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  • Plans to turn 404 site into an Anglican primary school SCHOOL VISION

    A move to establish an Anglican primary school in Maryborough was strongly supported at a public meeting on Friday evening, with around 100 people hearing the proposal to restore the former 404 site to its original function and use. In presenting the proposal, Fr Cliff Greaves said all Anglican schools which have commenced in various […]

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  • Plaque to mark the first burial

    On Sunday the 150th anniversary of the Amherst Cemetery was recognised with a service and the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Dr John Usher Weir, the first man to be buried on the site. Anglican Parish of Maryborough with Avoca rector, Fr Cliff Greaves conducted a service at the plaque. Central Goldfields Shire […]

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  • Friday fire destroys Nolan Street house

    Police forensics experts have deemed a fire which destroyed a Nolan Street house last week was non-suspicious. The blaze engulfed the small weatherboard home just before 1.30 am on Friday morning, quickly destroying much of the building. It took 17 firefighters manning three trucks under 20 minutes to control the flames. Initial efforts to quell […]

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  • COMPLETED

    After more than a year’s work, Maryborough’s High Street upgrades are officially complete. The last works were completed over the weekend, as Central Power workers removed overhead powerlines and poles and installed new street lights, marking the end of one of the Central Goldfields Shire’s biggest infrastructure upgrades in recent years. The project, which began […]

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  • A touch over average rainfall for August

    Maryborough received a fraction more than its monthly average rainfall for August, with a total of 56.5 millimetres captured during the 31 days, giving the city its highest August fall since 2005, when 54.7 mm were recorded. Average rainfall is 56.1 mm. The highest was on Tuesday, August 25 when residents welcomed a downpour of […]

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  • Funding for local schools

    Two local schools will share in $550,000 thousand as funding is distributed for the third and final round of the Federal Government’s Primary Schools for the 21st Century program (P21). The largest education provider in the local area, the Maryborough Education Centre (MEC), will receive $500,000 to build two new covered outdoor learning areas, while […]

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  • We’ve signed the petitions, filled out the coupons, now the decision is . . . OUT OF OUR HANDS

    The fate of Maryborough’s printing industry now rests in the hands of Federal Parliament, after the town’s fight to save hundreds of local jobs drew to a close this week. After months of campaigning, 3649 signatures were recorded on the official petition launched by Federal MP, Steve Gibbons, and almost 1400 of The Maryborough Advertiser’s […]

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  • BE PREPARED

    Maryborough is still vulnerable to bushfire, despite not being included on an official list of 52 towns which are considered at risk during the coming fire season, local CFA officials have warned. The list of towns, which includes nearby St Arnaud and Castlemaine, was released to the public following the completion of the recent Royal […]

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  • Youths questioned over Maryborough graffiti

    Maryborough Police have interviewed three local teenagers over recent graffiti vandalism. The three teens were interviewed and processed following search warrants being executed on Maryborough addresses. The searches located a number of spray cans, as well as other graffiti paraphernalia. The teens were interviewed in relation to criminal damage offences over the recent graffiti spree, […]

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  • A STEP CLOSER

    Seventy-three million dollars of completed rail upgrades are set to speed the return of passenger rail services to Maryborough. The upgrades to the Mildura rail freight corridor, an area which encompasses Maryborough, were officially declared complete by Victorian Premier, John Brumby, during a visit to the Maryborough Railway Station last week, alongside Minister for Transport, […]

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