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.

  • Your budget ideas for next year

    23 days ago
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    We’re preparing next year’s budget (2019/20) now.

    Now is the time to put on your thinking caps and let us know what projects you’d like to see included.

    Take our survey online or see us popping up at an event near you.

    Survey closes Monday 8 October.

    We’re preparing next year’s budget (2019/20) now.

    Now is the time to put on your thinking caps and let us know what projects you’d like to see included.

    Take our survey online or see us popping up at an event near you.

    Survey closes Monday 8 October.
  • Heritage Advisory Committee

    about 1 month ago
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    Mitchell Shire recently called for members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee.

    Applications are now closed.

    Mitchell Shire recently called for members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee.

    Applications are now closed.

  • Watson Street and Dudley Street footpath (Wallan)

    12 days ago
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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 close on Friday 21 September 2018.

    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 close on Friday 21 September 2018.
  • 2019 Australia Day Awards

    16 days ago
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    Do you know someone making a fantastic contribution to our community? We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards. Categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Access and Inclusion Champion Award and Community Group of the Year.

    Nominations need to be received by 8.30am on Monday 19 November 2018.

    Do you know someone making a fantastic contribution to our community? We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Australia Day Awards. Categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Community Event of the Year, Access and Inclusion Champion Award and Community Group of the Year.

    Nominations need to be received by 8.30am on Monday 19 November 2018.

  • Consultation enewsletter

    19 days ago
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    Would you like to receive invitations and updates on consultation projects straight to your inbox?

    Join our Community Voice Panel and we'll send you a regular enewsletter when we open major consultations like the recent Budget Bright Ideas.

    Join here now or take a look at our current enews to get a taste of what to expect.

    Would you like to receive invitations and updates on consultation projects straight to your inbox?

    Join our Community Voice Panel and we'll send you a regular enewsletter when we open major consultations like the recent Budget Bright Ideas.

    Join here now or take a look at our current enews to get a taste of what to expect.

  • Planning scheme changes with Minister

    19 days ago
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    Three years in the making, planning scheme amendments for the Kilmore and Wandong/Heathcote Junction Structure Plans have been adopted.

    Council adopted the plans at the August Council meeting following a 12-month planning scheme amendment.

    This included a review by an Independent Planning Panel.

    Amendment C123 is now under consideration by the Minister for Planning for implementation into the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

    Thank you to everyone who provided input along the way.

    Three years in the making, planning scheme amendments for the Kilmore and Wandong/Heathcote Junction Structure Plans have been adopted.

    Council adopted the plans at the August Council meeting following a 12-month planning scheme amendment.

    This included a review by an Independent Planning Panel.

    Amendment C123 is now under consideration by the Minister for Planning for implementation into the Mitchell Planning Scheme.

    Thank you to everyone who provided input along the way.

  • Lower Whiteheads Creek Flood Study Working Group

    15 days ago
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    *Applications have now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent through an Expression of Interest *.

    We're looking for people who are interested in helping to identify flood management improvements for lower Whiteheads Creek, particularly where the water travels from Delatite Road and through Seymour and on to the Goulburn River.

    Applications close Monday 3 September 2018.

    *Applications have now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent through an Expression of Interest *.

    We're looking for people who are interested in helping to identify flood management improvements for lower Whiteheads Creek, particularly where the water travels from Delatite Road and through Seymour and on to the Goulburn River.

    Applications close Monday 3 September 2018.

  • Tallarook Mechanics Institute update

    27 days ago
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    Meet with the insurers: 6pm, Tuesday 28 August

    The insurance company will be at the next community meeting to provide an overview of how the rebuilding process will work.

    Survey results available

    We asked the community what key features they would like to see in the new hall and how they would like to pay tribute to the history of the hall.

    A summary of the survey results is now available.


    Meet with the insurers: 6pm, Tuesday 28 August

    The insurance company will be at the next community meeting to provide an overview of how the rebuilding process will work.

    Survey results available

    We asked the community what key features they would like to see in the new hall and how they would like to pay tribute to the history of the hall.

    A summary of the survey results is now available.


  • Tallarook Mechanics Institute Rebuild

    about 2 months ago
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    *This survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. We'll be presenting the results to the rebuilding working group and then preparing concept sketches for further input.*

    One of the key rebuilding steps is the need to prepare some basic concept sketches before we can progress to the next stage of having architect plans and more detailed documentation developed.

    Your input now will help create concept sketches which we can seek further community input on before finalising plans.


    *This survey has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. We'll be presenting the results to the rebuilding working group and then preparing concept sketches for further input.*

    One of the key rebuilding steps is the need to prepare some basic concept sketches before we can progress to the next stage of having architect plans and more detailed documentation developed.

    Your input now will help create concept sketches which we can seek further community input on before finalising plans.


  • Domestic Animal Management Plan adopted

    5 months ago
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    Following community input, we've developed a new Domestic Animal Management Plan, which has now been adopted.

    View the plan.





    Following community input, we've developed a new Domestic Animal Management Plan, which has now been adopted.

    View the plan.