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Engaging Mitchell

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub. 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 have your views heard.

Register to become an Engaging Mitchell member to receive regular updates and have your say on issues affecting Mitchell Shire’s future.

We look forward to engaging with you!

Welcome to Engaging Mitchell - Mitchell Shire Council’s online community engagement hub. 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 have your views heard.

Register to become an Engaging Mitchell member to receive regular updates and have your say on issues affecting Mitchell Shire’s future.

We look forward to engaging with you!

  • Wallan District Community Network - New members wanted!

    8 days ago
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    Come along to an Information Night to find out more about the Wallan District Community Network:


    When: 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 7 March

    Where: Wallan Youth Room, Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre (42 Bentinck St)


    The vision of the Wallan District Community Network is building a stronger community in Wallan.

    The purpose is to:

    • To raise awareness of local needs and provide a coordinated approach to advocating for infrastructure and services in Wallan.
    • To work collectively towards resolving community issues and improving community outcomes in Wallan.
    • To share information about the local area and keep up to date with activities and programs that are...

    Come along to an Information Night to find out more about the Wallan District Community Network:


    When: 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 7 March

    Where: Wallan Youth Room, Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre (42 Bentinck St)


    The vision of the Wallan District Community Network is building a stronger community in Wallan.

    The purpose is to:

    • To raise awareness of local needs and provide a coordinated approach to advocating for infrastructure and services in Wallan.
    • To work collectively towards resolving community issues and improving community outcomes in Wallan.
    • To share information about the local area and keep up to date with activities and programs that are available.
    • To support the sense of social connectedness amongst community members in Wallan.

    Membership of the group is open to all community groups, community members, service providers or businesses with an interest in the community wellbeing and future outcomes of the Wallan community.

    The role of members is to actively participate in information sharing, collaboration and provide support to achieve a coordinated response to community need in Wallan.

    We are encouraging all community groups, residents, service providers and businesses to come along and find out how they can be involved and play their part in shaping a stronger community for Wallan.

    The aim is for this network to be driven by community for community. At the information workshop you will have the opportunity to have your say on meeting dates, times and structure and help develop the new Terms of Reference for 2018.

    For further information please email Community Development on community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au(External link) or call 5734 6200.


  • Goulburn and Broken Rivers Flood Study

    16 days 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.

  • Want to join our Social Justice Advisory Committee?

    about 1 month ago
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    Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

    Is having an inclusive, fair and well-connected community important to you?

    If you answered ‘yes’, then Mitchell Shire Council’s Social Justice Advisory Committee could be for you. Local not-for-profit agencies, organisations and community members are encouraged to apply to join the committee.

    The committee will raise awareness, develop partnerships and lead advocacy efforts in line with Council’s Social Justice Framework 2017-2021.

    Joining is free and as a committee member you will:

    • Be invited to quarterly Mitchell Shire Social Justice Advisory...

    Expressions of interest have now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

    Is having an inclusive, fair and well-connected community important to you?

    If you answered ‘yes’, then Mitchell Shire Council’s Social Justice Advisory Committee could be for you. Local not-for-profit agencies, organisations and community members are encouraged to apply to join the committee.

    The committee will raise awareness, develop partnerships and lead advocacy efforts in line with Council’s Social Justice Framework 2017-2021.

    Joining is free and as a committee member you will:

    • Be invited to quarterly Mitchell Shire Social Justice Advisory meetings and related workshops and forums.
    • Receive quarterly newsletters on priority issues, initiatives and developments that make a difference.
    • Be informed about broader social justice activities and events.
    • Network and share information with other like-minded groups and contribute to campaigns and advocacy about social justice priorities in Mitchell Shire.

    Registrations close Monday 29 January 2018.

    For more information:

    t: (03) 5734 6200 | e communitydevelopment@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

    w: www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au


  • Volunteer Advisory Committee - new members wanted

    about 1 month ago
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    Are you passionate about volunteering and the community? Why not join the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee?

    INFORMATION SESSION

    10 - 11.30 am, Tuesday 13 February 2018

    Council Chambers, 113 High Street Broadford

    We are inviting representatives from volunteer involving organisations, community groups and sporting clubs to come along and find out more about joining this committee.

    There will be a short presentation on ‘National Standards of Volunteering’ as well as the opportunity to share ideas, successes and challenges on volunteering across Mitchell.

    Tea, coffee & light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

    Register online now

    ...

    Are you passionate about volunteering and the community? Why not join the Mitchell Shire Volunteer Advisory Committee?

    INFORMATION SESSION

    10 - 11.30 am, Tuesday 13 February 2018

    Council Chambers, 113 High Street Broadford

    We are inviting representatives from volunteer involving organisations, community groups and sporting clubs to come along and find out more about joining this committee.

