News

  • Second highest May rainfall in a decade

    Maryborough’s May rainfall amounted to 45.4 millimetres, almost reaching the monthly average of 49.4 mm, with the highest fall of 12.3 mm occurring on Tuesday, May 25 and some rain falling on 15 of the 31 days. The welcome rain was the highest the city has received in May in a decade, with the exception […]

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  • Officers suspended during investigation

    Four officers at the Maryborough Police Station have been suspended following allegations of an assault. The four members, all senior constables, were suspended last Thursday, with pay, as an investigation by the Office of Police Integrity (OPI) continues. The OPI is investigating an allegation that a man, believed to be disabled, was seriously assaulted in […]

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  • NEW VENTURE

    The Maryborough Highland Society is planning to open a similar community club in Castlemaine. The society last week unveiled its plans for the future to past presidents, life members and its members. At a meeting held for the society’s members, manager Don Hester said the new venture would help the Maryborough Highland Society “continue for […]

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  • Car slams into trees

    Traffic was diverted on the Bridgewater-Dunolly Road for nearly an hour on Tuesday afternoon following a single vehicle accident. A property owner, about 500 metres from the accident at Waanyarra, raised the alarm after hearing the crash at about 3 pm. Police are yet to interview the driver of the vehicle, the only occupant and […]

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  • Moonambel rallies to save its general store

    Moonambel’s general store has won a temporary reprieve while the community explores options to save it under a co-operative model. Bad debts, rising costs, the cigarette tax increase and other pressures have taken a toll and current manager and lessee Chris Bossman planned to shut up shop for the last time this week. However, Mr […]

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  • Get thinking for the opportunity to name Maryborough’s new street

    Maryborough residents will now have the chance to the name the town’s newest street. The Central Goldfields Shire Council is calling for submissions from the public to name the new street stretching between Burns Street and the front of the Maryborough Railway Station. The road, part of the multi-million dollar Station Domain project, intersects the […]

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  • Planning continues for proposed Anglican School

    Expressions of interest are being sought for likely students to attend the proposed Maryborough Anglican Primary School at the former 404 site, and need to be received by the steering committee before the end of June. At a public meeting on Tuesday evening, former executive officer of the Victorian Ecumenical System of Schools, Fr John […]

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  • Fifty year wait — but John is now a citizen

    John Nurse is Maryborough’s newest Australian citizen, having been naturalised in a recent ceremony held at the Central Goldfields Shire Council chambers. John was born in Strensall, a small village near York in England where he attended primary school. From there he furthered his education at the secondary modern school six miles away. “I’d been […]

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  • New saving scheme launched

    Low-income families in the Central Goldfields Shire will now have access to an affordable finance option using $50,000 in loan capital from the National Australia Bank. Launched last week and managed by Maryborough Community House, the Central Goldfields No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) will provide interest and fee-free loans of up to $1200 for individuals […]

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  • RATES RISE

    Residents in the Central Goldfields Shire face a rate increase of 7.8 percent. Central Goldfields Shire Council adopted its draft budget for the 2010-11 financial year at its May meeting last week. The budget, among other things, will work to accelerate the shire as a major centre for events, developing the arts and implementing council’s […]

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