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Engaging Mitchell

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub.

This is 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 share your thoughts and 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.

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub.

This is 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 share your thoughts and 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.

  • Applications open for Mitchell Youth Council

    about 17 hours ago
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    Are you 12-24 years old and care about the needs and issues effecting young people?

    We’re looking for passionate young people to join Mitchell Youth Council. The advisory committee represents the voice of young people in Mitchell Shire and aims to make our community a better place.

    Applications close 5pm, Friday 8 June 2018.

    Are you 12-24 years old and care about the needs and issues effecting young people?

    We’re looking for passionate young people to join Mitchell Youth Council. The advisory committee represents the voice of young people in Mitchell Shire and aims to make our community a better place.

    Applications close 5pm, Friday 8 June 2018.

  • MyMitchell Photo Competition

    11 days ago
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    Showcase what you love about where you live by entering theMyMitchell Photo Competition.

    Our community takes great pride in where they live and this competition will be a great chance for people to express their creativity, get active and explore their own backyard, and share their favourite things about Mitchell with the wider community.


    Showcase what you love about where you live by entering theMyMitchell Photo Competition.

    Our community takes great pride in where they live and this competition will be a great chance for people to express their creativity, get active and explore their own backyard, and share their favourite things about Mitchell with the wider community.


  • Help shape our new website

    22 days ago
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    We are seeking members of the community to take part in simple online activity.

    The results will help us design and group web content together in a way that becomes logical and easy to navigate for the user.

    If you have 10-15 minutes available to assist us with this, please head to https://simpleim.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort/mitchell-shire

    We are seeking members of the community to take part in simple online activity.

    The results will help us design and group web content together in a way that becomes logical and easy to navigate for the user.

    If you have 10-15 minutes available to assist us with this, please head to https://simpleim.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort/mitchell-shire

  • Communication Strategy

    7 days ago
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    Council is preparing a new Communication Strategy that will help identify the best channels to let you know about council services and initiatives. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a Communications Strategy Focus Group.

    Council is preparing a new Communication Strategy that will help identify the best channels to let you know about council services and initiatives. We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a Communications Strategy Focus Group.

  • Budget and Strategic Resource Plan

    about 1 month ago
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    We've prepared a draft budget for the next year and a draft Strategic Resource Plan for the next four years. Visit our project page to view the draft documents, make an online submission or download our hard copy submission form. Submissions close 23 May.

    We've prepared a draft budget for the next year and a draft Strategic Resource Plan for the next four years. Visit our project page to view the draft documents, make an online submission or download our hard copy submission form. Submissions close 23 May.

  • Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

    about 1 month ago
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    Following community input last year, we've developed a new draft Domestic Animal Management Plan and we want you to take a look and let us know what you think.

    The four-year plan covers pound improvements, desexing, possible curfews and off-leash and on-leash areas. It also has recommendations to increase the number of registered and microchipped animals and to reduce the number of dogs wandering at large.

    To help roll out the plan once it is finalised, Council is also looking to form a Domestic Animal Management Plan Consultative Committee.

    Submissions on the draft plan and expressions of interest for the Consultative Committee must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

    Following community input last year, we've developed a new draft Domestic Animal Management Plan and we want you to take a look and let us know what you think.

    The four-year plan covers pound improvements, desexing, possible curfews and off-leash and on-leash areas. It also has recommendations to increase the number of registered and microchipped animals and to reduce the number of dogs wandering at large.

    To help roll out the plan once it is finalised, Council is also looking to form a Domestic Animal Management Plan Consultative Committee.

    Submissions on the draft plan and expressions of interest for the Consultative Committee must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

  • Broadford Structure Plan Community Liaison Group

    about 1 month ago
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    Mitchell Shire Council is looking for community members to join a Community Liaison Group to help guide the Broadford Structure Plan.

    The group will play an important role in representing community views at key milestones in the preparation of the structure plan and will provide a connection back to the community.

    Council is looking for members to represent the community in sport, recreation and open space; transport; natural environment; heritage; business, commerce and industry; community and health; education and youth.

    Nomination forms will be accepted until Monday 30 April 2018.


