Friday 12 February 2021

On Display Indefinitely

$150,000 grant for Phillips Gardens

Central Goldfields Shire has received a $150,000 grant for the Phillips Gardens in Maryborough – thanks to the State Government Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program.

The grant will see the existing irrigation system be upgraded to a central control system (Rainbird), with a master valve and flow meter, which will be more sustainable and will reach areas of the gardens not currently irrigated.

For more information, visit

Dunolly dump point feedback

A partnership between Central Goldfields Shire Council and Dunolly Caravan Park could see a public dump point established for visitors and locals.

It is proposed the Dunolly Caravan Park’s dump point will become available for public use after consultation between the park’s operators, the community and Council.

Public access to the facility would be via Maude Street.

You can leave feedback by contacting Council's Manager Community Engagement Kylie Long on 0428 906 347 or

For a map of the proposed dump point and more information, visit

Feedback closes on Wednesday 17 February, 2021.

Are you a qualified fitness instructor?

We’re looking for qualified fitness instructors to help deliver “Move It” strength training sessions that will improve the health of elderly people in our community.

Sessions will be held at various locations throughout Maryborough, along with Dunolly and Talbot.

Applicants must have a Certificate III in Fitness as a minimum.

If you’re interested, please contact Council’s Move It Project Officer Zac Egan via:

Phone - 0428 965 448

Email -

Solar panels information session

More Australian Solar Homes (MASH) will host a free 90-minute information session at the Community Hub, Maryborough, on Tuesday 16 February from 6pm.

During the session, attendees will get an overview of solar bulkbuy opportunities and speak with solar installer, Specialised Solar.

To register, visit

Rates reminder

Ratepayers who pay their rates in FULL are reminded that rates are payable by Monday 15 February.

Ratepayers who pay their rates by INSTALMENT are reminded that the third instalment is payable by Sunday 28 February.

For more information, including payment options, visit:

Sports infrastructure fund open

The State Government's 2021 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund is now open.

The fund provides a range of grant opportunities across five funding streams:

  • Better Indoor Stadiums
  • Female Friendly Facilities
  • Community Sports Lighting
  • Facilities for Active Seniors
  • Scoreboards and Fixed Equipment

An information session is being held on Monday 22 February from 5.30 to 6.30pm at the Community Hub, Maryborough.

Please register your attendance to Ben Robertson at

Support available to groups looking for funding

2020 was a tough year for community groups. Is your community group looking for funding in 2021?

We have recently appointed Community Funding Officer Kirsty Skilbeck to our team as part of the Victorian Government Working for Victoria program.

Kirsty is here to help community groups with finding grants and funding.

She’d love to work together with your community group to develop proposals, share ideas, identify partnership opportunities and bring money into the region to get local projects off the ground.

You can contact Kirsty Skilbeck on 0428 894 724.


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.
Description Closes
G1469-21 Supply & installation solar public lighting - Princes Park, Maryborough



G1463-21 Princes Park Olympic Pool repair, design and construction



G1472-21 Gillies Street, Maryborough - road reconstruction works