7 December 2022, Mayor Cr Grace La Vella- Welcome Record


This is my first column in The Welcome Record as the newly elected Mayor of the Central Goldfields Shire. A role I am honoured and excited to be undertaking.

As a way of introduction, over the next 12 months I look forward to continuing to work hard on behalf of our community and continuing our advocacy for our Shire, particularly focusing on the delivery of Council’s Priority Projects, the restoration of the Maryborough Town Hall, the restoration and revitalisation of the Bristol Hill memorial tower and precinct to be a tourist attraction to be proud of.

As the end of the year approaches, so too does the fire season. To help residents prepare Council is offering free green waste disposal from now to Sunday 18 December.

You can drop off your waste at one of our Transfer Stations, including right here in Dunolly.

Speaking of warm weather, the outdoor pool season is officially underway and you can now cool off for free at the Dunolly and Talbot outdoor swimming pools. The Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre also has extended trading hours and will remain open until 7pm on weekends and public holidays.

In some more exciting news for Dunolly, two wayfinding signs have recently been installed in town. Identified as a priority through community feedback during the development of the Community Township Plan for Dunolly and district, the signs aim to help visitors find their way around the township.

They include motivation copy, maps highlighting attractions and facilities as well as information about various points of interest.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe festive season and a wonderful New Year.

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