Engaging Mitchell

Welcome to 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.

Join our Community Voice Panel

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

Welcome to 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.

Join our Community Voice Panel

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

  • Tallarook Mechanics Institute update

    10 days ago
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    Community Update meeting

    11am, Saturday 8 December at Tallarook Hotel

    An update from the rebuilding committee and next steps


    Design workshop

    11am, Saturday 12 January at Tallarook Hotel

    Community workshop with architect and builder


    All welcome.

    Community Update meeting

    11am, Saturday 8 December at Tallarook Hotel

    An update from the rebuilding committee and next steps


    Design workshop

    11am, Saturday 12 January at Tallarook Hotel

    Community workshop with architect and builder


    All welcome.

  • Broadford Structure Plan

    8 months ago
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    Emerging options paper out now - input closing soon

    We've released a draft Emerging Options Paper for the Broadford Structure Plan following consultation earlier in the year. This is your chance to run through the issues and opportunities identified and to let us know whether we've missed anything. We've also got a survey for you to share your thoughts.

    Last drop-in session

    • Tuesday 4 December - Broadford Living and Learning Centre from 11am to 3pm

    Survey

    • Survey closes Friday 7 December.



    Emerging options paper out now - input closing soon

    We've released a draft Emerging Options Paper for the Broadford Structure Plan following consultation earlier in the year. This is your chance to run through the issues and opportunities identified and to let us know whether we've missed anything. We've also got a survey for you to share your thoughts.

    Last drop-in session

    • Tuesday 4 December - Broadford Living and Learning Centre from 11am to 3pm

    Survey

    • Survey closes Friday 7 December.



  • Seymour Revitalisation Community Working Group

    9 days ago
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    We're seeking expressions of interest from people interested in joining the Community Working Group for the Seymour Revitalisation project.

    The group will provide direct input into the development of a business case which will seek to deliver future government investment in Seymour.

    The Seymour Revitalisation project is an important partnership project which brings varies State Government Departments together with Council and the community to achieve:

    • The development of a business case for future investment in Seymour (being led by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
    • Important improvements to Chittick Park, Goulburn Park and Kings Park
    • The next stage of a feasibility assessment for linking Seymour to the Great Victorian Rail Trail at Tallarook
    • The Getting Seymour Business Back on Track event (being led by Seymour Railway Heritage Centre)

    We're seeking expressions of interest from people interested in joining the Community Working Group for the Seymour Revitalisation project.

    The group will provide direct input into the development of a business case which will seek to deliver future government investment in Seymour.

    The Seymour Revitalisation project is an important partnership project which brings varies State Government Departments together with Council and the community to achieve:

    • The development of a business case for future investment in Seymour (being led by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning)
    • Important improvements to Chittick Park, Goulburn Park and Kings Park
    • The next stage of a feasibility assessment for linking Seymour to the Great Victorian Rail Trail at Tallarook
    • The Getting Seymour Business Back on Track event (being led by Seymour Railway Heritage Centre)

  • Do you use water standpipes?

    26 days ago
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    We currently provide public access to 13 water bores across the municipality. They need upgrading with an anticipated cost of $390,000.

    Historically, these water bores were used for drought relief by primary producers for stock and domestic use. Over time, this use changed.

    Before we make a decision about investing in upgrades, we're doing some research to find out who is using the bores and standpipes, what for and what impact any changes would have.

    Survey closes Thursday 28 February 2019


    We currently provide public access to 13 water bores across the municipality. They need upgrading with an anticipated cost of $390,000.

    Historically, these water bores were used for drought relief by primary producers for stock and domestic use. Over time, this use changed.

    Before we make a decision about investing in upgrades, we're doing some research to find out who is using the bores and standpipes, what for and what impact any changes would have.

    Survey closes Thursday 28 February 2019


  • Maternal and Child Health Survey 2018

    about 1 month ago
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    As part of Council's commitment to improving services and determining future needs for Maternal and Child Health Services, we are currently seeking feedback from parents and guardians.

