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Public notice - 23 January 2018

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Australia Day fun

Join our community event at Victory Park in Castlemaine from 10.30am to 1.30pm on Friday 26 January. Meet Australia Day Award recipients and welcome our newest Australian citizens. Enjoy a free barbecue lunch, live music, bouncy castle and face painting for kids. The event is supported by the Upper Loddon Indigenous group Nalderun.

Council and Bendigo Regional YMCA are providing free entry at Harcourt, Maldon and Castlemaine swimming pools, or head to a family day at the Newstead and District Swimming Pool (standard entry fees apply). For more information on activities around the shire visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/AustraliaDay.

Storm clean-up

Residents impacted by the December storm can drop off storm-related green waste for free at Taradale Oval on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February. The collection point will be open from 9.00am to 3.00pm. Enter and exit via Lyell Street. Community members can take a free load of mulch at the site.

Local residents can also take storm debris to the Castlemaine and Maldon waste facilities for free until the end of January. The free disposal period does not apply to normal garden waste, grass clippings or commercial waste. Roadside wood collection will be available for community members in February. Conditions apply.

Roadworks in Harcourt North

The McIvor Road intersection with Harmony Way in North Harcourt will be temporarily closed from Monday 22 January to Thursday 25 January for road rehabilitation works. Traffic can continue travel along Harmony Way and McIvor Road. Access McIvor Road via Market Street and Eagles Road. Please allow an extra 10-15 minutes travel time. Council apologises for the inconvenience. The upgrade is part of our road rehabilitation program funded by Federal Government Roads to Recovery program.

Tree pruning program

Tree pruning will soon start to provide clearance around powerlines in Castlemaine as part of Council’s ongoing street tree maintenance program. Works will be undertaken by qualified contractors to meet electric safety regulations and reduce the risk of fire, blackouts and power surges. Trees on private property will not be pruned.

Community grants open

Council’s Community Grant Program opens on Monday 22 January. Grants of up
to $3,000 are available to incorporated and not-for-profit community groups and organisations to support local events, activities or projects that align with Council objectives. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 23 February. Find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CommunityGrants or contact Rebecca Smith on 5471 1744 or email grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Show me the money info session

The Victorian Government has announced a range of grants to assist and support local business. To help businesses understand the many programs on offer, Council is running an expo-style information session. Come and speak with program managers about available grants and how to apply. The event will be held from 8.45am to 11.00am on Tuesday 6 February. To find out more contact Eva Parkin on 5471 1805 or e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Employment opportunities

Principal Governance Officer, full time, ongoing

Closes at 4.00pm, Friday 26 January.

Regional Marketing and Digital Officer, full time, fixed term

Applications via City of Greater Bendigo close at 5.00pm on Monday 29 January.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply. Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information or to apply visit our website or phone 5471 1700.

Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 February at the Civic Centre
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 March at the Civic Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Council Column - Midland Express - 23 January 2018 (PDF, 0.4MB)

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