Mitchell Shire Council eNews Can't see this email? Click here to view online
Yellow wattle flowers against a blue sky
 
In this edition

Nominate an individual or a group for an Australia Day award; have your say on the Kilmore Creek and Hudson Park landscape master plans; a reminder to get your property fire ready; information on the upcoming cat curfew; and Seniors' Concert tickets selling fast.
 
Boy waving Australian flag
 
NOMINATE NOW Nominations open for Australia Day 2020 awards
 

The Mitchell Shire Australia Day awards acknowledge and celebrate people who go out of their way to help other people in our community. 

Nominations are now open across five categories: Access and Inclusion Champion; Citizen of the Year; Young Citizen of the Year; Community Event of the Year; and Community Group of the Year.

 
NOMINATE NOW
 
 
HOST AUSTRALIA DAY Register your interest to host Australia Day celebrations in 2021
 

We're on the lookout for community groups to host the 2021 Australia Day awards and citizenship ceremony. 

We'll be at Pyalong in 2020 and we're calling for expressions of interest for 2021. 

Applications close Monday 9 September.

 
REGISTER INTEREST
 
 
LANDSCAPE MASTER PLANS FOR KILMORE CREEK AND HUDSON PARK
Tell us what you think about the draft plans
 

Kilmore Creek

We've prepared a draft Landscape Master Plan to highlight the importance of the Kilmore Creek precinct and to outline a vision for the creek to become a thriving hub.

Hudson Park

We've also prepared a draft Landscape Master Plan for Hudson Park. The plan aims to provide a clear vision for the future of Hudson Park that reflects and reinforces its role as Kilmore’s primary town park.

Drop in session 

To find out more or share your thoughts, please come along to our drop in session from 1.30pm to 8pm on Thursday 19 September in the John Taylor Room at the Kilmore Customer and Library Service Centre.

Take survey

You can also provide feedback through our Engaging Mitchell portal. 

 
VIEW PLANS + TAKE THE SURVEY
 
Engaging Mitchell
 
Birds eye view of houses
 
RATING SYSTEM REVIEW Have a say online or in Seymour
 

The Victorian Government has appointed an independent panel to review all aspects of Victoria's local government rating system. 

You can find out more or take part through the Victorian Government's consultation portal.

The panel is also holding a session at The Seymour Club (1 Elizabeth Street, Seymour) at 7pm on Tuesday 1 October.

 
VISIT PORTAL
 
Flames
 
BURNING OFF RESTRICTIONS Permits from 1 October
 

If you live in an urban growth area on land less than 0.4 hectares (about 1 acre), residential area or semi-rural area, you can burn off on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. Rural areas can burn off any day of the week.

From 1 October, you can still burn off, but permits will be required to burn a windrow, stump, log or vegetation with a diameter greater than 75mm.

 
BURNING OFF
 
 
CAT CURFEW TO BE INTRODUCED SOON

With the introduction of a cat curfew in October, cat owners will be required to keep their cats on their property overnight (between sunset and sunrise).

You don't necessarily have to keep your cat inside your house during that time, but you do need to keep your cat within your property boundary.

If you cat is registered and microchipped, we can re-unite you if your cat is caught.

To allow you and your feline friend time to adjust to the changes, we will waive any fines for cats that are caught for the first three months after the curfew is introduced.

JOIN THE CAT COMMUNITY AT SAFE CATS, SAFE WILDLIFE

You can get free expert advice, exclusive discounts and the latest information about how to get your cat used to the change at Safe Cat, Safe Wildlife - a joint initiative between RSPCA Victoria and Zoos Victoria. 

Sign up now at www.safecat.org.au

ENCLOSURES AND FENCING

You can also get information about cat confinement and enclosures from the Victorian Government (see below).

ENCLOSURES AND FENCING
Cat
 

The Cat Curfew will ensure pets are kept safe at night, the impact of nuisance cats on neighbours is reduced, and wildlife and the environment are protected.

 
 
WANDONG SPEED LIMIT Proposed changes to improve pedestrian safety
 

To improve safety near Wandong Primary School and LB Davern Reserve, Council proposes to permanently reduce the speed limit to 40 km per hour, near Dry Creek Crescent, Wandong Avenue and Affleck Street.

Survey now open. 

 
TAKE SURVEY
 
 
JOIN ROADS GROUP Members wanted for community roads funding reference group
 

We are looking for people with an interest in developing advocacy strategies and initiatives to attract more road funding in our area and shine a spotlight on some of the larger government road projects that our region needs.

Nominations are now open. 

 
NOMINATE NOW
 
Artist impression of the mural
 
HAVE YOUR SAY ON BROADFORD MURAL
Survey closes Monday morning (9 September)
 

Have you seen the plans for a mosaic planned by Broadford RSL at Broadford Memorial Park? (pictured above).

The RSL is looking to install a two-sided mosaic art mural to commemorate the Battle of Fromelles at the Broadford Memorial Park. The mural will reflect the significance of the First World War battle on the Western Front and the present-day efforts to identify soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice at Fromelles.

As the RSL proposal is on public land managed by Council, we want the community to have a say on the proposed designs and location.

You can view the designs and let us know what you think online or view the information at the Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre.

 
WATCH VIDEO
 
PROVIDE INPUT
 
Engaging Mitchell
 
Handful of veggies
 
TIME TO PLANT Channel your inner green thumb
 

Spring is here which means it's time for the veggie patch to shine.

Take a look at our Vegetable Planting Guide, which contains plenty of tips and tricks to make sure you get the best out of your garden, as well as an extensive list of what to plant.

Drop into one of our Customer and Library Service Centres for a free printed copy or view the brochure online.

 
GET YOUR VEGGIE PLANTING GUIDE
 
Microphone and stage
 
SENIORS' CONCERT Tickets selling fast
 

It's time to grab your tickets and get ready to have some fun at this year's Seniors' Concert.

Honey B and The Stingers will be there to entertain the crowd on Tuesday 8 October from 2pm to 4pm at Broadford Hall.

Tickets are $10 and include light refreshments.

You can book online or at the Broadford Customer and Library Service Centre.

 
GET TICKETS
 
 
people networking
BUSINESS NETWORK

If you're new to business or want some tips for growing your business, we have two network events especially for you.

We have a free business networking event coming up in Kilmore (Wednesday 18 September), and in Seymour (Thursday 24 October).

Bookings are essential and spaces are bound to fill up quickly, so register now to secure your place.

SECURE YOUR PLACE
 
 
WORK AT MITCHELL Job opportunities available
 

We have a number of exciting roles available at the moment.

Do you want to help us make a difference in the community? Have you thought about making your next career move with Mitchell?

You can get more information on the jobs available and you can apply online with our employment website www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/careers

 
CAREERS AT MITCHELL
 
 
COUNCIL MEETING Join us on 16 September
 

Our next Council meeting is at 7pm on Monday 16 September at the Broadford Council Chamber (113 High Street).

We encourage all residents to come along, see your Councillors in action and witness decisions being made firsthand.

There's plenty to discuss this month. The agenda will be available online late next week.

 
MEETING INFO
 
Mitchell Shire on the airwaves, OKRFM 98.3FM and 97.1FM Monday 23 September 10-11 and Seymour FM 103.9FM Thursday 26 September 9-10am.
 
Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street Broadford, Vic 3658
Click here to unsubscribe from Mitchell Shire eNews.