Friday 30 November 2018

On Display Indefinitely

 Outdoor pool season

The Maryborough Outdoor Swimming Pool is now open for the community to enjoy. The Talbot and Dunolly outdoor swimming pools will open this Sunday 2 December.

For a list of opening times and admission details, click here or follow the Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Facebook page.

Pyrenees Hwy and Gordon Road intersection upgrade

As part of the 2018/2019 Central Goldfields Shire Council Budget, funds have been allocated to upgrade the Pyrenees Highway/Gordon Road intersection.

As part of the project, the intersection will be realigned to a T-intersection to ensure safety when entering and exiting the Pyrenees Highway. Works are underway with the project expected to take a further two weeks to complete.

The Gordon Road intersection will be closed for most of the duration of the works. Limited access may be available at times when indicated by the traffic signage on site.

It is strongly suggested that alternate routes be taken in the first instance, or the signed detour route be followed. Council appreciates your patience as we deliver these major improvement works.

For more information contact Council’s Works and Construction Supervisor Trevor Young on 5461 0610.

Position vacant

Council is currently recruiting for:

  • Team Leader Visitor Services

For more information and to apply visit


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

Tender No.            Tender description Closes


 Market Reserve Carisbrook - Playground Equipment


 12noon 12/12/2018




  Energy Breakthrough Business Plan   


    12noon 12/12/2018


Have your say

Council is inviting residents to have their say on the Gordon Gardens in Dunolly. Your input will help inform an updated Master Plan for the precinct, which will outline areas of future development.

We want residents to tell us what they'd like to see retained and developed in the future. Residents can have their say via:

  • Drop-in community information session: Monday 3

    December, 6 to 8pm at the Gordon Gardens BBQ area to chat to Council Administrators and staff. A free sausage sizzle will be provided.

  • Online survey

Feedback is invited by Friday 21 December.

Energy Breakthrough

Another successful Energy Breakthrough was held in Maryborough on the weekend, which attracted nearly 20,000 visitors to the Central Goldfields Shire.

From Wednesday to Sunday, Princes Park was transformed into a hive of activity with 350 teams and 155 schools competing in the award-winning event.

A joint initiative between Council and the Country Education Project the Energy Breakthrough injects

around $4.95 million into the local economy.

Thank you to everyone involved – especially the 600 volunteers who make the event possible.

Last chance to nominate

Nominations for the 2019 Central Goldfields Shire Australia Day Awards close at 5pm, Monday 3 December.

Awards will be presented across three categories: Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; and Community Activity of the Year.

Nomination forms are available online or in person from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.

Council meeting wrap up on Facebook

Following the monthly Council Meeting, Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey presents a video discussing all the decisions made at the meeting and how it will affect the community.

To watch this month’s wrap up, visit the Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Facebook page.

Blue Green Algae detected in Lake Victoria

Council has detected a presence of Blue Green Algae in Lake Victoria, Maryborough.

Warning signs have been erected and water quality will continue to be monitored. Residents should avoid making contact with the water and pet owners are advised to not let their animals drink or swim in the water.

For more information about Blue Green Algae and safety visit the Better Health website:

Fire restrictions

Fire restrictions are now in place in the Central Goldfields Shire.

Residents are no longer able to burn off and some activities will require a permit.

For more information about fire restrictions, visit

Are you fire ready?

If you haven’t already prepared your property for the upcoming fire season now is the time.

No matter where you live in Central Goldfields Shire – whether you’re in a town or on a farm – your property is likely to be at high to extreme bush or grass fire risk.

Right now, forecasts show that there is potential for an earlier and longer fire season in Victoria.

Now is the time to increase your understanding of the fire risk where you live, prepare your property, and talk to your loved ones about what you’ll do to stay safe from fire.

Residents should also prepare their properties by:

  • Clearing undergrowth and fallen branches
  • Moving firewood away from the house
  • Cleaning leaves from gutters
  • Ensuring that grass is cut

For more information on how to get prepared for summer, go to

Exhibition closing

The Community Art and Craft exhibition closes this Sunday 2 December.

The annual exhibition features artwork from more than 40 local artists whose work include woodwork, spinning and weaving, sculpting, knitting, photography, painting, drawing, and quilts.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located at the Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough and is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.