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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!

  • Seymour 3660 Project - Stage 2 Consultation Closed

    almost 3 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

    about 1 year 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.


  • $4.09m for Wallan Town Heart - Survey now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided input.

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    The heart of Wallan will soon be revitalised, but before work begins, we want to hear your thoughts on what’s planned.

    You can view the plans and take our survey later today (5 September).

    The $4.09 million Wallan Town Heart project will transform the centre of Wallan into a more connected and vibrant community hub.

    It is hoped the project will reinvigorate the precinct by developing better connections between the existing shops and Hadfield Park, making it safer for cars and pedestrians, improving roads and car parking, and beautifying the area to make it a more inviting place to visit.

    To do this, seven key steps are planned as part of the project:

    1. A new outdoor plaza
    2. A signalised pedestrian crossing linking the shops and Hadfield Park
    3. A new event space and car parking near the Free Library Hall to make better use of the War Memorial area
    4. New car parks near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground
    5. Footpath, parking and road improvements to Wellington Street
    6. Safety improvements to the service road entry at Watson Street
    7. Landscaping along the Northern Highway

    You can find out more at the Wallan Town Heart project page, by attending our community workshop on 21 September or by viewing the plans at the Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre in Wellington Square.

    The heart of Wallan will soon be revitalised, but before work begins, we want to hear your thoughts on what’s planned.

    You can view the plans and take our survey later today (5 September).

    The $4.09 million Wallan Town Heart project will transform the centre of Wallan into a more connected and vibrant community hub.

    It is hoped the project will reinvigorate the precinct by developing better connections between the existing shops and Hadfield Park, making it safer for cars and pedestrians, improving roads and car parking, and beautifying the area to make it a more inviting place to visit.

    To do this, seven key steps are planned as part of the project:

    1. A new outdoor plaza
    2. A signalised pedestrian crossing linking the shops and Hadfield Park
    3. A new event space and car parking near the Free Library Hall to make better use of the War Memorial area
    4. New car parks near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground
    5. Footpath, parking and road improvements to Wellington Street
    6. Safety improvements to the service road entry at Watson Street
    7. Landscaping along the Northern Highway

    You can find out more at the Wallan Town Heart project page, by attending our community workshop on 21 September or by viewing the plans at the Wallan Customer and Library Service Centre in Wellington Square.
  • Share your ideas at Wallan Town Heart Community Workshop

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    *This survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part*

    Whether it’s used for outdoor dining, street trading, or simply as a more inviting place to catch up with friends, we're keen to hear your thoughts on how a new outdoor plaza in the heart of Wallan could be used.

    The new plaza is one of seven key features outlined as part of the $4.09 million Wallan Town Heart project, which aims to revitalise the centre of the town.

    We're hosting a Community Workshop where you can learn more about the plans and take part in activities around...

    *This survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part*

    Whether it’s used for outdoor dining, street trading, or simply as a more inviting place to catch up with friends, we're keen to hear your thoughts on how a new outdoor plaza in the heart of Wallan could be used.

    The new plaza is one of seven key features outlined as part of the $4.09 million Wallan Town Heart project, which aims to revitalise the centre of the town.

    We're hosting a Community Workshop where you can learn more about the plans and take part in activities around each project.

    The Community Workshop is on Thursday 21 September from 7pm-8.30pm at the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre Youth Room, Bentinck Street, Wallan.

    A series of signs and footpath stickers have also been placed around Wallan with detailed information on the project.

    Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said Council welcomed feedback on all parts of the project, and was especially interested in the community’s thoughts on the new outdoor plaza.

    “The plaza will reinvigorate the area and transform it into a thriving hub that will make the area safer, more attractive, more accessible and generally a more inviting space,” Cr Sanderson said.

    “The possibilities for the plaza are endless – it could open the area up to outdoor dining, street trading or even just make it a nice place to catch up with friends or family.

    “We’d love to hear what you think could be achieved in the heart of Wallan and I’d encourage people to attend the Community Workshop and share their ideas.

    “We’ll also have people available to run through the plans in more detail and we want the community’s ideas on how we can encourage them to support traders during construction.

