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  • Flood overlay plan to include more of town

    New homebuilders in Carisbrook may be at risk of constructing their floor levels below the height needed to avoid future flood damage. January’s flooding which hit the town demonstrated that Central Goldfields Shire Council’s flood inundation overlay needs to be amended to incorporate more parts of the town. If land is not subject to an […]

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  • $7M project

    Work to build Havilah’s new multimillion retirement facility in Maryborough is stimulating jobs growth with several new building apprenticeships expected to be created this year. Sales of 28 of what will ultimately be more than 50 independent living units at the Havilah on Palmerston complex have already been negotiated. Havilah last week announced it has […]

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  • Criers heard through the streets of Talbot

    It takes a certain type of person to be a town crier. Daisy Hill’s Jim Mowbray is such a person. But the official Talbot market town crier was not alone at the town’s popular farmers market last weekend Six of Australia’s top town criers filled the market with the attention-grabbing sounds of their age-old craft. […]

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  • Carisbrook’s pub set to re-open

    Carisbrook publican Dave Kolevas has good cause to celebrate. The beer looks set to flow again in the Britannia Hotel that he runs with his co-publican, Carolyn Trudgeon. Mr Kolevas’ insurance company, Allianz Australia Insurance, has just notified him it will pay out in full on his insurance claim for water damage to the hotel. […]

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  • Church to close doors

    Carisbrook’s Uniting Chruch will be forced to close its doors in the wake of the devastating Carisbrook floods. Following a meeting of the church’s congregation, a decision was made to disband the small congregation after it was unable to cover the costs of the damage caused by floodwaters which inundated the chuch and its adjoining […]

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  • Nominations now open for business awards

    Local residents will now have the chance to nominate their favourite businesses for this year’s Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards. The awards were officially launched on Thursday last week by Central Goldfields Shire mayor, Chris Meddows-Taylor and Powercor regional assets manager, Ian Gillingham. Community members can now nominate their favourite local businesses in any of […]

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  • Hall to be re-opened with community day

    Maryborough’s Tren DuBourg Hall will be officially re-opened for the community on Saturday, April 9 — the same day 84 years after the foundation stone was laid during the hall’s construction. A family fun day will be held in the hall during the day, while a youth night will be held from 7 pm to […]

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  • Wrong call: advice misleads flood victims

    A Carisbrook couple are outraged after an insurance claims assessor incorrectly told them their flood damage claim payout had been approved. The Melbourne-based assessor, visited the flood ravaged house of Danny and Glenda Hall on March 10 and told the couple their entire claim would be paid out, Mr and Mrs Hall say. Mr Hall […]

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  • Truck and ute collide

    An Archdale man has died after his ute collided with a semi-trailer at Archdale on Tuesday. The 64-year-old Archdale local was travelling east along the Moyreisk North-Dunolly Road and entered the intersection of the Avoca-Bealiba Road, also known as Archdale Junction, when his white Holden twin cab utility was hit by the semi-trailer carrying a […]

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  • A little girl who just couldn’t wait

    Sierra Port’s parents, Giselle and Dave, will be hoping their newborn baby daughter’s impatient arrival does not signal a personality trait that they can expect to deal with for the rest of their lives. After Giselle, a Maryborough District Health Service employee, experienced irregular contraactions on March 5, the couple knew that the latest addition […]

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