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Public notice - 31 July 2018

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Amendment to the Road Management Plan 2018

In accordance with the Road Management Act 2004 (Act) and the Road Management (General) Regulations 2016, Mount Alexander Shire Council gives notice that it proposes to amend the Mount Alexander Shire Road Management Plan. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to:
• Review the road hierarchy for road related infrastructure
• Amend and add new intervention service levels to ensure a broader range of hazards are managed
• Improve response times for road related infrastructure
• Alter the inspection frequency for minor road assets
• Standardise response times for reactive and proactive inspection frequencies.

A copy of the written report summarising the proposed amendments, along with the amended Road Management Plan, may be inspected at or obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre during normal business hours, or accessed online through Council’s website at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.

Written submissions relating to the proposed amendments will be received by Council up to 5.00pm on Friday 24 August 2018. Post submissions to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450; deliver to the Civic Centre at 25 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450; or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au. For more information contact Anita Squires, Asset Management Coordinator, during office hours on 5471 1755 or at a.squires@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Energy design workshop

Victorian artists, designers and architects are invited to help imagine a new energy generating public artwork for a site in Castlemaine’s emerging cultural precinct. Join the internationally renowned Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), Crosby Architects and Carbon Arts for a three day intensive studio at the Goods Shed from Sunday 7 to Tuesday 9 October, as part of the Regional Centre for Culture program. Expressions of interest are open until Friday 24 August. Find application details at www.carbonarts.org.

Join the Harcourt play space group

Council will be working with the community and play space experts over the next 12 months to design a play space for Stanley Park North at Harcourt. If you are passionate about play, public space and improving your local community then we would like to hear from you! The Harcourt Play Space Working Group will work with Council to listen to the ideas of the community and help to create a play space that meets their needs and aspirations. For more information and to obtain an application form contact Edwina Reid, Active Communities Officer, at e.reid@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1740. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 17 August.

Have your say on streetscapes

Council has updated streetscape designs for five local communities following public workshops in June. Have your say on designs for Chewton, Campbells Creek, Guildford, Newstead and Taradale. Review the draft designs and complete an online survey at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay from Monday 30 July to Sunday 12 August. View designs at various locations in each town. For more information contact the Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700.

Plan your Seniors Festival event

Don't forget to submit your expression of interest (EOI) by 5.00pm on Friday 6 August to have your event included in the Seniors Festival celebration in October. Complete the EOI to be included in the event program, participate in the Seniors Expo or apply for an event grant. Forms are available from Castlemaine Community House (CCH), Maldon Neighbourhood Centre or online at www.cch.org.au/community/seniors-festival-2018 or call CCH on 5472 4842.

Upcoming AGM

The Guildford Hall Special Committee of Council is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm on Tuesday 7 August at the Guildford Hall, 30 Fryers Street, Guildford.

Chat with your councillor

If you have a question for Council you can head along to a Council meeting or catch up with councillors at one of their regular listening posts:
• Maxi IGA Supermarket Building in Castlemaine from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on the Thursday after each monthly Council meeting.
• Chewton General Store from 8.30am to 10.30am on the fourth Friday of the month.
• Elphinstone Post Office and General Store from 9.00am to 11.00am on the first Saturday of the month.
• Outside the Wheel and Loom Building at Maldon from 10.00am to 12.00noon on the second Sunday of the month.
• Rural Transaction Centre in Newstead on Thursday mornings.

Works at Victory Park

Landscaping works are underway at Victory Park in Castlemaine. The works aim to restore the park’s post World War I origins and sense of enclosure along the boundaries. All works are in line with the park’s conservation management plan, adopted in 2017. For more information contact our Parks and Gardens Team on 5471 1700.

Employment opportunities

Access and Inclusion Officer, part time, fixed term.
Closes 4.00pm on Friday 3 August.

Environmental Health Officer, part time, fixed term.
Closes 4.00pm on Friday 10 August.

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 21 August at the Civic Centre
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 18 September at the Civic Centre
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 16 October at the Civic Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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