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  • NEW REGALIA FOR COUNCIL

    Since the formation of Central Goldfields Shire in 1995, there has been no official council regalia, as the mayoral chain and robe worn on special occasions by mayors of the Borough of Maryborough and City of Maryborough were considered to be irrelevant. This year, a decision was made to have a mayoral drop, similar to […]

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  • FUNDING FOR 13 LOCAL VOLUNTEER GROUPS

    Thirteen Central Goldfields Shire volunteer groups are set to share in more than $45,000 worth of Federal Government funding. The funds are being provided under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants 2009 initiative according to Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons, and will see a total of $45,917 shared among the organisations. The 13 local groups […]

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  • THE BEST

    The Maryborough Highland Gathering has been recognised with both a state and national award for the presentation and conduct of the 148th gathering conducted at Princes Park on New Year’s Day. The event was judged the Meeting of the Year by the Victorian Runners and Trainers Association. The judgement was made in consideration of all […]

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  • SHOP DAMAGE

    Police estimate thousands of dollars worth of damage has been caused to nine High Street shopfronts in a spree of vandalism. All nine shops, on the same side of the street, stretching from Chicken Maryland to the ANZ Bank, had the letters “BSK” scratched into their shopfront windows. The damage is thought to have occurred […]

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  • November rainfall proves a huge boost

    Maryborough’s rainfall for November well and truly exceeded expectations with just over 100 millimetres received, mainly as a result of three days of good rain, equalling almost four inches in the old points measurement. On Sunday, November 22 the city received 27.7 mm, 26.1 mm on Thursday, November 26 and another 18.4 mm on Sunday, […]

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  • ON THE GO

    Work has commenced on Maryborough’s newest residential development, Royal Park Estate. Located in Gladstone Street at the Maryborough Golf Club the development will comprise 21 premium located and sized lots. The lots vary in size from 720 to 1162 square metres. Maryborough Golf Club manager, Michael Spencer said the club has had a huge number […]

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  • Mayor suggests partnership to create prosperity

    Following Cabinet’s decision to retain the current arrangements in relation to the parallel importation of books, Central Goldfields Shire Mayor, Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor has written to Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, to convey the appreciation of council and the community. Ms Gillard holds the employment and workplace relations, education and social inclusion portfolios. The Mayor […]

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  • A nervous wait for students as they look to the future

    With exams over for another year, this year’s crop of year 12 students can now begin to look towards their futures. For four local students, this represents a number of different directions, but they are all focused on the one goal – university. For Highview College school captain, Caitlyn Egan, she’s yet to decide on […]

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  • STREET PLANS

    Central Goldfields Shire Council’s director of technical and development services, David Sutcliffe, presented a long term plan for the construction and upgrade of Clarendon Street in Maryborough, at its meeting on Wednesday evening. Mr Sutcliffe said Clarendon Street is a major street in Maryborough with key facilities such as the hospital, court house, post office, […]

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  • Tourism award for Energy Breakthrough

    The RACV Energy Breakthrough has taken out the Victoria University Award for Festivals and Events at the Melbourne Airport 2009 Victorian Tourism Awards. The tourism awards were presented at a gala ceremony in Melbourne last Monday night, just days before the 2009 event kicked off, the biggest Energy Breakthrough yet. After a number of years […]

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