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Public notice - 7 May 2019

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Read the latest Council Column including public notices, job advertisements and tenders.

Tenders

Potts Road Reconstruction
Contract M1442-2019

Tenders are invited for the above contract. Tender documentation can be downloaded by visiting Council's website under Tenders and Quotations. Tenders must be received by 2.00pm on Friday 24 May. Please direct enquiries to Andrea O’Grady, Procurement Coordinator, on 5471 1724.

Darren Fuzzard, Chief Executive Officer

Get involved in Shine Harcourt

Come along and share your ideas about ways to stimulate the Harcourt economy at a fun community ideas-a-thon. Compete against other teams, win prizes and the opportunity to develop your ideas further. The family friendly event will be held from 6.00pm on Saturday 25 May at the Harcourt Bowling Club. Sign in from 5.30pm. Refreshments are provided. Shine Harcourt is a Council project designed to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities. It is supported through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions program. Sign up for Shine Harcourt email updates at bit.ly/SubscribetoShine.

Mount Alexander Early Years Forum

Families with children under 8 years, early years’ educators, service providers and organisations are invited to come along to the next Early Years Forum. It will be held from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 May at the Civic Centre. Register at bit.ly/MtAlexBoxOffice or contact our Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700.

Ride the Dry Diggings Track

If you’re into mountain biking be sure to make the most of the trial bus shuttle service that will drop you and your bike off at Daylesford or Vaughan Springs so you can ride (or walk) back to Castlemaine along the Dry Diggings stretch of the Goldfields Track. The shuttle bus will run every Saturday and Sunday in May. The trial service is a partnership between the Goldfields Track Inc. and Council, with support from Tread at Harcourt. Book your place through the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre on 5471 1795 or at www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au.

Budget

Don’t forget to make a submission on the 2019/2020 Proposed Budget by 5.00pm on Wednesday 15 May. Find out more at www. mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.

Volunteer Week

Council is presenting four free workshops as part of National Volunteer Week:

Recruitment, Retention and Recognition - 10.30am to 12.00noon, Monday 20 May.
Bam! Get super powered with skilled volunteering - 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Monday 20 May.
Grants Writing - 10.00am to 12.30pm, Tuesday 21 May.
Online Savvy 101 - 1.00pm to 3.00pm, Tuesday 21 May.

All workshops will be held at the Ray Bradfield Room in Castlemaine. Bookings are essential and places are limited. Register via www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Volunteer. Council will also hold a Volunteer Expo and celebration afternoon tea. See our website for more information.

Share your kinder experience

We would like to hear about your experiences of enrolling your child or children at local kindergartens. A short survey is available at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay. Printed surveys are available at community hubs and local kindergartens. The survey is open until Friday 17 May.

Information on upcoming election

The next federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May. Council does not play a role in federal elections other than to provide a venue for polling stations. For information about pre-election day voting, candidates and other details please contact the Australian Electoral Commission on 132 326 or at www.aec.gov.au. An early voting centre will be located at Castlemaine Town Hall from Saturday 11 May. Opening hours vary throughout the week in the lead up to the election. Contact the AEC for details.

End of Fire Danger Period

The Fire Danger Period for our shire has ended. Thank you to everyone for taking care and working to reduce the risk of fire during this period.

Council meetings

• 5.00pm, Tuesday 21 May – Special Meeting of Council
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 21 May – Ordinary Meeting of Council
• 6.30pm, Wednesday 12 June – Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend. Council meetings are recorded and broadcast to the internet via YouTube.

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

Public notice - 7 May 2019.


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