    Your feedback will provide us with valuable input into the future direction of Mitchell Shire Council's Maternal and Child Health Service. A report that includes your feedback will be provided to Council's Public Health Department.

    The survey is open until 5pm, Friday 14 December 2018.


    As part of Council's commitment to improving services and determining future needs for Maternal and Child Health Services, we are currently seeking feedback from parents and guardians.

    Your feedback will provide us with valuable input into the future direction of Mitchell Shire Council's Maternal and Child Health Service. A report that includes your feedback will be provided to Council's Public Health Department.

    The survey is open until 5pm, Friday 14 December 2018.


  • Sign up for our consultation enewsletter

    3 months ago
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    Would you like to receive invitations and updates on consultation projects straight to your inbox?

    Join our Community Voice Panel and we'll send you a regular enewsletter when we open major consultations like the recent Budget Bright Ideas.

    Join here now or take a look at our current enews to get a taste of what to expect.

    Would you like to receive invitations and updates on consultation projects straight to your inbox?

    Join our Community Voice Panel and we'll send you a regular enewsletter when we open major consultations like the recent Budget Bright Ideas.

    Join here now or take a look at our current enews to get a taste of what to expect.

  • 2019 Australia Day Awards

    3 months ago
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    Nominations closed

    Do you know someone making a fantastic contribution to our community? We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    • Community Event of the Year
    • Community Group of the Year
    • Access and Inclusion Champion

    Nominations closed

    Do you know someone making a fantastic contribution to our community? We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

    • Citizen of the Year
    • Young Citizen of the Year
    • Community Event of the Year
    • Community Group of the Year
    • Access and Inclusion Champion
  • Heritage Advisory Committee members appointed

    4 months ago
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    Mitchell Shire recently called for members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee for 2018-2020.

    Congratulations to committee members:

    • Melanie Anderson
    • Peter Wright
    • Kath Merlo
    • Rod Mackenzie
    • Melanie Burns
    • Isabelle Laming
    • Caroline Killeen.
    These committee members represent individuals with an interest in heritage as well as representatives from Broadford and District Historical Society, Kilmore Historical Society and Seymour and District Historical Society.

    Mitchell Shire recently called for members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee for 2018-2020.

    Congratulations to committee members:

    • Melanie Anderson
    • Peter Wright
    • Kath Merlo
    • Rod Mackenzie
    • Melanie Burns
    • Isabelle Laming
    • Caroline Killeen.
    These committee members represent individuals with an interest in heritage as well as representatives from Broadford and District Historical Society, Kilmore Historical Society and Seymour and District Historical Society.
  • 2019/20 Budget Consultation

    4 months ago
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    We’re preparing next year’s budget (2019/20) now.

    Thank you to those who took part in our community consultation.

    The survey is now closed. Thank you to the 350+ people who took part. We are now reviewing submissions to help identify and prioritise projects for the 2019/20 budget.

    We’re preparing next year’s budget (2019/20) now.

    Thank you to those who took part in our community consultation.

    The survey is now closed. Thank you to the 350+ people who took part. We are now reviewing submissions to help identify and prioritise projects for the 2019/20 budget.

  • Planning scheme changes with Minister

    3 months ago
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    Three years in the making, planning scheme amendments for the Kilmore and Wandong/Heathcote Junction Structure Plans have been adopted.

    Council adopted the plans at the August Council meeting following a 12-month planning scheme amendment.

    This included a review by an Independent Planning Panel.

    Amendment C123 is now under consideration by the Minister for Planning for implementation into the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

    Thank you to everyone who provided input along the way.

    Three years in the making, planning scheme amendments for the Kilmore and Wandong/Heathcote Junction Structure Plans have been adopted.

    Council adopted the plans at the August Council meeting following a 12-month planning scheme amendment.

    This included a review by an Independent Planning Panel.

    Amendment C123 is now under consideration by the Minister for Planning for implementation into the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

    Thank you to everyone who provided input along the way.