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.

  • Goulburn and Broken Rivers Flood Study

    7 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

    10 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

    11 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

    12 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

    over 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

    over 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.

  • Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

    about 1 year 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

    about 1 year 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.



  • Road Management Plan review next steps

    over 1 year 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.