Friday 4 January 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Error in rate notice barcodes

Due to a barcode printing error on the original 2018-2019 rate notices distributed in September, payments cannot be easily made at Australia Post.

For ratepayers NOT paying by instalments, a replacement rate notice with the correct bar code will be mailed in early January.

To pay your rates at Australia Post, please use the updated replacement notice. If you would like to use another payment method, you may use the previous or updated notice.

Please note due dates are unchanged.

Any queries regarding your rates notice, please refer to or contact Council on 03 5461 0610.

We apologise for the inconvenience and are following up the matter with our rates notice supplier to avoid a repeat of this issue.

School holiday program

Central Goldfields Shire’s Engage! Youth Program and Maryborough Regional Library have put together a jam-packed program of events and activities for the January school holidays.


Junior program – 11 to 15 year olds

  • Tuesday 15 January, 11am to 4pm
    • Pop art workshop (BYO lunch)


  • Wednesday 16 January, 11am
    • Face painting and basic henna workshop  (BYO lunch)


  • Thursday 17 January, 11am to 4pm
    • Outing at the movies and fun summer projects

      Senior program – 15 to 18 year olds

  • Tuesday 22 January, 11am to 4pm
    • Special effects – body and face painting workshop


  • Wednesday 23 January, 11am to 4pm
    • Outing at the movies, 11am to 4pm (please bring money for movie snacks)


  • Thursday 24 January, 11am to 4pm
  • Photography for Victorian Youth Week


For more information and for bookings, contact Central Goldfields Shire Youth Worker Penny Wilson on 5461 0610 or 0408 342 580 or visit


Maryborough Regional Library is hosting free STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) sessions from next week.

The sessions will be held on Monday 7, 14 and 21 January from 10.30 to 11.15am and Wednesday 9, 16 and 23 January from 2.30 to 3.15pm.

The sessions are recommended for eight to 14 year olds.

To book, contact the Library on 5461 1950.

For more information, visit


Pop-up Playgroup

Central Goldfields Shire’s Supported Playgroup is hosting a Pop-up Playgroup in the Goldfields Shopping Centre (Coles/Kmart shopping complex) from Tuesday 15 January to Friday 18 January, 2019, between 11am and 2pm.

For more information, contact Supported Playgroup Facilitator Trish Ipsen on 0427 702 567.

Christmas/New Year closures

Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough is now open following the Christmas/New Year period.

Opening hours for our other Council locations are as follows:

  • Central Goldfields Art Gallery re-opens on Thursday 17 January, 2019.


  • Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre is operating at regular business hours


  • Maryborough Regional Library and Dunolly Library are operating as usual.


  • Goldfields Family Centre – our Maternal and Child Health Service is open by appointment. The Goldfields Children’s Centre re-opens at 6.45am, Wednesday 9 January, 2019.


  • Depot/Pound – is operating as usual


  • Community Hub – re-opens on Monday 14 January, 2019.


The Central Goldfields Shire after hours service will operate as normal. Urgent after hours issues that relate to Council infrastructure can be reported on 0419 005 577.

After hours issues in regards to urgent animal control can be reported on 0400 690 794.


Changes to rubbish and waste collection

Our regular waste service collection did not run on New Year's Day.

If your waste is due to be collected on New Year’s Day, it will now be collected today, Friday 4 January, 2019.

Also during January, our Green Waste Collection Service will move from the first and third Friday of the month to the second and fourth Friday of the month – Friday 11 and Friday 25 January, 2019.

For more information please contact Council’s Waste team on 03 5461 0607.

For more information about rubbish/waste collection, visit


Council Meeting dates

The 2019 Council Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 26 February 2019
  • Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019
  • Tuesday 28 May 2019
  • Tuesday 25 June 2019
  • Tuesday 23 July 2019
  • Tuesday 27 August 2019
  • Tuesday 24 September 2019
  • Tuesday 22 October 2019
  • Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Tuesday 17 December 2019

Position vacant

Council is currently recruiting for:

  • Customer Service Officer (VicRoads)

For more information visit


Community Voice Panel endorsed

Central Goldfields Shire Council endorsed the establishment of the Community Voice Panel at the December (18/12) Ordinary Meeting of Council.

The Panel will consist of a group of community members with an interest in Council activities, projects and issues.

The Community Voice Panel will improve the way Council consults and listens to residents and extend and broaden Council’s community engagement reach within the community.

As a member of the Panel, residents will have the opportunity to have input into Council-decision making.

To be a member of the panel, community members must be 16 years or over and be a resident of the Central Goldfields Shire.

The Community Voice Panel is a key outcome of the Engaging Central Goldfields: A Community Engagement Framework.

To register, visit and download the registration form or visit Council’s Customer Service Centre, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.

Closing date for registrations is Friday 1 February, 2019.


Summer in the Domain

There is no better time to get out and about, come together as a community and enjoy the fun and festivities of the holiday season as part of the ‘Summer in the Domain’ event program:

  • Australia Day – Presented by Central Goldfields Shire Council

Saturday 26 January, 8.30am                              

Public Notice of Intention to Lease Part of Maryborough Aerodrome

Central Goldfields Shire Council (Council) gives notice under Section 190 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) of its intention to enter into a lease agreement for part of the land described as 152 Leviathan Road, Maryborough.

The proposed Lease is to be granted over part of Crown Land managed by Council described as Crown Allotment 12, Section 17, known as the Maryborough Aerodrome.

The proposal is that Council grants Crown Lease Agreement in accordance with Section 17D of the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 to;

1- Ambulance Victoria

• Site: Site 1/136 located at 152 Leviathan Road, Maryborough

• Term: 7 years (Two further terms of 7 years)

• Rent: $104.00 per annum plus GST

• Permitted Use: For the purpose of stabilising and transferring medical patients

Any person may make a submission under section 223 of the Act must do so in writing by 5pm on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

If a person wishes to be heard in support of their submission they must include the request to be heard in the written submission and this will entitle them to appear in person, or by a person on their behalf, at a Hearing Meeting to be held on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 5.30pm.

Submissions must be clearly marked “Submission – Maryborough Aerodrome Leases” and should preferably be emailed to or alternatively delivered to Council’s Municipal Office at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough or posted

to the following address:


Central Goldfields Shire Council

‘Maryborough Aerodrome Leases’

PO BOX 194,


Submissions form part of the public record of the meeting (including any personal information you provide) and will be appended to the Council report which is published on Council’s website.

A hard copy will also be made available for inspection by members of the public at Council offices, in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Further queries should be directed to Kristie Berry, Property & Risk Officer on telephone 5461 0636.


Vic Emergency app

Summer has arrived and it is essential that all residents stay safe during the coming months.

To stay up to date with the latest emergency warnings, rain radars, fire danger ratings, total fire bans and thunderstorms, download the free Vic Emergency app from iTunes or the Google Play store.



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


Quotation No.                        Tender description                           Closes


G1263-18                              Design and construction of                 12noon,

                                                Replacement for Porteous                 06/02/2019

                                               Road Bridge (re-advertised)



G1205-18                                Economic Development                     12noon,

                                                and Tourism Strategy                         01/02/2019