Population

Maryborough 8,000
Central Goldfields Shire 13,000

Average temperatures

Season Av max Av Min
Summer 28.7°C 13.2°C
Winter 12.2°C 3.4°C

Services

Schools Health Care
5 Primary Schools Maryborough District Health Service
2 Seconday Schools
1 university or TAFE campuses
1 specialty school

Links

• Central Goldfields Shire Website
• Visit Maryborough

About Maryborough



Approximately a two hour drive north-west of Melbourne, Maryborough is central to Ballarat and Bendigo. Maryborough boasts a mix of rich heritage, new facilities and retail that would be the envy of many regional communities. Over the past 2 years, Maryborough has had record levels of residential development.

In recent times, a substantial amount of money has been invested to ensure Maryborough remains one of the Goldfield's 'Golden Nuggets', and continues to grow as a community anyone would dream being a part of.
Below are just a few examples of the investments being made into the community:

• Premier announced Maryborough District Health Service would receive $100 million towards new regional health infrastructure
• Liberals will commit $4.28 million to construct a brand new Science Complex at Highview College in Maryborough
• Central Maryborough celebrates 100 years of its ambulance and auxiliary
New jobs are about to be created at Maryborough’s Capilano Honey, as the state minister for Regional Development visited the site and announced a $610,000 fund in Regional Jobs and Infrastructure towards re-establishing the local facility
• The return of passenger rail commenced on the 4th July 2010
• Further restoration works at Maryborough Railway Station- Completed
• Station domain, Shire Offices and Community Hub including a local community radio station Gold FM $8.0 mil- Completed
• New "Maryborough Education Centre" $30 mil- Completed
• Maryborough Hospital upgrades $20 mil - Completed
• New Police Station $5 mil- Completed
• New Ambulance Station $1.25 mil – Completed
• New Centrelink offices - Completed
• Main Street upgrades $2.2 mil – Completed
• Coles/Kmart & 9 Specialty Shops $15 mil – Completed
• Aldi Store $3 mil – Completed
• Havilah Retirement Home $12m expansion - Completed
• Over 55's development $6 mil – Stage 1 Completed
• Broiler Farm Moolort $15m - Stage 1 and 2 Completed
• True Foods (specialist manufacturers of flat bread products) commenced operations in Maryborough in 2011 and now employs 260 people with a Food Cluster developed now being pursued
• McDonalds Restaurant opened October 2011
• Ambulance Station now 24 hour- 7 new full time paramedics
• Asphalting firm (Centre State Asphalt) has completed relocation to Maryborough
• New Tyrepower Maryborough - Completed
• Business case complete for establishment of Goldfields as Australia's First Heritage Region
• New Priceline Store
• Complete operational bus service for the town, with stops outside Whirrakee Rise
• Childcare Centre extensions underway with both Council and private centres operating in the town
• Strong Commercial Development- Dentist Practice, Telstra Store, Vault Self Storage
• Edlyn Foods establishing part of its Melbourne operation in Maryborough, with production commencing April, 2016
• Local businesses engaging apprentices (2016 for example sees 6 new apprentices at McPherson’s Printing Group and 2 at Barker Trailers)
• Capilano Honey has returned to Maryborough in late 2015 re-establishing a full processing and packing facility