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Public notice - 21 July 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

The Victorian Government has extended the State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic until 11.59pm on Sunday 16 August 2020. Regional Victorians are encouraged to wear a face mask when leaving home if it is difficult to stay 1.5 metres apart from others. Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions apply to people who live in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. People living in these areas must wear a face covering when leaving home from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July. You will need to wear a face mask if you travel to metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire.

It is important that we don’t become complacent in Regional Victoria. Please continue to follow the public health advice, maintain hand hygiene and physical distancing, and check in on your family, friends and neighbours. Be prepared for any potential changes in restrictions. Stay home if you are unwell. Get tested if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus by making an appointment with your local GP or at a testing centre in Bendigo, Kyneton or Maryborough. For more information visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

COVID-19 support

If you have a question or need local information, support or a referral in relation to COVID-19, call our dedicated COVID-19 support number on 1800 512 446 between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday, email covid19@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or visit our online virtual emergency relief centre at www.connectmountalexander.com.au.

For crisis support and suicide prevention services contact Beyond Blue Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au; Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 www.kidshelpline.com.au; QLife 1800 184 527
www.qlife.org.au or Lifeline 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au.

Employment opportunities

Senior Project Engineer – full time, fixed term – 12 months.

Applications close at 9.00am on Monday 3 August.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Community Grants now open

You can now submit an application for Council's Community Grants Program. The program offers small grants up to $3,000 and partnership grants up to $10,000. Applications close at 4.00pm on Monday 10 August. To discuss your idea call the Community Partnerships Team on 5471 1700 or to apply visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Grants.

Damage to bins

There has recently been a number of incidents involving motor vehicle damage to kerbside bins. If you have any knowledge of who may responsible we urge you to report it to Castlemaine Police on 5470 4100 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. If your bin has been damaged you can order a replacement free of charge by making a service request via our website or call Customer Service on 5471 1700.

Enrol in four-year-old kinder for 2021

Enrolments are open for four-year-old kindergarten at YMCA managed centres. These include Castlemaine Kindergarten, Harcourt Preschool, Maldon Preschool, Newstead Preschool and South Castlemaine Kindergarten. The first round of enrolments close on Monday 31 August. To enrol visit www.earlyyears.ymca.org.au or call the YMCA Early Years Management Team on (03) 4311 1500.

Have your say on local laws

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Friday 31 July for our local law review. Find details at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.

Council meetings

The next Council meeting is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21 July. It will be broadcast live via YouTube. To raise a question at the Council meeting write to the Governance Team, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450 VIC, or send an email to governance@mountalexander.vic.gov.au by 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

A Special Meeting of Council will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 28 July to hear public submissions on the Proposed Budget 2020-2021. Watch via YouTube.

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

Public notice - 21 July 2020.

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