Friday 31 July 2020

On Display Indefinitely

Council Meeting – Budget

A Council Meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 11 August to consider the 2020/21 Council Budget for adoption.

The meeting will be live streamed on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields

The public won't be able to attend due to COVID-19 Government restrictions.

The agenda will be available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetings on Friday 7 August. 

A Facebook recording will also be accessible via the above web address following the meeting.

Revised Priority Projects Plan adopted

The revised Priority Projects Plan was adopted at the July Council Meeting this week.

The revised Plan identifies the following as the key projects Council will advocate to federal and state governments for funding:

  • Maryborough Railway Station Activation
  • Carisbrook Levee
  • Wastewater for a growing Talbot
  • Developing a pathway network
  • Central Goldfields Art Gallery upgrade (stages two and three)
  • Carisbrook Recreation Reserve (stage two)
  • Deledio Recreation Reserve Dunolly
  • Maryborough Splash Park
  • Central Goldfields Youth Hub

The revised plan is available at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/priorityprojects

For more information, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/latestnews

Station Domain playground

Families may have noticed the main slide missing at the popular Station Domain playground recently.

Although structurally sound, the coating on the surface of the fibreglass slide was starting to deteriorate which makes the slide less slippery.

As part of our playground maintenance program, the slide was sent away for coat resurfacing.

The slide will be reinstalled in the coming weeks.

Can I recycle this?

Not sure what you can recycle and can’t recycle?

Visit www.recycling.vic.gov.au to search items quickly and easily.

Have Your Say opportunities

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback on our previous Have Your Say items including the Proposed Budget 2020/21, public notice of proposed intention to sell Council-owned land, flood study amendment for Carisbrook and Dunolly and Draft Recreation and Open Space Strategy.

We’re currently inviting feedback on the following items:

Draft Governance Rules – closing Tuesday 4 August

Council is required to adopt and apply Governance Rules which describe the way it will conduct Council meetings and make decisions.

The Draft Governance Rules are designed to ensure good governance by Council through the performance of its role in accordance with the overarching governance principles and supporting principles of the Local Government Act.

To find out how to provide feedback or attend a submission hearing, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

  • Public Transparency Policy – closing Tuesday 4 August

Council is required under the Local Government Act to adopt a Public Transparency Policy to inform the community which information is publicly available and how it can be accessed.

To view the Draft Public Transparency Policy and to provide feedback visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

July Council Meeting

Our July Council Meeting was held on Tuesday 28 July via a live streaming on our Facebook page.

You can watch the Council Meeting recording at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilmeetingvideos or www.facebook.com/centralgoldfields

Let’s Stay Connected fund

The Victorian Government has launched the Let's Stay Connected Fund to provide grants between $5,000 and $200,000 to support community led initiatives.

The program will support innovative, community-led and community-based initiatives that build connection, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation and can be implemented quickly.

For more information, visit https://djpr.vic.gov.au/what-we-do/precincts-suburbs-and-regions/lets-stay-connected

Blue Green Algae

Goulburn-Murray Water has issued a warning for high levels of Blue Green Algae at Tullaroop Reservoir.

Residents are advised to avoid direct contact with the water and signage has been placed at the site.

For more information, visit Goulburn-Murray Water’s website www.g-mwater.com.au/news/bga

Council Election

The 2020 Council Election will be held in October and is run by The Victorian Electoral Commission.

We have a put together a dedicated 2020 Council election page on our website which includes information about key dates, candidate training, wards and enrolling to vote.

You can visit this page at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/councilelection2020

All other enquiries should be directed to the VEC - https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/

Kinder enrolment

Families looking to enrol their children in three and four- year-old kindergarten in 2021 can do so now through the new online central enrolment system until 31 August, 2020.

To find out more, including specific information on our seven local kindergartens and session days and times, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment

Talbot Avoca Road

Stage Two of the Talbot/Avoca Road upgrade project is underway.

The $693,000 project will deliver a full reconstruction of the road, including culvert renewal, of a one kilometre stretch of the Talbot/Avoca Road, either side of the Amherst Cemetery.

The project is jointly funded by the State Government Fixing Country Roads Program - $462,000 together with a Council contribution of $231,000.

The project will be carried out by Council’s Operations team and is expected to take up to eight weeks to complete.

Temporary lane closures may be required during the project and motorists should obey changed traffic conditions.

Electrical Line Clearance Works — Tree Pruning Program

We will be conducting tree clearance works within the Electrical Line Clearance declared areas of Maryborough after 14 days and before 60 days of this notification.

Contractors will be undertaking the works on our behalf, and every effort will be made to ensure property access is maintained and minimal inconvenience is caused.

For more information please contact our Depot team on 5461 6701.

Positions Vacant

We are recruiting for:

  •  IT Support Officer

For more information, including how to apply, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentvacancies

We are also participating in the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative that aims to help Victorians who have lost work due to COVID-19. To look for work or find out more, visit www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria

Treehouse exhibition on now

The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition is currently on display at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery.

This is an exhibition of Terry Denton’s original illustrations, sketches and layouts showing the development of crazy ideas, characters and stories for the phenomenally successful Treehouse series developed with author, Andy Griffiths.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, only 18 visitors are allowed in the Gallery at any one time.

You can book your free ticket to see The Many Story Treehouse Exhibition via www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/exhibitionsandevents

The Art Gallery is open on weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Tenders

Tenders currently open are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eprocure, accessible via our website www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/tenders

Tender No. Description  Closes
 G1437-20  Statutory & Strategic Planning

12noon

05/08/2020

 G1440-20  Maryborough Aerodrome fencing renewal

 12noon

26/08/2020

 G1441-20 Carisbrook Road & Levee Construction

 12noon

26/08/2020