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!

  • Want to join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee?

    3 months ago
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    Please note: Nominations for the Committee have now closed.

    Are you interested Mitchell’s natural environment? Do you think sustainability and environmental management are high priorities?

    Then joining the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee could be the perfect role for you.

    There are up to seven positions vacant on the Committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.


    Please note: Nominations for the Committee have now closed.

    Are you interested Mitchell’s natural environment? Do you think sustainability and environmental management are high priorities?

    Then joining the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee could be the perfect role for you.

    There are up to seven positions vacant on the Committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.


  • Did you know we have a Public Question Time at our Hearings Committee meetings?

    3 months ago
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    Did you know there is a dedicated monthly forum where you can pose a question to Council as part of our formal Council meeting cycle?

    Since February 2015, the Hearings Committee has been held once a month, with up to 30 minutes for public question time, as well as the opportunity to make presentations and submissions to Council.

    In a bid to increase community awareness of the meeting and encourage more questions, Council has renamed it to the Community Questions and Hearings Committee and you can now lodge your question online here.

    Did you know there is a dedicated monthly forum where you can pose a question to Council as part of our formal Council meeting cycle?

    Since February 2015, the Hearings Committee has been held once a month, with up to 30 minutes for public question time, as well as the opportunity to make presentations and submissions to Council.

    In a bid to increase community awareness of the meeting and encourage more questions, Council has renamed it to the Community Questions and Hearings Committee and you can now lodge your question online here.

  • Whiteheads Creek flood maps - submissions now closed.

    3 months ago
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    In collaboration with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), we're conducting a flood study on Whiteheads Creek and its tributaries.

    The study will help with future development decisions within the Whiteheads Creek Floodplain. The maps will also assist with identifying any impacts on the Whiteheads Creek due to the future construction of a levee to protect Seymour from flooding of the Goulburn River.

    You can view the maps, find out about the drop in sessions and share a photo of flooding from Whiteheads Creek online. You can also view the maps at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre on Anzac Avenue.

    Drop in sessions are on Tuesday 15 August from 2-8pm, Wednesday 23 August from 10.30am-4.30pm, and Thursday 7 September from 2pm-8pm at the Chittick Park Community Place in Seymour (next door to the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre).

    In collaboration with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), we're conducting a flood study on Whiteheads Creek and its tributaries.

    The study will help with future development decisions within the Whiteheads Creek Floodplain. The maps will also assist with identifying any impacts on the Whiteheads Creek due to the future construction of a levee to protect Seymour from flooding of the Goulburn River.

    You can view the maps, find out about the drop in sessions and share a photo of flooding from Whiteheads Creek online. You can also view the maps at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre on Anzac Avenue.

    Drop in sessions are on Tuesday 15 August from 2-8pm, Wednesday 23 August from 10.30am-4.30pm, and Thursday 7 September from 2pm-8pm at the Chittick Park Community Place in Seymour (next door to the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre).

  • Draft Seymour Structure Plan out now - submissions now closed

    4 months ago
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    We've prepared a new plan to guide and shape the future direction of Seymour.

    The draft Seymour Structure Plan is a comprehensive document that outlines directions for future planning and development in the town and highlights opportunities for change, while ensuring the area will be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

    The plan identifies eight key elements that aid in forming a vision for Seymour:

    1. Character and Identity
    2. Activity Centres
    3. Employment and Economic Development
    4. Residential Development
    5. Natural Environment and Landscape
    6. Community Facilities and Open Space
    7. Movement and Access
    8. Services and Utilities

    Seymour is already home to a proud and well-serviced community. However, over the next 20 years the town has the potential to become a major regional centre. This presents some fantastic opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors. It also means we need a clear plan for growth and land use that encourages development that attracts jobs, supports residential growth and provides quality services, while retaining the town’s character, heritage and natural beauty.

    Want to know more or share your thoughts?

    You can read the plan, find out about our drop-in sessions and listening post, make an online submission or find out how to make a hard copy submission on our Seymour 3660 project page.

    Submissions close 11 September 2017.

    We've prepared a new plan to guide and shape the future direction of Seymour.

    The draft Seymour Structure Plan is a comprehensive document that outlines directions for future planning and development in the town and highlights opportunities for change, while ensuring the area will be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

    The plan identifies eight key elements that aid in forming a vision for Seymour:

    1. Character and Identity
    2. Activity Centres
    3. Employment and Economic Development
    4. Residential Development
    5. Natural Environment and Landscape
    6. Community Facilities and Open Space
    7. Movement and Access
    8. Services and Utilities

    Seymour is already home to a proud and well-serviced community. However, over the next 20 years the town has the potential to become a major regional centre. This presents some fantastic opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors. It also means we need a clear plan for growth and land use that encourages development that attracts jobs, supports residential growth and provides quality services, while retaining the town’s character, heritage and natural beauty.

