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Public notice - 8 October 2019

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Children’s Week celebrations

Join us for a special Children’s Week celebration to mark the opening of the new play space at Victory Park in Castlemaine. The play space will provide hours of fun for all ages and abilities. Explore the cubby, climb the boulders, fly the zip line, play ping pong or whirl on the carousel. Council has joined up with the Seniors Festival and Mount Alexander Early Years Forum for this free, all ages event. There’ll be Indigenous story-telling, face painting, badge making, an early years display and more. Enjoy free ice-cream and fruit or buy a hot dog. The opening will start at 4.00pm, and activities will run to 7.00pm. For more information contact Council or visit our website.

October is Walk to School Month

Children are encouraged to walk, ride or scoot to school during Walk to School Month. Council is again supporting the VicHealth initiative that aims to build healthy habits for life. Twelve local schools have signed up to participate in the program this year. So get active on the way to and from school. Part way is ok! If you can’t walk the whole way, try parking a few blocks away. Look out for more information at your school or visit www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au.

Notice of a planning permit application

Please note an application for a planning permit has been made for a solar farm at Ravenswood South. Please see details in the public notice section of this paper or read online.

Free green waste disposal

Local residents and ratepayers can dispose of green waste for free at Castlemaine and Maldon waste facilities from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 10 November. Residents are encouraged to use the opportunity to prepare their homes and properties for the Fire Danger Period. Acceptable items include garden waste, grass clippings, natural wood and tree branches (diameter less than 10cm). Waste must be emptied from plastic bags and not contain contaminants such as rubbish or declared noxious weeds. Conditions apply.

Celebrate Seniors Festival

There are many events and activities planned in October as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival. Activities include a dance, morning tea, free community lunch, movie day and choir, craft and word game sessions. View the program online or pick up a brochure from key community hubs. Don’t miss the James Blundell concert at 2.00pm on Friday October 11 at Castlemaine Town Hall. Entry by gold coin donation to the SES.

Walking group volunteer

CHIRP Community Health and Healthy Heart of Victoria (HHV) are calling for Expressions of Interest for volunteers to support the Castlemaine walking group. The ideal candidate will be friendly, respectful and reliable. First Aid and CPR training will be provided. Expressions of Interest should be forwarded to Simone Hooppell, Healthy Heart of Victoria Health Broker, at s.hooppell@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 0436 816 373 by 4.00pm on Wednesday 25 October. More information is available at https://chirp.org.au/volunteers/walking-group-volunteers/. People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

Employment opportunities

Network and Systems Administrator – full time, ongoing.

Position closes at 9.00am on Monday 14 October.

Human Resources and Payroll Officer –
fixed term, maternity leave replacement until December 2020.
Development Services Project Officer (re-advertised) – part time, ongoing.
Works Supervisor – Inspections and Unsealed Roads – full time, ongoing.
Road Worker – Grader Operator – full time, ongoing.

Positions close at 9.00am on Monday 21 October.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Join Council meetings

• 6.30pm, Tuesday 15 October at the Civic Centre
• 6.30pm, Tuesday 19 November at the Civic Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are broadcast live to YouTube. Search Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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

Public notice - 8 October 2019.

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