Friday 5 February 2021

On Display Indefinitely

Dunolly dump point feedback

A partnership between Central Goldfields Shire Council and Dunolly Caravan Park could see a public dump point established for visitors and locals.

It is proposed the Dunolly Caravan Park’s dump point will become available for public use after consultation between the park’s operators, the community and Council.

Public access to the facility would be via Maude Street. You can leave feedback by contacting Council's Manager Community Engagement Kylie Long on 0428 906 347 or

For a map of the proposed dump point and more information, visit

Shade structure installed at Gordon Gardens

A new shade structure has been installed over the new fitness equipment in Gordon Gardens, Dunolly thanks to the State Government’s Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative.

The shade structure will allow the exercise equipment to be used more frequently, particularly during the summer months.

The outdoor fitness equipment was installed in November last year but hasn’t been available for the community to use until the shade structure was installed.

The exercise equipment includes a chest press, body pull ups, body twist, leg press and set up station and is suitable for people of all ages.

The fitness equipment and pump track are part of a $140,000 upgrade from the Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative.

New road names in Maryborough

At a Meeting of Council last week (27/01), Council noted and welcomed the naming of Dairy Crescent and Lovett Court in Whirrakee Rise, Maryborough.

The request for new road names is part of the Whirrakee Rise property development and were proposed by the developer to reflect the historical context of the site which was previously the site of a dairy farm owned by the Lovett brothers.

For more information, visit

Minimising fire risk

Every year, in the lead up to the summer fire season, we work with the Country Fire Authority (CFA) to identify and manage fire risks in the municipality.

Between November and April each year Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officer (MFPO) inspects properties within the Shire to ensure all properties have been maintained to minimise fire risk.

Council’s MFPO has issued Fire Prevention Notices across the municipality where additional work to a property was required with inspections now underway to make sure the work was completed.

Where work has not been undertaken Council may issue a fine and may engage contractors to undertake the work at the landowner’s expense.

Residents who know of a property of concern can contact Council’s Customer Service team on 5461 0610.

For more information visit


Community grant recipients announced

Fifteen local community groups shared in $32,628.46 in funding with the 2020/21 Community Grant recipients allocated at the January Council Meeting (27/01).

The 2020-2021 Community Grants Program recipients are:

  • Dunolly Community Garden Inc – upgrade to community shared table and seeding tubs to support community access to locally grown and organic produce: $2,083
  • Little Athletics Maryborough Branch – installation of electrical equipment to enable accurate time scoring: $4,000
  • Dunolly & District Inc – consultation activities to support planning and advocacy for Gold Rush Festival: $3,000
  • Goldfields Community Radio Inc – Installation of a special battery system to enable the transmission of radio programs during an emergency: $2,000
  • Tiny Towns Arts Trail – Engagement of a web designer to develop a website: $4,000
  • Country Women’s Assoc Victoria Inc – Purchase of a computer, printer and internet dongle and provision of digital literacy training to address social isolation: $1,337
  • Bealiba Pony Club – purchase of a ride on mower for public amenity and contribute to fire safety: $4,749
  • Maryborough Lawn Tennis Club – purchase of a ride on mower to support public amenity $4,000
  • Maryborough Theatre Company – purchase of a wireless intercom system to use backstage at productions: $3,266
  • Zonta Club of Central Goldfields – Care Packs for local women who are fleeing family violence - $700
  • Maryborough Community Garden Inc.- Accessible lockable storage area: $1,000
  • Maryborough Aero Club Inc - purchase and installation of weather/security cameras at the Maryborough Aerodrome: $807
  • Central Goldfields District Girls Guides – purchase of a set of field compasses: $188.46
  • Maryborough Field Naturalist Club – for 70th anniversary event: $698
  • Maryborough City Brass Band – to support the purchase of sheet music for the band: $800

Cr Grace La Vella appointed to VLGA

Maryborough Ward Councillor, Grace La Vella, has been appointed to the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) board.

The board is the governing body of the VLGA and sets long term strategy and policy for the organisation.

For more information, visit

Solar panels information session

More Australian Solar Homes (MASH) will host a free 90- minute information session at the Community Hub, Maryborough, on Tuesday 16 February from 6pm.

During the session, attendees will get an overview of solar bulkbuy opportunities and speak with solar installer, Specialised Solar.

To register, visit

Are you a qualified fitness instructor?

We’re looking for qualified fitness instructors to help deliver “Move It” strength training sessions that will improve the health of elderly people in our community.

Sessions will be held at various locations throughout Maryborough, along with Dunolly and Talbot.

Applicants must have a Certificate III in Fitness as a minimum.

If you’re interested, please contact Council’s Move It Project Officer Zac Egan via:

Phone - 0428 965 448

Email -

Positions Vacant

We’re currently recruiting for:

Goldfields Family Centre Cook

For more information, visit


Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below.

Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website

Tender No.  Description Closes

Supply & installation solar public lighting - Princes Park, Maryborough



G1463-21 Princes Park Olympic Pool repair, design & construction