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Public notice - 20 February 2018

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Watch out for hanging branches

Following recent storms and windy weather Council urges residents to look out for damaged trees that have limbs hanging down. These are known as ‘hangers’ and the branches can drop at any time. Never stand under hangers and be sure to get an arborist to inspect any on private property. Please report hangers on roadsides or public land to Council on 5471 1700.

Sign up to Shire News

Don’t forget to sign up to our online newsletter to find out all the latest on what’s happening at Council. Find out about our Australia Day award winners, read about progress on the fire season and learn about upcoming small business and sustainable living workshops. The autumn edition comes out in the first week of March. Sign up at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/ShireNews.

Promote your business

Be part of the 2018/2019 Official Visitor Guide for Castlemaine, Maldon and Surrounds and promote your business to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to our shire each year. The guides are available locally at key destinations including our Castlemaine and Maldon Visitor Information Centres (VIC) as well as other VICs across Victoria. Member rates are offered to shire marketing partners and Maldon Inc members. A variety of advertising sizes are on offer. Book your advert by the end of March by contacting Claire Baker on 5471 1727 or c.baker@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Sign up to The Big Dance

The Big Dance is coming to Victory Park at Castlemaine on Sunday 29 April as part of the Regional Centre for Culture. Acclaimed choreographers have created a dance that is performed by thousands of people across local regional and metropolitan communities. Find out about upcoming workshops or watch an online tutorial at www.bigdance.org.au.

Community grants close soon

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations have until 4.00pm on Friday 23 February to apply for a grant through Council’s Community Grant Program. Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support local events, activities or projects that align with Council objectives. Find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CommunityGrants or contact Rebecca Smith on 5471 1744 or grants@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Have your say on our pools

What has been your experience at Council’s public pools this pool season? Complete a survey and let us know what you think. Surveys are available at each pool kiosk or online at the Have Your Say section of Council’s website. Submit your printed survey by Monday 12 March or complete the online survey by Saturday 31 March.

Apply for Land Management Rate

Landholders can apply for the Land Management Rate by Friday 2 March to receive a 20 percent reduction off the general property rate for three financial years. This special rate category is available to properties rated as a farm in the 2017/2018 financial year and are more than 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, or operate a farm business. Owners must commit to undertake specified environmental management activities on the property. To find out more or to apply visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/lmr or phone 5471 1700.

Intersection upgrade

Works are underway to upgrade the intersection at Forest and Bowden streets in Castlemaine. The intersection is closed to traffic and pedestrians until Friday 2 March while we reconstruct the intersection. Please follow traffic detours and speed limits. Allow for extra travel time, especially during peak periods. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Employment opportunities

Business Support Officer – Organisational Capability, part time, fixed term
Team Leader – Parks, Bushlands and Sportsgrounds, full time
Horticultural Technician, full time

Close at 4.00pm, Friday 23 February.

Coordinator Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre, part time

Closes at 4.00pm, Friday 2 March.

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 20 February
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 March.

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

Public notice - 20 February 2018.


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