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  • Historic church sells

    A local buyer has snapped up Maryborough’s historic fifth Wesleyan Methodist Jubilee Church just minutes after it was passed in at auction on Saturday. Auctioneer Ron Morrison of Maryborough Ballarat Real Estate said the historic church sold about 15 minutes after being passed in at $160,000. A crowd of 150 to 200 people attended Saturday […]

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  • Clinic overload

    Maryborough’s Clarendon Medical Centre has closed its doors to new patients from outside the immediate area. The centre’s six doctors are only accepting new patients from Avoca and the immediate Central Goldfields Shire area, excluding the Dunolly area which staff say is serviced by its own doctor. While new patients from Havelock, Timor and Natte […]

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  • Road works first big step for energy park

    Road and engineering works paving the way for a planned multimillion dollar renewable energy park just out of Maryborough are expected to be completed by the end of next month. Australian Renewable Energy Parks managing director Ray Gatiss this week said the road works represent “the first big step” toward construction taking place on site. […]

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  • Leader visit

    Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will ride into Wannon early next month, visiting Avoca and Talbot. The visit is part of the 2013 Pollie Pedal, a fundraising cycling event, this year raising funds for Carers Australia. About 60 cycling politicians, and support crew totalling nearly 50, will make their way from Adelaide to Geelong during […]

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  • Funding for town hall lift project

    Reaching the second level of Maryborough’s historic town hall building will involve far less physical exertion following an $83,000 funding announcement. In town last Thursday, the member for Western Victoria Region David O’Brien announced $83,000 in state government funding to install a lift in the historic town hall building on Clarendon Street. The Regional Growth […]

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  • Station Domain to receive shade sails

    Sun sensitive souls will be able to kick back and relax following a $295,000 funding announcement that will see Maryborough’s Station Domain sheltered by some serious shade sail. The Nationals MP for Western Victoria David O’Brien was in Maryborough on Thursday to announce the funding made up of $200,000 from the Regional Growth Fund’s Putting […]

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  • Cannabis crop seized in Majorca Road

    A large crop of cannabis plants measuring up to 1.5 metres have been seized following a police raid on a Majorca property. Leading Senior Constable Nathan Vercoe of Central Goldfields Crime Investigation Unit yesterday said about 170 plants were found growing in two sheds when police raided the Majorca property just south of Maryborough on […]

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  • Tenders called for new boardwalk construction

    Those who enjoy a spot of fishing, dog walkers and joggers alike are set to benefit from a large new fishing platform and boardwalk planned for Maryborough’s Lake Victoria. The Central Goldfields Shire Council is calling for tenders to design and build the new structure at the lake in Maryborough’s Princes Park precinct. The council’s […]

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  • Residents concerned at health service cuts

    Avoca residents fear plans to cut their local primary care health service from five to three days may be at the cost of residents’ health outcomes. The town’s primary care service currently operates five days a week out of the Avoca campus of Maryborough District Health Service. Now in the wake of government funding uncertainty […]

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  • Family Easter egg hunt

    Maryborough Apex Club is encouraging the community to get into the Easter spirit by joining in an Easter egg hunt on Sunday. From 1 to 3 pm at Princes Park near the band rotunda on Easter Sunday, children and their families are invited to come along and hunt for Easter eggs while helping out Maryborough […]

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