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words: welcome to Mitchell Shire eNews, 11 November 2020
In this edition: New faces set to join Mitchell Shire Council; NAIDOC Week celebrations; Have your say on renaming Foote Street, Kilmore; Save the date for our Detox Your Home event.
ELECTION RESULTS New faces to join Council

The Victorian Electoral Commission has released the results of the 2020 elections for Mitchell Shire. The successful candidates will be officially sworn in as Councillors on 16 November. In keeping with our COVID-safe practices, we will be live streaming the event on our website.

South Ward: Bob Cornish, Rob Eldridge and Christine Banks
Central Ward: Louise Bannister, Nathan Clark and Annie Goble
North Ward: Rhonda Sanderson, Fiona Stevens and Bill Chisholm.

NEXT MEETINGS Current schedule

Our November Council meetings will be live streamed on our website. Meetings are held at 7pm. See your new Council live in action from the comfort of your living room.

The dates are:

  • Statutory Meeting to swear in Councillors - Monday 16 November
  • Community Questions and Hearings Committee - Monday 23 November
  • Council Meeting - Monday 30 November
Street sign for Foote Street
TIME FOR A CHANGE? We want to hear from you

We’re proposing to rename part of Foote Street, Kilmore, to Kilmore Lancefield Road, Kilmore.

Foote Street is split into two sections and is separated by Skehan Place and the Kilmore Creek. There is no direct access from one section of Foote Street to the other.

The section proposed to be renamed starts at Sutherland Street and ends at the intersection of Sydney Street and Powlett Street.

This change will assist postal services and emergency management in accessing the street.

Scenic image of hills and trees
SEEKING MEMBERS Be a voice for sustainability

Are you passionate about the  environment in your local community? Would you love the chance to be a greater voice for sustainability within Mitchell Shire? 

The Environment Advisory Committee is looking for new members.

The committee aims to tap into the knowledge, skills and experiences of community members to provide Council with strategic advice and recommendations about environmental sustainability and management issues.

Applications close 23 November.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week. 8-15 November
Someone reading a book for storytime
STORYTIME SPECIALS Mark milestones with a book

Get your teddy bears ready and snuggle in as Mitchell Shire Council hosts two very special library storytimes over the next week.

On Friday 13 November, there will be a special reading of Counting Our Country by Jill Daniels and I love me by Sally Morgan on Mitchell Shire's Council's Facebook page at 10.30am to mark NAIDOC Week.

Join us again on Monday 16 November, for a reading of My First Visit to Hospital by Rebecca Hunt and Maisy Goes to Hospital by Lucy Cousins on our Facebook page at 10.30am to help celebrate Seymour District Memorial Hospital's 100th year. 

Child colouring in
CELEBRATE 100 YEARS Enter colouring competition

Young children across Mitchell Shire will help create a new chapter in Seymour District Memorial Hospital’s history with a colouring competition this month.

Mitchell Shire Council is hosting the commemorative activity in partnership with Seymour Health and GO Seymour to help celebrate the hospital’s 100th year.

The Seymour library will also display special 100-year commemorative posters and feature a special display from the local history library catalogue collection.

The colouring competition is open for children aged 3-12 years. Entries close 23 November at 11am.


Do you like to get out with the family for a leisurely bike ride? Or maybe you prefer to hit the trails? We're calling on all bike enthusiasts to let us know what the cycling experience is like throughout Mitchell Shire.

Council wants to get a handle on how the cycling experience can be boosted for both casual and seasoned riders in our community.

Person having a drink break while riding a bike

We want to know about your cycling experience.

Child and grandparent putting scraps in compost
COMPOST SUBSIDY Save on worm farm, compost bin

Cut down the amount of waste going into your household garbage bin by joining the wonderful world of composting or worm farming.

For the month of November, Council is offering a Compost Bin and Worm Farm subsidy, where residents can claim up to 50 per cent back for any compost bin or worm farm purchased at one of our participating retailers in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan (capped at $50 for worm farms and $30 for compost bins).

To claim the subsidy, simply download a claim form from our website or pick one up from a participating retailer, purchase your compost bin or worm farm from one of the retailers listed, then send your claim to Council within seven days to receive your rebate.

Chemicals in garden shed
DETOX YOUR HOME Get rid of household chemicals

Mitchell Shire Council residents are being urged to do a spring clean and detox their home by taking advantage of a free disposal event this month.

The Detox your Home event is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

Council, in partnership with Sustainability Victoria, is hosting the household chemical collection program in Wallan on Saturday 28 November from 9am to 12noon. This is a drive-through and contactless event and is supported by a COVID-safe plan.

While it is free to drop off your household chemicals, residents will need to register online if they plan to attend.


Got a new addition to the family? Make the most of our half price pet registration during November for all pets.
Don’t forget, all cats and dogs 3 months of age or older must be registered with Council.

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