Friday June 17 2022

On Display Indefinitely


Funding announced

$120,000 in funding for the Castlemaine Maryborough Rail Trail was announced by State Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards last week (10/06).  

The funding is thanks to the Victorian Government’s Tourism Enabling Fund and is for a feasibility study for the development of a 55km shared-use trail on the disused rail corridor between Maryborough and Castlemaine.

Council has partnered with Mount Alexander Shire to help the Castlemaine Maryborough Rail Trail project secure funding for the study and support the passionate group of residents behind Castlemaine-Maryborough Rail Trail who have advocated for this project for a number of years.

The Castlemaine Maryborough Rail Trail project was identified as one of Council’s priority projects.


Kinder registration now open

Registrations are now open for 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten in 2023

Parents and carers can apply for all kindergartens across the Shire using one form - with all seven kindergartens participating in the Centralised Kindergarten Registration Program including:

To find out more, and to register, visit

Flu vaccination program

Flu season is already upon us, and it’s worse than usual this year.

Vaccination against the flu is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and over.

Did you know you can book your flu vaccination through Council’s Immunisation Service?

Immunisations via Council's service are free for anybody who is eligible through the National Immunisation Program.

If you are not eligible under the National Immunisation Program, you can get the free Flu vaccination at participating GPs and local pharmacies until the end of June.

To book visit email or contact Council’s Immunisation team on 0428 894 724.


Applications now open

Did you know that the Energy Breakthrough relies on more than 700 volunteers each year?

Applications are now open to register your interest in volunteering for the 2022 Energy Breakthrough, which will take place on 16-20 November, 2022.

There are a variety of positions that need to be filled, from communications and social media roles to judges for display and presentations and design and construction, to marshals.

To register your interest, visit or contact Energy Breakthrough’s Volunteer Coordinator on 0408 326 157.

L2P program volunteers wanted

Traffic Accident Commission L2P Driver Mentor volunteers were presented with new uniforms (pictured) last week.

The L2P program assists disadvantaged learner drivers to gain the 120 hours of driving experience they need to get their probationary license.

With a growing number of learner drivers wanting to participate in the program we are calling on more volunteers to help deliver this valuable program for our community.

For more information, and to register your interest in becoming a driver mentor, contact Council’s TAC L2P Coordinator Audrey Bartlett on 5461 0610 or email



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Workforce retention information session

Are you having trouble finding and keeping staff? You are not alone. Council has been surveying and meeting with many businesses lately and workforce challenges are a common issue, made harder by COVID-19.

Please join us and industry colleagues to hear the key findings from our workforce survey, participate in a Q & A session and discuss solutions with other businesses in the Shire.

The event will be held on Thursday 23 June, from 5.30 to 7pm at the Maryborough Highland Society, 35 High Street, Maryborough.

To RSVP, or for further details, please contact COVID Business Support Officer Prue Bagley on 0456575631 or email

Registrations are essential for catering purposes by 5pm, Monday 20th June. Please also advise Prue if you have any special dietary requirements


Did you know we have a dedicated website for the community to provide feedback and input into Council decision making?

We encourage you to visit to find out about current and past engagement opportunities as well as information about major projects.

We are currently raising awareness of:

Asset Plan

The Central Goldfields Shire Asset Plan 2022-2032 is available for the community to view and become familiar with. It’s an important document which talks about how Council will manage and maintain its assets over the next 10 years.

Council assets include everything from roads, footpaths, bridges, buildings including libraries and public toilets, drainage, playgrounds, picnic tables, lakes, garden beds – just to name a few.

The Plan will continue to develop in the future as the individual asset plans for the sub-areas of the Asset Plans are created.

To find out more and get involved visit


Nightingale Street

Works to upgrade Nightingale Street Maryborough, between Park Road and Palmerston Street, are now complete with line marking taking place last week.

The project has been funded by the Federal Government's Roads to Recovery Program.

Maintenance Grading

Maintenance grading is continuing across the Shire. Due to higher-than-average rainfall over the past few months, we’ve had an influx of work requests for maintenance grading.

We have one grader crew currently working through requests in the Wareek area – with the crew prioritising roads in the worst condition before working towards a maintenance cycle based on road conditions.

We are working towards having two additional grading crews operating from July to get through the requests as quickly as possible




For career opportunities please see our advertisement in today’s paper or visit


Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from eprocure, accessible via Council’s website


Tender No

Tender Description



Land Use Framework Plan for Maryborough North, Carisbrook and Flagstaff




Talbot Futures Project – Structure Plan and Community Engagement












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