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Community consultation on the proposed Seymour Flood Levee has begun; see what activities we have on for the upcoming school holidays; have your say on proposed speed limit changes for parts of Wandong and Kilmore East; and find out about a workshop to help you set up and maintain your own worm farm at home.
FREE POOL ENTRY No charge for outdoor pools

We're making our outdoor pools more accessible this summer, with free casual entry for everyone.

With a strong emphasis on the health and wellbeing of our community, we believe that cost should not be a barrier for anyone wanting to access our outdoor pools. Therefore, we are waiving the entry fee at our pools located in Broadford, Seymour and Tallarook for the 2019/20 season.

Events will continue to run throughout the season and a small fee may apply on these days. User groups hire fees will also still apply.

For updates on events that are happening throughout the season, follow Mitchell Shire Leisure Services on Facebook below.

BUDGET 2020 Have we got the right mix?

Let us know what you think should be part of the next Council budget.

We've launched an online allocator tool where you can show us how you would spend the budget across our six themes: roads and road safety; footpaths, walking and cycling; parklands, playgrounds and open spaces; township amenity and our natural environment; sports, recreation and aquatic facilities; and community buildings and facilities.

You can take part online, grab a hard copy at a Customer and Library Service Centre, or catch us at a series of pop-up events around the shire.

The first pop-up is this Wednesday 25 September at the Greater Beveridge Community Centre from 4-6pm.

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Community consultation on the proposed Seymour Flood Levee has started

We are currently seeking input from community members and affected landowners about a proposed flood levee in Seymour. A levee on the Goulburn River would protect Seymour from a large-scale flood event.

Many areas of Seymour are built on the Goulburn River Floodplain, and if a major flood of the Goulburn River were to occur, it is estimated that more than 300 properties could be impacted, including the hospital, police station and many businesses.

If you're an affected landowner, you should have received a letter about the survey. Please follow the instructions in the letter about how to provide input. For all other community members who would like to provide input, you can do this by taking part in our community survey.

We're also hosting a few drop-in sessions for those who would like to talk to us directly to provide input:

  • 5 October: Seymour Show, 9am-4pm
  • 10 October: Chittick Park Community Place, 2pm-4pm
  • 15 October: Chittick Park Community Place, 5pm-7pm
Engaging Mitchell
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Plenty of activities to cure the school holiday boredom

With school holidays now here, we’ve put together some great activities across the shire to keep your little (and big!) ones busy.

Whether it's salt painting, a trip to Scienceworks, a pool inflatable party, swimming lessons, origami bookmarks or a Koori art workshop, we've got something for everyone. Take a look at our events and see what activities the kids might like to join.

Spots at most of the events are limited, so you will need to book for most of them. Please check the event details closely and get in quick to secure your place. 

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NOMINATE FOR ROADS FUNDING GROUP Help us advocate for better roads

We've got exactly 1,438km of roads to take care of across the municipality, and we rely heavily on funding received from the State and Federal Governments to help with major roads projects.

We know our community has some great insight into our roads, how they are used and what is needed in the future, so we want to tap into this local knowledge and find eight experienced community members willing to join the first-ever Community Roads Funding Reference Group.

The group will help us to identify and implement advocacy strategies to help tell the story of the region’s vast road network.

40 kilometres per hour speed sign

We're proposing some speed limit changes for Kilmore East and Wandong.

For Kilmore East, we're proposing to change the speed zones in the township area on Kilmore East Road, O’Gradys Road, Nannys Creek Road and Dry Creek Road. This will improve safety at the O'Gradys Road intersection near the railway underpass ahead of planned upgrades to the area.

For Wandong, we're proposing to change speed zones around Wandong Primary School and LB Davern Reserve to improve pedestrian safety.


We're hosting a Worm Farming Workshop on Saturday 5 October at the Broadford Living and Learning Centre, where you can learn how to set up and maintain a worm farm for your home. Places are limited and bookings are essential, so get in quick.

A worm farm is an excellent way to reduce the amount of organic material you place into your garbage bin, and the worms produce a rich fertiliser which is great for your garden.

And there’s never been a better time to join the wonderful world of composting and worm farming, because if you purchase a compost bin or worm farm from one of our participating retailers during the month of October, we’ll refund you up to 50% of the purchase price (capped at $30 per compost bin or $50 per worm farm).

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Learn how to set up and maintain a worm farm at home at our workshop on 5 October.

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GETUP + STARTUP Kick start your business idea

Our upcoming Startup Getup events are your chance to network with startups, entrepreneurs and other business owners to help your big idea become a reality. See what others have done, how they developed their business idea, and see what support is available to get you started.

The events will be facilitated by Peter Dostis from Runway HQ, who will run a panel featuring founders of successful startups.

We're hosting two events:

  • Kilmore: Wednesday 23 October, Kilmore Trackside, 6-8pm
  • Seymour: Thursday 24 October, Wine x Sam, 6-8pm
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SENIORS' CONCERT Tickets still available

We're celebrating the 2019 Victorian Seniors Festival with our annual Seniors Concert on Tuesday 8 October in Broadford.

This year's concert features Honey B and The Stingers, who will pump out hits from the 60s.

Tickets cost $10 and include light refreshments. Bookings are essential, with limited tickets available.

You can book tickets online via the link below, or visit one of our Customer and Library Service Centres in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan.

Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street Broadford, Vic 3658
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