Major Projects

Major upgrade underway at Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre

A $600,335 upgrade to the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre is nearing completion with the indoor pool complex reopening on Monday 20 July, 2020.Improvements in the Matthew Dellavedova Stadium are expected to be finished by Friday 31 July.

The project has included:

Pool complex

  • New toilets, showers, seating, flooring, improved ventilation, hand basins, partitioning walls, non-slip flooring and new benches to suit people within mobility issues in the male and female changerooms
  • A fully accessible Changing Place with change table, toilet, shower, ceiling mounted hoist and compliant grab rails

Matthew Dellavedova Stadium

  • Flooring and seating replacements
  • New linemarking to complement a variety of sports

The upgrades have been made possible thanks to:

  • $430,000 from the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Victoria Community Facility Funding Program
  • $113,556 from the Federal Government’s Move it Australia Grant Program
  • $49,878 from Council as part of the 2019/2020 Budget
  • $6,901 raised through community funds at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre

Council roof replacement

The Central Goldfields Shire Nolan Street building – the former School of Mines – is a Heritage Listing Building and a valuable Council owned heritage asset.

Like all buildings, upkeep is needed to ensure the building stands the test of time.

An assessment of the building two years ago identified the building needed to be water proofed, both the ceiling and the rising damp.

Works to replace the roof tiles and redirect roof stormwater is currently underway to prevent further roof leaking.

The removal of the tiles has also revealed damage to the roof trusses and work is being undertaken to replace them as part of the project.

The works are being funded by Council and delivered by BLR Provincial Construction and are expected to be complete by 30 June, 2020.

Dunolly Library

The development of a new library facility in Dunolly is a step closer with the tender for the refurbishment of the former Police Station building – located in the Dunolly Courthouse precinct on Broadway - being awarded to FNG Group Pty Ltd.  

The project has been made possible thanks to $140,000 in funding from the State Government – Living Libraries Grant which was announced in December last year.

The redevelopment project involves the restumping of the existing building and the construction of an accessible toilet, ramp, new shelving, fresh paint and new carpet.

Once complete the Dunolly Library will be home to a larger collection of resources as well as a public access computer, free WIFI and additional children’s programming.

The facility is expected to be open by September 2020.

To complement the project and ensure accessibility to the new facility Council has extended the footpath network.

The project, funded as part of Council’s 2019/2020 Budget, provides pedestrian access from Broadway, along Bull Street to the new Library facility.

Maryborough Outdoor Pool

Works to upgrade the Maryborough Outdoor Pool facility have commenced.

The $216,000 project, funded as part of Council’s 2019/2020 Budget will Include installation of two shade sails and artificial turf and an upgrade to the plant room.

The project will commence this week (21/5) with the project expected to be complete by mid-July ready for the start of the 2020/2021 pool season.

Details about the project are:

  • Shade sails will be installed over the toddlers' octagonal pool and two grassed areas adjacent to the main pool.
  • The plant room will be upgraded to ensure it meets all current safety and operating standards and will also see the water treatment system improved.
  • The artificial turf will be installed under the existing roof structure next to the toddlers pool

The project delivered by is being Bendigo Aquatic Services. 

Our Operations team have been busy upgrading the plumbing in the showers, repairing and painting the change room seating, repairing the kiosk window and installing new doors in the change room cubicles.

Gordon Gardens

A new bicycle/scooter pump track, outdoor fitness equipment and shade structure – all projects that were identified as part of the Gordon Gardens Master Plan - are being installed at Gordon Gardens in Dunolly as part of the Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative. 

The tender for the project is currently being advertised with a contractor expected to be appointed by May and the project ready for play by spring, 2020.

The $140,000 Gordon Gardens upgrade project will be delivered thanks to funding from the State Government Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative.

The bicycle/scooter pump track is a modular system made of timber composite that will form a circular track of about 65 metres. It will be suitable for use from the early stages of riding a balance bike or scooter to larger bikes for young people and adults. It’s the perfect playground and play space for all wheels and all ages, providing outstanding health and wellbeing benefits through fun.

The four pieces of outdoor fitness equipment chosen will be in consultation with staff at Maryborough District Health Service and will be used as part of exercise programs for older adults.

A shade structure will be installed above the equipment so users have sun protection. The colours for the shade structure and the equipment will be decided in consultation with the local community to align with the heritage aspects of the park. This equipment will benefit all the community to strengthen muscles without going to a gym – and it’s free.