    The seven key features of the Wallan Town Heart project are:

    1. A new outdoor plaza
    2. A signalised pedestrian crossing linking the shops and Hadfield Park
    3. A new event space and car parking near the Free Library Hall to make better use of the War Memorial area
    4. New car parks near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground
    5. Footpath, parking and road improvements to Wellington Street
    6. Safety improvements to the service road entry at Watson Street
    7. Landscaping along the Northern Highway

    The project is funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($400,000), Regional Development Victoria ($1.5 million) and the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($2.19 million).

  • Register now to join the Community Voice Panel

    about 3 years ago
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    The Mitchell Community Voice Panel is a group of people with an interest in Council activities and the future of the Shire. They will provide Council with insights into community views and provide feedback on existing or proposed policies, programs and services.

    The Mitchell Community Voice Panel is a group of people with an interest in Council activities and the future of the Shire. They will provide Council with insights into community views and provide feedback on existing or proposed policies, programs and services.

  • New Govett Street playground

    about 1 year ago
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    Plans for an upgrade to the playground at Govett Street Reserve in Broadford are underway and Mitchell Shire Council wants your input.

    The $82,000 project will be funded by Mitchell Shire Council, with the design to make use of existing trees and add a range of accessible playground elements targeting a range of ages and abilities.

    Possible features earmarked for the playground include:

    • Play panels such as Tic Tac Toe, a music panel, shop counter and driving panel
    • A nature trail with monkey bars, balancing logs and steppers
    • Swings with a toddler seat and sling seat
    • A basket swing, slide and telescope

    Council will hold a drop-in session at the reserve on Wednesday 15 March from 3.45pm to 4.15pm, where people can give their feedback on the playground’s proposed features.

    Flyers with information on the project will be dropped in the letterboxes of nearby residents, while people can also email and call the Council with their thoughts.

    Works on the playground are expected to begin in May and be finished by mid-2017.

    Feedback will be accepted until Monday 20 March.


    Plans for an upgrade to the playground at Govett Street Reserve in Broadford are underway and Mitchell Shire Council wants your input.

    The $82,000 project will be funded by Mitchell Shire Council, with the design to make use of existing trees and add a range of accessible playground elements targeting a range of ages and abilities.

    Possible features earmarked for the playground include:

    • Play panels such as Tic Tac Toe, a music panel, shop counter and driving panel
    • A nature trail with monkey bars, balancing logs and steppers
    • Swings with a toddler seat and sling seat
    • A basket swing, slide and telescope

    Council will hold a drop-in session at the reserve on Wednesday 15 March from 3.45pm to 4.15pm, where people can give their feedback on the playground’s proposed features.

    Flyers with information on the project will be dropped in the letterboxes of nearby residents, while people can also email and call the Council with their thoughts.

    Works on the playground are expected to begin in May and be finished by mid-2017.

    Feedback will be accepted until Monday 20 March.


  • Want to join the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee?

    10 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Please note: Nominations for the Committee have now closed.

    Are you interested Mitchell’s natural environment? Do you think sustainability and environmental management are high priorities?

    Then joining the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee could be the perfect role for you.

    There are up to seven positions vacant on the Committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.


    Please note: Nominations for the Committee have now closed.

    Are you interested Mitchell’s natural environment? Do you think sustainability and environmental management are high priorities?

    Then joining the Mitchell Environment Advisory Committee could be the perfect role for you.

    There are up to seven positions vacant on the Committee, which aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.


  • Mitchell Youth Survey 2017

    about 1 year ago
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    Mitchell Youth Services is conducting a survey to find out what young people really think about living in our Shire. We are inviting youth aged 10 to 24 to complete this survey. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will only take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    The primary purpose of Youth Services is to actively promote, develop and encourage the physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing of young people through providing, facilitating, planning, funding and advocating for the needs and issues of young people, their families and the community.


    Mitchell Youth Services is conducting a survey to find out what young people really think about living in our Shire. We are inviting youth aged 10 to 24 to complete this survey. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will only take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

    The primary purpose of Youth Services is to actively promote, develop and encourage the physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing of young people through providing, facilitating, planning, funding and advocating for the needs and issues of young people, their families and the community.


  • Whiteheads Creek flood maps - submissions now closed.

    10 days 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

    10 days 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.