    Want to know more or share your thoughts?

    You can read the plan, find out about our drop-in sessions and listening post, make an online submission or find out how to make a hard copy submission on our Seymour 3660 project page.

    Submissions close 11 September 2017.

  • Sutherland Reserve Playground Upgrade - feedback has closed

    3 months ago
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    The playground at Sutherland Reserve in Broadford is in need of a makeover – and Council is calling on the community to tell us what they’d like included.

    Regular park users and nearby residents are encouraged to let Council know what features they’d like to see in the playground as part of the $75,000 upgrade.

    Through an online survey, letterbox drops and community drop-in sessions, Council is asking people to prioritise a range of playground equipment from nature play areas and swings to rockers, spinners and various climbing structures.

    Feedback has now closed.

    The playground at Sutherland Reserve in Broadford is in need of a makeover – and Council is calling on the community to tell us what they’d like included.

    Regular park users and nearby residents are encouraged to let Council know what features they’d like to see in the playground as part of the $75,000 upgrade.

    Through an online survey, letterbox drops and community drop-in sessions, Council is asking people to prioritise a range of playground equipment from nature play areas and swings to rockers, spinners and various climbing structures.

    Feedback has now closed.

  • Community Environment Survey

    6 months ago
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    Do you care about your local environment? Do you undertake weed control or tree planting or do you have solar panels? Maybe you would like to but don't know where to start.

    Council is undertaking a community environment survey to obtain baseline data gain a better understanding of what our community values most about the natural environment, what environmental and sustainability works and activities are being undertaken and any barriers preventing these actions.


    Do you care about your local environment? Do you undertake weed control or tree planting or do you have solar panels? Maybe you would like to but don't know where to start.

    Council is undertaking a community environment survey to obtain baseline data gain a better understanding of what our community values most about the natural environment, what environmental and sustainability works and activities are being undertaken and any barriers preventing these actions.


  • Mitchell Shire Age Friendly Communities Project

    7 months ago
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    Mitchell Shire Council's Positive Ageing Ambassadors are calling on Mitchell Shire's older population to get involved and have your say on how our community can become more 'age-friendly'. The survey will form the basis of their community consultation and will inform projects to address your ideas and needs.

    Survey closes Monday 2 October 2017 so take part today.

    Mitchell Shire Council's Positive Ageing Ambassadors are calling on Mitchell Shire's older population to get involved and have your say on how our community can become more 'age-friendly'. The survey will form the basis of their community consultation and will inform projects to address your ideas and needs.

    Survey closes Monday 2 October 2017 so take part today.

  • Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

    5 months ago
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    **Thank you to everyone who was involved in reviewing the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. It is anticipated that the plan will be presented to the August Council meeting for consideration.**

    We've come up with a new four-year plan to help improve health and wellbeing in our municipality .

    An extensive community consultation program was undertaken to help develop the five key priority areas and associated actions. We are now seeking your input on the draft plan.

    Submissions close 21 July 2017.

    Visit the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan page to find out more.

    **Thank you to everyone who was involved in reviewing the draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. It is anticipated that the plan will be presented to the August Council meeting for consideration.**

    We've come up with a new four-year plan to help improve health and wellbeing in our municipality .

    An extensive community consultation program was undertaken to help develop the five key priority areas and associated actions. We are now seeking your input on the draft plan.

    Submissions close 21 July 2017.

    Visit the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan page to find out more.

  • Community input shapes major plans to lay strong foundation for next four years

    5 months ago
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    Mitchell Shire Council’s next Council Plan, Budget and Strategic Resource Plan have been adopted following five months of community consultation.

    A series of information sessions, surveys and listening posts were held across the Shire to seek ideas about what should be included, to help explain key elements of the plans, and to seek feedback on the drafts.

    Submissions from the public were then considered, with a number of changes made before the final plans were adopted at the June council meeting.

    The Road Management Plan and the review and determination of Mayoral and Councillor allowances were also adopted at the June council meeting.



    Mitchell Shire Council’s next Council Plan, Budget and Strategic Resource Plan have been adopted following five months of community consultation.

    A series of information sessions, surveys and listening posts were held across the Shire to seek ideas about what should be included, to help explain key elements of the plans, and to seek feedback on the drafts.

    Submissions from the public were then considered, with a number of changes made before the final plans were adopted at the June council meeting.

    The Road Management Plan and the review and determination of Mayoral and Councillor allowances were also adopted at the June council meeting.



  • Seymour Flood Mitigation Project

    5 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.