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.

  • Trawool - 8150 Goulburn Valley Highway

    6 months 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

    6 months 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.


  • Beveridge Township Development Plan

    7 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

    8 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

    8 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

    9 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.

  • Wallan Town Heart $4.1 million works reach major milestone

    9 months ago
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    The $4.1 million Wallan Town Heart revitalisation has reached a major milestone, with Evergreen Civil to begin works in and around the Free Library Public Hall this month (February).

    As part of the wider project, an upgrade of the existing car park in Bentinck Street will see approximately 25 new car parks created near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground.

    The first stage of works are expected to take four to six weeks to complete.

    Other works, including a new outdoor plaza, new pedestrian crossing, new car parks, landscaping, and traffic improvements to the High Street service road entry and Wellington Street, will also begin soon.

    For information about the project, please visit the Wallan Town Heart project page.


    The $4.1 million Wallan Town Heart revitalisation has reached a major milestone, with Evergreen Civil to begin works in and around the Free Library Public Hall this month (February).

    As part of the wider project, an upgrade of the existing car park in Bentinck Street will see approximately 25 new car parks created near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground.

    The first stage of works are expected to take four to six weeks to complete.

    Other works, including a new outdoor plaza, new pedestrian crossing, new car parks, landscaping, and traffic improvements to the High Street service road entry and Wellington Street, will also begin soon.

    For information about the project, please visit the Wallan Town Heart project page.


  • Wallan District Community Network - new members wanted

    6 months ago
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    Come along to an Information Night to find out more about the Wallan District Community Network.


    When: 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 7 March

    Where: Wallan Youth Room, Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre (42 Bentinck St)


    The vision of the Wallan District Community Network is building a stronger community in Wallan.

    The purpose is to:

    • To raise awareness of local needs and provide a coordinated approach to advocating for infrastructure and services in Wallan.
    • To work collectively towards resolving community issues and improving community outcomes in Wallan.
    • To share information about the local area and keep up to date with activities and...

    Come along to an Information Night to find out more about the Wallan District Community Network.


    When: 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 7 March

    Where: Wallan Youth Room, Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre (42 Bentinck St)


    The vision of the Wallan District Community Network is building a stronger community in Wallan.

    The purpose is to:

    • To raise awareness of local needs and provide a coordinated approach to advocating for infrastructure and services in Wallan.
    • To work collectively towards resolving community issues and improving community outcomes in Wallan.
    • To share information about the local area and keep up to date with activities and programs that are available.
    • To support the sense of social connectedness amongst community members in Wallan.

    Membership of the group is open to all community groups, community members, service providers or businesses with an interest in the community wellbeing and future outcomes of the Wallan community.

    The role of members is to actively participate in information sharing, collaboration and provide support to achieve a coordinated response to community need in Wallan.

    We are encouraging all community groups, residents, service providers and businesses to come along and find out how they can be involved and play their part in shaping a stronger community for Wallan.

    The aim is for this network to be driven by community for community. At the information workshop you will have the opportunity to have your say on meeting dates, times and structure and help develop the new Terms of Reference for 2018.

    For further information please email Community Development on community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au(External link) or call 5734 6200.


  • Want to join our Social Justice Advisory Committee?

    8 months ago
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    Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

    Is having an inclusive, fair and well-connected community important to you?

    If you answered ‘yes’, then Mitchell Shire Council’s Social Justice Advisory Committee could be for you. Local not-for-profit agencies, organisations and community members are encouraged to apply to join the committee.

    The committee will raise awareness, develop partnerships and lead advocacy efforts in line with Council’s Social Justice Framework 2017-2021.

    Joining is free and as a committee member you will:

    • Be invited to quarterly Mitchell Shire Social Justice Advisory...

    Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

    Is having an inclusive, fair and well-connected community important to you?

    If you answered ‘yes’, then Mitchell Shire Council’s Social Justice Advisory Committee could be for you. Local not-for-profit agencies, organisations and community members are encouraged to apply to join the committee.

    The committee will raise awareness, develop partnerships and lead advocacy efforts in line with Council’s Social Justice Framework 2017-2021.

    Joining is free and as a committee member you will:

    • Be invited to quarterly Mitchell Shire Social Justice Advisory meetings and related workshops and forums.
    • Receive quarterly newsletters on priority issues, initiatives and developments that make a difference.
    • Be informed about broader social justice activities and events.
    • Network and share information with other like-minded groups and contribute to campaigns and advocacy about social justice priorities in Mitchell Shire.

    Registrations close Monday 29 January 2018.

    For more information:

    t: (03) 5734 6200 | e communitydevelopment@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

    w: www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au


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

    about 1 year 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.