Friday 6 December 2019

On Display Indefinitely

New Ways of Looking now open

Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s latest exhibition is now open!

New Ways of Looking showcases the Gallery’s permanent collection, which features several new pieces this year.

On display is work from previous winners of the biennial Golden Textures contemporary quilt exhibition and a unique piece by Robert Bridgewater that has been rarely seen by the public.

Also on display is the Gallery’s recently acquired piece by Indigenous artist Renee Gray called Boorinyu Winyarr (Shield of Women Yorta Yorta).

New Ways of Looking closes on Thursday 19 December, 2019.

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in Neill Street, Maryborough, and is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.  

Major works for Burke Street

Council has commenced road reconstruction works in Burke Street, Maryborough between Inkerman Street and Kars Street.

The works will be undertaken by Doran Earthmoving and it is anticipated they will be completed by the end of January 2020.

The works include:

  • Footpath renewal
  • Replacing all existing kerb and channel
  • Formalising of the existing school crossing
  • Minor drainage works
  • Road pavement reconstruction works

Burke Street will be reduced to one way only with parking restrictions until Christmas.

A full road closure will be in place after Christmas for the remainder of the job.

Provisions will be made to accommodate all affected residents and their vehicles during the works.

For the safety of road users, pedestrians and road workers please ensure all road works signage and directions are obeyed.

Australia Day commemorative medals and kindergartner books

Central Goldfields Shire Council will present commemorative medals and books to all children born in the Central Goldfields Shire in 2019 and to those beginning four-year-old kinder in the Shire in 2020.

The ceremony will take place at Council’s Australia Day celebrations at Station Domain, Maryborough on Sunday 26 January, 2020.

Breakfast will be served from 8.30am before official proceedings commence at 9.15am.

To register your child for a medal, please send proof of birth to Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Customer Service Centre, PO Box 194, Maryborough VIC 3465 or

To register your child for a free book email their name, kindergarten they are attending, your name, and contact phone number to

Registrations for the medallions and books close on Friday 23 January, 2020.


Skate and Scooter Park Workshop

Local scooter riders and skateboarders are invited to the next round of Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park design workshops, hosted by Council and CONVIC.

The workshops are on Wednesday 11 December at the Maryborough Community Hub at the following times:

  • 4pm to 6pm
  • 6pm to 8pm

You can register your interest by visiting Central Goldfields Shire Council’s Facebook events page.



16 Days of Activism

Central Goldfields Shire has been working with local organisations and community to coordinate a program with a range of events and activities to promote the global initiative 16 Days of Activism. 16 Days of Activism (to End Violence Against Women) aims to raise awareness and strengthen local interventions in violence against women and girls. This year’s theme is Respect Women / Call it Out.

These include:

Story Time (3 to 5 years)

Friday 6 December,

11am to 12pm

Maryborough Regional Library

Books for young people with non-gender stereotyping and respectful relationship role modelling and craft. Presented by Central Goldfields Libraries.

Community Vigil

Monday 9 December, 7pm to 9pm

Station Domain and Maryborough Community Hub,

48 Burns Street

Vigil to acknowledge the victims of violence against women and children. Words from our community leaders and a 'Billions Rising' collective dance performance by young people from across the Shire.

Co-presented by the Go Goldfields Family Violence Action Group and Maryborough Rotary Club.

Local 16 Days of Activism supporters include Go Goldfields, Central Goldfields Shire Council, Maryborough Rotary Club, Maryborough Regional Library, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Zonta Club of Central Goldfields and Centre for Non-Violence.