Friday 4 September 2020

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COVID-19 Community Information

For detailed COVID-19 community information, including changes to Council services and facilities due to Stage Three restrictions, please see the dedicated COVID-19 section  of our website at


Rates now being delivered

Central Goldfields Shire ratepayers will receive their 2020-2021 rate notice in the mail or by email in the coming weeks.

The first instalment is due on 30 September 2020.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia Post mail delivery times have been impacted.

If you have not received your rate notice in the mail by 16 September 2020 please contact our Rates team on 5461 0610 or to have a copy of your rate notice emailed to you.

The Understanding Your Rates brochure distributed with rate notices contains useful information about how your rates are calculated and how they are used.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused particular hardship to some individuals and businesses. Council offers a COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy to support ratepayers experiencing financial hardship.

Please contact our Rates team to discuss options available to you. To find out more visit:

For more information about rates, visit

Click & Collect returns at Library

The Maryborough Regional Library’s Click & Collect service is now available. The service is available at between the following times:

  • Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am to 12pm

All items including books, audio books, DVDs, magazines and sports equipment, are available.

To arrange a pick up time, contact staff on 5461 9111 or


All Things Gold photo comp

Do you have a golden photo of our Shire you are proud of? Why not enter it in the All Things Gold Vic Snapshot Competition?

If you have photo, or have a shot in mind, that has anything to do with gold (like a golden sunset, golden wattle, canola fields or just a golden moment in time) email it to or post it on Instagram using the #allthingsgoldvic hashtag.

Community members will be invited to vote on their favourite photo between 10 and 16 September.

The winning entry will receive a $100 hamper. Entries close on Wednesday 9 September.

For more information, visit


Council Election

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

A dedicated 2020 Council election page is available on our website and includes information about key dates, candidate training, wards and enrolling to vote:

Mandatory Candidate Training

The mandatory Local Government Candidate Training for the 2020 elections is now available online.

Under new requirements included in the Local Government Act 2020, candidates must complete the training to be eligible to nominate with the Victorian Electoral Commission. This includes all serving or former councillors intending to nominate. The online course will take around an hour to complete and ensure candidates fully understand the role of councillor and its requirements.

The course can be found at

This mandatory training is only being provided online. Please contact Local Government Victoria on 136 186 for more information.

Have Your Say

Tullaroop Creek Management Plan

Carisbrook residents are invited to have their say on the Tullaroop Creek Management Plan which aims to guide the long-term management of the creek.

The plan will cover Tullaroop Creek’s corridor to the railway bridge and approximately 850 metres northwest of the highway.

Residents are invited to highlight and comment on specific parts of the creek and to express any thoughts, experiences, ideas or concerns.

An interactive map and survey is available at

Feedback closes on Wednesday 9 September at 5pm.

For more information on the project, or to access a hardcopy of the map and survey, or to provide feedback via phone, contact Council’s Coordinator Design and Projects Leigh Hendrickson on 5461 0634.

Disability Action Plan

We are developing a Disability Action Plan and it is important that those living with disability in our community have their say and influence this new plan to achieve the best outcomes for our community.

Your responses will help our team plan for ways to meet your aspirations, values and needs. Survey responses are confidential, can be anonymous if you prefer, and will be used only for the purpose of developing the Disability Action Plan and to ensure that services consider the current and future needs of those living with disability.

Surveys for individuals are available online or hardcopies can be obtained by emailing

For more information and to fill out an organisational or individual survey visit

Surveys close on Thursday 10 September at 5pm.

Results for Gordon Gardens fitness equipment

We recently asked the community to vote for their preferred colour for the new outdoor fitness equipment to be installed at the Gordon Gardens in Dunolly.

We receved 38 responses, with blue voted as the preferred colour.

The outdoor fitness equipment will be installed in Gordon Gardens in the coming months. The project is funded by the Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative.

For more info on the project visit

Positions Vacant

We are recruiting for:

  • Building Inspector

For more information, including how to apply, visit

We are also participating in the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria program.

Under Working for Victoria, Council will provide jobs for unemployed people – whether they have lost their jobs due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been without work for a longer period of time.

The part-time positions include:

  • Business Continuity and Risk Advisor
  • Waste Officer
  • Community Services Worker – Food Preparation Assistant
  • Community Services Worker – Food Delivery
  • Systems Engineer
  • Building, Parks and Garden Worker
  • Cleaner and Sanitation Worker

The six month, fixed-term positions are additional positions and will not replace existing employees at Council. To find out more about the Working for Victoria initiative and to register your interest in applying visit:

Talbot-Avoca Road

Stage Two of the Talbot/Avoca Road upgrade project is well 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 is being delivered by Council’s Operations team and is expected to take a further two weeks to complete.

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

R U OK? Day

R U OK Day will be marked across Australia on Thursday 10 September. It's a national day of action when our community is reminded that every day is the day to ask "Are you OK?".

We're encouraging our local business community to get involved between Monday 7 September and Sunday 13 September by:

  • Display an official R U OK? Day poster in your business or shop window
  • Create a yellow display in your window or business
  • Hang yellow balloons or streamers out the front of your business

Our staff will be handing out R U OK? Day merchandise, visiting businesses and providing further information about the significant day on Thursday 10 September.

To find out how you can get involved visit and for more information about R U OK Day visit