COVID-19 Community Information
Our priority continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our community, volunteers and staff.
You can find information about our altered services, as well as other important information and resources on our dedicated COVID-19 section on our website. The page is being updated regularly and you access it at: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/covid-19
Major upgrade underway at Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre
A $600,335 upgrade to the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre is underway.
The project has 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 and $6,901 raised through community funds at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre.
As part of the major upgrade, the existing male and female change rooms will be renovated and a Changing Places change room will be constructed in the swimming pool area.
The Changing Places change room will be a fully accessible space with change table, toilet, shower, ceiling mounted hoist and compliant grab rails.
The existing men’s and women’s change rooms will be renovated with new toilets, showers, seating, flooring, hand basins, improved ventilation, installation of water efficient fittings, installation of non-slip flooring, new benches and seating to suit people with mobility issues and dividing partition walls in men’s and women’s change rooms.
The upgrade project will also deliver a disability friendly entry to the pool area, modifications to the main reception area, a new pedestrian pathway and disabled car parking.
Future works at the Maryborough Sports & Leisure Centre will include improvements to the floor and seating replacements on both courts in the Matthew Dellavedova Stadium.
These include resurfacing and relining with one court featuring netball and basketball lines while the other will include markings for a variety of sports.
With the Centre currently closed due to the Government Stage Three restrictions we’ve been able to get this project moving quicker than hoped and with less inconvenience to our users.
Contractors, FNG Group, will deliver the upgrade in the pool area while Ace Floors and Coatings will undertake the line marking In the basketball stadium.
Both projects are expected to be complete by 31 July.
These works will complement the LED lighting replacement in the basketball stadium that was carried out earlier this year.
Kerb renewal works underway
Kerb renewal works are currently underway in Raglan Street, Maryborough.
Approximately 380 metres of kerb is being upgraded between Newton Street and Wills Street.
The project is being delivered by Council’s works team and a contractor.
Footpath works will be carried out in Bealiba mid-May. Approximately 142 metres of footpath will be installed in Davies Street between Grant and Cochrane Streets – opposite the Bealiba Primary School.
The project will be delivered by Council’s works team and a contractor.
Rodborough and Baringhup road works
Works to reconstruct Rodborough and Baringhup roads are currently underway and are expected to take four weeks to complete.
The works will take place for approximately two kilometres along Rodborough Road and one kilometre along Baringhup Road.
Traffic lights will be used for the duration of the works and motorists are asked to obey all traffic directions.
The works will be completed by Doran Earthmoving and are funded by Council, Regional Roads Victoria and Roads to Recovery.
Gordon Gardens update
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 - will be installed at the 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.
For more information visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/gordongardensupdate
Rates Fourth Instalment Notices
Fourth and final rate instalment notices will be distributed to ratepayers by next week. Please note that there may be some mail delays with the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting Australia Post distribution times.
Included in the mail-out is a letter outlining Council’s COVID-19 financial support measures and options available to ratepayers.
Ratepayers and businesses that are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 may apply for rate relief under Council’s COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy, including extension of rate payments from 31 May 2020 to 30 September 2020 with no interest.
For more information about the financial support measures - including the COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy, Application Form and Frequently Asked Questions document, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/financialresponsepackage
We are currently recruiting for:
For more information, including how to apply, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/vacancies
Local Women Leading Change
Local women interested in running for Council are invited to participate in an online VLGA – Victoria Local Governance Association Inc Local Women Leading Change workshop throughout May and June. For more information, including session times, visit the VLGA website at www.vlga.org.au/advocacy/womens-policy/online-workshops
Have Your Say — Public Road Register Policy
Under the requirements of the Road Management Act 2004, Council must establish a register of public roads of which it is the coordinating road authority.
Council’s Public Road Register Policy provides guidance to staff and the public to assist in determining which municipal roads are to be included on the Public Road Register.
Council’s Public Road Register Policy is currently being reviewed and the community is invited to review the Policy and provide feedback by 5pm, Friday 26 June, via the following methods:
Mail: Attention Asset Management, PO BOX 194, Maryborough, 3465
Community Influenza Vaccination Program
We have received a supply of the 2020 influenza (flu) vaccine and will run a series of community flu vaccination sessions for eligible people.
The following people are eligible for the free flu vaccine:
- All children aged 6 months to less than 5 years (Victorian Government-funded)
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from 6 months
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- All people aged 6 months or older who have certain medical conditions that increase their risk of influenza disease complications, for example severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes
- Pregnant women (during any stage of pregnancy)
If you do not meet these criteria for the free flu vaccine, please contact your local GP or pharmacy to arrange your vaccine privately. For those that are eligible bookings are now open for the following community flu vaccination sessions:
- Today, Friday 8 May: 12.30 to 3.30pm
- Thursday 14 May: 10am to 12noon
- Friday 15 May: 9.30am to 12noon
All sessions will be conducted in the Community Hub in Maryborough.
To book visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/fluvaccinationprogram For more information on the influenza vaccine visit https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/publichealth/immunisation/immunisation-provider-information/seasonalflu-vaccine
Have Your Say – Draft Integrated Transport Strategy
We have partnered with the Victorian Government Department of Transport to develop an Integrated Transport Strategy.
The Strategy will identify access and transport needs across the municipality and determine issues and opportunities with various modes of transport.
Feedback is required by Friday 29 May, 2020 and is invited via:
Online survey – www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
Written submission: Attention Strategic Planning, PO Box 194 Maryborough VIC 3465
Children are also being asked to draw pictures of the way they travel – visit our Facebook page or www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay for more info.
For more information contact our Strategic Planner Amy Bell on 5461 0685 or email email@example.com
Animal registration clarification
A reminder to all pet-owners that animal registrations are now overdue. Animal registration fees have only been waived for residents in financial hardship.
To apply to have your fees waived due to financial hardship you must complete the application form available here: www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/financialresponsepackage
If your financial hardship application is approved you must:
- For NEW Animal Registrations, complete the registration form so that your animal is registered with us or
- For Animal Registration RENEWALS please return the top section (“Council Copy”) to Council
- Please write at the top of either the New Registration or Renewal form “Hardship Waiver Approved”
For pet-owners – not facing financial hardship – and who haven’t paid their animal registration you can do so via the following ways: