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!

  • Help us create a new Council Plan

    10 days ago
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    It’s never been easier to have your voice heard and help shape the direction of the community.

    The new Mitchell Shire Council is developing the next four-year Council Plan and wants input from their most valued source of information – you!


    We've made it easy to have your say, with a range of ways you can engage including listening posts, surveys and an online chat.

    Find out more and take our survey today.

    It’s never been easier to have your voice heard and help shape the direction of the community.

    The new Mitchell Shire Council is developing the next four-year Council Plan and wants input from their most valued source of information – you!


    We've made it easy to have your say, with a range of ways you can engage including listening posts, surveys and an online chat.

    Find out more and take our survey today.
  • New Govett Street playground

    15 days ago
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    Plans for an upgrade to the playground at Govett Street Reserve in Broadford are underway and Mitchell Shire Council wants your input.

    The $82,000 project will be funded by Mitchell Shire Council, with the design to make use of existing trees and add a range of accessible playground elements targeting a range of ages and abilities.

    Possible features earmarked for the playground include:

    • Play panels such as Tic Tac Toe, a music panel, shop counter and driving panel
    • A nature trail with monkey bars, balancing logs and steppers
    • Swings with a toddler seat and sling seat
    • A basket swing, slide and telescope

    Council will hold a drop-in session at the reserve on Wednesday 15 March from 3.45pm to 4.15pm, where people can give their feedback on the playground’s proposed features.

    Flyers with information on the project will be dropped in the letterboxes of nearby residents, while people can also email and call the Council with their thoughts.

    Works on the playground are expected to begin in May and be finished by mid-2017.

    Feedback will be accepted until Monday 20 March.


    Plans for an upgrade to the playground at Govett Street Reserve in Broadford are underway and Mitchell Shire Council wants your input.

    The $82,000 project will be funded by Mitchell Shire Council, with the design to make use of existing trees and add a range of accessible playground elements targeting a range of ages and abilities.

    Possible features earmarked for the playground include:

    • Play panels such as Tic Tac Toe, a music panel, shop counter and driving panel
    • A nature trail with monkey bars, balancing logs and steppers
    • Swings with a toddler seat and sling seat
    • A basket swing, slide and telescope

    Council will hold a drop-in session at the reserve on Wednesday 15 March from 3.45pm to 4.15pm, where people can give their feedback on the playground’s proposed features.

    Flyers with information on the project will be dropped in the letterboxes of nearby residents, while people can also email and call the Council with their thoughts.

    Works on the playground are expected to begin in May and be finished by mid-2017.

    Feedback will be accepted until Monday 20 March.


  • Community health and wellbeing survey

    about 2 months ago
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    You're invited to complete a short survey and join the conversation to help develop a new Council Plan and Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for the next four years. Your responses will also help shape related strategies and plans.


    You're invited to complete a short survey and join the conversation to help develop a new Council Plan and Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan for the next four years. Your responses will also help shape related strategies and plans.


  • More community listening posts added and feedback time extended on possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail

    about 1 month ago
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    After gauging feedback from the community, Mitchell Shire Council has added two extra listening posts and extended the time people have to provide input on the possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail.


    After gauging feedback from the community, Mitchell Shire Council has added two extra listening posts and extended the time people have to provide input on the possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail.


  • Kilmore Creek Flood Mapping Information Sessions

    about 1 month ago
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    For the past two years, as part of the Kilmore Structure Plan, Council and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority have been working on the Kilmore Flood Mapping and Intelligence Study.

    We're holding information sessions on Thursday 23 February to update the community on the current draft mapping outcomes and seek any historic flood information to help verify and improve the mapping prior to finalisation.

    We want to tap into local knowledge. Your input will help inform future planning, development, emergency management and possible flood mitigation works for the township.

    Information sessions will be held on Thursday 23 February from 2-4pm and from 6-8pm (at the John Taylor Room at the Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre).

    Information from the sessions will be fed back into the study to further refine the model and its findings for future consideration in a planning scheme amendment process (note: any planning scheme changes would be subject to a separate consultation process).

    For the past two years, as part of the Kilmore Structure Plan, Council and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority have been working on the Kilmore Flood Mapping and Intelligence Study.

    We're holding information sessions on Thursday 23 February to update the community on the current draft mapping outcomes and seek any historic flood information to help verify and improve the mapping prior to finalisation.

    We want to tap into local knowledge. Your input will help inform future planning, development, emergency management and possible flood mitigation works for the township.

    Information sessions will be held on Thursday 23 February from 2-4pm and from 6-8pm (at the John Taylor Room at the Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre).

    Information from the sessions will be fed back into the study to further refine the model and its findings for future consideration in a planning scheme amendment process (note: any planning scheme changes would be subject to a separate consultation process).

  • Mitchell Youth Survey 2017

    about 2 months ago
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    Mitchell Youth Services is conducting a survey to find out what young people really think about living in our Shire. We are inviting youth aged 10 to 24 to complete this survey. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will only take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    The primary purpose of Youth Services is to actively promote, develop and encourage the physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing of young people through providing, facilitating, planning, funding and advocating for the needs and issues of young people, their families and the community.


    Mitchell Youth Services is conducting a survey to find out what young people really think about living in our Shire. We are inviting youth aged 10 to 24 to complete this survey. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will only take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    The primary purpose of Youth Services is to actively promote, develop and encourage the physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing of young people through providing, facilitating, planning, funding and advocating for the needs and issues of young people, their families and the community.


  • Register now to join the Community Voice Panel

    about 2 years 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.

  • Seymour 3660 Project - Stage 2 Consultation Closed

    almost 2 years 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.