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In this edition: Federal election commitments roll in for McEwen and Nicholls; construction starts on new recycling facility in Seymour; community forum sends clear message on quarry; plus the latest events in Mitchell. 

Picture: The Community Bank Adventure Playground in Wallan has re-opened following a short closure for repairs and maintenance. 

A collage of group shots from funding announcements
Federal election commitments in Mitchell Shire

It's been a busy week on the Federal election campaign trail in Mitchell with a visit from the Prime Minister, a pledge from the Coalition and Independent candidate to the Seymour Community Wellbeing Hub and a Labor commitment for Greenhill Reserve oval upgrades in Wallan. We've prepared a snapshot from the week. 

Top left: Seymour Hub Liberal and Nationals announcement. Top right: Greenhill Oval Labor announcement. Bottom left: Prime Minister visits Beveridge. Bottom right: Independent meets with Council and business reps. 

Prime Minister at a podium with Australian flags and a group of people and media looking on
PM VISITS BEVERIDGE Freight terminal on agenda

Greater Beveridge Community Centre hosted a visit from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Liberal Candidate for McEwen Richard Welch today. The PM re-affirmed support for the Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal which was funded in the Federal budget.

Rob Mitchell with Council, Committee and Club representatives with oval in background
GREENHILL OVAL $515k Labor commitment

An upgrade of Greenhill Recreation Reserve’s lower oval is a step closer with Federal Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell committing $515,000 for upgrades if re-elected as part of a Labor Federal Government.

Rob Priestly doing a media interview at the Seymour library with a group of people
WELLBEING HUB $10m joint Libs and Nats pledge

Federal Minister for Families and Social Services Senator Anne Ruston announced a joint Federal Election commitment from the Liberal Party and the National Party for $10 million towards the Seymour Community Wellbeing Hub.

Liberal Party Candidate for Nicholls Steve Brooks, Nationals Candidate for Nicholls Sam Birrell and Liberal Party Candidate for McEwen Richard Welch joined the Minister to announce the funding in Seymour on Sunday. 

Federal Health Minister with a group of people at the funding announcement
WELLBEING HUB Independent support for hub

Independent candidate for Nicholls, Rob Priestly has thrown his support behind the Seymour Community Wellbeing Hub with an election commitment to support the need to secure funding from the Federal Government for the project. 

Mitchell Shire Councillors and community members turning the sod at the Seymour Resource Recovery Centre

Sod turned for start of $8 million project

Construction has begun on Seymour's new permanent Resource Recovery Centre.

The new centre will provide much better access and make it easier for people to recycle items rather than them ending up in landfill. 

The new centre is the first investment to form part of the future Hilldene Employment Precinct.

The $8 million project is funded by Mitchell Shire Council ($7.4 million), the Victorian Government’s Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund ($500,000) and the Victorian Government's E-Waste Infrastructure Fund ($100,000).

The front of the Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre

We're partnering with the Victorian Government to refurbish and redesign the Broadford Customer and Library Services Centre to create more library space and better access for customers.

The centre will close from Monday (16 May) for approximately six weeks while the work is underway.

A Customer and Library Services Officer will be available at the Broadford Living and Learning Centre on weekdays from 9am to 5pm during the closure.

More information, including alternative arrangements for services, is available on our website or by calling 5734 6200.

Machines digging up pavement with orange safety cones and traffic nearby showing the shops of Sydney Street

Works on Kilmore’s Sydney Street Rejuvenation Project are moving ahead on the west side of Sydney Street from the junction at Union Street to 85 Sydney Street.

A traffic management plan is in place to create a safe space while we demolish existing kerb, channel and bordering asphalt.

We've partnered with the Victorian Government for this $4.65 million project, which is set to transform the look of the street and celebrate its unique historic character.

Boy smiling on a swing with playground in the background

The Community Bank® Adventure Playground at Wallan’s Hadfield Park has reopened today after repairs and maintenance to treat surface rust and flaking paint. The playground is now back open and ready for action.

No Quarry campaign supporters hold up signs
Strong show of support for quarry fight

The community has again sent a strong message that they do not want the proposed quarry in Beveridge/Wallan. More than 70 residents attended the NO QUARRY Community Forum last night to raise their concerns.

Petition at Wallan Olde Time Market this weekend

You can add your voice by signing the petition at the No Quarry stand at the Wallan Olde Time Market this weekend.

Parliament House of Victoria steps - 8 June

You can also join your friends and neighbours on the steps of Parliament House on Wednesday 8 June to make sure your voice is heard by those who will make the final decision on this quarry. We will run a free bus to Parliament House and back with pick-ups in Wallan and Beveridge.

This quarry isn't a done deal. so make your sure your voice is heard.

