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Public notice - 3 October 2017

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Final chance to have a say on streetscape standards

Come along to a listening post and chat with Council staff and consultants on the draft streetscape standards developed for Maldon and Castlemaine. The standards include design options for things like paving, lighting and street furniture.

The Castlemaine listening post will be held at 10.00am to 12.00noon on Saturday 14 October outside the Market Building on Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.

The Maldon listening post will be held at 10.00am to 12.00noon on Saturday 28 October outside the Wheel and Loom building, Maldon. Details on the proposed standards will be available after each listening post on the Have your say section of Council’s website.

For more information contact Stewart Campbell, Coordinator Parks and Gardens, on 5471 1739.

Annual Report 2016/2017

In accordance with Section 131 of the Local Government Act 1989, Council has prepared its Annual Report and submitted it to the Minister. Council will consider the Annual Report at the Ordinary Meeting of Council to be held at 6.30pm, Tuesday 17 October at the Civic Centre. Copies of the Annual Report are available at the Civic Centre and on the Have your say section of Council’s website.

Youth Mental Health First Aid for parents

Parents and carers of children and young people are invited to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid training in October. The course teaches participants how to recognise a possible emerging mental health concern or a mental health crisis.

The 14 hour course will be held over four sessions each Tuesday on 10, 17, 24 and 31 October from 9.30am to 1.00pm at the Ray Bradfield Room, Forest Street, Castlemaine.

The registration fee of $50 covers the cost of all course materials and catering. To book, visit www.eventbrite.com.au. For more information contact Sharna Cropley on 5471 1842 or s.cropley@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Help young people learn to drive

If you have some spare time why not consider volunteering on the L2L Learner Driver Mentor Program? The program assists young people to get the 120 hours of driving experience they need to get their licence.

Mentors are provided with training and a fully insured vehicle to use. Sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the mentor and the learner driver. To volunteer or find out more contact Lisa Cavallaro, L2P Coordinator, Castlemaine District Community Health on 5479 1000.

Free community concert for Seniors festival

In celebration of the 2017 Seniors Festival Council is proud to present Rubber Soul who will perform the hits of The Beatles at 2.00pm on Wednesday 11 October. Head to Castlemaine Town Hall and enjoy a great afternoon of fun and entertainment. Don’t forget to collect a program for all the festival events from community hubs and online at www.cch.org.au. Thank you to the volunteer committee and Castlemaine Community House for coordinating this year’s festival.

October is Walk to School month

Primary school students around the shire will be out and about walking, riding and scooting to school throughout October as part of Walk to School month. Twelve primary schools in the shire have signed up to participate in this VicHealth initiative which aims to help build healthy habits for life. Watch out for fun activities in October or learn more at www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au.

Employment opportunities

Coordinator Community Safety and Amenity, full time
Heritage and Urban Design Officer, full time
Applications close at 4.00pm, Friday 6 October.

Project Officer – Community Facilities, full time, fixed term
Applications close at 4.00pm, Friday 13 October.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply. Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more details or to apply visit the Current Vacancies section of our website.

Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 17 October at the Civic Centre.
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 21 November at the Civic Centre.

The Council Column is published in The Midland Express each Tuesday.

Public notice - 3 October 2017.

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