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Public notice - 27 October 2020

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Coronavirus update

The Victorian Government recently announced changes to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. While regional Victoria remains in the Third Step some restrictions have now eased, with others coming into effect at 11.59pm on Tuesday 27 October.

• You can have up to two people visit at home each day, plus infants or dependents if they cannot be left unattended or cared for.
• Libraries and toy libraries can open for up to 20 people indoors, subject to density rules.
• Indoor religious gatherings are allowed for up to 20 people plus one faith leader, or up to 50 people outdoors.
• The number of people in restaurants and cafes is up to 70 people outdoors and up to 10 people per indoor space, with a maximum of 40 people per venue indoors. Two and four square metre rules apply.
• Live music is permitted outdoors, subject to venue limits and other requirements.
• Non-contact indoor sport and recreation can occur for those aged 18 years and under. Indoor swimming pools and gyms can reopen for non-contact fitness for all ages. Strict limits apply.
• Up to 20 people can attend a funeral indoors, or up to 50 people outdoors.
• Some licensed tourism services can now operate, primarily outdoors and subject to time limits and passenger caps.
• Property owners are able to apply to their local council for permission to travel for fire or emergency preparedness activities on a property which they own.

For information on how to apply for a letter of support to travel for emergency preparations in Mount Alexander Shire, and the conditions that apply, visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/emergency_management.

For more information on restrictions visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

For local assistance regarding COVID-19, or referral to a local community organisation or service, call our COVID-19 support service on 1800 512 446 between 8.30am and 5.00pm (Monday to Friday), email us at covid19@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or visit www.connectmountalexander.com.au.

Need financial support?

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

Annual roadside slashing underway

Council’s roadside slashing program is underway and is expected to continue until late December. Council slashes vegetation along the road shoulder of all sealed roads and rural intersections managed by Council. The program aims to prevent fires and improve sightlines and safety for road users. The team started at Baringhup, and will progress through Maldon, Newstead, Guildford, Harcourt, Sutton Grange, Metcalfe and Taradale. Please note that some areas may be too wet to slash until late November.

Share your Maldon stories

Do you have special memories of Maldon and the heritage aspects of the town centre? Do you love the verandas, historic buildings, particular sites or a certain tree? What are your ideas on how to improve Old Bank Corner?

We invite you to share your stories, memories and knowledge either online or by completing a reply-paid postcard, available at a number of Maldon businesses. Your feedback will help to inform a heritage assessment of the public spaces as part of the Maldon Streetscape Revitalisation Project that Council is coordinating with the community. Submit your memories and feedback by Monday 16 November. Find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay.


Local Roads Resealing 2020/2021
Contract M1527-2020

Footpath Construction, Castlemaine
Contract M1533-2020

Tenders are invited for the above contracts. Tender documentation can be downloaded by visiting Council's website under Tenders and quotations.

Tenders must be received by 2.00pm on Friday 20 November.

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

Darren Fuzzard, Chief Executive Officer

Muckleford AGM

The Muckleford Community Centre Community Asset Committee will hold their AGM (outside) on Thursday 29 October at 6.00pm at the centre at 364 Muckleford-Walmer Road. Numbers are restricted so please RSVP to Michele Paul, Secretary, on 5475 1937.

Employment opportunities

Waste Coordinator – full time, ongoing.

Public and Environmental Health Officer – part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term.

Works Supervisor – Maintenance – full time, ongoing.

Applications close at 9.00am on Monday 9 November.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Council meetings

The next Council meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 17 November. Meetings are broadcast live to YouTube.

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

Public notice - 27 October 2020.

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