Friday 17 May 2024


How will the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid benefit our Shire? What will it mean for our businesses and events?

You’re invited to our community information session to learn more, when our Mayor Cr Lisbeth Long will introduce representatives from the Goldfields World Heritage Bid team.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with light refreshments provided and no bookings necessary.

  • Tuesday 21 May, 5.15pm for 5.30 to 6.30pm

Rooms 1 and 2, Community Hub, 48 Burns Street, Maryborough

Supported by our staff from the Central Goldfields Visitor Centre


Draft Budget and Draft Financial Sustainability Strategy

The 2024-25 Draft Budget and the Draft Financial Sustainability Strategy are available for the community to review and provide feedback until Friday 24 May.

To view the documents, the video and to provide feedback visit:



We are all looking forward to the re-opening of the pool at the Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre.

The project to re-tile the 25-metre pool is almost finished, and we are doing everything we can to ensure it can re-open as soon as possible.

At this stage the pool will re-open mid-June. The exact date will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed.

We appreciate your patience.

This project was made possible with funding through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.


Join us for the official opening celebration of the new courts at Deledio Recreation Reserve.

With the previous courts at the end of their life and deemed unplayable, the new dedicated netball court and multi-use tennis and netball court can be enjoyed for generations to come.

This is an opportunity for the Dunolly community to come together to celebrate their new facilities.

The project was jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Council, in partnership with the Dunolly Football Netball Club and the Deledio Recreation Reserve Committee of Management.


We are creating a Roadmap for a healthy food system, and we want to hear from you!

The success of the local food system has a direct impact on our health and wellbeing, the growth of our children, the environment, and the local economy.

To learn more and give feedback visit:

  • When: Saturday 25 May at 2.15pm
  • Where: Deledio Recreation Reserve, Dunolly.
  • Online:
  • Teleconference: Central Goldfields Food Network Open Meeting Tuesday 21 May from10am to 12pm – register at
  • In Person: Kitchen Table Conversation at the Community House, Wednesday 22 May from 12pm to 1.30pm at 23 Primrose Street Maryborough. No registration required. Light refreshments provided
  • Event: Carisbrook Market Stall, Sunday 26 May from 9am to 1pm



Volunteers are the lifeblood of communities across Australia – including ours!

The reality is that volunteering is changing, and we know that many volunteers, community groups and organisations locally are doing it tough.

To help support you better, and to try and tackle these challenges together, we have partnered with the Maryborough Volunteer Resource Centre, to bring you three opportunities.

Changing Face of Volunteering – Something for Everyone Forum

Help us shape what comes next for volunteering in our Shire by attending the Changing Face of Volunteering – Something for Everyone Forum:

  • Thursday 30 May, 5.30pm for 6pm start

Salvation Army, 27 Wills Street, Maryborough

Why go?

  • Learn about the latest trends in volunteering and why you need to know this. Share and learn from other groups – what’s going well for them and what isn’t
  • Meet new people and make new connections
  • Discover new volunteering opportunities
  • Find out how you can get involved in the local community
  • Be celebrated, be valued!

To register email [email protected] or call 5461 0610.


National Volunteer Week – thank you evening

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to recognise and thank you for your dedication and contribution.

All volunteers in the Shire are invited to join us for the National Volunteer Week – thank you evening:

  • Monday 20 May, 5.30pm for 5.45pm start

Bull and Mouth, High Street, Maryborough

To register email [email protected] or call 5461 0610.

Community Grant Writing Workshops

We know that funding to deliver projects, events and activities can be challenging to access.

That’s why we are hosting a series of grant writing workshops to help give you the skills and info you need to write successful applications. The workshops are being led by the Maryborough Volunteer Resource Centre with support from Council.

We encourage you to join us at one, or all of the following sessions to be held at the Maryborough Community Hub.

  • Writing Winning Grants: Monday 20 May, 10am to 12noon
  • Pitch Night and Putting Your Grant Application Together: Monday 17 June, 6.30pm

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