    Mitchell Shire Council is looking for community members to join a Community Liaison Group to help guide the Broadford Structure Plan.

    The group will play an important role in representing community views at key milestones in the preparation of the structure plan and will provide a connection back to the community.

    Council is looking for members to represent the community in sport, recreation and open space; transport; natural environment; heritage; business, commerce and industry; community and health; education and youth.

    Nomination forms will be accepted until Monday 30 April 2018.


  • Trawool - 8150 Goulburn Valley Highway

    about 2 months ago

    The planning permit application is for the use of the land for a place of assembly (Respite and Recovery Centre) and associated accommodation.

    The proposed facility is a voluntary residential based treatment program for both men and women with drug and alcohol problems who have already participated in the rehabilitation process.

    The facility is a 24-hour staffed home, with programs to run between three to four months depending on the personal circumstances of the client.

    The application is seeking to accommodate a maximum of 40 clients, with the program to start with 20 clients and work up to 40 over...

    The planning permit application is for the use of the land for a place of assembly (Respite and Recovery Centre) and associated accommodation.

    The proposed facility is a voluntary residential based treatment program for both men and women with drug and alcohol problems who have already participated in the rehabilitation process.

    The facility is a 24-hour staffed home, with programs to run between three to four months depending on the personal circumstances of the client.

    The application is seeking to accommodate a maximum of 40 clients, with the program to start with 20 clients and work up to 40 over two years.

    Support staff are proposed to be on site both day and night, with the centre manager residing onsite from Monday to Friday. Sundays have been identified as community outing days for all clients and staff.

    All associated activities and accommodation is to occur within the existing buildings on the site, with no construction proposed as part of the application.

  • Seniors Newsletter Volunteers Wanted

    about 2 months ago
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    Volunteers wanted!

    Mitchell Shire Council are looking for volunteers passionate about promoting positive ageing throughout our community. As a Seniors Newsletter volunteer, you will be responsible for contributing interesting content to the bi-monthly newsletter, distributing hard copies of the newsletter throughout our municipality and helping to grow the online database of subscribers so that the newsletter can continue to grow as an ongoing sustainable activity for the Shire.

    A minimum of two volunteers are required:

    1. North Ward volunteer: To deliver newsletters within the areas of Broadford and Seymour
    2. South Ward volunteer: To deliver newsletters within the areas of Wallan and...

    Volunteers wanted!

    Mitchell Shire Council are looking for volunteers passionate about promoting positive ageing throughout our community. As a Seniors Newsletter volunteer, you will be responsible for contributing interesting content to the bi-monthly newsletter, distributing hard copies of the newsletter throughout our municipality and helping to grow the online database of subscribers so that the newsletter can continue to grow as an ongoing sustainable activity for the Shire.

    A minimum of two volunteers are required:

    1. North Ward volunteer: To deliver newsletters within the areas of Broadford and Seymour
    2. South Ward volunteer: To deliver newsletters within the areas of Wallan and Kilmore

    Expected hours

    Approximately 3 hours on a bi-monthly basis for collecting, sorting and delivering newsletters across your designated areas within the Shire. The day, time and location for where this could take place is negotiable and can be flexible to your personal requirements to undertake the role.

    It is expected that you will contribute roughly 1hr per week in your own time, working towards growing the online database and collecting interesting content to submit for Mitchell Shire Council to include in the newsletter.

    General requirements

    • Working with Children Check
    • Driver's License
    • Own vehicle for newsletter drops

    For further information please download the Volunteer Role Description in the Document Library on the right hand side of the page. Expressions of interest for the role can be made online below or by emailing community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.

    Applications due no later than Monday 30 April 2018.


  • Beveridge Township Development Plan

    3 months ago
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    Council has prepared a Draft Development Plan to guide the future of Beveridge Township.

    Submissions are invited until 16 April and can be made online or via hard copy.

    Please visit the Beveridge 3753 page to find out more including drop-in session details for 14 and 20 March.

    Council has prepared a Draft Development Plan to guide the future of Beveridge Township.

    Submissions are invited until 16 April and can be made online or via hard copy.

    Please visit the Beveridge 3753 page to find out more including drop-in session details for 14 and 20 March.