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  • Passengers flock to use new train service

    Maryborough and district residents have embraced the city’s new passenger rail service. Officially launched last Saturday, with the first train of the service leaving Maryborough Railway Station last Sunday morning, an average of 77 people have used the service daily. From Sunday to Friday last week an average of 41 people have travelled to Ballarat […]

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  • INITIATIVE

    Children’s literacy skills are the focus of a new campaign launched by the Best Start Program and Central Goldfields Shire Council. Every Child a Reader will see 750 of the shire’s youngest students visit the Central Goldfields Art Gallery and Maryborough Library to partake in literacy focussed activities. Launched in conjuction with Chester and Gil, […]

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  • Family First leader makes a visit to city

    Family First Senator, Steve Fielding, visited Maryborough earlier this week as he kicks off the regional segment of his election campaign. Alongside Family First candidate for Bendigo, Alan Howard, Senator Fielding, the leader of the Family First party, made a whirlwind trip of Central Victoria, with stops in Maryborough, Castlemaine, Bendigo and Heathcote, while also […]

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  • Talbot’s train petition taken to parliament

    A petition calling for passenger rail services to stop at Talbot station has been tabled in State Parliament. On Wednesday, Greens MLC for Western Metropolitan Region, Colleen Hartland presented the 465 signature petition to parliament’s Legislative Council. Talbot Train Taskforce spokesman, Max Kau, said the fact that there were 465 signatories to the petition, while […]

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  • IN DEMAND

    Maryborough rental prices have increased due to rising demand over the past 18 months, agents say. Agents say the average rental price for residential properties in the city has risen from around $150 to around $180 a week in the past 18 months. Maryborough First National Real Estate manager, Craig Bell said that while prices […]

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  • Huge crowd welcomes passenger rail to city

    There was no room to move on the platform of the Maryborough Railway Station on Saturday as the reintroduction of passenger rail services to Maryborough was celebrated. People of all ages turned out in droves to see the first passenger train pull into the station since the service was stopped in 1993. Premier John Brumby […]

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  • Avoca library set to benefit from upgrade

    Avoca library opening hours will increase from nine up to 50 a week under a $240,000 revamp of the facility. Higher ceilings, a raised floor level, new furnishings and a new computer area will also be part of the upgrade. At its ordinary meeting last Tuesday night the council resolved to allocate $71,000 in Regional […]

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  • A top gift idea while keeping it all local

    GoldBiz this week launched its latest retail initiative. GoldBiz Gift Vouchers will be available from today at the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre. The gift vouchers can be redeemed at participating businesses within the Central Goldfields. One denomination of $20 per voucher is offered, with customers welcome to buy as many as they wish. The […]

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  • Motorists in danger as they take on trains

    Motorists are putting themselves and train users in danger as they don’t follow road signs at railway crossings. A V/Line spokesman said just this week there had been as many as four occasions when motorists had seen a train approaching a level crossing but had decided to cross the line instead of stopping. V/Line has […]

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  • It’s Here

    Passenger trains will return to Maryborough’s iconic railway station this weekend. Fourteen weekly services will begin from the station at 8.05 am on Sunday morning, following a community day of celebrations planned for tomorrow. After more than a decade of lobbying by the Maryborough community, the town’s historic station will now play host to visitors […]

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