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Public notice - 6 August 2019

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Roadworks in Metcalfe

Works are underway to reconstruct a 900 metre sealed section of the Metcalfe-Redesdale Road from the Kyneton-Metcalfe Road intersection to Rose Hill Road. The works will improve safety and drainage and include widening of the road and road shoulder, improving sight lines, extending safety barriers at the Snodgrass Creek bridge and cleaning out table drains. The works are expected to be completed by mid-October, weather permitting. The team has planned the work to minimise the impact on road users although there may be minor traffic delays. For more information contact Matthew Bansemer, Project Engineer, on 5471 1000.

Unsealed road trial

We have begun a trial to improve the way we reconstruct and stabilise sections of unsealed roads in the shire. Works are currently underway on Woodbrook Road, Walmer, from Neilson Lane to White Gum Road. The upgrade is expected to be completed by Sunday 11 August. Works were completed last week on Potts Road, Taradale. The trial is fully funded by the Fixing Country Roads program of Regional Roads Victoria.

Rate reminder

Just a reminder that ratepayers can soon expect their first rate instalment notice for 2019/2020. The instalment is due on Monday 30 September. Council offers a number of convenient payment options. If you don’t receive your notice in the next two weeks or are having difficulty paying your rates, please phone 5471 1700 for assistance.

Have a say on our rating system

The Victorian Government wants to ensure local government rates are fair and equitable for all of the community. An independent panel is reviewing all aspects of the state’s local government rating system. All Victorians are invited to have a say on the state's rating system. Watch a video, read a discussion paper, find out about information sessions or complete an online survey at www.engage.vic.gov.au by searching ‘Local Government Rating System Review’. The panel will undertake community consultation through until November.

Council grants close soon

Our events and community grants programs will close this week. Submit your application for a Council grant by Friday 9 August. Find out more and how to apply at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Grants or call Council on 5471 1700.

Have a say on bushfire plan

Council and other emergency management partners have worked with the CFA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to develop a new Strategic Bushfire Management Plan. The strategy takes a long-term view of how we can all work together to reduce the risk of fire on public and private land. You can have a say on how the strategy is implemented through a short survey. Find details at www.engage.vic.gov.au by searching ‘Bushfire planning Loddon Mallee’. Closes Monday 12 August.

Learn how to live with fire

Come and hear renowned environmental historian and author Stephen J Pyne talk about how we can learn to live with fire as a friend, not just an enemy. The event will be held from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday 8 August at the Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine. Tickets are $12/$10. Book at www.facebook.com/FryerstownCFA or phone Lesley on 5473 4363. The evening is presented by Fryerstown Fire Brigade.

Works at waste facility

Minor upgrade works are underway at Castlemaine Transfer Station to improve customer safety and environmental management. Operating hours remain unchanged. The works are expected to be completed in October. During this time some areas may be cordoned off with temporary waste drop off procedures in place. Please follow safety instructions and signs.

Renewable energy roadmap

Do you want to have a say on the opportunities, potential benefits and challenges for the region in the transition to renewable energy? Share your ideas via on online survey at www.engage.vic.gov.au by searching ‘Loddon Mallee Regional Renewable Energy Roadmap’.

Employment opportunities

Maternal and Child Health Nurses, part time, casual.

Closes at 4.00pm on Friday 9 August.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Join Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 20 August
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 17 September.

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend. Council meetings are filmed and broadcast live to the internet via YouTube.

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

Public notice - 6 August 2019.

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