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In this edition: funding announcement for Greenhill; outdoor cinema event postponed; kindergarten open day tomorrow; apply to join Youth Council.

Picture: The annual City Nature Challenge is now on, and you're encouraged to get out into nature to take some photos of wild animals and plants. Details below.


We had some great news yesterday, with the Federal Government announcing an $8 million election commitment to the Greenhill Recreation Precinct.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg made the announcement in Wallan saying the $8 million investment would go towards construction works and help support delivery of a gymnastics facility at 300 Northern Highway.

This investment is a key kick-starter for one of the most significant projects in the region.

NATURE CHALLENGE Become a citizen scientist

The annual City Nature Challenge began today.

This 4-day biodiversity blitz is a global effort, and we're aiming to record as many species as possible right here in Mitchell.

We're encouraging you to get out into your garden or visit a local park, creek or nature reserve to take some photos of wild animals and plants and help put Mitchell Shire on the biodiversity map.

OUTDOOR CINEMA Wallan event postponed

Mother Nature has not been kind to us and we've had to postpone tomorrow's Autumn Movie Nights Under The Stars event in Wallan.

But don't worry, we'll be back at Hadfield Park on Friday 20 May.

The next outdoor cinema event will be in Broadford on Saturday 6 May. Join us from 5pm at Lions Park for a great evening out with friends or family, with food vendors, roaming entertainment and SING 2 on the big screen under the night sky. Entry is free.

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Tour Mitchell's kindergartens and meet the teams

If your child is heading off to 3 or 4-year old kindergarten next year and you want to see what kindergartens in Mitchell can offer your family, come along to our Open Day tomorrow (30 April) to meet the team and tour our wonderful facilities.

Each kindergarten will be open at varying times throughout the day.

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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.

The advisory committee represents the voice of young people across Mitchell and aims to make our community a better place.

Applications close 9am, Monday 13 June.

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HOST AUSTRALIA DAY Expressions of interest now open

Do you want to celebrate Australia Day in the heart of your town?

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. Applications close 5pm, Monday 4 July.

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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:

  • Beveridge Recreation Reserve master plan: The reserve (pictured above) is undergoing a master planning process. This will determine what capital works are required to establish a park suitable for the significant population increase projected for the area, but also facilitate works that protect, retain or reveal its history and character. Closing 9am, Monday 23 May.
  • Emu Flat boundary proposal: We're proposing to define Emu Flat as a locality. Emu Flat sits centrally between Tooborac, Pyalong and Nulla Vale. Closing 9am, Monday 23 May.
  • Beveridge road renaming proposal: We're proposing to rename part of Arrowsmith Street in Beveridge, which is currently split by the Hume Freeway. The part of Arrowsmith Street that is to the east of the freeway is developed however the part to the west of the freeway is currently unmade. Closing 9am, Monday 30 May.

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

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Be a part of Mitchell's upcoming art exhibition

Applications are closing soon to be a part of an art exhibition we're presenting in June. The exhibition will showcase the work of artists who live, work or are connected to Mitchell - don't miss your chance to show off your work.

Artists aged 12 years and over of all abilities and cultural backgrounds encouraged to apply. Entry is free and artists are invited to submit one artwork each.

Applications close at 9am on Tuesday 10 May, with the exhibition to be held in our Chambers Gallery at the Broadford Civic Centre.

Want to be a part of it? Apply on our website today.


Look at all these fantastic Council and community events coming up over the next week:

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

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The annual City Nature Challenge is back for 2022, and we're encouraging you to get out into your own garden or visit a local park, creek or nature reserve to take some photos of wild animals and plants.

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CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

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

  • Procurement advisor
  • Governance officer
  • Parks and gardens crew
  • Resource Recovery Centre operator
  • Relief early childhood educators and teachers
  • Leisure: pool lifeguards, duty manager, swim instructors

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

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COUNCIL MEETING Meeting on Monday

The next meeting will be the Community Questions and Hearings Committee meeting at 7pm on Monday 2 May.

The committee will hear submissions on:

  • 100 Natures Run, Kilmore Development Plan
  • Planning Permit Application PLP256/21 for development of the land for multiple dwellings at 54 Melbourne Street, Kilmore
  • Local Law No 1 Noxious Weeds and Vermin and Camping on Private Land

The meeting can be viewed online.


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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