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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!

  • Whiteheads Creek flood maps - submissions now closed.

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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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

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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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
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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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.

  • Library users survey

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Do you use local libraries in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan? We'd love to know what you think of Mitchell Library Services. What services do you use? What do you like most? Do you have ideas for improvement?

    Do you use local libraries in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan? We'd love to know what you think of Mitchell Library Services. What services do you use? What do you like most? Do you have ideas for improvement?

  • Community Environment Survey

    9 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

    10 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

    8 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

    8 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.



  • Beveridge 3753 - submissions and feedback closing soon

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
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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

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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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