    There will be a short presentation on ‘National Standards of Volunteering’ as well as the opportunity to share ideas, successes and challenges on volunteering across Mitchell.

    Tea, coffee & light refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are required for catering purposes.

    Register online now

  • Outer Suburbs Liveability Survey

    about 1 month ago
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    Interface Councils, which includes Mitchell Shire Council, believes the 1.6 million people we represent should have access to adequate public transport, local jobs, education, health and community services, community facilities and uncongested roads.

    Recent analysis conducted by Interface Councils shows a significant difference in the access that residents living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs have to jobs, services, education and other opportunities, compared to the rest of Melbourne.

    This needs to change.

    That’s why Interface Councils is embarking on The Liveability Project. A campaign that calls for all sides of Victorian politics to do their part to ensure Melbourne’s outer suburbs...

    Interface Councils, which includes Mitchell Shire Council, believes the 1.6 million people we represent should have access to adequate public transport, local jobs, education, health and community services, community facilities and uncongested roads.

    Recent analysis conducted by Interface Councils shows a significant difference in the access that residents living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs have to jobs, services, education and other opportunities, compared to the rest of Melbourne.

    This needs to change.

    That’s why Interface Councils is embarking on The Liveability Project. A campaign that calls for all sides of Victorian politics to do their part to ensure Melbourne’s outer suburbs are liveable for all.

    We want to know what you feel needs to change to let you get on and live your live your life the way you want to. Is it better public transport? Less congestion? Better access to shops, services and amenities by foot? Or is it just being able to access a GP or a pharmacist quickly when you need it?

    With your input, we can work towards making Mitchell Shire and other outer growth suburbs an even better place to live, work, learn.

    Take the survey today.


  • Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study released

    about 2 months ago
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    The Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study is now available along with a summary document, some updated FAQs and a consultation summary.

    Council will consider next steps for the trail at the March Council meeting.

    You can view the documents on the project page by clicking here.

    The Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail feasibility study is now available along with a summary document, some updated FAQs and a consultation summary.

    Council will consider next steps for the trail at the March Council meeting.

    You can view the documents on the project page by clicking here.

  • Wallan Town Heart $4.1 million works reach major milestone

    3 months ago
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    The $4.1 million Wallan Town Heart revitalisation has reached a major milestone, with Evergreen Civil to begin works in and around the Free Library Public Hall this month (February).

    As part of the wider project, an upgrade of the existing car park in Bentinck Street will see approximately 25 new car parks created near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground.

    The first stage of works are expected to take four to six weeks to complete.

    Other works, including a new outdoor plaza, new pedestrian crossing, new car parks, landscaping, and traffic improvements to the High Street service road entry and Wellington Street, will also begin soon.

    For information about the project, please visit the Wallan Town Heart project page.


    The $4.1 million Wallan Town Heart revitalisation has reached a major milestone, with Evergreen Civil to begin works in and around the Free Library Public Hall this month (February).

    As part of the wider project, an upgrade of the existing car park in Bentinck Street will see approximately 25 new car parks created near the Community Bank® Adventure Playground.

    The first stage of works are expected to take four to six weeks to complete.

    Other works, including a new outdoor plaza, new pedestrian crossing, new car parks, landscaping, and traffic improvements to the High Street service road entry and Wellington Street, will also begin soon.

    For information about the project, please visit the Wallan Town Heart project page.


  • Domestic Animal Management Plan - Community Survey

    3 months ago
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    *This survey is now closed*

    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.

    Survey responses must be received by 5pm on Friday 15 December.


    *This survey is now closed*

    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.

    Survey responses must be received by 5pm on Friday 15 December.


  • Planning Scheme Amendments - Wandong, Heathcote Junction, Kilmore and Kilmore East

    4 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
  • Did you know we have a Public Question Time at our Hearings Committee meetings?

    6 months ago
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    Did you know there is a dedicated monthly forum where you can pose a question to Council as part of our formal Council meeting cycle?

    Since February 2015, the Hearings Committee has been held once a month, with up to 30 minutes for public question time, as well as the opportunity to make presentations and submissions to Council.

    In a bid to increase community awareness of the meeting and encourage more questions, Council has renamed it to the Community Questions and Hearings Committee and you can now lodge your question online here.

    Did you know there is a dedicated monthly forum where you can pose a question to Council as part of our formal Council meeting cycle?

    Since February 2015, the Hearings Committee has been held once a month, with up to 30 minutes for public question time, as well as the opportunity to make presentations and submissions to Council.

    In a bid to increase community awareness of the meeting and encourage more questions, Council has renamed it to the Community Questions and Hearings Committee and you can now lodge your question online here.