A group photo of Mitchell's youth council
JOIN YOUTH COUNCIL Applications now open

We're on the hunt for some passionate young people to join Mitchell Youth Council.

If you are motivated to make a difference in the community and would like to be a part of our Youth Council, please consider applying.

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 14 June.

A young girl waves an Australian flag
HOST AUSTRALIA DAY Expressions of interest now open

We're calling on community groups and organisations who want to host the Mitchell Shire event alongside both the Community Awards and the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony in 2023.

If you would like to raise your hand and nominate your town to host, please submit an Expression of Interest by 5pm, Monday 4 July.

Have your say on Engaging Mitchell website

We have a few consultations open at the moment, and we would like to hear your views and ideas. We're currently seeking input on:

You can find out more and have your say on our Engaging Mitchell consultation website.

Smiling children at kindergarten
Apply now for 2022 and 2023 kindergarten programs

Applications for the 4-year-old and 3-year-old kindergarten program are open for 2022 and 2023. Mitchell Kindergarten service facilities are located across 11 sites in Beveridge, Broadford, Flowerdale, Kilmore, Pyalong, Seymour, Wallan, Wallan East and Wandong.

Apply online now.


Look at all these fantastic community events coming up:

We've also featured some upcoming Council events below and be sure to check out details for our Rakali webinarRethink recycling behind the scenes online tour  and National Simultaneous Storytime later this month. 

You can list your event or find out what's on through the event calendar on our website.

Rainbow flag on a flag pole

We're Celebrating IDAHOBIT on Monday 16 May in Broadford. 

Group of people wrapped up in  picnic blankets
OUTDOOR CINEMA Mamma Mia on the big screen

Join us from 5pm Saturday 20 May, for another epic Autumn Movie Nights Under The Stars at Wallan's Hadfield Park.

There'll be food vendors, roaming entertainment and Mamma Mia on the big screen under the night sky. Best of all, entry is free.

Hand writing in a light bulb
BUSINESS SUPPORT Workshop and small business bus

Small businesses across Mitchell can access a range of business support opportunities including workshops, sessions with consultants and services through the Business Victoria Small Business Bus.

For bookings or more information please visit the Business Support section of our website. 

Three people holding coffee mugs

We've joined with thousands of organisations, schools and individuals across the country to celebrate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

Every year we acknowledge this important day to support our LGBTIAQ+ friends, family and colleagues to raise awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination.

As part of the Join us this year for a Coffee with a Cop session at Broadford Living and Learning Centre.

Enjoy a free coffee or hot chocolate, ask questions, discuss what's happening in the area and get to know local officers.

Front entrance of the Greater Beveridge Community Centre
COMMUNITY SAFETY Beveridge community day

Residents of Beveridge and surrounds are invited to enjoy a free coffee and morning tea and meet some of our local emergency services on Saturday 21 May.

The event will be held at Greater Beveridge Community Centre from 11am to 1pm and will include:

  • Free face painting and children's activities
  • Children's car restraint inspections by Kidsafe Victoria (bookings essential)
  • Coffee with a Cop - ask questions, discuss what's happening in the area and get to know our local officers
  • Kalkallo Fire Brigade - Information about home fire safety and children’s activities
  • Chat to the SES who provide assistance during emergencies

Every week hundreds of generous volunteers give up their time to support Mitchell Shire’s community groups.

That’s why Mitchell Shire Council is celebrating National Volunteer Week 2022 by supporting local volunteers.

Community groups can apply for a grant of up to $500. Funds can support technology, training and development, equipment including personal protective equipment, subscriptions, transport or other applicable costs usually incurred by volunteers or the group.

Seymour Senior Citizens Secretary John Armstrong in front of the club building

John Armstrong is the volunteer Secretary of the Seymour Senior CItizens Club.

Parks and gardens staff with a worker sign, a wheelbarrow and some gardening tools
CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

Think you'd make a good fit at Team Mitchell? We currently have these roles available:

  • Digital Content Specialist
  • Strategic Assets Cordinator
  • Administration Officer
  • Relief early childhood educator
  • Relief eary childhood teacher
  • Leisure: pool lifeguards, duty manager, swim instructors

For more information on these roles or to apply, head to our website.

Exterior view of Council chambers in Broadford
COUNCIL MEETING Meeting on Monday night

The next Council meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday 16 May.

This meeting considerations include:

  • adopting the proposed 2022/23 budget
  • motions for the upcoming Municipal Association of Victoria state meeting
  • planning matters including an application for multiple dwellings at 54 Melbourne Street, Kilmore and a development plan for 100 Natures Run in Kilmore 

The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at Broadford Civic Centre (113 High Street) and livestreamed on our website. View agenda or watch live from the link below.  


Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, those of the Taungurung and Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to their rich cultures and to Elders past and present.

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