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Public notice - 17 March 2020

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Coronavirus update

Community members are urged to take precautions to minimise the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Good hygiene can prevent infection. Wash your hands with soap and water, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you sneeze or cough. If you suspect you may have coronavirus call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. For health alerts, tips on how to reduce your risk of contracting the illness and to subscribe to updates visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au or www.health.gov.au.

Aged care forums cancelled

Council has cancelled two aged care community forums scheduled for Thursday 19 March, due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Health authorities have advised all non-essential, organised gatherings of 500 or more people should be cancelled from Monday 16 March. Council has taken the precaution of cancelling the aged care forums given older persons and those with chronic illnesses are more vulnerable to the coronavirus. Staff will now take steps to gain feedback on aged care services from clients, carers and interested parties using other methods such as phone and email. To register your interest to provide feedback on aged care services contact Council on 5471 1700.

Local events may be cancelled

Please note that at the time of printing the following events are scheduled to proceed. Council will make an effort to inform the community should events be cancelled. Registered participants will be contacted.

Open day at Chewton

Council is holding an open day from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Saturday 28 March, at the former Chewton Community Centre located at 205 Main Road in Chewton. The former Wesleyan Church building is in a poor state of repair and has been closed to the public since 2010 due to safety risks. The opening will provide community members with restricted access to the building to help inform public submissions on Council’s proposal to dispose of the building. Council has extended the date for public submissions to 5.00pm on Thursday 9 April. For more information and how to make a submission visit the Have your say section of Council’s website or contact Lynne Williamson, Property Portfolio Coordinator, on 5471 1700 or l.williamson@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Norwood Hill drop in sessions

Council invites community members to have a say on the revitalisation of Norwood Hill Recreation Reserve in Castlemaine. We want to know how you use the reserve, your favourite features and ideas for improvements. Chat with our Active Communities Team at a drop in session from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 1 April at Norwood Hill Recreation Reserve, corner of Maclise and Lawrence streets. For more information contact Kim Whitehouse, Projects Officer, on 5471 1700 or k.whitehouse@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Free volunteering workshop

Council and Volunteer Central Vic have collaborated to provide a calendar of workshops aimed at supporting volunteers and community groups. The first free workshop is How to attract, cultivate and celebrate your essential supporters. It will be held from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday 25 March at Castlemaine Senior Citizens Centre, Mechanics Lane in Castlemaine. Registrations are essential and can be made via www.eventbrite.com.au. For more information contact the Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700.

Planning notice – Muckleford

Information on Planning Application PA282/2019 for 315 Butchers Road in Muckleford is advertised in this week’s Midland Express. See the classifieds section for details or read it online.

Tree pruning underway

Street tree pruning is underway in Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, Newstead and McKenzie Hill. The pruning program aims to improve tree health and the appearance of local streets and protect public safety. Pruning will remove dead wood from trees and maintain appropriate clearances from roads, footpaths, street lights and signs. The arborist team will remove trees identified as dead, dying or hazardous. For more information contact the Parks and Gardens Team on 5471 1700.

Employment opportunities

Assessment Officer – full or part time, fixed term until 31 March 2021.
Closes at 9.00am, Monday 23 March.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Join Council meetings

• 6.30pm on Tuesday 17 March
• 6.30pm on Tuesday 21 April.

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre.

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

Public notice - 17 March 2020.

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