Main Building Works Package

12noon

11/08/2021

G1522-21 Supply & Installation of Fencing various locations

12noon

20/08/2021

G1514-21 Maryborough Railway Station Activation

12noon

24/08/2021

G1497-21 Supply of Geotechnical and Materials Testing Services

12noon

25/08/2021

G1499-21 Annual Supply of Emulsion and New Emulsion Tank

12noon

25/08/2021

G1509-21 Dunolly Quarry - Extraction and Preparation Services

12noon

25/08/2021

G1520-21 Provision of Building Inspector (Unlimited)

12noon

25/08/2021

G1521-21 Provision of Municipal Building Surveyor

12noon

25/08/2021