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In this edition: Tell us what you'd like to see in Mitchell in 2050; new lights for Greenhill Reserve and Harley Hammond; register for free art workshops; check out our current job vacancies.

Picture: Children return to school next week, please take extra care around schools.

2050 Your Vision

During April and early May we're inviting everyone to tell us what they'd like to see in Mitchell in the next 30 years.

You can visit us at one of our pop ups, keep an eye out for one of our display stands at our leisure centres, libraries and community events or go online. Don't miss this opportunity to help shape the future of our community.

We'll be at Stand C26 at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo this weekend from 9am to 4pm each day.

We'll also be the following locations for the early commuters next week:

  • 19 April: Seymour Train Station, 6-8am
  • 20 April: Wallan Train Station, 6-8am
  • 22 April: Wandong Train Station, 6-8am

Check our Engaging Mitchell website for more pop ups or take the survey online and go in the draw for a fantastic Mitchell hamper valued at $250.

: Mitchell Shire Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green MP with community user group representatives at the launch of the Greenhill Reserve Oval Lighting project.
BOON FOR SPORT Shining light on Greenhill Reserve

In a boon for community sport in Wallan, Greenhill Reserve will soon be hosting night football and netball matches thanks to the installation of competition-standard lighting on the netball courts and main oval.

Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green MP was joined by Mitchell Shire Council and community user group representatives to officially flick the switch on the lighting this week, which is set to benefit the more than 700 players and their families who use Greenhill Reserve.

The $128,500 Netball Court Lighting Project received $83,525 from Sport and Recreation Victoria with Council contributing $44,975. The Main Oval Lighting Project received $208,800 from Sport and Recreation Victoria and $104,200 Council contribution.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson is joined by Cr Bill Chisholm and members of the    Broadford Football Netball Club at the launch of the Harley Hammond Reserve Oval Lighting project.
NIGHT FOOTY ON WAY Harley Hammond under lights

After waiting an entire season due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Broadford sporting community finally flicked the switch on four newly installed 30-metre light towers at Harley Hammond Reserve Oval this week.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson and Cr Bill Chisholm joined the Broadford Football Netball Club for their season launch on Thursday (15 April) night to see the oval under lights.

The lighting upgrade cost $297,000 and was fully funded by Mitchell Shire Council.

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SCHOOLS ZONES BACK Slow down around schools

Students return to school next week which means it's vital to be alert and drive safely around our schools.

Parking officers will be patrolling our school zones to ensure that everyone is parking responsibly so that children and drivers can get to school safely.

Please obey school zone speed limits and take care when driving near schools.

ART WORKSHOPS Join free online sessions

More than 250 artists have signed up for ArtsAction, and it's not too late to join. This free online program helps artists and creatives grow their career, build their brand and connect with other creatives.

The workshop topics include:

  • Being Market Ready
  • Working Together Effectively
  • Digital Communities

The next workshop series starts 21 April. Places are limited so booking are essential.


16-18 April: Seymour Alternative Farming Expo, Kings Park, Seymour, 9am-4pm.

16-18 April: Kilmore Art Expo, Memorial Hall,  6.30-9.30pm,16 April, 10-4pm, 17 and 18 April.

17 April: Kilmore Regional Busking Championships, Sydney St, Kilmore, 9.30am-3pm.

25 April: Stretch and Sip, Brave Goose Vineyard, Whiteheads Creek, 9-11am

Bookings are required for some events. Please check links for details.

Promote your event in our Event Calendar. No event is too big or too small to appear.


Don't miss the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo this weekend.

CURRENT VACANCIES Looking for a new career?

Have you considered a career with Mitchell Shire Council or do you know someone who is looking for work?
We are recruiting for the following roles:

  • Manager Development Approvals
  • Project Manager - Civic Infrastructure
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Executive Assistant to Director Advocacy and Community Services
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Land and Property Information Officer
  • Parks and Gardens Crew
  • Gym and Group Fitness Instructors
  • Swim Instructors
COUNCIL MEETINGS Upcoming schedule

The next Council Meeting will be on Monday 19 April at the Broadford Council Chamber at 7pm.

Agenda items include:

  • COVID-19 Community Recovery Plan
  • Review and Determination of Mayoral and Councillor Allowances
  • Councillor Gift Policy
  • Renaming of Part of Westwood Road and Kulin Drive, Kilmore
  • Response to Notice of Motion No. 962 Whiteheads Creek Masterplan

You can also watch the meetings live on our website.

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