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Public notice - 5 March 2019

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Vaccine cards due

Parents and carers of students in years seven and ten are reminded to complete and return a consent card for the secondary school immunisation program. The blue and white cards are due to be returned to Castlemaine Secondary College by Thursday 7 March. Parental consent is required. Vaccines are administered by an immunisation nurse. Council offers free vaccinations under the National Immunisation Program. For more information contact Tracey Watson, Coordinator Public and Environmental Health, on 5471 1700.

Help shape bushfire management

Land and fire management agencies are calling on the public to help inform strategic bushfire management planning for Central Victoria as part of the Safer Together initiative. Your input will help inform bushfire management strategies in our region and guide future work such as fuel management, community engagement, and prioritisation of resources. To have your say visit https://engage.vic.gov.au/bushfire-planning. Click on the Loddon Mallee link to see the draft strategy options for Mount Alexander Shire. The consultation period ends on Monday 18 March.

Botanical gardens twilight tour

Join a guided twilight tour of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens and learn about some of the fascinating history of the heritage listed gardens. The one-hour walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet at 6.00pm on Tuesday 12 March at the Old Tea Rooms at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, off Downes Street. The tour is part of Castlemaine District Community Health’s monthly walk series. It will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or a Code Red Day. No bookings or RSVP required.

Nominate now for youth awards

The Mount Alexander Youth Awards are open and we encourage you to nominate a young person who is doing great things in our community. Award categories are the Workplace, Music and the Arts, Sports and Recreation, the Community, the Environment, and Education. Submit your nomination by midnight on Sunday 24 March. Collect a form from the Civic Centre, Castlemaine Library, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and at the events section of www.mountalexandershireyouth.com.au. Winners will be announced at a free event to be held at Victory Park, Castlemaine on Friday 5 April. The awards are held by Council, supported by the Victorian Government’s Youth Week Grants. For more information contact our Youth Development Team on 5471 1826 or email youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Play space designs for Harcourt

Don’t forget to have your say on the initial designs for a play space at Stanley Park North in Harcourt. View the plans at the Goldfields Track Café, Harcourt Primary School, Harcourt Preschool and at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay. Provide your feedback by Monday 11 March.

Pools close soon

Outdoor pools at Castlemaine, Harcourt, Maldon and Newstead will close for the season at 6.00pm on Monday 11 March. Thank you to Bendigo Regional YMCA Youth Services for managing the pools over summer and for all the hard work of the Harcourt Progress Association, Maldon Pool Committee and Newstead and District Swimming Pool Committee Inc. If you would like to provide feedback on the pool season please complete a survey by Sunday 31 March. Surveys are available at pool kiosks and on our website at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.

Employment opportunities

Early Years Project Officer, part time, ongoing
Property Portfolio Coordinator, full time, ongoing

Positions close at 4.00pm on Friday 8 March.

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 19 March
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 16 April.

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 - 5 March 2019.

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