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!

Current Projects

  • 2016 Tree Day Evaluation

    25 days ago
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    This year Mitchell Shire Council is providing over 4,000 native seedlings, stakes and guards to eight (8) community planting sites and seven (7) local schools. Over 730 volunteers participated in planting last year on Council managed reserves and public land.

    Council is seeking your feedback about your experience with this year’s National Tree Day and how it could be improved. The survey will also provide valuable a base line data to the monitoring and evaluation of the Mitchell Shire Environment Strategy.

    Take the Tree Day Evaluation Survey

    This year Mitchell Shire Council is providing over 4,000 native seedlings, stakes and guards to eight (8) community planting sites and seven (7) local schools. Over 730 volunteers participated in planting last year on Council managed reserves and public land.

    Council is seeking your feedback about your experience with this year’s National Tree Day and how it could be improved. The survey will also provide valuable a base line data to the monitoring and evaluation of the Mitchell Shire Environment Strategy.

    Take the Tree Day Evaluation Survey

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

    3 days 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 by 30 September 2016.

    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 by 30 September 2016.

  • Get involved with the Cultural Diversity Week Event Coordination Group

    3 days 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 by 30 September 2016.


    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 by 30 September 2016.


  • Seymour Flood Mitigation Project

    9 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

    2 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

    about 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

    about 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.

  • Review of the Local Government Act - Comment on the Directions Paper

    2 months ago
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    Our community is invited to have your say on proposed reforms of the Local Government Act.


    You are invited to contribute your ideas for a contemporary, clear and comprehensive Local Government Act which supports councils as we meet future challenges.

    The Directions Paper was released on 8 June and is open for comment until 16 September 2016.

    It covers ideas like participatory democracy, strong probity, integrated planning, fair rates and efficient councils.

    Visit the Act For the Future website to review the paper and make your submission.

    Our community is invited to have your say on proposed reforms of the Local Government Act.


    You are invited to contribute your ideas for a contemporary, clear and comprehensive Local Government Act which supports councils as we meet future challenges.

    The Directions Paper was released on 8 June and is open for comment until 16 September 2016.

    It covers ideas like participatory democracy, strong probity, integrated planning, fair rates and efficient councils.

    Visit the Act For the Future website to review the paper and make your submission.

  • Receive local environment information by post or email

    7 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.