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Public notice - 3 November 2020

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Coronavirus update

The Victorian Government has introduced further changes to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions from 27 October. Metropolitan Melbourne is now in the Third Step. Regional Victoria continues in Third Step with further easing of restrictions.

As restrictions ease it is important to continue to take steps to keep yourself and others safe. Continue to wash your hands regularly, wear a face mask when you leave home, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and keep at least 1.5 metres from others.

Keep friends and family safe by meeting outdoors. There is a lower risk of spreading COVID-19 between people if you are outdoors. Face masks must be worn by all Victorians 12 years and over when you leave home. Exemptions apply. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 get tested and stay home. Stay at home if you feel unwell.

For up-to-date details on restrictions call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit
www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus. For local assistance regarding COVID-19, or referral to a local community organisation or service, call our dedicated 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.

If you, or someone you know, is feeling anxious or stressed, support is available. Contact
Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au 1300 22 4636;
Kids Helpline www.kidshelpline.com.au 1800 55 1800; or
Lifeline www.lifeline.org.au 13 11 14.

Australia Day Awards now open

Who would you like to recognise for their contribution to our community? Council is calling for nominations for the 2021 Mount Alexander Shire Australia Day Awards. There are four categories – Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year (including online). We have simplified the nomination process for the civic awards this year. Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 4 December. For more information visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/AustraliaDay.

Free community workshops

Castlemaine Community House (CCH) is open again and running the following free workshops:

The Big Splurge: Budgeting for Christmas – Find out essential budgeting tips for Christmas spending. Held from 10.30am to 11.30am on Thursday 5 November.

Create Space – A time and place for people to meet up, bring along a creative project to work on, such as sewing, drawing, sculpting, darning or more. Held from 1.00pm to 3.00pm every Tuesday until 15 December.

Places are limited. For more information or to book call 5472 4842 or visit www.cch.org.au.

Small business workshop

Find out how to build and implement a business plan at our next small business workshop Business Planning Essentials: How to build a roadmap to success. It will be held from 9.30am to 11.30am on Monday 9 November via Zoom. Book via www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/BusinessResources.

Avoiding burnout for volunteers

If you manage volunteers, or are part of an organisation that relies on volunteers, join a free online workshop to help you better support others and recharge your own batteries when it comes to volunteering. It will be held from 2.30pm to 5.00pm on Thursday 5 November via Zoom. Register via www.eventbrite.com.au. Search Mount Alexander Shire Council.

Free disposal of green waste

Don’t forget that residents and ratepayers can dispose of green waste for free at the Castlemaine and Maldon transfer stations until Monday 9 November. Green waste must be free of contaminants such as rubbish and declared noxious weeds. Proof of residency is required upon entry.

Share your Maldon stories

Do you have special memories of Maldon and the heritage aspects of the town centre? Share your stories, memories and knowledge online or fill out a reply-paid postcard, available at a number of Maldon businesses. Submissions are welcome until Monday 16 November. Visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay to find out more.

Employment opportunities

Engineering Coordinator (re-advertised) – full time, ongoing.

Closes at 9.00am on Monday 16 November.

Waste Coordinator
– full time, ongoing.
Public and Environmental Health Officer – part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term.
Works Supervisor – Maintenance – full time, ongoing.

Close at 9.00am on Monday 9 November.

For more information visit our website.

Council is also recruiting for temporary roles including a Communications Officer (Digital), Project Officer, Fleet Management Officer, Program Support Officer and Environmental Health Officer through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative. Applicants must register with Working for Victoria and sign up to the Sidekicker online platform at www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria.

Council meeting

Due to the timing of the Local Government General Election and in order to support the incoming Council, the next Council Meeting has been rescheduled to 6.30 pm on Tuesday 24 November 2020. It will be broadcast live to YouTube. Search Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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

Public notice - 3 November 2020.

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