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Public notice - 9 October 2018

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Free green waste disposal period

Shire residents can dispose of green waste for free at the Castlemaine and Maldon waste facilities from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 4 November. Green waste includes grass clippings, wood and tree branches less than 10cm in diameter. The waste must be free of rubbish and declared noxious weeds. Residents are encouraged to use this opportunity to prepare their property for the fire season.

Have fun this Seniors Festival

Make the most of all the events and activities planned as part of this year’s Victorian Seniors Festival. There’s plenty to do including Council’s free concert with The Substitutes at 2.00pm on Friday 12 October at the Castlemaine Town Hall. Collect a Seniors Festival program from community hubs or online at www.cch.org.au.

Early Years Forum

Council is holding its third Mount Alexander Shire Early Years Forum where staff will present the draft Early Years Plan. The forum will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 10 October at the Civic Centre. Register to attend by searching ‘Mount Alexander’ at www.eventbrite.com.au or phone the Community Partnerships team on 5471 1700. The draft plan is open for community feedback until Sunday 21 October. It is available at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay or at the Civic Centre.

Dementia friendly training

Come along and find out how to be more dementia friendly. Hear from someone living with dementia and local support services. The session will be held from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on Wednesday 10 October at the Ray Bradfield Room, at Victory Park, Castlemaine next to the supermarket carpark. RSVP to Phillippa Calwell on 5471 1735.

Mental Health training for parents

Learn how you can recognise possible emerging mental health concerns or a mental health crisis in a young person at Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. The course will run over four sessions and starts at 5.00pm on Thursday 18 October. Find out more at the Training section of www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au or contact Council.

Improve your online skills

If you’re over the age of 50 and are looking to improve your digital skills come along to Council’s Be Connected sessions. Formerly known as Broadband For Seniors, Be Connected is run by Council’s Social Support volunteers and is held every Monday from 9.00am to 12.00noon at the Castlemaine Town Hall on Lyttleton Street.

LGBTIQ+ workshops

If you identify as LGBTIQ+ come along to a workshop to discuss your needs, wants and aspirations and what the community can do to support you. The workshop is part of the two-year Castlemaine Take Pride project. It will be held from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Friday 19 October at Castlemaine Continuing Education, Templeton Street. RSVP to Castlemaine District Community Health on 5479 1000 by Monday 15 October.

Siblings Rock celebration

Castlemaine Health is hosting a free day of fun for young people with disabilities, their siblings, parents and carers. The event - Siblings Rock - will be held on Sunday 21 October. It includes a selection of activities for young people including ten pin bowls, an indoor play centre, go karts, dance class and more. Parents and carers can enjoy a movie, pottery class or hit of golf. To RSVP to this free event contact Castlemaine Health on 5471 1566 or ads@castlemainehealth.org.au.

Employment opportunities

Engineering Coordinator, full time, ongoing

Closes at 4.00pm, Friday 12 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.

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 - 9 October 2018.

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