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.

  • Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

    about 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.

  • Mayor and Councillor allowances adopted

    over 2 years 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 2 years 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.


  • Watson Street and Dudley Street footpath (Wallan)

    10 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Pedestrians and cyclists will soon have a new link along one of Wallan’s busiest streets which will help connect residential areas to the thriving central business district. Council has released designs for a new shared footpath along Watson Street, running west from Wellington Street to the new housing estate area, as well as a footpath along Dudley Street.

    Before the designs are finalised, the community is invited to view the plans and have their say with a feedback form and drop-in sessions.

    Submissions for this consultation have now closed.

    Pedestrians and cyclists will soon have a new link along one of Wallan’s busiest streets which will help connect residential areas to the thriving central business district. Council has released designs for a new shared footpath along Watson Street, running west from Wellington Street to the new housing estate area, as well as a footpath along Dudley Street.

    Before the designs are finalised, the community is invited to view the plans and have their say with a feedback form and drop-in sessions.

    Submissions for this consultation have now closed.
  • GBCMA Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

    10 months 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 4 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)

    10 months 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 2 years 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.