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  • TALBOT’S OPTIONS

    Sewerage options for the township of Talbot will continue to be explored following reports received by Central Goldfields Shire Council. Council received the final report from engineering consultants, AECOM at its recent council meeting. Director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe said the community of Talbot has been wanting the town sewered for many […]

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  • Appeal set to return

    The Maryborough and District Hospital Auxiliary’s Mother’s Day appeal will return this year. Sponsored by The Cambrian Hotel social club, Goldfields FM, the Paramount Theatre and The Maryborough Advertiser, the Mother’s Day appeal will see all funds raised donated to the Maryborough District Health Service to assist in the purchase of a new defibrillator for […]

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  • MEMORABLE

    Local residents turned out in droves to help fight cancer by taking part in the inaugural Maryborough Relay for Life over the weekend. The 18 hour event, held at Princes Park from Friday evening until Saturday morning raised in excess of $50,000 for the Cancer Council. Seven hundred and sixty people, almost 10 percent of […]

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  • Slow down in Dunolly

    Dunolly residents are celebrating the lowering of the speed limit from 60 to 50 kilometres an hour in a section of Broadway, after sending a petition containing 214 signatures to Central Goldfields Shire Council. The signs were put in place by VicRoads on Tuesday and residents agreed “it was about time”. At its meeting last […]

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  • Down came the rain

    Maryborough was drenched by the highest rainfall in the state on Tuesday night, as 80 millimetres of rain bucketed down on the city. Official Bureau of Meteorology figures show that localised rainfall resulted in Maryborough receiving almost 30 mm more than any other area in Victoria, with Natte Yallock copping the next highest rainfall, a […]

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  • TIME TO RELAY

    Maryborough will host its first Relay for Life from 5.45 pm tonight at Princes Park. After months of planning and a lot of hard work by a loyal group of dedicated people the big weekend has finally arrived. Princes Park will come alive as hundreds of people come together, all with a common goal – […]

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  • Factory fire investigated

    Police are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed a shed at a disused Maryborough factory during the weekend. Maryborough CFA crews were called to the fire in Bassett Street at 3.18 pm on Sunday afternoon. Two fire trucks and eight firefighters attended the blaze, which was brought under control within five minutes. The […]

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  • RAIL ON TRACK

    Victorian Premier, John Brumby officially launched the next stage of $50 million worth of rail upgrades designed to restore passenger rail services to Maryborough at the Maryborough Railway Station last week. Joined by Transport Minister, Martin Pakula and Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, Mr Brumby said the works will help to stabilise Maryborough’s future. “The […]

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  • Brochure launched

    Talbot environmental outfit, McCallums Creek Landcare Group, launched its brochure detailing the benefits of planting native species in Talbot last Saturday. Officially launched by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper at the Back Creek conservation area, the brochure is titled Gardening with Indigenous Plants in the Talbot District, and is to be distributed to all current […]

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  • Town’s historic fire tower to be restored

    Central Goldfields Shire Council will tender the restoration of the Maryborough Fire Tower, on the corner of Neill and Campbell streets, with the aim to have the structure removed, renovated and reinstated for the Maryborough Fire Brigade’s 150th anniversary in March next year. Director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe said at its meeting […]

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