Engaging Mitchell

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - 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 Engaging Mitchell - 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.

  • Wallan District Community Network - new members wanted

    4 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?

    6 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?

    11 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.

  • Goulburn and Broken Rivers Flood Study

    5 months ago
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    If you've got local knowledge about large floods in rural areas, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority wants to hear from you. A series of drop-in sessions will be held in the coming weeks, including Nagambie on Monday 12 February and Trawool on Friday 16 February. If you can't make it to a session, you can also provide feedback online at www.gbcma.vic.gov.au or by calling 03 5822 7700.

    If you've got local knowledge about large floods in rural areas, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority wants to hear from you. A series of drop-in sessions will be held in the coming weeks, including Nagambie on Monday 12 February and Trawool on Friday 16 February. If you can't make it to a session, you can also provide feedback online at www.gbcma.vic.gov.au or by calling 03 5822 7700.

  • Domestic Animal Management Plan - Community Survey

    8 months ago
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    Update: Thanks to everyone who got involved in the survey. We've worked through submissions and survey results and we're putting the finishing touches to a draft plan. We hope to release it soon for input.

    About the project

    Mitchell Shire Council is in the process of developing a new Domestic Animal Management Plan.

    Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed by all Councils across Victoria.

    To help us, Council is conducting a simple Community Survey which will help inform the plan.



    Update: Thanks to everyone who got involved in the survey. We've worked through submissions and survey results and we're putting the finishing touches to a draft plan. We hope to release it soon for input.

    About the project

    Mitchell Shire Council is in the process of developing a new Domestic Animal Management Plan.

    Domestic Animal Management Plans are legislated and must be developed by all Councils across Victoria.

    To help us, Council is conducting a simple Community Survey which will help inform the plan.



  • Planning Scheme Amendments - Wandong, Heathcote Junction, Kilmore and Kilmore East

    9 months ago

    Mitchell Shire Council has prepared Amendment C123 to the Mitchell Planning Scheme which affects land in Kilmore, Kilmore East and Wandong-Heathcote Junction.

    The amendment proposes to implement the Kilmore Structure Plan and the Wandong-Heathcote Junction Structure Plan which were adopted last year.

    People affected by the proposed changes can make a formal submission.

    We're holding drop-in sessions to outline the changes and explain the submission process.
    • Tuesday 17 October, 3-7pm, Wandong Public Hall, Rail Street, Wandong
    • Thursday 19 October, 1-5pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    • Tuesday 24 October, 1-5pm, Wandong Public Hall, Rail Street, Wandong
    • Tuesday 31 October, 3-7pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    • Thursday 16 November, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    Click here to find out more about the Kilmore Structure Plan

    Click here to find out more about the Wandong/Heathcote Junction Structure

    Mitchell Shire Council has prepared Amendment C123 to the Mitchell Planning Scheme which affects land in Kilmore, Kilmore East and Wandong-Heathcote Junction.

    The amendment proposes to implement the Kilmore Structure Plan and the Wandong-Heathcote Junction Structure Plan which were adopted last year.

    People affected by the proposed changes can make a formal submission.

    We're holding drop-in sessions to outline the changes and explain the submission process.
    • Tuesday 17 October, 3-7pm, Wandong Public Hall, Rail Street, Wandong
    • Thursday 19 October, 1-5pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    • Tuesday 24 October, 1-5pm, Wandong Public Hall, Rail Street, Wandong
    • Tuesday 31 October, 3-7pm, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    • Thursday 16 November, Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre, 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
    Click here to find out more about the Kilmore Structure Plan

    Click here to find out more about the Wandong/Heathcote Junction Structure
  • Mitchell Shire Council Annual Report 2016-2017 now available to view online

    10 months ago
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    Council’s Annual Report 2016/17 will be considered at the Council meeting to be held on Monday 16 October 2017, at the Council Chambers, 113 High Street, Broadford, commencing at 7pm.

    The Annual Report can be viewed online here, or be inspected at Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres at 113 High Street, Broadford; 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore; 125 Anzac Avenue, Seymour; and Wellington Square, 12/81 High Street, Wallan.

    Council’s Annual Report 2016/17 will be considered at the Council meeting to be held on Monday 16 October 2017, at the Council Chambers, 113 High Street, Broadford, commencing at 7pm.

    The Annual Report can be viewed online here, or be inspected at Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres at 113 High Street, Broadford; 12 Sydney Street, Kilmore; 125 Anzac Avenue, Seymour; and Wellington Square, 12/81 High Street, Wallan.

  • Seymour Flood Mitigation Project

    about 1 year 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.


  • Community Environment Survey

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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.