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words: welcome to Mitchell Shire eNews, 5 February 2021
In this edition: Our Youth Council launches its Clothes Swap Project; new grass surface at Hudson Park; register a site for Clean Up Australia Day; reconnect at the Seymour Community Open Day.
Pictured: Sunset on the Goulburn River, Seymour. 
Person looking through clothes on a rack

The Mitchell Youth Council is taking action against the impact of climate change and has fast fashion in its sights.

The Clothes Swap Project is an initiative of the Youth Council to promote sustainable fashion purchases and educate people about the negative environmental impacts of “fast fashion”.

To help combat the fast fashion trend, the Youth Council will host a clothes swap at the Wallan Multi-Purpose Community Centre on Saturday 15 May. Drop-off points will be set up across the Shire leading up to the event.

The Clothes Swap Project is possible thanks to a $9185 grant from the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning as part of the Youth and Community program.

Maintenance worker on newly grassed area
IMPROVING OUR PARKS New surface for Hudson Park

With an uneven surface and barely any grass during summer, the lower section of Kilmore's Hudson Park was rarely used by park goers. But this is set to change.

In the past few weeks we've installed irrigation, levelled and top dressed the surface, undertaken week control and re-seeded the area with a drought tolerant and hardy grass.

Families will soon be able to use the area to enjoy a social kick of footy, game of cricket or throw a frisbee.

Person picking up rubbish
LET'S DO OUR BIT Sign up for Clean Up Australia Day

Dumping and littering makes us all mad and is a problem across our community. Clean Up Australia Day is an easy way to take action, connect with people in your neighbourhood and help the environment.

Register your community group for a Clean Up Australia Day event on 7 March.

We will support registered Clean Up Australia Day events in public areas (such as parks and roadsides) by providing assistance with equipment and waste disposal.

Two children with their faces painted
COMMUNITY OPEN DAY See what Seymour has to offer

Whether you’re new to the area, keen to find out about local groups or would like to reconnect, join us for the Seymour Community Open Day.

  • Saturday 20 February, 9.30am to 1pm
  • Chittick Park, Seymour

We've partnered with Seymour Scouts to show what Seymour life has to offer. Meet local groups and clubs including Seymour Scouts, Seymour Lions and Seymour Rotary.

This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate all that Seymour has to offer and enjoy a free barbecue, face painting, a jumping castle and a car boot sale.

Cloths in plastic bags
$50 GIFT CARD TO WIN How do you manage textile waste?

We're partnering with the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group to better understand how you manage textile waste through an online community survey.

Textile waste includes items such as discarded or unwanted clothing, shoes, towels, pillows, sheets and blankets.

The survey is open until midnight on Monday 15 February. The results will be used to help develop a pilot program that will aim to reduce textile waste in the region.

You can provide your email address to enter the draw to win a $50 gift card.

Before a storm hits: park your car undercover and away from trees; clean your gutters, downpipes and drains; check that loose items such as outdoor furniture, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured.
Puppy and a kitten
REGISTER YOUR PETS Keep your details up to date

Have you welcomed a fur baby into your home recently? We're about to send out animal registration renewal notices so make sure they're registered.

Don’t forget, all cats and dogs 3 months of age or older must be registered with Council.

If you have changed address, left the Shire, or your pet has passed away, you can update your details by email or call us on 5734 6200.

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RATES REMINDER Instalment due 28 February

Rates instalments have been sent and payment is at the end of February.

It has been a tough 12 months for many people across our community and we’re here to help. 

Please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation and set up a payment plan. We will work with you to ensure you are up to date. To discuss the options, call us on 5734 6200

Input wanted on the following projects

Road renaming proposal

  • We're proposing to rename parts of Westwood Road and Kulin Drive within the Kingsgate Estate in Kilmore.
  • These changes are required to ensure that the street numbers can be easily provided to properties along the affected section of Westwood Road and to remove confusion with and accessing Kulin Drive.
  • Closes 9am, 22 February.


Park naming Wallara Waters - Murrack Park

  • We're proposing to name a park in Wallara Waters, Wallan, "Murrack Park".
  • Murrack (pronunciation rhymes with ‘barrack’) means grasshopper in Woiwurrung language, the language of the Woiwurrung Tribe who were part of the Kulin Nation.
  • Closes 9am, 15 March.
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:

  • Management Accounting Coordinator
  • Parks and Gardens Crew
  • Emergency Management Project Officer
  • Engagement and Inclusion Officer
  • Senior Development Engineer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Waste Management Coordinator
  • Infrastructure and Application/Systems Administrator
  • Swim Instructors
COUNCIL MEETINGS February meetings

Our Councillors will return to the Broadford Council Chambers on Monday 15 February for the first Ordinary Council meeting of the year.

You can watch live on our website from 7pm.

The recording will be available the next day.

Next meetings:

  • Community Questions and Hearing Committee - Monday 8 February
  • Council Meeting - Monday 15 February
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