Public holiday closures
Due to the Easter long weekend, staff at Nolan Street, Maryborough Regional Library, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Goldfields Family Centre and the Depot/Pound won’t be contactable by phone or email on Good Friday, 2 April and Easter Monday, 5 April. The Visitor Information Centre will be closed for tomorrow's Good Friday Public Holiday only.
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.
Our general waste (red bin) and recycling (yellow bin) services will not be affected. Green waste will now be collected on 9 April. The collection on 16 April will be picked up as usual.
The Carisbrook, Dunolly, Bealiba and Talbot Transfer Stations will be closed on Good Friday, 2 April and will reopen on Saturday 3 April at the regular time.
School Holiday Program
Maryborough Regional Library
Maryborough Regional Library is hosting a puppet making craft workshop at the Maryborough Library on Wednesday 7 April from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.
Another workshop will also be held on Thursday 8 April at the Dunolly Library from 2pm to 3pm. Admission is free and bookings are not essential.
Maryborough Regional Library is hosting ventriloquist Chris Elkington on Thursday 15 April at the Maryborough Senior Citizens Hall at 11am and at 1.30pm at the Dunolly Senior Citizens Hall.
Bookings are essential and can be made on 5461 9111.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is hosting a weaving program with Multi Clan artist Aunty Marilyne Nicholls on Thursday 14 April at the Tren du Bourg Hall, corner of Neill and Campbell streets.
There will be two sessions – 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Admission is $5 per session.
Aunty Marilyne Nicholls will teach participants how to weave using fibres. The individual weavings will then be woven together to make one art piece.
This workshop is for children aged 10 to 18 and bookings are essential. To book, call the gallery on 5461 6600.
Skate and scooter park contract awarded
We have awarded the Maryborough Skate and Scooter Park design and construction contract to Grind Projects.
The $605,000 contract was awarded at last week’s Council Meeting (23/03).
Grind Projects have years of experience and have a high industry experience in the design and construction of skate parks.
The skate and scooter park is set to be built along Lake Road, Maryborough, in Princes Park near Lake Victoria and the adventure playground and the barbecue area.
The project has been made possible thanks to $250,000 in State Government funding and $395,000 from Council.
A reminder to pet owners that animal registrations are due by 10 April.
If you own a dog or cat, you can register or renew your registration at www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/registeryourpet
VIC and new Co-Working Space opened
The iconic Maryborough Railway Station has officially been made the new home of the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre and Central Goldfields Co-Working Space.
An official opening was held on Wednesday 31 March. The relocation of the Visitor Information Centre and a Co-Working Space was identified in the Maryborough Railway Station Activation Project, which is one of our Priority Projects.
They were also identified in the Economic Development, Tourism and Events Strategies.
The project has been made possible thanks to $50,000 in funding from the State Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Program.
Council has also contributed $67,500 to the project and the Committee for Maryborough have made an in-kind contribution of $10,000 for mentoring of start-ups/small businesses by experienced business operators who are Committee for Maryborough members.
For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/currentprojects
Planter boxes set to pop up around Shire
Thanks to a partnership with the Maryborough Education Centre, a series of planted boxes will soon be installed across our Shire to support our local hospitality industry.
Students and staff from MEC are building the planter boxes – with many students across different years and skill levels contributing in different ways to the project.
The project has been funded by the State Government’s Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package aimed at supporting the hospitality industry to rebuild from the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.
All funding money is being spent locally for the planter box project.
The project not only extends and beautifies our hospitality venue’s outdoor trading spaces, but students are engaged in a task with real life outcomes that helps create ownership.
It also helps drive traffic to our hospitality venues as family and friends of the students venture out to see the planters they have completed.
To date, 15 local businesses have signed up for our parklets and planter boxes across the Shire.
Our Economic Development team is liaising with other local food and drink businesses interested in parklets and footpath dining. Funding is available for a limited time.
Local businesses interested in getting involved can contact our Economic Development Officer Brian Gould on 0419 762 793.