News

  • Crime stats take a dive

    The latest crime statistics released by Victoria Police have shown that crime in the Central Goldfields police service area is on a downward spiral. An overall decrease in crime of 0.8 percent was recorded between July 2010 and June 2011, with 1313 offences in total recorded for that timeframe, compared to the 1323 offences recorded […]

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  • Future of 404 site soon to be known

    The future of Maryborough’s former primary school 404 site is expected to be known within a fortnight. Central Goldfields Shire Council is in negotiations with a local tenderer for the property. Tenders for the sale and redevelopment of the 1.65 hectare site and its historic brick school building closed last month. The council’s general manager […]

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  • Call for constitutional recognition

    It may appear as dry a subject as it is an important one. But the need for constitutional recognition of local government is becoming pressing as without it, municipalities like Central Goldfields may suffer where it hurts most — financially. PM Julia Gillard has committed to holding a public referendum on constitutional recognition of local […]

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  • Antique bottle club notches up 40th show

    The Maryborough Antique Bottle Club’s annual bottle and collectables show, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, was met with another triumphant display. Antique bottle-lovers from all over descended on the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex to catch a glimpse of some of the priceless artefacts on show. There were more than 123 entries, 423 swap […]

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  • Weapons seized after alleged funeral threat

    Police have seized two firearms from a Maryborough man’s address following an incident in which a rifle was allegedly pointed at people driving to a funeral on Tuesday. Detective Sergeant Brett Caddy of Maryborough CIU yesterday said police expect to lay firearms offence and assault charges following the incident. Det Sgt Caddy said police had […]

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  • Gibbons to retire at next election

    Bendigo Federal MP Steve Gibbons has announced he will not seek Labor’s pre-selection for the Bendigo federal electorate and will retire at the next federal election due some time in 2013. He said the current federal parliament shows every indication of running the full three year term and that will mean a parliamentary career spanning […]

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  • Neil Newitt wins spot on Hepburn council

    Clunes businessman and former press photographer, Neil Newitt has a full schedule ahead after winning a seat at the Hepburn Shire council table. Cr Newitt is the new Cameron ward councillor for Hepburn after the outcome of the postal ballot was declared on the weekend. Victorian Electoral Commission spokesman, Thomas Harper said Cr Newitt received […]

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  • Housing development for visiting students

    A house in Maryborough’s Barkly Street will be developed as accommodation for visiting medical students after Central Goldfields Shire Council granted planning permit approval last week. The proposal to use the house at 39 Barkly Street to accommodate up to four medical students had attracted objections from several neighbouring residents. The proposed land use required […]

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  • Shire’s flood costs hit $20 million

    The final cost of repairing flood damage across Central Goldfields Shire Council is now expected to top $20 million. In coming days the council is to receive $6 million in State Treasury support, the first of three installments totalling an additional $12 million approved to cover its storm damage claim. At its meeting last week […]

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  • Report finds barriers to youth employment

    Maryborough teenagers face major barriers to employment including lack of work experience opportunities a new report by Mission Australia has found. A total 46 teenagers — 20 in Maryborough and 26 in Shepparton — participated an 18-month ongoing research project to produce the new Navigating the Youth Service System report. Launched in Maryborough this week, […]

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