Engaging Mitchell

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub. A one-stop-shop for the people who live and work in Mitchell Shire to provide input on a broad range of plans, policies and projects.

We know that time is precious. This site offers you the opportunity to participate at a time and place that suits you, making it easier for you to have your views heard.

Register to become an Engaging Mitchell member to receive regular updates and have your say on issues affecting Mitchell Shire’s future.

We look forward to engaging with you!

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub. A one-stop-shop for the people who live and work in Mitchell Shire to provide input on a broad range of plans, policies and projects.

We know that time is precious. This site offers you the opportunity to participate at a time and place that suits you, making it easier for you to have your views heard.

Register to become an Engaging Mitchell member to receive regular updates and have your say on issues affecting Mitchell Shire’s future.

We look forward to engaging with you!

  • Join the Event Coordination Group for International Day for People with Disabilities

    about 1 month ago
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    Join our Event Coordination group to help develop and organise a community event to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their rights, dignity and well-being.

    This event will be part of the United Nations sanctioned day, celebrated annually on 3 December.

    We are looking forward to having a broad range of perspectives in the group, including people of all abilities, as well as families and carers of people with a disability.

    This Event Sub-Committee will work with the Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee - which is a link between council, local organisations and the community on issues of access and inclusion. There will also be the option for interested community members to join the ongoing Advisory Committee.

    Mitchell Shire Council recognizes that some support may be required for members to enable them to fully participate, and such supports can be offered upon request. Please contact Council if you think this may apply to you and you would like to discuss further.

    If you would like more information about the event coordination group or the Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee, please contact Community Development on 5734 6200 or email community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au to register your interest.

    Join our Event Coordination group to help develop and organise a community event to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their rights, dignity and well-being.

    This event will be part of the United Nations sanctioned day, celebrated annually on 3 December.

    We are looking forward to having a broad range of perspectives in the group, including people of all abilities, as well as families and carers of people with a disability.

    This Event Sub-Committee will work with the Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee - which is a link between council, local organisations and the community on issues of access and inclusion. There will also be the option for interested community members to join the ongoing Advisory Committee.

    Mitchell Shire Council recognizes that some support may be required for members to enable them to fully participate, and such supports can be offered upon request. Please contact Council if you think this may apply to you and you would like to discuss further.

    If you would like more information about the event coordination group or the Access & Inclusion Advisory Committee, please contact Community Development on 5734 6200 or email community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au to register your interest.

  • Get involved with the Cultural Diversity Week Event Coordination Group

    about 1 month ago
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    We are looking to form an event coordination group to plan and coordinate an event/s as part of Diversity Week in March 2017. Cultural Diversity Week is a celebration which extends over the whole week and coincides with Harmony day on 21 March 21.

    This day is about inclusiveness, respecting differences, celebrating Australia’s rich cultural diversity and for everyone to share what we have in common.

    We encourage community members from diverse backgrounds (including Aboriginal people), or those with established connections to culturally diverse services or groups to join.

    The event coordination Group will be a sub-committee under the established Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee. This Committee provides strategic advice to Council on emerging cultural diversity issues – to ensure that Mitchell Shire is a great place to live for its range of culturally diverse community members. We would also welcome any expressions of interest to be a part of this ongoing Committee.

    If you would like more information about either the Event Coordination group or the Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, please contact Community Development on 5734 6200 or email community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au to register your interest.


    We are looking to form an event coordination group to plan and coordinate an event/s as part of Diversity Week in March 2017. Cultural Diversity Week is a celebration which extends over the whole week and coincides with Harmony day on 21 March 21.

    This day is about inclusiveness, respecting differences, celebrating Australia’s rich cultural diversity and for everyone to share what we have in common.

    We encourage community members from diverse backgrounds (including Aboriginal people), or those with established connections to culturally diverse services or groups to join.

    The event coordination Group will be a sub-committee under the established Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee. This Committee provides strategic advice to Council on emerging cultural diversity issues – to ensure that Mitchell Shire is a great place to live for its range of culturally diverse community members. We would also welcome any expressions of interest to be a part of this ongoing Committee.

    If you would like more information about either the Event Coordination group or the Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee, please contact Community Development on 5734 6200 or email community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au to register your interest.


  • Seymour Flood Mitigation Project

    10 months ago
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    The Seymour Flood Mitigation Project is being developed to provide protection to the Seymour Township, property, buildings, essential services and residents against a 1-in-100-year flood from the Goulburn River.

    It is estimated that more than 300 properties are vulnerable in such an event including a large part of Seymour's commercial activities and essential services, including the hospital and police station.
    Increased protection from flooding offered by the project will provide an opportunity to review the existing flood zoning and overlays which have restricted development in the area.

    The levee design is being developed to provide a positive benefit to the community of Seymour and the wider Mitchell Shire, including those outside the levee system.

    The design of the levee will be considered simultaneously with the Structure Plan for Seymour and the community ‘Vision for the Town’. The levee will be designed to ensure that, as much as possible, it does not create a physical or visual barrier to enjoyment of the Goulburn River and includes provision for walking and cycling paths linked to the wider regional network.
    Visit the Project page for more information.


    The Seymour Flood Mitigation Project is being developed to provide protection to the Seymour Township, property, buildings, essential services and residents against a 1-in-100-year flood from the Goulburn River.

