Friday 12 March 2021

On Display Indefinitely

Carisbrook Levee project information session - thank you

Thank you to the 20 members of the community who attended our Carisbook Levee project community information session on Monday 1 March, 2021.

The session was an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions, to the Carisbrook Levee designer – Entura Specialist Dams Engineer Paul Southcott.

With some difference in opinion about some aspects of the levee design, it was a productive conversation where Paul was able to share the process behind the design and the steps that have led to where we are today.

We are all committed to working together to ensure the best solution for Carisbrook.

For those who weren’t able to join us, Council will be distributing the information shared at the meeting by Thursday 18 March, 2021.

MASH solar evening

Thank you to everyone who attended the MASH Solar and Battery Bulk-Buy Information Meeting in Maryborough last Thursday (4/03).

If you weren’t able to be there you can still find out more, and request a quote, by visiting or calling 1300 466 274.

Positions Vacant

For current vacancies in our team please see our current vacancies

IT Traineeship opportunity

Do you know a young person interested in an IT career? We have a traineeship available within our Information Technology team.

The role is part of the Victorian Apprenticeship Recovery program, and therefore to be eligible to apply, you must be under 24 years of age with no prior tertiary qualifications.

To find out more visit

Walking group commences

A walking group aimed at motivating older residents to improve their physical health commenced at Lake Victoria on Wednesday.

The Central Goldfields Shire ‘Move It Walking Group’ is the first initiative to be rolled out as part of the of the Loddon Mallee Region ‘Move It’ project – funded by the Australian Government through a Sport Australia Better Ageing grant.

More participants are encouraged to join the group, which will walk around Philips Gardens on Wednesday 17 March.

To book your spot, and to find out the meeting time, call Council’s Move It Project Officer, Zac Egan on 0428 965 448.

Golden Textures winner announced

The winner of the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Art Quilt Exhibition 2021 was announced by Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor at the official exhibition opening on Saturday 6 March.

Suzanne Lyle was presented with a $3,000 cheque for the winning prize for her art work Crown of Thorns.

The work is a striking red, black and white quilt inspired by the indoor plant commonly known as Crown of Thorns.

There will be a free guided tour of the exhibition on Thursday 18 March between 2pm to 2.45pm.

Bookings can be made online through or by phoning the Gallery on 5461 6600 or by emailing

The exhibition will be on display until 9 May 2021.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.

The Gallery is located at 1 Neill Street, Maryborough.

For more information, visit

Maryborough Town Hall temporarily closed

Council has temporarily closed the Maryborough Town Hall for safety reasons.

During an inspection yesterday, it was identified that there are a number of electrical issues that require urgent attention.

Council will work to address these issues as soon as possible, but until then, to ensure public safety, the Town Hall will remain closed.

Council is currently working with the Town Hall user groups to find suitable, alternative facilities.

Road Works

Road re-construction works on Gillies Street (between Majorca Road and Fuller Street) and Rogers Street (between Gillies Street and Railway Street) in Maryborough commenced this week.

The project includes drainage, kerb and channel works and road pavement construction.

Both sections of road will be closed to all through traffic for the duration of the works, and detours and road closures will be in place.

The project will be undertaken by Doran Earthmoving and is expected to take construction 12 weeks to complete.

The project has been funded by Council and the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery program.


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
G1475-21 Proposed water main lowering - Pyrenees Highway Carisbrook



G1476-21Q Maryborough Indoor Pool Filtration System Upgrade



G1466-21 Annual Supply - Supply, Deliver & Lay Asphalt



G1467-21 Energy Breakthrough Communications Upgrade



G1477-21 Phillips Gardens Irrigation - Supply and Installation



 G1473-21 Pyrenees Highway, Carisbrook - Culvert Construction



 G1478-21 Condition Assessment of Council Buildings