Friday 19 April 2024


The April Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 April at 6pm.

The agenda is available to view at:

The meeting will be held in-person at the Community Hub in Maryborough and is open to the community to attend.

The meeting will also be livestreamed to Council’s Facebook page and a video will be available at the above web address following the meeting.


Our Roads and Works Team has been busy on a series of projects in recent weeks.

In Carisbrook, a new footpath on Bucknall Street between McLachlan and McNeil Streets will improve accessibility.

Major patching of Landrigan Road will also improve driver comfort in the area.

In Maryborough, the bus lane exiting the bus stop alongside the Railway Station has been improved and resurfaced.



From Monday 29 April, the toilet block in the Woolworths Supermarket car park will be closed for maintenance, including plumbing improvements and a tidy up.

The popular Craft Shop at the front of the building will remain open during the works – which are expected to take two weeks.

Alternative public amenities remain open at Phillips Gardens and Clarendon Street.



Road Management Plan

As the road authority for around 1,300 kilometres of roads, 79 bridges and 175 major culverts in Central Goldfields Shire, we are required to update our Road Management Plan every four years.

The review of the Road Management Plan is important because it determines the way in which Council manages, inspects, repairs and maintains its roads.

The aim is to ensure our road network is safe and well presented, while affordable for our community.

You can find out more, review the Draft Plan and provide feedback until 10 May, by visiting:



Connect and celebrate at the Goldfields Community Festival on Saturday 27 April from 11am to 4pm at Phillips Gardens in Maryborough.

It’s a free, fun, all ages, all access event featuring music, art, games, rides, information and activities.

games, rides, information and activities.

We are proud to support the event through a partnership with Go Goldfields, Committee for Maryborough, Maryborough District Health Service, Community Bank Avoca, Maryborough and St Arnaud, and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.




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.

  • Preparing Your Grant: Monday 22 April, 10am to 12noon
  • 7 Pillars of Fundraising and Strategic Planning Process: Monday 29 April, 10am to 12noon
  • Developing a Fundraising Strategy: Monday 6 May, 10am to 12noon
  • Good Governance: Monday 13 May, 10am to 12 noon
  • Writing Winning Grants: Monday 20 May, 10am to 12noon
  • Pitch Night and Putting Your Grant Application Together: Monday 3 June, 6.30pm

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