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Public notice - 22 December 2020

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Council services over Christmas period

We will close our offices at 3.00pm on Thursday 24 December and reopen at 8.30am on Monday 4 January 2021. For emergencies regarding roads and drains, maternal and child health or stock and animal control (excluding wildlife) call 5471 1700 and follow the prompts.

Due to public holidays residents who normally have their bins collected on a Friday will have them collected the following day on Saturday 26 December (instead of Christmas Day) and Saturday 2 January 2021 (instead of New Years Day).

Councillors and staff wish you a safe and happy festive season.

Get tested for COVID-19

Routine testing at the Castlemaine waste water treatment facility has detected fragments of coronavirus (COVID-19). This does not mean there is an active case in the area. However, residents and visitors to Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, Chewton, Harcourt, Newstead and Maldon are urged to get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus.

Golden Point Road speed limit

A new seasonal speed limit is in place along a one kilometre section of Golden Point Road to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists. The speed limit near Expedition Pass Reservoir in Golden Point will reduce from 80 km/hr to 40 km/hr over the warmer months, from December until April each year.

Expand outdoor dining options

Council invites hospitality businesses to apply for a permit to temporarily expand their outdoor dining options. The free permit enables venues to increase patron numbers while meeting COVID-19 restrictions. This may include outdoor dining on the footpath, or on-street parking spaces in front of your business or neighbouring properties, in laneways or public areas. For more information contact Eva Parkin, Economic Development Officer, on 5471 1700 or visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/COVID19BusinessSupport.

Update on Eagles Road bridge in Harcourt

Council is undertaking works to replace the bridge on Eagles Road in Harcourt. Due to unexpected delays in relation to the piling, the works are now expected to be completed by the end of January 2021. The bridge will remain closed to traffic until the works are complete. Council apologises for any inconvenience.

Maldon-Lockwood Road crossing upgrade

V/Line, on behalf of the Department of Transport, and Victorian Goldfields Railway (VGR) are working to upgrade and improve safety at the level crossing at Maldon-Lockwood Road in Maldon. The proposal is to redirect the gravel path along Maldon Tip Road and install a new post and rail fence. See the designs and preferred fencing option at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CapitalWorks. If you would like to provide feedback on this project contact Sara Eagle, Business Support Officer, on 5471 1700 or s.eagle@mountalexander.vic.gov.au by 4 January 2021.

Read annual highlights

Council has considered its annual report outlining the organisation’s performance for the 2019/2020 financial year. The report provides a summary of highlights, progress against objectives in the Council Plan, a performance statement and financial report. It was delivered to the Minister for Local Government, in accordance with the Local Government Act. A copy is available on Council’s website and at the Civic Centre.

Employment opportunities

Finance Officer – full time, ongoing.

Closes at 9.00am on Monday 4 January 2021.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Council meeting

The next Council Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Tuesday 16 February 2021. It will be broadcast live to YouTube. To raise a question at the meeting write to Council’s Governance Team, PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450 VIC, or email governance@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

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

Public notice - 22 December 2020.

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