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Public notice - 2 July 2019

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Tenders are invited for the following contracts. Tender documentation is available from Council's website under Tenders and quotations. Please direct enquiries to Andrea O’Grady, Procurement Coordinator, on 5471 1724.

Castlemaine Town Hall Thermal Comfort Project, Contract M1455-2019
A site inspection will be held at 10.00am on Wednesday 3 July. Tenders must be received by 2.00pm, Wednesday 17 July.

Specimen Gully Road Upgrade, Contract M1451-2019

Tenders must be received by 2.00pm, Friday 19 July.

Darren Fuzzard
Chief Executive Officer

Temporary closure of library

Castlemaine Library will close to the public on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 July while the collection is relocated to a pop-up library at the Market Building in Mostyn Street. The pop-up library will open on Wednesday 10 July and will remain at the Market Building until September while building works are underway. The library is accepting contributions for a time capsule that will be buried beneath the library floor. Pop into the library and complete a form or drop off a letter to future generations. Submissions will be accepted until Monday 22 July. Sign up to receive updates on the works at www.ncgrl.vic.gov.au/castlemaineupgrade.

Join our safety committee

Victoria Police and Council invite community members and business people to join the Mount Alexander Shire Safety Committee (MASSC). To apply for a place on the committee read the Terms of Reference and complete an Expression of Interest available at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/AdvisoryCommittee. Applications close on Friday 26 July. For more information contact Lisa Knight, Director Corporate and Community Services on 5471 1700 or l.knight@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Woollen repair workshop

Do your winter woollies need mending? Come along to a needle felting workshop organised by Castlemaine CWA from 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 13 July at Ray Bradfield Room, Castlemaine. You’ll learn the skills needed to mend your woollens. Kits will be available on the day. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $10. RSVPs are not required. For enquiries contact the CWA on 0427 725 251 or cwacastlemaine@gmail.com.

Proposed lease of Council property

35 Etty Street Castlemaine

Notice is given under Section 190 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 that Council intends to lease part of the land at 35 Etty Street Castlemaine to Workspace Australia Ltd and Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre Ltd.

Council intends entering into a fifteen year (5 years with 2 x 5 year options) head lease with the Department of Education and Training for unused land and buildings at the former Castlemaine Secondary College Etty Street campus.

Council then intends to enter into separate subleases with Workspace Australia Ltd and Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre Ltd. The permitted use of the land under the lease will be office space, educational and community activities. The rent will be $120 per year for each tenant. The sublease to Workspace Australia Ltd and Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre Ltd proposes to pass on all obligations from the head lease to Workspace Australia Ltd and Castlemaine Hot Rod Centre Ltd.

Council is seeking written comment on the proposal to lease these premises. Submissions should indicate whether the person or a person acting on their behalf wishes to be heard before Council at the Ordinary Meeting of Council in August.

Submissions will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. They will be accepted until 5.00pm on Wednesday 31 July and should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450, or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

More information is available on the Have Your Say section of Council’s website. To discuss the proposed lease contact Lynne Williamson, Property Portfolio Coordinator, on 5471 1700.

Employment opportunities

Climate Change Coordinator, part time, fixed term until August 2020.
Closes 4.00pm on Friday 5 July.

Strategic Planner, full time, ongoing.
Business Support Officer – Special Projects, part time, ongoing.
Closes 4.00pm on Friday 12 June.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 16 July
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 August.
Meetings are held at the Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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