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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!

  • Budget and Strategic Resource Plan

    4 days 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, find out about upcoming information sessions, make an online submission or download our hard copy submission form.

    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, find out about upcoming information sessions, make an online submission or download our hard copy submission form.

  • Draft Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

    4 days 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

    12 days 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

    17 days 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

    17 days 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.


  • Environment Advisory Committee members wanted

    23 days ago
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    Are you passionate about the environment? Want to give something new a go and really make a difference in your community? Why not join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee?

    Applications are now open for up to 12 new members to join the committee.

    Are you passionate about the environment? Want to give something new a go and really make a difference in your community? Why not join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee?

    Applications are now open for up to 12 new members to join the committee.

  • Beveridge Township Development Plan

    about 2 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.

  • Volunteer Advisory Committee - new members wanted

    3 months ago
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    Are you passionate about volunteering and the community? Why not join the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee?

    INFORMATION SESSION

    10 - 11.30 am, Tuesday 13 February 2018

    Council Chambers, 113 High Street Broadford

    We are inviting representatives from volunteer involving organisations, community groups and sporting clubs to come along and find out more about joining this committee.

    There will be a short presentation on ‘National Standards of Volunteering’ as well as the opportunity to share ideas, successes and challenges on volunteering across Mitchell.

    Tea, coffee & light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

    Register online now

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    Are you passionate about volunteering and the community? Why not join the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee?

    INFORMATION SESSION

    10 - 11.30 am, Tuesday 13 February 2018

    Council Chambers, 113 High Street Broadford

    We are inviting representatives from volunteer involving organisations, community groups and sporting clubs to come along and find out more about joining this committee.

    There will be a short presentation on ‘National Standards of Volunteering’ as well as the opportunity to share ideas, successes and challenges on volunteering across Mitchell.

    Tea, coffee & light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

    Register online now

  • Outer Suburbs Liveability Survey

    3 months ago
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    Interface Councils, which includes Mitchell Shire Council, believes the 1.6 million people we represent should have access to adequate public transport, local jobs, education, health and community services, community facilities and uncongested roads.

    Recent analysis conducted by Interface Councils shows a significant difference in the access that residents living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs have to jobs, services, education and other opportunities, compared to the rest of Melbourne.

    This needs to change.

    That’s why Interface Councils is embarking on The Liveability Project. A campaign that calls for all sides of Victorian politics to do their part to ensure Melbourne’s outer suburbs...

    Interface Councils, which includes Mitchell Shire Council, believes the 1.6 million people we represent should have access to adequate public transport, local jobs, education, health and community services, community facilities and uncongested roads.

    Recent analysis conducted by Interface Councils shows a significant difference in the access that residents living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs have to jobs, services, education and other opportunities, compared to the rest of Melbourne.

    This needs to change.

    That’s why Interface Councils is embarking on The Liveability Project. A campaign that calls for all sides of Victorian politics to do their part to ensure Melbourne’s outer suburbs are liveable for all.

    We want to know what you feel needs to change to let you get on and live your live your life the way you want to. Is it better public transport? Less congestion? Better access to shops, services and amenities by foot? Or is it just being able to access a GP or a pharmacist quickly when you need it?

    With your input, we can work towards making Mitchell Shire and other outer growth suburbs an even better place to live, work, learn.

    Take the survey today.


  • Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study released

    4 months ago
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    The Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study is now available along with a summary document, some updated FAQs and a consultation summary.

    Council will consider next steps for the trail at the March Council meeting.

    You can view the documents on the project page by clicking here.

    The Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study is now available along with a summary document, some updated FAQs and a consultation summary.

    Council will consider next steps for the trail at the March Council meeting.

    You can view the documents on the project page by clicking here.