Council Plan (2017/18 to 2020/21)

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Consultation has concluded

** The Council Plan was adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 June. Thank you to everyone who took part. This consultation has now closed. **


We've prepared a new Council Plan and we want to know what you think. We're seeking formal submissions under Section 223 of the Local Government Act. Submissions need to be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May and can be made online or via hard copy.

** The Council Plan was adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 19 June. Thank you to everyone who took part. This consultation has now closed. **


We've prepared a new Council Plan and we want to know what you think. We're seeking formal submissions under Section 223 of the Local Government Act. Submissions need to be received by 5pm on Tuesday 23 May and can be made online or via hard copy.

Consultation has concluded
  • Information Sessions

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    23 Apr 2017

    We're hosting some Council Plan and Budget information sessions in May.

    • North Ward – Thursday 11 May at 7pm (Chittick Park, Seymour)
    • Central Ward – Tuesday 16 May at 7pm (John Taylor Room, Kilmore)
    • South Ward – Thursday 18 May at 7pm (Wallan Youth Room)

  • Councillor message

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    22 Apr 2017

    The Council Plan is our commitment to you for the next four years and for the future.

    It is based on your ideas, your input and your vision for our community. This is your plan and we hope it reflects what matters to you.

    Over 1000 passionate people have helped us prepare this plan. We have received some great suggestions and we’ve seen some clear themes emerging.

    We know you want us to invest more in infrastructure and provide better services. We know you want us to have a much stronger voice when it comes to advocacy on your behalf to other levels of government and we know you want to have more input to Council decisions.

    You have told us that you want us to prepare Mitchell to meet the challenges that our growing population is bringing. We know you want us to continue to improve Council’s finances and governance and we know that our environment and lifestyle in Mitchell Shire are important to you.

    To address these themes, we have identified seven key strategic areas to focus on:
    • Advocacy
    • Community participation
    • Responsible planning
    • Strong communities
    • Supporting local jobs and quality investment
    • Financial and organisational management
    • Caring for our environment.


  • Listening posts coming up (February/March)

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    04 Dec 2020

    Councillors are hosting listening posts across the shire.

    Thursday 30 March

    Broadford Living and Learning Centre, 10-11am

    Broadford main street, 11am onwards

    Sunday 2 April

    Tallarook Farmers' Market, 10am to 12pm

    Tuesday 4 April

    Seymour Sports and Aquatics Centre, 5-6pm

    Kilmore Library, 2-3pm

    Wednesday 5 April

    Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre, 10-11am

    Wallan Hadfield Park, 11am

    Broadford Library, 2-3pm

    Thursday 6 April

    Seymour Library, 2-3pm

    Saturday 8 April

    Wallan Olde Time Market, 9am-12noon





  • Help us create a new Council Plan (February/March)

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    04 Dec 2020
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    It’s never been easier to have your voice heard and help shape the direction of the community.

    The new Mitchell Shire Council is developing the next four-year Council Plan and wants input from their most valued source of information – you!

    We want to know simple things such as:
    • What do you like most about where you live or work?
    • What would make your community a better place to live or work?
    • What should Council focus on over the next four years?

    We've made it easy to have your say, with a range of ways you can engage including listening posts, surveys and an online chat.

    Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said the community had the knowledge and ideas to help create the best plan for the future.

    “The new Council has a strong commitment to improving community consultation, transparency and accountability and we’re actively seeking ideas from across our community,” Cr Sanderson said.

    “We want to know what will make the biggest positive difference to our community over the next four years. Our community is the most valued source of information and has the knowledge that can guide us in developing the Council Plan.

    “We want to engage as much as possible on all sorts of projects. This is just the start, but it is our most important plan for the next four years and we look forward to hearing from our community.”
    Councillors will be holding listening posts across the shire in the coming weeks including at:
    • Kilmore Market Hudson Park, Saturday 25 March (10am-12noon)
    • Broadford Living and Learning Centre, Thursday 30 March (10am-11am)
    • Tallarook Farmers’ Market, Sunday 2 April (10am-12noon)
    • Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre, Tuesday 4 April (5pm-6pm)
    • Kilmore Library, Tuesday 4 April (2pm-3pm)
    • Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre, Wednesday 5 April (10am-11am)
    • Broadford Library, Wednesday 5 April (2pm-3pm)
    • Seymour Library, Thursday 6 April (2pm-3pm)
    • Wallan Old Time Market, Saturday 8 April (9am-12noon)
    There will be a live online chat on Monday 3 April at 12.30pm, and you can take our online survey.

    Councillors will also be at many local events and will be dropping in to several locations across the shire to get your thoughts. Details will be provided each week at Council’s Customer and Library Service Centres and online.