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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!

  • Mitchell Shire Age Friendly Communities Project

    12 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.

  • GBCMA Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Have your say on floodplain management

    The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's draft Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now out for public comment.

    The strategy covers seven municipalities including Mitchell. Community input from a series of public sessions held earlier this year has been incorporated in the draft strategy.

    The draft strategy focuses on:

    • building community resilience;
    • helping people prepare for living on a floodplain; and
    • protecting the environmental and cultural values of floodplains.

    It includes a sub-plan for the Mitchell area.

    Copies of the strategy, a summary of priority actions for each local government area and a feedback form are available on the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority website.

    Consultation closes 5pm, Monday December 4 2017.

    Have your say on floodplain management

    The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's draft Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now out for public comment.

    The strategy covers seven municipalities including Mitchell. Community input from a series of public sessions held earlier this year has been incorporated in the draft strategy.

    The draft strategy focuses on:

    • building community resilience;
    • helping people prepare for living on a floodplain; and
    • protecting the environmental and cultural values of floodplains.

    It includes a sub-plan for the Mitchell area.

    Copies of the strategy, a summary of priority actions for each local government area and a feedback form are available on the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority website.

    Consultation closes 5pm, Monday December 4 2017.

  • Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

    10 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.

  • Australia Day nominations closing soon (8.30am, Monday 4 December)

    10 days ago
    Thank you for your submissions. The nomination period has now closed.
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    Let's recognise and celebrate our unsung heroes this Australia Day

    Australia Day is the perfect time to recognise and publicly celebrate the amazing work done by members of our community.

    It could be a neighbour, a friend or a family member whose tireless efforts to make our community a better place have so far gone unnoticed.

    We’re taking nominations for:

    1. Citizen of the Year
    2. Young Citizen of the Year
    3. Community Event of the Year
    4. Access and Inclusion Champion Award

    Hurry! Nominations close at 8.30am, Monday 4 December.

    Nominate online now.

    Let's recognise and celebrate our unsung heroes this Australia Day

    Australia Day is the perfect time to recognise and publicly celebrate the amazing work done by members of our community.

    It could be a neighbour, a friend or a family member whose tireless efforts to make our community a better place have so far gone unnoticed.

    We’re taking nominations for:

    1. Citizen of the Year
    2. Young Citizen of the Year
    3. Community Event of the Year
    4. Access and Inclusion Champion Award

    Hurry! Nominations close at 8.30am, Monday 4 December.

    Nominate online now.

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

    10 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.



  • Mitchell Shire Council Social Justice Framework

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    * Submissions have now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. The framework was adopted on 20 November.*

    Mitchell Shire Council’s first Social Justice Framework aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for all people within Mitchell Shire and to redress the impact that social and economic inequalities have on both the people experiencing it and the wider community.

    The framework is an integration of the existing Access and Inclusion and Cultural Diversity plans and incorporates other significant priority areas that impact our community.

    These priority areas are:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • Cultural Diversity
    • LGBTI
    • Gender Equity
    • Equitable...

    * Submissions have now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. The framework was adopted on 20 November.*

    Mitchell Shire Council’s first Social Justice Framework aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for all people within Mitchell Shire and to redress the impact that social and economic inequalities have on both the people experiencing it and the wider community.

    The framework is an integration of the existing Access and Inclusion and Cultural Diversity plans and incorporates other significant priority areas that impact our community.

    These priority areas are:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • Cultural Diversity
    • LGBTI
    • Gender Equity
    • Equitable Access to Services- Supporting Vulnerability
    • Disability
    • Community Connection

    Local government has a key role to play in creating a socially just, inclusive and sustainable community. The Framework affirms Council’s human rights obligations under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and actions Council’s mission:

    “Working with our communities to build a great quality of life”.

    Submissions close 19 October and can be made via a hard copy https://engagingmitchellshire.com/Mitchell-Shire-Council-Social-Justice-Framework-2017-2021 or online via the Make a Submission tab.

    Councillors will then consider adopting the plan, along with any changes, at the November Council Meeting.


  • Road Management Plan review next steps

    11 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.

  • 2017 Maternal and Child Health Service Survey

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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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 seeking feedback from parents and guardians. Your feedback will provide valuable input into the future direction of our Maternal and Child Health Service.

    The survey has now closed.


    As part of Council's commitment to improving services and determining future needs for Maternal and Child Health Services, we are seeking feedback from parents and guardians. Your feedback will provide valuable input into the future direction of our Maternal and Child Health Service.

    The survey has now closed.


  • Mayor and Councillor allowances adopted

    11 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.

  • Proposed road naming - Kookaburra Lane, Mangalore

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    We are proposing to name a currently unnamed government road which runs alongside the west side of the Melbourne-Shepparton railway line from the Mangalore Road at its northern point to the Hume Freeway in the South (approximately 4.7km).

    Find out more and make a submission here.

    We are proposing to name a currently unnamed government road which runs alongside the west side of the Melbourne-Shepparton railway line from the Mangalore Road at its northern point to the Hume Freeway in the South (approximately 4.7km).

    Find out more and make a submission here.