Friday 5 July 2024

Published on 05 July 2024





Our CEO Lucy Roffey has resigned, effective 21 August 2024 following dedicated service for six years.

Lucy took the helm in 2018 working with Administrators to transform our organisation, inducted our current councillors and invigorated our advocacy to fund a long list of community projects and infrastructure.

She leaves behind a legacy of long-term planning, clear objectives for the benefit of our community and a united team of staff continuing to deliver on the community’s future vision.

We warmly wish Lucy well for the future.

An interim CEO will be appointed until after the October Council Election. The new Council will appoint our next CEO. We’ll keep you informed as these changes unfold.



With the Octagonal Pool rebuild now complete at the Maryborough Outdoor Pool, the remaining funding is being used to deliver upgrades to the pavilion.

Scaffolding was installed earlier this week to carry out the following:

  • New roof – along with new deeper box gutters to prevent leaks, new flashings, rainwater heads and downpipes
  • Removal of redundant services
  • Render repairs to the top and inner face of all the parapet walls – to stop moisture from leaking into the building and causing future damage (this work is being carried out by local heritage specialist Craig Congues)

 Further works to be carried out include:

  • Asbestos removal from the building
  • General carpentry and repair of various timber elements
  • Ceiling repairs and painting

To find out more about the Maryborough Municipal Outdoor Pool complex visit




A reminder to all dog owners that by law, their animals must be always kept under effective control at all times in public places. This applies to parks, gardens, reservoirs and all other open spaces.

Serious penalties apply for failure to do so, such as fines up to $385.

In cases when dogs attack people or other animals, we investigate the seriousness of the attack and measures will be taken according to the Domestic Animals Act.

Our Compliance Officers have investigated 12 incidents so far in 2024.

There is an off-leash dog park in Maryborough at Cadle Street between Jack Pascoe Reserve and the Maryborough Wattle Park netball courts in Carrick Street.

For further information visit:




Thank you to everyone who took part in our Central Goldfields Youth Council's Public Transport Survey.

With broad contribution from across our Shire, the final report makes for interesting reading. These responses can now assist Council's advocacy for service improvements, helping us to focus on the real transport needs of our community.

A special thanks to our Youth Council for this excellent work to support our community.

To download and read the report, visit:




Food is essential to everyone – it not only connects people from all walks of life, but it has a direct impact on our health and wellbeing.

That’s why we are working with the Central Goldfields Food Network and Sustain: The Australian Food Network to create a Food System Roadmap for our Shire.

The Food System Roadmap is a plan to help our community access healthy, nutritious and sustainable food.

Thank you to the more than 200 people who recently provided input into what healthy food means to them and what they think would make our local systems better.

Some of the themes of the feedback include better nutrition education, more veggie gardens, access to cheaper fresh produce, cooking classes for kids and community, healthy takeaway options, and more markets.

Your feedback will help inform the draft Food Systems Roadmap, which will help us to identify some practical and achievable actions that can be implemented through community partnerships.

The draft Roadmap will be finalised in July, with a further opportunity for the community to review and provide feedback expected to open in August.

For more information visit



Interviewing for Council’s Community Satisfaction Survey is every 3 months, and the first survey for 2024 has now commenced.

Over coming weeks, households may receive a call asking various questions about the different services we provide to our community.

You can help us improve our services to you by taking part. It's confidential, and we appreciate your valuable feedback.



On 7 July 1874, the first train from Melbourne arrived at Maryborough. To celebrate 150 Years of Rail, everyone is invited to a day of free fun and history at Maryborough Railway Station.

  • welcome Queen Victoria as she steps off the 10.46am train
  • enjoy the music and entertainment
  • tour the station
  • historic photos and displays
  • §visit the Visitor Centre Theatrette to see the "Welcome Stranger" digital animation
  • play vintage games and croquet

Step back in time and dress up in period costume – or come as you are this Sunday 7 July from 10.30am to 3pm at Maryborough Railway Station.



We have been successful in securing funding for 7 out of 14 projects that were submitted as part of Victorian Government’s Regional Development Victoria Tiny Towns Fund.

Projects will be delivered across our Shire in townships including Adelaide Lead, Bealiba, Majorca, Bowenvale, Majorca, Dunolly, Talbot and Carisbrook.

We will continue to seek funding opportunities for the unsuccessful projects.

To find out which projects have been funded visit:

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Last year we developed a landscape plan to beautify Quinn Street Reserve, Whirrakee Rise to make it more accessible and appealing.

We also invited your feedback on the plans to help us understand what components were most important to you.

Based on this feedback, the project will deliver a bus shelter, picnic table and shelter, upgrading of pathways and new tree and shrub plantings.

The project will commence shortly for completion late September.

With the confirmation a bus shelter will now be constructed, Council has commenced discussions around the possibility of the current service being extended.

The playground at the reserve is being reviewed in our Draft Play Space Strategy, soon to be released for feedback from the community.

For further information visit:



For career opportunities, please visit:



Tenders currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below.

Tender documents can be downloaded from e-Procure, accessible via Council's website


Tender No

Tender Description



Request for Tender for Energy Breakthrough Event- Barrier and Container Transport Hire

12.00 PM

17 July 2024




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