Friday 5 April, 2019

On Display Indefinitely

School holiday programs

Maryborough Regional Library, Engage! Youth and the Central Goldfields Art Gallery have a range of fun activities these school holidays! Here’s a list of what’s on:


Master magician Duck Cameron is visiting Maryborough Library (corner of Nolan and Alma streets) and Dunolly Library (Barkly Street) on Thursday 11 April 2019 at 11am and 2.30pm respectively.

Join the Maryborough Regional Library for a fun-filled magical show full of surprise, comedy and intrigue!

Suitable for ages 5+. Bookings are required: 5461 1950.

A free Easter Craft session is being held on Tuesday 16 April from 2.30 to 3.15pm at the Maryborough Library. All welcome and no bookings are necessary.


Teen program (11 to 18 year olds)


Week one

Tuesday 9 April, 11am to 4pm

Denim Bag Making

Wednesday 10 April, 11am to 4pm

Reward Movie Day for FReeZA Group at Maryborough Paramount Theatre

Movie yet to be confirmed. Please bring money for movie snacks.

Thursday 11 April, 11am to 4pm

Tie Dye Workshop


Week two

Tuesday 16 April, 11am to 4pm

The Girls Day Project

Wednesday 17 April, 11am to 4pm

Easter Craft Day

Thursday 18 April, 11am to 4pm

Easter Brunch Special

All activities are held at the Engage! Youth Space at 22 Nolan Street unless otherwise specified

Note to parents: Holiday Program participation forms are required to be filled out. Snacks and drinks are provided but it is recommended participants bring their own lunch.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Explore the current exhibition Darkness and Light: Landscapes of Central Victoria with Helen and then roll up your sleeves and explore watercolour painting inspired by the beauty of autumn leaves.

All materials and art smocks are provided. After our workshop, you can take your creations home with you.

Four workshops are being held:

Friday 12 April

10.30 to 11.30am (5 to 8 year olds) and 1.30 to 2.30pm (9 to 12 year olds)

Friday 19 April

10.30 to 11.30am (5 to 8 year olds) and 1.30 to 2.30pm (9 to 12 year olds)

Bookings are essential: 5460 4588. Admission is a gold coin.

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in Neill Street, Maryborough.

Fire permits for farmers issued next week

Central Goldfields Shire Council is issuing local landowners with permits to undertake controlled burning from Monday 8 April.

During the Fire Danger Period, these permits are only issued for farming purposes and farmers are encouraged to prepare their properties prior to applying for a permit.

Controlled burns are designed to assist with the removal of stubble and grass, to enable farmers the opportunity to prepare their lands for cropping.

If a permit holder fails to adhere to the conditions contained within the permit, it will result in police attendance and potential legal action occurring.

In addition to this, breaching permit conditions, or lighting a fire during this time without a permit can result in fines of over $19,300 and/or 12 months imprisonment.

As part of ensuring compliance with permit conditions during this period, burns may be inspected by the Municipal Fire Prevention Officer, Victoria Police or the Country Fire Authority with any non-compliance resulting in the permit being cancelled and the appropriate authorities informed.

It is important to note that permits will not be issued for piles of green waste or general waste.

If you believe a fire is not a controlled burn call 000 immediately.

Council enters into Ambulance Victoria lease

Council has entered into a 21 year lease agreement with Ambulance Victoria to lease a 408m2 site for the Maryborough Aeromedical Transfer Station at the Maryborough Aerodrome.

The proposed aeromedical transfer station will allow paramedics to shelter patients while awaiting to be transferred to medical clinics.

The lease provides long term security to Ambulance Victoria and key stakeholder, Maryborough Ambulance Auxiliary.

Council recognises Jack Worrall

Central Goldfields Shire Council has honoured past Carlton Football Club coach, Australian cricketer and journalist John ‘Jack’ Worrall by naming a new street after the local sporting legend.

At the March Ordinary Council Meeting, Council endorsed the naming of Worrall Court in Maryborough’s Whirakee Rise Estate.

Born near Timor in 1861, Worrall is one of the most successful local sportspeople after coaching Carlton FC to their first three premierships in 1906, 1907 and 1908; touring England with the Australian Test cricket team and being inducted in the AFL and Carlton Halls of Fame in 1996.

The Goldfields Region Sports Association also presents an annual medal bearing Worrall’s name to an outstanding local sportsperson.

Darkness and Light exhibition opening this weekend

Central Goldfields Art Gallery newest exhibition called Darkness and Light: Landscapes of Central Victoria is launching at 2pm this Saturday 6 April.

Michelle Kettle paints historic facades of the Central Goldfields; Mark Dober creates watercolours and oil paintings inspired by the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens; and Joanne Sisson’s paintings originate from sketches and photographs produced on day trips to forested locations surrounding her home in Ballarat. 

Manager of Castlemaine Art Museum Naomi Cass will be the guest speaker at the exhibition launch which will be officially opened by Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey.

The exhibition will be on display until 12 May. 

The Gallery is located in Neill Street, Maryborough, and is open from Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm or at other times by arrangement.  Guided tours are welcome.

For further information, please contact the Gallery on 5460 4588.

Possible water disruptions for Bealiba and Dunolly

Coliban Water customers in Bealiba and Dunolly may experience an interruption to water supply services for approximately half a day during a water mains cleaning program which runs Monday 1 April to Thursday 18 April, 2019.

The air scouring work on the Laanecoorie water supply system will help remove any sediment and maintain disinfection levels.

Affected customers have been mailed information with interruption times and dates, and are welcome to contact Coliban Water on 1300 363 200 for any questions.