Friday 9 August 2019

On Display Indefinitely

Go Goldfields mid-year report delivered

The first Go Goldfields mid-year report to the community is being distributed across the Central Goldfields Shire this week.

The report has been co-designed with a small community reference group made up of business members, young people, and partnership representatives. It is specifically designed to engage with our local grassroots community about what Go Goldfields is doing locally.

The report brochure has been delivered to the 4,500 residential letterboxes across the Shire and via delivery walkers and post offices.

It will also be available to pick up from various locations around town and will be available electronically from the Go Goldfields website.

The report will check in with our local community about what we are doing as we work together towards achieving the vision of; Our community aspiring, achieving and living a full life.

Everyone is invited to attend our follow up informal Go Goldfields Q&A on:

Wednesday 28 August

5pm – 7pm

Bull & Mouth Hotel (side bar room)

119 High St, Maryborough

We will have a question box in the room that will be consulted throughout the event, while we also take questions from the floor.

It is our hope that expansive, robust and respectful conversations will emerge that will offer the opportunity for us all to share information about the community action and change initiatives located here in our Shire that so many of us are involved in.

Phone 5461 0686 or visit for more information.


Great work done by the Shire’s Rangers

In the last financial year Central Goldfields Shire’s Pound rehomed 154 dogs and returned 46 back to their concerned owners while also rehoming 54 cats and returning 15!

Also in the last 12 months, Council’s Local Laws Officers have assisted in finding new homes for a range of other animals including sheep, rabbits, goats, cows, horses and even roosters.


Indigenous exhibition coming up

A major exhibition titled Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini (Mother Aunty Sister Daughter) will open at Central Goldfields Art Gallery on Saturday 17 August.

This is the first collective exhibition by members of Ngardang Girri Kalat Mimini which is a network of Victorian Indigenous women artists, with a particular focus on those regionally based.

Over 20 artists from around Victoria are included in the exhibition.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the work of established artists such as Yorta Yorta woman and 2018 Koorie Heritage Trust Art Show winner Janet Bromley and Aunty Marlene Gilson, who had a sold-out solo exhibition at the 2018 Sydney Biennale.

There is a huge diversity of mediums and techniques from weaving, to painting and installation which celebrates the uniqueness of south-eastern Indigenous art and culture by women while at the same time challenges stereotypes of what Aboriginal art looks like.

Opening celebrations commence at 1pm on Saturday 17 August with a large Cultural Ceremony outside the Maryborough Resource Centre, corner of Alma and Nolan streets, Maryborough.

South East Melbourne Phoenix visits Shire

This week we have hosted the South-East Melbourne Phoenix basketball team, which is hosting their pre-season camp in Maryborough!

From Monday to yesterday, the basketball team visited local schools, Maryborough District Health Service, and had open training sessions each morning from 10am in the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre’s Matthew Dellavedova Satdium.

During the pre-season camp, players had the opportunity to participate in the Great Race around Central Goldfields Shire before hosting school clinics on Wednesday 7 August at the Matthew Dellavedova Stadium.

These activities allowed the community to share in the experience of the visit.


Tullaroop Creek clean up

Contractors from the Dja Dja Wurrung Corporation commenced works on the Tullaroop Creek at Carisbrook this week.

Selective works are being under taken to clean up the creek, remove some vegetation and sand.

This sensitive work is being undertaken by the indigenous community with support from the CMA. The work is to be done slowly over coming weeks. 

The work is designed to improve creek flows through the town without having negative impact on properties downstream.


Recycling update

While many councils have been affected by the SKM closure, Central Goldfields Shire Council has not been affected by this.

Our recycling is still processed at a Bendigo facility not connected to SKM.

Community members are encouraged to keep up their recycling habits.

We are continuing the development and improvement of our recycling systems and we are committed to implementing more environmentally friendly methods to reduce waste to landfill.


Library closures

Due to staff training, the Maryborough Regional Library will be opening at 1pm on Wednesday 14 August.

The Library will remain open from 10am to 5pm Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday and 9.30am to 12noon on Saturdays.