    It is estimated that more than 300 properties are vulnerable in such an event including a large part of Seymour's commercial activities and essential services, including the hospital and police station.
    Increased protection from flooding offered by the project will provide an opportunity to review the existing flood zoning and overlays which have restricted development in the area.

    The levee design is being developed to provide a positive benefit to the community of Seymour and the wider Mitchell Shire, including those outside the levee system.

    The design of the levee will be considered simultaneously with the Structure Plan for Seymour and the community ‘Vision for the Town’. The levee will be designed to ensure that, as much as possible, it does not create a physical or visual barrier to enjoyment of the Goulburn River and includes provision for walking and cycling paths linked to the wider regional network.
    Visit the Project page for more information.


  • Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework

    3 months ago
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    The Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework consultation period has recently ended.

    We thank everyone who made a submission, and also all those who attended the consultation events in Wallan.

    The Wallan Town Centre Masterplan Project team are currently reviewing all of the feedback received, which will be considered when completing the Final Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework.

    The Draft Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework available for viewing.

    This consultation concluded on 19 July 2016.


    The Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework consultation period has recently ended.

    We thank everyone who made a submission, and also all those who attended the consultation events in Wallan.

    The Wallan Town Centre Masterplan Project team are currently reviewing all of the feedback received, which will be considered when completing the Final Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework.

    The Draft Wallan Town Centre Masterplan and Urban Design Framework available for viewing.

    This consultation concluded on 19 July 2016.


  • Seymour 3660 Project - Stage 2 Consultation Closed

    over 1 year ago
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    The Seymour 3660 project has concluded Stage 2 Consultation of the Emerging Ideas Paper.

    We thank everyone who made a submission, and also all those who attended the consultation events across Seymour.

    The Seymour 3660 project team are currently reviewing all of the feedback received. This feedback will influence the strategies and actions to be developed in the next stage as part of the Draft Structure Plan.

    A Stage 2 Consultation Summary Report is also being prepared and will be available online in August 2016.

    The Emerging Ideas Paper can still be viewed.

    The Seymour 3660 project has concluded Stage 2 Consultation of the Emerging Ideas Paper.

    We thank everyone who made a submission, and also all those who attended the consultation events across Seymour.

    The Seymour 3660 project team are currently reviewing all of the feedback received. This feedback will influence the strategies and actions to be developed in the next stage as part of the Draft Structure Plan.

    A Stage 2 Consultation Summary Report is also being prepared and will be available online in August 2016.

    The Emerging Ideas Paper can still be viewed.

  • Kilmore 3764 Project Stage 3 Completed

    over 1 year ago
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    The Kilmore 3764 project has concluded Stage 3 consultation and the final Kilmore Structure Plan and Town Centre plans are nearing completion.

    Reports summarising the consultation outcomes of Stage 3 and the entire project are available on this site.

    Final changes responding to issues raised in Stage 3 consultation are currently being made to the plans.

    It is expected that the final plans will be presented to Council for their adoption in the near future.

    Submission makers will be notified in advance.

    The draft plans are still available for viewing along with fact sheets and videos of the proposed plans.

    The Kilmore 3764 project has concluded Stage 3 consultation and the final Kilmore Structure Plan and Town Centre plans are nearing completion.

    Reports summarising the consultation outcomes of Stage 3 and the entire project are available on this site.

    Final changes responding to issues raised in Stage 3 consultation are currently being made to the plans.

    It is expected that the final plans will be presented to Council for their adoption in the near future.

    Submission makers will be notified in advance.

    The draft plans are still available for viewing along with fact sheets and videos of the proposed plans.

  • Wandong and Heathcote Junction 3758 Project Stage 3 Completed

    over 1 year ago
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    The WHJ 3758 project has concluded Stage 3 consultation and the final Wandong Heathcote Junction Structure Plan is nearing completion.

    Reports summarising the consultation outcomes of Stage 3 and the entire project are available on this site.

    Final changes responding to issues raised in Stage 3 consultation are currently being made to the plan.

    It is expected that the final plan will be presented to Council for their adoption in the near future.

    Submission makers will be notified in advance.

    The draft plan is still available for viewing along with fact sheets on this site.

    The WHJ 3758 project has concluded Stage 3 consultation and the final Wandong Heathcote Junction Structure Plan is nearing completion.

    Reports summarising the consultation outcomes of Stage 3 and the entire project are available on this site.

    Final changes responding to issues raised in Stage 3 consultation are currently being made to the plan.

    It is expected that the final plan will be presented to Council for their adoption in the near future.

    Submission makers will be notified in advance.

    The draft plan is still available for viewing along with fact sheets on this site.

  • Receive local environment information by post or email

    8 months ago
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    As part of Council's Commitment to encourage and support sustainable land management, Council provides personalised environmental information kits to landholders throughout the Shire. Complete the form to receive your information by post or email.

    As part of Council's Commitment to encourage and support sustainable land management, Council provides personalised environmental information kits to landholders throughout the Shire. Complete the form to receive your information by post or email.

  • Register now to join the Community Voice Panel

    over 1 year ago
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    The Mitchell Community Voice Panel is a group of people with an interest in Council activities and the future of the Shire. They will provide Council with insights into community views and provide feedback on existing or proposed policies, programs and services.

    The Mitchell Community Voice Panel is a group of people with an interest in Council activities and the future of the Shire. They will provide Council with insights into community views and provide feedback on existing or proposed policies, programs and services.