For the latest and most up-to-date information on restrictions in Victoria visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
For the latest and most up-to-date information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/servicechanges or contact Council’s Customer Service team on 5461 0610 (Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm) or email email@example.com
If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get tested. You can make an appointment to get tested at the Maryborough District Health Service by calling the Fever Clinic on 5461 0362.
For more information on testing, including testing locations outside of Maryborough, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-gettested-covid-19
Residents aged 40 plus are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Maryborough District Health Service is running a vaccination clinic Monday to Friday in the Wellness Centre, 75 to 87 Clarendon Street (building next to VicRoads), Maryborough.
For bookings call 5461 0300 between 8.30am and 12noon Monday to Friday.
You can also make an appointment for vaccination clinics outside of Maryborough by contacting the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Have Your Say
Mayor and Councillors allowance
You are invited to provide feedback on the setting of Mayor and Councillor allowances in accordance with the Local Government Act.
At a Meeting of Council last week (25/05), Council endorsed for public submissions a proposal to set the annual allowances at $21,049 for Councillors a year and $62,884 for the Mayor.
This allowance is also subject to an additional 9.5% in superannuation.
Allowances are to compensate Councillors for the duties they perform as an elected representative.
These duties include attending meetings, representing the community at functions and making decisions for the benefit of the municipality.
Draft Positive Ageing Strategy
At last week’s (25/05) Council Meeting, Council endorsed the Draft Positive Ageing Strategy which is now available for community feedback.
The development of the Draft Positive Ageing Strategy is a step in providing Council, stakeholders and residents with a framework to strengthen our community and to prepare Council to respond to our rising aged population demographic.
On current trends, over 40 percent of the Shire’s population will be aged 70+ within 10 years.
Draft Revenue and Rating Plan
Council endorsed the Draft Revenue and Rating Plan at last week’s (25/05) Council Meeting and is now available for community feedback.
The Draft Plan will guide how rates are set in our Shire now and into the future.
For more information on the above items, and to find out how you can have your say, visit www.engage.cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
Proposed Budget feedback
Over the past month we invited the community to provide feedback on the 2020-2021 Proposed Council Budget.
Three people provided us with written submissions and 17 people attended community information sessions in Maryborough, Carisbrook, Dunolly and Talbot.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the Proposed Budget, attend community information sessions and provide input.
- Residents welcomed the opportunity to better understand the budget process.
- There was recognition rate capping provided a challenge to deliver the 40+ services Council provides.
- There was interest in contributing to the design of projects like the Maryborough Outdoor Pool upgrade.
- There was interest in the trees planted across the Shire including locations and types.
- Footpath projects – both new and renewals - continue to be an area of interest.
- The community is keen for the Council to advocate for ratepayers across a number of issues including road safety.
Our Councillors will now give consideration to the feedback before the final Budget goes to the Tuesday 22 June Council Meeting for adoption.
Inkerman Street Road Closure
Regional Roads Victoria has commenced works to replace the bridge over the Tuaggra Main Drain in Inkerman Street, Maryborough.
This project involves the closure of Inkerman Street between the Alma Street intersection and the Napier Street roundabout.
Detours are in place until construction is complete in late August, weather permitting.
For more information call 133 778 or visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au and search for ‘Inkerman Street Bridge’.
2022 Centralised Kindergarten Registration
Is your child/children eligible to attend three or four-year-old kindergarten in 2022?
The Central Goldfields Shire Centralised Kindergarten Program is now open for all seven kindergartens in the Shire.
The system allows families to lodge their registration forms, including their kindergarten preferences online making it a simpler, more convenient process rather than submitting forms to each kindergarten individually.
For more information and to register www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help shape the future of your community
Share your feedback for your chance to WIN!
Tell us how we could make our community even better.
It’s quick and easy to get involved. Tell us:
1. What do you love about the Central Goldfields?
2. In 2031 I would like Central Goldfields to be…
3. What are the biggest challenges facing our community in the next 10 years?
Why is this important? Every council across Victoria is required to develop a 10-year community vision that will inform Council’s decision making.
By contributing, you ensure this Vision reflects the needs and aspirations of you and your community.
Every response will go in the running to win one of five $150 Central Goldfields Prize Packs.
Feedback closes Friday 18 June with winners to be announced on Monday 21 June.
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
||Bealiba Community Hall Kitchen Upgrade Works
||Carisbrook Town Hall Maintenance Works
||Design and Construct Shade Provision Facilities with Central Goldfields Shire
||Maryborough Major Reserves Master Planning
||Climate Action Plan
||Domestic Wastewater Management Plan