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Public notice - 25 September 2018

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Community waste event

A barbecue lunch, giveaways and activities are on offer at a community event to mark the new kerbside and recycling collection by Veolia Environmental in the shire. Enjoy a free sausage sizzle lunch, collect a bag of compost and sit behind the wheel of a new rubbish truck at this fun family-friendly event. It will be held from 11.00 to 12.30pm on Thursday 27 September near the Market Building in Mostyn Street, Castlemaine.

Meet councillors at Newstead

Come along and meet with councillors and discuss local matters in an informal setting. Head to the Newstead Community Centre at 6.00pm on Tuesday 25 September to meet and chat with your local representatives. For more information contact John Taylor, Principal Governance Officer, on 5471 1706.

Create effective web content

Our next Small Business Workshop will help operators ensure their online communication is hitting the mark. Find out how to write for your website, blog or social media at the Creating Effective Digital Content workshop. The workshop will be held from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the Council Chambers on Monday 8 October. Tickets are $20. Book your place at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/BusinessResources. Spaces are limited.

Youth Mental Health training

Council is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid training in October and November for parents or carers of young people aged between 10 and 25 years. Over four evening sessions you will learn how to recognise possible emerging mental health concerns or a mental health crisis. We have received very positive feedback from this course and we invite you to register now. A registration fee of $50 will cover the cost of all course materials and catering. Find out more at http://tix.yt/ymhfamountalex or contact Sharna Cropley, Coordinator Youth and Community Development, on 5471 1842.

Be a dementia friend

Council encourages local residents, businesses and organisations to become a Dementia Friend this month to help build a dementia-friendly community. September is Dementia Awareness Month so it’s a good time to pledge your support. To sign up and learn more about how you can be a dementia friend visit www.dementiafriendly.org.au.

Have a say on Maldon streetscapes

Council is inviting the community to have a say on streetscape plans and design standards for Maldon to create a more attractive, safe and accessible town centre. The plans will provide the direction for streetscape improvements, and design options for things like paving, lighting and street furniture to guide conservation of the historic town centre.

View the plans at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay, at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine or Visitor Information Centre in Maldon.

Email your feedback entitled Maldon Streetscape Plans to info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or post to Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450 by Sunday 21 October. For more information contact Stewart Campbell, Parks and Gardens Coordinator on 5471 1700.

Holiday fun with Mondo Lounge

Council’s Mondo Lounge is hosting a range of activities for young people over the school holidays including skate workshops, a dumpling making session and excursion to Derby Hill. Find out what’s on offer and sign up at www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au.

Tree pruning

Street tree pruning will start in October in Maldon and Castlemaine to protect public safety and improve the appearance of local streets. The pruning will remove dead wood from trees and maintain appropriate clearances from roads, footpaths, street lights and signs. Trees on private property will not be pruned. The works are in addition to the annual tree pruning program that maintains clearance from power lines.

Employment opportunities

Team Leader Works, full time, ongoing

Closes 4.00pm, Friday 5 October.

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 16 October
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 November
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 18 December.

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 - 25 September 2018.


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