Friday 31 January, 2020

On Display Indefinitely

Porteous Road re-opening Monday

Wareek’s Porteous Road will reopen to the public on

Monday 3 February following an extensive bridge upgrade.

Works included the removal and construction of a new bridge, with an increased weight limit.

The project was funded through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s Bridge Replacement Program ($500,000), Regional Roads Victoria’s Fixing Country Roads Program ($270,000) and Council ($310,035).


Burke Street upgrade

An upgrade, between Inkerman and Kars streets, is expected to be complete within the next two weeks.

Works include:

• Footpath renewal

• Replacing all existing kerb and channel

• Formalising the existing school crossing

• Minor drainage works

• Road pavement reconstruction works

The project is funded by Regional Roads Victoria ($426,000) and Council ($50,000).


Majorca Road stabilisation

From Monday 3 February for approximately three weeks, Council is conducting stabilisation works along Majorca Road, Maryborough.

The road will remain open during these works. Motorists are advised to obey all traffic signs. This project is funded by Council.


Community Satisfaction Survey

Each year, Central Goldfields Shire Council participates in the Victorian Government’s state-wide Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey.

Residents and households may receive a telephone phone call from now until March from the independent market research agency, National Field Services asking a number of questions about different services Council provides.

The survey data provides Council with a local community perspective on service delivery performance over the past year and useful insight into where Council should focus efforts to make improvements to meet changing community expectations.

Details and individual responses are confidential. Only the overall results are shared with Central Goldfields Shire Council.


Positions Vacant

We are currently recruiting for:

  • Project Engineer
  • People and Culture Officer
  • Business Support Officer – Aged and Disability Services

For more information, including how to apply, visit


Council receives security funding

Council has received $8,221 in State Government funding to install LED lighting around the Maryborough Resource Centre to improve security and surveillance in the area. The funding is part of the Community Crime Prevention Program.


Reducing our carbon footprint

Central Goldfields Shire Council is continuing its work to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions by undertaking a number of energy saving measures.

A series of initiatives have, and will be delivered as part of the Sustainability Victoria Local Government Energy Saver Program, which is helping regional councils across Victoria take action on climate change.

To find out more, visit


Parkrun back for 2020

Parkrun is back for 2020 at the Goldfields Reservoir.

The free event takes place every Saturday from 8am and all community members are welcome to take part.

Participants race against the clock in a 5 km run/walk around the reservoir.

Parkrun is a global event and is supported locally by Central Goldfields Shire Council.


Immunisation History Statements

Need to access an immunisation history statement for your child before they start childcare, kindergarten or school?

Statements can be accessed quickly and easily online - via your Medicare online account.

To find out how visit:

Please note - families are automatically sent an immunisation history statement when their child turns 5.


Youth Hub opening next week

The Central Goldfields Shire Youth Hub will be officially opened on Tuesday 4 February at 4pm at the Maryborough Town Hall.

A range of programs and services will be provided by Council, Go Goldfields Youth Alliance, Youth Support and Advocacy Service, Anglicare, Maryborough District Health Service, Victoria Police, Cobaw Health and more.

Information about health, alcohol and other drugs, homelessness, mental health will also be available.

Services include referrals, intake, counselling, computers, free Wi-Fi and a quiet study/reading space.

At the official opening, the Keep in Touch (KiT) van will be on site to promote mental health and wellbeing in young people.

The Youth Hub, which is aimed at 12 to 18 year olds, will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 5pm until July, 2020.


Central Goldfields 2030 - 10 year Community Plan Project

Community workshops

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: Bealiba, Bet Bet, Carisbrook, Dunolly, Majorca, Maryborough, Talbot and Timor.

To date, residents have provided input via surveys, listening posts, postcards, drawing activities and drop in sessions.

We now want to share what we have heard so far and check in with you about your community priorities at a series of community workshops throughout February.

Workshops are open to everyone and are a chance for you to learn about all we have heard and to test out our draft actions.

The workshops will be interactive with a chance to talk together, add ideas and set priorities.




Goldfields Family Centre – Closure On Tuesday 4 February

The Central Goldfields Shire Goldfields Family Centre - Long Day Care, Kindergarten, Supported Playgroup services will be closed on Tuesday 4 February.

These services will be closed so that staff can attend the funeral of Goldfields Family Centre Educator Ray Bramley.

The Maternal and Child Health service will operate as usual.

All families will be notified individually to advise them of the closure.

Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.



Tender No. Tender Description Closes
G1391-19 Administration building roof replacement



G1392-20 Shade structures outdoor pool



G1393-20Q Design and construct artificial lawn area



G1394-20 Leisure Centre indoor lights



G1395-20 Leisure Centre changing places, wet areas and entry upgrades



G1396-20 Leisure Centre indoor courts seating replacement



G1397-20Q Leisure Centre indoor courts floor repair and line marking



G1401-2020 Maryborough Aerodrome Sediment Basin Construction Works