Friday 8 March 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Public holiday closure

Council’s Customer Service Centre at 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough will close for the Labour Day public holiday on Monday 11 March.

This closure includes the Maryborough Regional Library, Goldfields Family Centre and Depot/Pound.

The Central Goldfields Shire after hours service will operate as normal. Urgent after hours issues that relate to Council infrastructure can be reported on 0419 005 577.

After hours issues in regards to urgent animal control can be reported on 0407 508 448.

All Central Goldfields Shire locations will re-open on Tuesday 12 March at 8.30am.

Station Domain Common now open

Maryborough’s Station Domain Common has re-opened after a brief closure last week.

The thoroughfare was temporarily closed to the public to allow our Open Spaces Team to install an irrigation system to water turf, trees and plants.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure.

Golden Textures winner announced

Sue Reid’s textile Australian Print has been announced as the winner of the Golden Textures Biennial Contemporary Art Quilt Award.

Sue Reid lives in Kyabram, Victoria and her work was selected from a strong field of 23 entries in the exhibition currently on display at Central Goldfields Art Gallery until 31 March 2019.

Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey announced the winner at the exhibition opening at the gallery last Saturday afternoon attended by over 80 people, many who had travelled from all over Victoria and interstate.  

The winner received a cheque of $3,000 and the quilt now forms part of the permanent collection of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery.

Sue Reid’s work is based on the design of a finger print reflecting the small print that the Aboriginal people of Australia have had on the land.  The textile includes symbols reproduced from original drawings by Troy Firebrace who is a Yorta Yorta man.

Rodborough Road update

The culvert replacement on Rodborough Road is expected to be complete today. The road will be closed to traffic for two more weeks to allow new concrete to maintain moisture content and temperature. This process allows concrete to achieve its desired strength and durability.

Weed Control Program underway

A Noxious Weed Control Program is now underway in the Central Goldfields Shire.

Contractors will deliver a program of spraying across nature strips in Maryborough, Carisbrook, Talbot, Dunolly, Majorca, Timor and Bealiba.

The program will spray against the noxious weed including Caltrop (Bindii) and is expected to be complete by Friday 15 March, 2019.

Residents may see a vehicle with a spray tank and contractors with a back pack hand held spray unit and marker dye on the nature strip where spraying has taken place. The chemicals used are safe and there is no cause for residents to be concerned.

The program is State Government funded – under the Roadside Weeds and Pests Program 2017-19, administered by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning.

The program of spraying is being delivered as part of the Central Goldfields Shire Roadside Weed Control Plan.

Positions vacant

Can you see yourself at Central Goldfields Shire Council?

We are currently recruiting for:

  • Early Years Educator
  • Room Leader (Goldfields Family Centre)
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Governance Officer
  • People and Culture Support Officer
  • Co-ordinator Compliance

For more information about these positions, visit centralgoldfieldscareers.com.au/Vacancies

Community Voice Panel membershipapplications extended

Council endorsed the Central Goldfields Community Voice Panel’s membership at last night’s (26/02) Ordinary Meeting.

A large number of registrations were received from community members who have an interest in Council activities, projects and issues.

Community Voice Panel members will have the opportunity to have ongoing input into Council-decision making and provide Council with insights into community sentiments and support for existing or prosed policies, programs and services.

Due to limited registrations from young people and residents from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, Council is extending registrations to encourage more interest from these demographics.

If you are a young person aged 16-24 or are from an Indigenous background, visit           

www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/communityengagement to download a registration form.