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Public notice - 6 October 2020

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Update on Council services

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Customer Service Centre on Lyttleton Street in Castlemaine has reopened for limited face-to-face services including general queries, pet registrations and payments. Staff are continuing to respond to other customer service requests and technical queries such as planning and building inquiries by phone, email and online. The Customer Service Centre is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Enter via the ramp on Lloyd Street.

The Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Mostyn Street will welcome back visitors on weekends between 9.00am and 5.00pm from Saturday 10 October, with plans to reopen the Maldon VIC in coming weeks. Staff are available to offer assistance by phone 1800 171 888, seven days a week.

Free disposal of green waste

To help residents prepare their homes and properties for the fire danger period, Council is offering free green waste disposal to local residents and ratepayers for 17 days, including three weekends. Green waste can be disposed of for free at the Castlemaine and Maldon waste facilities between 24 October and 9 November.

Green waste includes garden waste such as grass, sticks and branches (less than 10cm diameter). It must be free of contaminants such as rubbish and declared noxious weeds.

Get tested

Please 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 go to a nearby testing centre. There is a drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic at CHIRP Community Health in Castlemaine. Testing is available by appointment for community members showing symptoms of coronavirus or need mandatory testing before surgery. The clinic is open between 2.00pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday and Friday, and between 10.00am and 12.00noon on Sunday. Call CHIRP Community Health on 5479 1000 to make an appointment. The clinic is operated by Castlemaine Health and CHIRP, with support from Council.


Footpath Design - Gaffney and Reckleben Streets
Contract M1517-2020Q

Tenders are invited for the above contract. Tender documentation is available from Council's website under Tenders and quotations.

Tenders must be received by 2.00pm, Monday 19 October 2020.

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

Darren Fuzzard, Chief Executive Officer

Planning notice - Castlemaine

Information on Planning Application PA12/2020 for 83-85 Blakeley Road in Castlemaine is advertised in this week’s Midland Express. See the classifieds section for details (or see below).

Notice of an application for a planning permit

An application for a planning permit has been made which may affect you. Details about the application:

The land affected by the application is located at:
83-85 Blakeley Road, Castlemaine
Lots 1 & 2 PS 804722

The application is for a permit to:
Use and development of a place of worship including associated car park, a two lot subdivision and removal of native

The applicant for the permit is:
CSS International

The application reference number is: PA012/2020

You may look at the application and any documents that support the application at:
www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au - Follow: Planning and permits – Planning Services – Lodge or track an application – Greenlight
 Mount Alexander Shire Council, 27 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine. This can be done during office hours and is free of charge.

Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to the Responsible Authority. An objection or submission can be lodged online via Greenlight or can be sent to the Responsible Authority in writing, addressed to: Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine Vic 3450.

An objection must include the reasons for the objection and state how the objector would be affected. The Responsible Authority must make a copy of every objection available at its office for any person to inspect during office hours free of charge until the end of the period during which an application may be made for review of a decision on the application.

The Responsible Authority will not decide on the application before:
27 October 2020

If you object the Responsible Authority will tell you its decision.

Free workshop for committee members

Build skills within your group, club or not-for-profit at a free workshop to help you work well as a committee. The How to be a Dynamic Committee workshop will be held from 10.00am to 12.30pm on Thursday 15 October via Zoom. Register via www.eventbrite.com.au. It is run by Council in partnership with Volunteer Central Vic.

Apply for an event grant

If your community group is planning an event for next year apply now for our Events Grants Program. Submissions close at 4.00pm on Monday 12 October. Apply at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/Grants.

Employment opportunities

Executive Manager People and Culture – full time.
Closes at 9.00am on Monday 26 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. It will be broadcast live to YouTube. Search Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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

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