Council news – Friday 10 August
AUGUST COUNCIL MEETING
An Ordinary Meeting of Council will be held on Tuesday 28 August at 6pm in the Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough.
The public is welcome to attend and the agenda is available the Friday before the meeting 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 ‘public question time form’ can be accessed at www.centralgoldfields.com.au or in person from Council’s Customer Service Office, 22 Nolan Street, Maryborough.
Daisy Hill Community Centre
Notice is given of the Daisy Hill Community Centre
Committee of Management Annual General Meeting to be held at the Daisy Hill Community
Centre, 11 Dehnerts Road, Daisy Hill on Thursday 16 August, 2018 commencing at 7.30pm. All members of the community are welcome to attend.
MARYBOROUGH REGIONAL LIBRARY – AUGUST EVENTS
A chock-a-block program of events will be held at the Maryborough Regional Library in August including:
Immersive Science II event
As part of National Science Week, Maryborough Regional Library will host the Immersive Science II event on Thursday 16 August at 6.30pm.
Community members can join Professor Alan Duffy and Dr Rebecca Allen to discover how
Australian scientists are leading the way in probing the universe through ripples in the fabric of space-time and providing unique views of the microscopic world.
Explore this Universe through the use of ground-breaking Virtual Reality technology and make new discoveries through a question and answer session with the speakers.
Words in Winter
• Recycled Book Art - Thursday 16 August from 2pm in Dunolly
• The Polar Bear Story book launch - Tuesday 21 August from 4pm
National Book Week
• Dress Up Story Time - Wednesday 22 August at 11am
and Friday 24 August 11am
• Dunolly Dress up Story Time - Friday 24 August at 11am
• Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Friday 24 August from 6 to 7pm
For more information visit https://bit.ly/2LJUkKn
LIBRARY SERVICES PROVE POPULAR AMONG RESIDENTS
The Maryborough Regional Library continues to grow in popularity with more than 70,000 items borrowed and more than 66,000 visitors during the 2017/2018 financial year.
Over the past year the Maryborough and Dunolly libraries and outreach services have achieved:
• 72,075 items borrowed
• 66,919 visitors
• 338 events and programs hosted
• 4,754 people attended library events and programs
To find out more about our Maryborough Regional Library and the services they provide visit https://bit.ly/2LXb5mk
WORKS UNDERWAY AT LOCKS LANE
Pavement rehabilitation and drainage works are underway in Locks Lane, Moolort.
During the works, Locks Lane is closed to traffic and detours are in place. Access to properties is retained.
The $270,000 project is jointly funded by the Central Goldfields Shire and the Federal Government as part of the Roads to Recovery program.
The project is expected to be complete by the end of next week.
ONLINE AUCTION – SURPLUS PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Council will be selling surplus Plant and Equipment via the Grays Online Monthly Surplus Auction from 16 August to 22 August.
Those wishing to bid will need to register with Grays Online.
Please note the catalogue of items will not be available online until 5pm on Thursday 16 August via the following link https://bit.ly/2OSvhnm
RECORD NUMBERS AT WAL RICHARDS
Central Goldfields Art Gallery has just recorded its most successful exhibition in 14 years with more than 1800 visitors flocking to see Wal Richards – Wedding Photographer.
A phenomenal 1883 local, interstate and international visitors came to see the successful exhibition.
MAJORCA ROAD PLANTINGS
35 Autumn Blaze Red Maples have now been planted along Majorca Road. The trees link up with more plantings near the Gillies Street and Majorca Road intersection. Irrigation works were also undertaken and median strips will be re-turfed in spring.
Community Sports Infrastructure Loan Scheme
The State Government has launched a $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loan Scheme to support the delivery of community sport and recreation infrastructure in Victoria.
The scheme will support the delivery of community sport and recreation infrastructure by providing organisations access to low-interest government-guaranteed loans between $500,000 and $10 million.
Projects that may be supported under the scheme include:
• new or redeveloped indoor or outdoor aquatic leisure facilities
• new or redeveloped indoor sports stadiums
• pavilions including changeroom developments
• synthetic sports surfaces (including replacements)
• active recreation infrastructure, for example trails, play spaces, skate parks and BMX tracks
• new or upgraded community sport precincts including sports fields and lighting.
Applications are open now and close on Friday 31 August. Successful applicants will be announced early October.
To find out more and to access guidelines and support documents visit www.sport.vic.gov.au/loans
There are a number of Victorian Government Veteran Grants programs now open.
The grants program aims to provide ex-service organisations, educational institutions and not for profit organisations with grants for projects that:
provide welfare services or assistance to the ex-service community
honour and commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans
educate the wider Victorian community about the service and sacrifice of our veterans
provide education assistance for veterans' dependants
preserve our veteran heritage for the benefit of future generations
restore local community war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour
commemorate the Anzac Centenary
Applications close on 27 August 2018:
For more information visit https://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants