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.

  • Maternal and Child Health Survey 2018

    11 days ago
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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 currently seeking feedback from parents and guardians.

    Your feedback will provide us with valuable input into the future direction of Mitchell Shire Council's Maternal and Child Health Service. A report that includes your feedback will be provided to Council's Public Health Department.

    The survey is open until 5pm, Friday 14 December 2018.


    As part of Council's commitment to improving services and determining future needs for Maternal and Child Health Services, we are currently seeking feedback from parents and guardians.

    Your feedback will provide us with valuable input into the future direction of Mitchell Shire Council's Maternal and Child Health Service. A report that includes your feedback will be provided to Council's Public Health Department.

    The survey is open until 5pm, Friday 14 December 2018.


  • Broadford Structure Plan

    7 months ago
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    Emerging options paper out now

    We've released a draft Emerging Options Paper for the Broadford Structure Plan following consultation earlier in the year. We're holding a walking tour and drop in sessions to run through the issues and opportunities identified and to get your ideas on whether we've missed anything. We've also got a survey for you to share your thoughts.

    Submissions close 7 December.


    Emerging options paper out now

    We've released a draft Emerging Options Paper for the Broadford Structure Plan following consultation earlier in the year. We're holding a walking tour and drop in sessions to run through the issues and opportunities identified and to get your ideas on whether we've missed anything. We've also got a survey for you to share your thoughts.

    Submissions close 7 December.


  • 2019 Australia Day Awards

    2 months 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, Community Group of the Year and Access and Inclusion Champion Award.

    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, Community Group of the Year and Access and Inclusion Champion Award.

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

  • Consultation enewsletter

    2 months 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.

  • Heritage Advisory Committee members appointed

    3 months ago
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    Mitchell Shire recently called for members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee for 2018-2020.

    Congratulations to committee members:

    • Melanie Anderson
    • Peter Wright
    • Kath Merlo
    • Rod Mackenzie
    • Melanie Burns
    • Isabelle Laming
    • Caroline Killeen.
    These committee members represent individuals with an interest in heritage as well as representatives from Broadford and District Historical Society, Kilmore Historical Society and Seymour and District Historical Society.

    Mitchell Shire recently called for members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee for 2018-2020.

    Congratulations to committee members:

    • Melanie Anderson
    • Peter Wright
    • Kath Merlo
    • Rod Mackenzie
    • Melanie Burns
    • Isabelle Laming
    • Caroline Killeen.
    These committee members represent individuals with an interest in heritage as well as representatives from Broadford and District Historical Society, Kilmore Historical Society and Seymour and District Historical Society.
  • 2019/20 Budget Consultation

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

    Thank you to those who took part in our community consultation.

    The survey is now closed. Thank you to the 350+ people who took part. We are now reviewing submissions to help identify and prioritise projects for the 2019/20 budget.

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

    Thank you to those who took part in our community consultation.

    The survey is now closed. Thank you to the 350+ people who took part. We are now reviewing submissions to help identify and prioritise projects for the 2019/20 budget.

  • Planning scheme changes with Minister

    2 months 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

    2 months 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 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.


  • Tallarook Mechanics Institute update

    3 months 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

    4 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.