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!

  • Mitchell Shire Age Friendly Communities Project

    5 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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.


  • Beveridge 3753 - submissions and feedback closing soon

    19 days ago
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    The Beveridge Township Development Plan will provide a planning framework for future development of the township.

    Beveridge Township is now situated within Melbourne's Northern Growth Corridor. A Development Plan is required to respond appropriately to Melbourne's future growth.

    Council is currently seeking submissions and feedback from residents, land owners and community groups who live in Beveridge Township to inform the Development Plan.


    The Beveridge Township Development Plan will provide a planning framework for future development of the township.

    Beveridge Township is now situated within Melbourne's Northern Growth Corridor. A Development Plan is required to respond appropriately to Melbourne's future growth.

    Council is currently seeking submissions and feedback from residents, land owners and community groups who live in Beveridge Township to inform the Development Plan.


  • Draft Council Plan, Budget and Strategic Resource Plan next steps

    4 months ago
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    We're holding a Special Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Monday 5 June to hear submissions regarding the draft Council Plan, Budget and Strategic Resource Plan.

    The meeting will be held at the Broadford Civic Centre, 113 High Street, Broadford.

    Council will then consider any amendments and adopting these important strategic documents at the June Council Meeting.

    Find out more?

    Draft Council Plan

    Draft Budget

    Draft Strategic Resource Plan

    We're holding a Special Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Monday 5 June to hear submissions regarding the draft Council Plan, Budget and Strategic Resource Plan.

    The meeting will be held at the Broadford Civic Centre, 113 High Street, Broadford.

    Council will then consider any amendments and adopting these important strategic documents at the June Council Meeting.

    Find out more?

    Draft Council Plan

    Draft Budget

    Draft Strategic Resource Plan

  • Road Management Plan review next steps

    4 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who provided submissions on the Road Management Plan review.

    Submissions will be considered at a Hearings Committee meeting of Council to be held on Monday 5 June 2017 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street Broadford.

    Council will then consider the plan for adoption (including any amendments) at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 June 2017 to be held at 7pm at the Broadford Civic Centre. All welcome.

    Thank you to everyone who provided submissions on the Road Management Plan review.

    Submissions will be considered at a Hearings Committee meeting of Council to be held on Monday 5 June 2017 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street Broadford.

    Council will then consider the plan for adoption (including any amendments) at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 June 2017 to be held at 7pm at the Broadford Civic Centre. All welcome.

  • Mayor and Councillor allowances adopted

    4 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who provided a submission to our review of Mayor and Councillor allowances.

    Submissions will be heard at a Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Tuesday 13 June.

    The allowances were adopted at the June Council Meeting.

    Thank you to everyone who provided a submission to our review of Mayor and Councillor allowances.

    Submissions will be heard at a Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Tuesday 13 June.

    The allowances were adopted at the June Council Meeting.

  • Seymour 3660 Project - Stage 2 Consultation Closed

    over 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.

  • Possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail

    8 months ago
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    Submissions on the possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail have closed. We are now analysing the results.


    Submissions on the possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail have closed. We are now analysing the results.