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  • Praise for Shire

    Central Goldfields Shire Council noted the results of the 2009 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey at its meeting last Friday evening and resolved to continue to use the information in terms of policy development and service delivery. Chief executive officer, Mark Johnston said the overall results of the 12th survey to be conducted were very […]

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  • Striking it Rich

    Former Highview College student, Kieran Rich is in his final year of mining engineering at the Western Australian School of Mines at Kalgoorlie. Each year, students in teams of six take part in the International Collegiate Mining Competition, an event which began in 1978. This year, the event was held at Montana, in the United […]

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  • Gibbons, Helper, Shire go in to bat for print jobs

    Central Goldfields Shire Council has made a joint submission with Federal Member for Bendigo, Steve Gibbons and Member for Ripon, Joe Helper to strongly oppose any proposed changes to the Australian copyright parallel importation 30/90 day rule. Council endorsed the submission at its meeting last Friday. Chief executive officer, Mark Johnston said because council was […]

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  • Delights for the tastebuds at Peppa’s

    Staff from The Maryborough Advertiser had the perfect wind down after a busy week recently, enjoying dinner at Maryborough’s Peppa’s Restaurant. The evening at the restaurant lived up to all expectations — a fabulous meal in beautiful surrounds. Peppa’s Restaurant certainly is one of the finest dining options in town for a divine dinner. Advertiser […]

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  • Violent storm ends in tragedy

    A 48-year-old Maryborough woman was killed by a falling tree as wild weather battered the Central Goldfields Shire on Tuesday. The woman, Gail Coomber, was crossing a basketball court at Highview College with a family member, believed to be her son, David Pickering, at 3.40 pm when a tree cracked and fell on her. Paramedics […]

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  • Funds for Avoca project

    Avoca’s recreation complex project has been given an added boost, with $174,000 funding from the Brumby Government. Announced at Saturday’s football match between Avoca and Maryborough Rovers by Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, the funding will complement a fantastic local fundraising effort towards the development of the multi-purpose community and sporting facility. “I’m delighted to […]

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  • Sporting club slams sentencing

    The Goldfields Sporting Club has slammed the sentencing of the man who was convicted of lighting the fire that destroyed their clubrooms. The clubrooms, which were owned by the sporting club and used by the New Maryborough Angling Club, were destroyed in a blaze which was deliberately lit on July 21 last year. The man […]

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  • Mayoral allowance divides Councillors

    Cr Barry Rinaldi Threw a spanner in the works at the Central Goldfields Shire council’s special meeting on Friday evening to adopt its 2009/2010 budget, by moving an amendment to cut $8000 from the mayoral allowance. The budget had previously been workshopped, prepared on May 13, placed on exhibition and advertised, and no public submissions […]

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  • Firebug walks free

    The man convicted of lighting a series of fires around Maryborough, including the blaze that razed the New Maryborough Angling Club and Goldfields Sporting Club, walked free from the Bendigo Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. Brett Dawson, 30, pleaded guilty to lighting three major fires, including the July 21 inferno that destroyed the Angling Club and […]

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  • Funding for Carisbrook stadium surface upgrade

    Users of the Tullaroop Leisure Centre at Carisbrook can look forward to an upgraded surface at the indoor sports stadium. Member for Ripon, Joe Helper visited the centre on Friday to announce Central Goldfields Shire Council will receive $56,964 funding through the Community Facility Funding Program — Minor Facilities Category towards the project. The project […]

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