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Public notice - 16 February 2021

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COVID-19 update

Our offices are temporarily closed until 8.30am on Thursday 18 February, following the Victorian Government's Circuit Breaker announcement. Under the Stage 4 restrictions, the Civic Centre, Visitor Information Centres, and council venues, community and recreation facilities will be closed. Parks and playgrounds remain open for exercise in line with the latest restrictions. Public toilets remain open.

Staff are continuing to deliver essential services and are available for customer service queries by phone on 5471 1700, email and via our website.

For the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.


Lighting upgrade – Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Contract M1547-2021

Closing time: 2.00pm on Friday 5 March.

Footpath renewal - Castlemaine
Contract M1545-2021

Small Town Streetscape Stage 2 – Campbells Creek, Taradale and Elphinstone
Contract M1555-2021

Closing time: 2.00pm on Friday 12 March.

Tenders are invited for the above contracts. Tender documentation may be downloaded by visiting Council's website under Tenders and quotations. Direct enquiries to Andrea O’Grady, Procurement Coordinator, on (03) 5471 1724.

Darren Fuzzard
Chief Executive Officer

Satisfaction survey underway

Households are encouraged to participate in the 2021 Community Satisfaction Survey to provide feedback on the service-delivery performance of Council. The annual telephone survey is carried out across a random representative sample of at least 400 residents. If you receive a call please take the time to provide feedback.

Road naming in Vaughan

Council has received a request to name an unnamed laneway off Burgoyne Street in Vaughan. The requestor has asked for the laneway to be named Hunts Lane, after Mrs Hunt, who lived adjacent to the laneway for more than 30 years. Any persons who have a familial link to the naming proposal or object to the proposed name have thirty (30) days to notify Council in writing. All submissions are to be addressed to the Governance Team by Thursday 18 March. Forward feedback to Tiffany Day at info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or PO Box 185, Castlemaine VIC 3450. For further information on road naming proposals, go the Road naming page on Council’s website.

Promote your business

Local businesses are encouraged to be part of the updated Castlemaine, Maldon & Surrounds Official Visitor Guide. The guide highlights key destinations, experiences, and local businesses to hundreds of thousands of visitors. For more information on the marketing and promotion packages or to confirm your booking contact Sharna Crosbie, Tourism Marketing and Development Officer, on 5471 1727 or marketing@mountalexander.vic.gov.au. Bookings close on Monday 1 March.

Share your NDIS experience

Come along to a community forum or complete a survey and share your experiences of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The responses will be used in a feasibility study to inform Council’s decision regarding the potential to provide NDIS services in future.

Community forums - Castlemaine - held from 10.00am to 12noon; 3.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 25 February at the Castlemaine Town Hall in Lyttleton Street. Enter via Frederick Street.

Community forum - Maldon - held from 10.30am to 12noon on Friday 26 February at Maldon Community Centre, 6 Francis Street.

RSVP is not required. COVIDSafe restrictions will be in place.

Collect a survey from the Castlemaine Library or Civic Centre or complete it online via
www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/HaveYourSay. To have a survey posted to you or to speak with the person leading this project phone our Community Wellbeing team on 5471 1766.

Sutton Grange AGM

The Sutton Grange Hall Asset Committee will hold its Annual General Meeting at 8.00pm on Monday 22 February at the hall at 921 Sutton Grange-Faraday Road. All welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Noel Davis on 0459 382 991.

Employment opportunities

Manager Development Services – full time, senior executive officer
Senior Project Engineer (re-advertised) – full time, fixed term
Natural Environment Officer – part time, ongoing
Finance Officer (re-advertised) – full time, ongoing
Civic Facilities Cleaner – part time, ongoing

Close at 9.00am on Monday 1 March.

For more information or to apply visit our website.

Council meeting

The Council Meeting planned for 6.30pm on Tuesday 16 February at Castlemaine Town Hall will be closed to the public in line with the Victorian Government's Circuit Breaker announcement. It will be broadcast via YouTube. Search Mount Alexander Shire Council. Members of the public may send a question 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 - 16 February 2021.

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