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Public notice - 29 September 2020

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Read the latest Council Column including public notices, job advertisements and tenders.

Coronavirus update

Regional Victoria is now in Step 3 of the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening. There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home, although you must work from home where you can. Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face covering when you leave home, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others.

Stay home if you are unwell and get tested if you have any symptoms of coronavirus, no matter how mild. Make an appointment with your local GP, or contact CHIRP Community Health on 5479 1000 to make an appointment at the drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic in Castlemaine. The clinic is open three days a week.

For up-to-date information about COVID-19 visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

COVID-19 support

For local assistance and information, or referral to a local community organisation or service, call us on 1800 512 446, email covid19@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or visit www.connectmountalexander.com.au.

Need financial support?

Castlemaine Community House (CCH) offers a range of financial services. Along with a Centrelink Agency they have specialists to assist you with financial counselling, tax help and no-interest loans. All services operate by appointment only. To make an appointment call 5472 4842.


Tenders are invited for the following contracts. Tender documentation can be downloaded by visiting our website under Tenders and quotations.

Contract M1522-2020 Feasibility Study into the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Tenders must be received by 2.00pm, Friday 16 October 2020.

Contract M1514-2020 Saint Street Drainage – Stage 3
Contract M1523-2020 Harcourt Recreation Reserve Female Friendly Change room - Construction

Tenders must be received by 2.00pm, Thursday 22 October 2020.

Please direct enquiries to Andrea O’Grady, Procurement Coordinator, on (03) 5471 1724.

Darren Fuzzard
Chief Executive Officer

Council elections

The 2020 Council elections will be conducted by postal vote in October. Voters will receive a ballot pack in early October. Council is in caretaker mode until 6.00pm on Saturday 24 October to ensure an open and fair election for all candidates. For more information visit www.vec.vic.gov.au.

Powerline tree pruning

Council will soon start pruning street trees to provide clearance around powerlines in Castlemaine as part of the annual tree maintenance program. Qualified contractors will undertake the pruning works to meet electric safety regulations. Trees on private property will not be pruned.

Apply for an event grant

Is your community group planning an event next year? Applications for our Events Grants Program are now open for events to be held in 2021 and beyond. Apply by 4.00pm on Monday 12 October at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Grants.

Employment opportunities

Road Worker – Street Cleaning and Rapid Response – full time, ongoing.
Closes at 9.00am on Monday 5 October.

Manager Communications and Customer Services – full time, ongoing.
Closes at 9.00am on Monday 19 October.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Council meetings

The next Council Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 October.

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

Public notice - 29 September 2020.

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