Council News – Friday 13 July
July Council Meeting
The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 24 July at 6pm in the Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough. The public is welcome to attend and the agenda will be available on Friday 20 July at www.centralgoldfields.com.au
A public question time will be held prior to the meeting from 5.30 to 6pm. Residents are invited to submit written questions prior to or at the meeting. A hard copy ‘request form’ can be collected in person at the Shire Office, 48 Nolan Street or online at: www.centralgoldfields.com.au
Locks Lane, Moolort
A road upgrade project at Locks Lane, Moolort will commence today, Friday 13 July.
The project includes pavement rehabilitation and drainage works and will take approximately four weeks to complete.
Locks Lane will be closed to traffic during the works with detours in place. Access to properties will be retained during the project.
For the safety of road users and road workers please ensure all road works signage and directions are obeyed.
The $270,000 project is jointly funded by Central Goldfields Shire and the Federal Government as part of the Roads to Recovery program.
Majorca Road, Maryborough
Stage two of the Majorca Road, Maryborough upgrade is nearing completion with the road expected to re-open today, Friday 13 July.
The construction crew will move off-site and our Parks and Gardens team will move on-site to commence the plantings stage of the project.
The upgrade project has delivered underground drainage and new kerb and pavement renewal between Cadle and Nelson streets.
The $761,366 project has been jointly funded by Central Goldfields Shire and the Federal Government as part of the Roads to Recovery program.
2018/2019 Waste Calendar
The 2018/2019 Central Goldfields Shire Waste Calendar will be mailed to residents in August. Copies are also available for collection at the Shire Office, 12 to 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough and online at www.centralgoldfields.com.au
Recycling is collected fortnightly and Garbage is collected weekly in urban areas (Maryborough, Carisbrook, Dunolly and Talbot) and fortnightly in rural areas.
The compost facility upgrade at the Carisbrook Transfer Station is now complete which means compost bags will available again from this Saturday, 14 July.
Council will honour the April, 2018 vouchers initially and depending on supply of compost the Transfer Station will determine future supply.
Did you know we have a direct number you can call for missed garbage, recycling and green waste services?
To notify us please call this toll free number 1800 556 952.
For damaged bins you can contact our Customer Service team on 5461 0610.
Pyjama Day at Maryborough Regional Library
Our team at the Maryborough Regional Library will spend the day in their pyjamas next Friday 20 July to support The Pyjama Foundation
The regular 11am Friday Story Time session will also be pyjama themed with families encouraged to join us in their PJ's.
The Pyjama Foundation supports the dreams of kids living in Foster Care and was created to help kids reach their full potential by assisting them with their learning and by providing consistent love and support.
To make a donation visit: https://bit.ly/2twXVBn or visit IGA Maryborough – donation tins available at the check-out.
For more information about The Pyjama Foundation visit: https://thepyjamafoundation.com/
Have your say on Council Plan refresh
The draft refresh of the Council Plan 2017-2021 is now on public display for 28 days and community members are invited to leave feedback.
Copies are available from the Shire Office at 12 to 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough during normal business hours or at www.centralgoldfields.com.au
Written submissions must be made by the close of business on Thursday 26 July and should be addressed to Submissions, Central Goldfields Shire Council, PO Box 194, Maryborough, 3465 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you make a submission and wish to speak to it you must specify that you wish to do so as part of your submission. A submission hearing will be held on Tuesday 31 July at 5.30pm at the Community Hub with the public encouraged to attend.
Community Reference Group – EOI now open
Central Goldfields Shire will establish a Carisbrook Flood and Drainage Management Plan Implementation Community Reference Group.
The new Community Reference Group will work closely with Council staff and the community to effectively and efficiently deliver the remaining flood management infrastructure and develop ongoing management practices for the community to manage future flood events.
The Terms of Reference for the group are available to view at www.centralgoldfields.com.au
To submit an expression of interest email email@example.com with Carisbrook Flood and Drainage Management Plan Community Reference Group in the subject line.
EOI’s close at 5pm on Friday 20 July. For more information contact Central Goldfields Shire General Manager Infrastructure Assets and Planning Rebecca Stockfeld on 5461 0610.
Rural Roads Maintenance
We're currently carrying out maintenance on our rural roads. Unsealed road shoulder grading on the sealed road network is an important element of preventative maintenance.
We own and operate a specialised road shoulder grader that regulates the unsealed shoulder in a single pass.
This work is best achieved when there is moisture in the road pavement so we are taking advantage of the cooler months to carry out this work.
Unsealed road shoulders on the sealed network that have recently been completed include: Landrigan Road; Stuart Mill Road; sections of Cotswald Road; sections of Avoca-Bealiba Road; Commercial Road; Talbot Road; sections of Rodborough Road; Smeaton Road; and Mooloort-Baringhup Rd.
Short Flix Festival underway
The Short Flix Festival is underway with twelve local young people recently participating in a three day intensive workshop.
Led by professional filmmakers Indimax Productions participants learnt about essential filmmaking practices such as scriptwriting, editing, camera operation and directing.
The participants, aged between 13 and 20 years, will shoot their films in August with the final product to be presented at the Short Flix Premiere Screening at the Maryborough Paramount Theatre on Saturday 13 October.
The Short Flix Festival is a joint initiative between Go Goldfields and the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
Tenders and quotations currently available through Central Goldfields Shire Council are listed below. Tender documents can be downloaded from Tendersearch, accessible via Council’s website www.centralgoldfields.com.au (see under tenders and procurement)
Supply of Landscape Materials – Sand, Soil, Softfall, Mulch, Trees and Turf