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Public notice - 27 November 2018

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Local Roads Resealing 2018/2019, contract M1409-2018.
Metcalfe Redesdale Road Reconstruction, contract M1410-2018.
Footpath Construction Project - Winters Flat Primary School to Camp Reserve, Castlemaine, contract M1422-2018.

Tenders must be received by 2.00pm on Friday 14 December.

Campbells Creek Fryers Road Bridge Replacement, contract M1408-2018.

Tenders must be received by 2.00pm on Friday 18 January 2019.

Tenders are invited for the above contracts. Download tender documentation at the Tenders and Quotations section of Council's website. Direct enquiries to Andrea O’Grady, Procurement Coordinator, on 5471 1724.

Darren Fuzzard, Chief Executive Officer

Mayor Machin re-elected

Congratulations to Cr Bronwen Machin and Cr Tony Cordy who were elected by Councillors as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mount Alexander Shire. Both were elected for a one year term.

Rate reminder

Property owners are reminded the second instalment of the 2018/2019 rates is due on Friday 30 November. Council provides a number of convenient payment options. If you haven't received your notice or are having difficulty paying your rates, please contact 5471 1700 for assistance.

Access and inclusion survey winners

Congratulations to Anna Letch, Margaret Goodes, Penelope Langmead and Liz Denniston who are the lucky winners of a $25 Stoneman’s Book Room voucher for participating in Council’s access and inclusion survey. Thank you to all 226 respondents who completed the survey in August. The results will inform future direction of the 2017-2021 Disability Action Plan and will be made publicly available in December.

Australia Day Awards extended

Nominations for the 2019 Mount Alexander Australia Day Awards have been extended to 5.00pm on Monday 3 December. Categories are Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Event of the Year. Nominate or find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/AustraliaDay.

Update on Saint Street road closure

Council has completed stage one of a three-stage program to improve drainage and reduce the risk of flooding to homes around Saint Street and Greenhill Avenue, Castlemaine. The Saint and Barker street intersection remains closed as Council explores the option to reduce traffic and improve safety at the intersection. Council hopes to have a permanent solution in place before Christmas, pending approval by VicRoads. Traffic can continue to take the alternative route via Forest Street.

Plan Harcourt sessions

Council is putting together a plan to grow Harcourt and would like to hear from you. Head along to an information session to learn more. Sessions include 2.00pm - 2.45pm on Tuesday 4 December and 2.00pm - 2.45pm on Wednesday 5 December at Harcourt Pre-school; 6.00pm - 7.00pm on Thursday 6 December at Harcourt Bowling Club; and 3.15pm - 4.00pm on Friday 7 December at Harcourt Valley Primary School. Other session details, an online survey and discussion papers are available at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/PlanHarcourt.

Young Makers’ Christmas Market

If you’re looking for unique and locally-made Christmas presents head along to the Young Makers’ Christmas Market from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 8 December at the Theatre Royal courtyard, Hargraves Street, Castlemaine. Pick up a locally-made bargain while supporting young creatives aged 12 to 25 years. To book a free stall contact Shannon Lacy, Youth Development Officer, on 0429 369 894 or email the market sub-committee at youngmakersmarket@outlook.com.

Pools to open this weekend

Council's outdoor pools at Castlemaine, Newstead, Harcourt and Maldon will open on Saturday 1 December. See our website for opening times and entry fees. Sign up to our online newsletter Shire News by Friday 8 December to go into the draw to win a season family pool pass valued at $155. Sign up at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/ShireNews. The pool season will continue through until Labour Day, Monday 11 March 2019. Pools will be closed on Christmas Day and on Code Red days.

Go orange against violence

Local businesses are encouraged to go orange and show support for gender equality. The best orange window display will win a $200 prize. For a chance to win, simply upload a photo of your window display to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #RespectMA by Monday 10 December. Starter kits are available from the Civic Centre in Castlemaine.

Art across the generations at the Phee

Local artist Mark Dober and daughter Emily have a joint exhibition of figure drawings called The Two of Us at the Phee Broadway Theatre foyer, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine. This is the first time the two artists have exhibited together. The display runs until Monday 10 December. For more information visit www.pheebroadwaytheatre.com.au.

Employment opportunities

Customer Service Officer, part time, fixed term.
Direct Care Workers, casual – 2 positions.

Close at 4.00pm on Friday 30 November.

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 18 December.
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 19 February 2019.
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 - 27 November 2018.

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