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.

  • Mayor and Councillor allowances adopted

    over 1 year ago
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    Thank you to everyone who provided a submission to our review of Mayor and Councillor allowances.

    Submissions will be heard at a Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Tuesday 13 June.

    The allowances were adopted at the June Council Meeting.

    Thank you to everyone who provided a submission to our review of Mayor and Councillor allowances.

    Submissions will be heard at a Hearings Committee meeting from 7pm on Tuesday 13 June.

    The allowances were adopted at the June Council Meeting.

  • Possible Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail

    over 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.


  • GBCMA Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

    12 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Have your say on floodplain management

    The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's draft Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now out for public comment.

    The strategy covers seven municipalities including Mitchell. Community input from a series of public sessions held earlier this year has been incorporated in the draft strategy.

    The draft strategy focuses on:

    • building community resilience;
    • helping people prepare for living on a floodplain; and
    • protecting the environmental and cultural values of floodplains.

    It includes a sub-plan for the Mitchell area.

    Copies of the strategy, a summary of priority actions for each local government area and a feedback form are available on the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority website.

    Consultation closes 5pm, Monday December 4 2017.

    Have your say on floodplain management

    The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's draft Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now out for public comment.

    The strategy covers seven municipalities including Mitchell. Community input from a series of public sessions held earlier this year has been incorporated in the draft strategy.

    The draft strategy focuses on:

    • building community resilience;
    • helping people prepare for living on a floodplain; and
    • protecting the environmental and cultural values of floodplains.

    It includes a sub-plan for the Mitchell area.

    Copies of the strategy, a summary of priority actions for each local government area and a feedback form are available on the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority website.

    Consultation closes 5pm, Monday December 4 2017.

  • Register now to join the Community Voice Panel

    over 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.

  • Australia Day nominations closing soon (8.30am, Monday 4 December)

    12 days ago
    Thank you for your submissions. The nomination period has now closed.
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    Let's recognise and celebrate our unsung heroes this Australia Day

    Australia Day is the perfect time to recognise and publicly celebrate the amazing work done by members of our community.

    It could be a neighbour, a friend or a family member whose tireless efforts to make our community a better place have so far gone unnoticed.

    We’re taking nominations for:

    1. Citizen of the Year
    2. Young Citizen of the Year
    3. Community Event of the Year
    4. Access and Inclusion Champion Award

    Hurry! Nominations close at 8.30am, Monday 4 December.

    Nominate online now.

    Let's recognise and celebrate our unsung heroes this Australia Day

    Australia Day is the perfect time to recognise and publicly celebrate the amazing work done by members of our community.

    It could be a neighbour, a friend or a family member whose tireless efforts to make our community a better place have so far gone unnoticed.

    We’re taking nominations for:

    1. Citizen of the Year
    2. Young Citizen of the Year
    3. Community Event of the Year
    4. Access and Inclusion Champion Award

    Hurry! Nominations close at 8.30am, Monday 4 December.

    Nominate online now.

  • New Govett Street playground

    over 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.


  • Mitchell Youth Survey 2017

    over 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.


  • Mitchell Shire Council Social Justice Framework

    12 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    * Submissions have now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. The framework was adopted on 20 November.*

    Mitchell Shire Council’s first Social Justice Framework aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for all people within Mitchell Shire and to redress the impact that social and economic inequalities have on both the people experiencing it and the wider community.

    The framework is an integration of the existing Access and Inclusion and Cultural Diversity plans and incorporates other significant priority areas that impact our community.

    These priority areas are:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • Cultural Diversity
    • LGBTI
    • Gender Equity
    • Equitable...

    * Submissions have now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. The framework was adopted on 20 November.*

    Mitchell Shire Council’s first Social Justice Framework aims to promote equal rights and opportunities for all people within Mitchell Shire and to redress the impact that social and economic inequalities have on both the people experiencing it and the wider community.

    The framework is an integration of the existing Access and Inclusion and Cultural Diversity plans and incorporates other significant priority areas that impact our community.

    These priority areas are:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
    • Cultural Diversity
    • LGBTI
    • Gender Equity
    • Equitable Access to Services- Supporting Vulnerability
    • Disability
    • Community Connection

    Local government has a key role to play in creating a socially just, inclusive and sustainable community. The Framework affirms Council’s human rights obligations under the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and actions Council’s mission:

    “Working with our communities to build a great quality of life”.

    Submissions close 19 October and can be made via a hard copy https://engagingmitchellshire.com/Mitchell-Shire-Council-Social-Justice-Framework-2017-2021 or online via the Make a Submission tab.

    Councillors will then consider adopting the plan, along with any changes, at the November Council Meeting.


  • 2017 Maternal and Child Health Service Survey

    12 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    As part of Council's commitment to improving services and determining future needs for Maternal and Child Health Services, we are seeking feedback from parents and guardians. Your feedback will provide valuable input into the future direction of our Maternal and Child Health Service.

    The survey has now closed.


    As part of Council's commitment to improving services and determining future needs for Maternal and Child Health Services, we are seeking feedback from parents and guardians. Your feedback will provide valuable input into the future direction of our Maternal and Child Health Service.

    The survey has now closed.


  • Proposed road naming - Kookaburra Lane, Mangalore

    12 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    We are proposing to name a currently unnamed government road which runs alongside the west side of the Melbourne-Shepparton railway line from the Mangalore Road at its northern point to the Hume Freeway in the South (approximately 4.7km).

    Find out more and make a submission here.

    We are proposing to name a currently unnamed government road which runs alongside the west side of the Melbourne-Shepparton railway line from the Mangalore Road at its northern point to the Hume Freeway in the South (approximately 4.7km).

    Find out more and make a submission here.