Friday 8 February 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Rates reminder

Ratepayers who pay their rates in a once-off full instalment are reminded that rates are payable by Friday 15 February.

If ratepayers are unable to pay by this date, please contact the Central Goldfields Shire Rate Department on 5461 0610 to discuss the possibility of arranging a suitable payment plan.

To arrange for your rates to be paid in full via Direct Debit, please contact Central Goldfields Shire or download the Direct Debit Request form from here:

To register to receive future notices via email go to and type in the reference number – included on your rate notice.

Supported Playgroup back for term one

Families looking to have fun, meet other parents/carers with young children and learn and share parenting tips are encouraged to join Council’s Supported Playgroup program.

The Central Goldfields Shire’s Supported Playgroup term one program is now underway with sessions held at various times and locations:


Mondays, 10 to 11am

  • Laptime (for parents/carers with babies) at Maryborough Regional Library, 91 Nolan Street, Maryborough


    Tuesdays, 10am to 12noon

  • Talbot Primary School, Rowe Street, Talbot


    Wednesdays, 9.30 to 11.30am 

  • Dunolly Preschool, 94 Maude Street, Dunolly


    Thursdays, 9.30 to 11.30am

  • Maryborough Salvation Army Complex, 27 Wills Street, Maryborough


For more information contact Central Goldfields Shire Supported Playgroup Facilitator Trish Ipsen on 0427 702 567 or the Goldfields Family Centre on 5461 5047.


Youth space now open

With schools now open for 2019, so is our Engage! Youth Space!

The Youth Space is open from Monday to Thursday from 3 to 5pm for young people aged between 12 and 25 years!

The Youth Space is located near the Council's Customer Service Centre at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough

For more information about the Youth Space, visit


Official Visitor Guide and 2019 Art Gallery program launched

Central Goldfields Shire Council last week launched the Maryborough and Surrounds Official Visitor Guide and 2019 Central Goldfields Art Gallery Exhibition Program.

The new Visitor Guide is the Central Goldfields Shire’s most significant tourism publication, featuring editorial to showcase this unique and diverse region of Maryborough and surrounds.

The Visitor Guide also showcases our regions highlights through events and festivals, things to see and do, arts, culture and heritage, food and wine, retail, accommodation, and liveability.

25,000 copies have been printed for distribution to visitor centres across the state to help encourage visitors to the Central Goldfields Shire.

The 2019 Art Gallery Exhibition Program highlights eight unique and inspiring exhibitions that the Central Goldfields Art Gallery will host in 2019.

Some of these exhibitions include works from renowned artist Deborah Halpern and Indigenous display Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (Mother Aunty Sister Daughter) by local Indigenous artist Georgia MacGuire. This will be the first exhibition of its kind in Australia.


Community Satisfaction Survey

Residents are advised that from Monday 4 February, for the period of up to three weeks, your household may receive a phone call from an independent market research agency, National Field Services.

National Fields Services have been commissioned by Local Government Victoria to conduct the annual community satisfaction survey on behalf of Victorian Councils including Central Goldfields Shire.

The survey has been designed to assess the performance of Central Goldfields Shire across a range of measures to identify ways to provide improvement or more effective service delivery to residents.

The survey will involve telephone interviews conducted among a representative sample of residents.

We appreciate you taking the time to assist us with your valuable feedback.

Please be assured that your details and individual responses are confidential. Only the overall results are shared with Central Goldfields Shire Council.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Central Goldfields Shire Council Customer Service Centre on 5461 0610.


February Ordinary Meeting of Council

The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 26 February, 2018 at 6pm in the Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough.

The public is welcome to attend and the Agenda will be available at or from Council’s Customer Service Centre, on Friday 22 February.


Railway Street, Gillies Street intersection upgrade

The newly constructed intersection at Railway and Gillies Street is now complete.

Due to the changed traffic conditions, road users are advised to adhere to the signage and apply caution when negotiating the intersection.