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In this edition: volunteers needed, a new Youth Room, Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre open day, plus the latest events in Mitchell.

Picture: The Hart of Mitchell Exhibition proved popular during the long weekend. Don't miss your chance to see it at the Chambers Gallery in Broadford. It's open until Sunday 26 June.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Help promote Mitchell Shire

The Seymour Visitor Information Centre is looking for new volunteers.

Volunteers at the Seymour Visitor Information Centre play an important role in helping visitors navigate our Shire and find its hidden gems. 

It doesn't require a huge time commitment and it's a great way to meet new people.

No formal experience is needed but a friendly and welcoming personality and local knowledge are essential. 

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HUDSON PARK SWINGS Kilmore swings are ready for action

The swings are back at Kilmore's Hudson Park after they were removed to make some safety modifications.

The park is perfect place to take the kids for a day time adventure and a family BBQ during the school holidays.

Visit our website for more information about Hudson park and other parks and playgrounds in Mitchell Shire. 

We're making some exciting changes in Seymour with a new Youth Room starting on Tuesdays in Term 3.

Seymour Youth Room will be a fun, safe and inclusive space for 12 to 18 year olds.

Get your body moving with our teen fitness program hang out, grab a snack, listen to some tunes, challenge your mates or staff to a board game or get creative using our range of art supplies.

Youth Rooms are run by Mitchell Youth Services and everything is provided free, including snacks.

AWARDS FOR SENIORS Recognise a community champion

The Victorian Government is encouraging people to recognise local seniors by nominating them for Victorian Senior of the Year.

It's a great way to celebrate the community contributions made by seniors in Mitchell Shire.

Nominations are open to Victorians aged 60 and above and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians aged 50 years and above.

Nominations across six categories close Friday 29 July.

AUSTRALIA DAY 2023 Expressions of interest welcome

We're calling on community groups and organisations who want to host the Mitchell Shire Australia Day event.

If you would like to nominate your town to host, please submit an expression of interest by 5pm, Monday 4 July.

We're also looking for community members to join the Australia Day Committee to help us map out what the 2023 Australia Day activities will look like.

Visit our website for more information and to apply.


Weedy tree species will be removed along a section of the Kilmore Creek between Mill Street and Bourke Street as part of works identified in the Kilmore Creek Landscape Masterplan.

Local indigenous species will be replanted as part of a National Tree Day event in July.

Political report card. Who stands with us and says NO QUARRY for Beveridge/Wallan.

The Beveridge North West Precinct Structure Plan Ministerial Advisory Committee Hearing concluded on Tuesday and now it's up to the Victorian Government to make the final decision on the proposed quarry for Beveridge/Wallan.

Council has maintained its clear position against the quarry and the severe implications it will have on our existing and future communities.

There was clear and thorough evidence put to the Advisory Committee in relation to the existing and future supply of hard rock in Melbourne’s north which proved there was simply no need for this quarry. By comparison to existing quarries and others that are permitted, if approved the proposed quarry would contribute a very small and insignificant amount of basalt to the market. 

Council hopes the Minister for Planning will carefully consider the overwhelming community opposition to the quarry demonstrated through submissions, a petition with more than 1600 signatures and the recent demonstration on the steps of Parliament House.

Find out how you can get involved and make your voice count here

Have your say on Engaging Mitchell website

We have a few consultations open at the moment, and we would like to hear your views and ideas. We're currently seeking input on:

Link Avenue PlaygroundTuesday 5 July at 9am. We're getting ready to replace the playground equipment at Link Avenue in Kilmore and we want to know what you think.

Amendment C157 — Planning Scheme review implementationMonday 18 July at 9am. The amendment makes several changes to reflect State planning policy and some administrative adjustments.

You can find out more and have your say on our Engaging Mitchell consultation website.


Look at all these fantastic community and Council events coming up:

You can list your event or find out what's on through the event calendar on our website.

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A film and TV workshop for young people is on in Wallan on Wednesday 22 June.

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SMART PHONE FILMS Make a movie on your phone

This school holidays we're bringing young people aged 12 to 18 a two-day workshop on making a film on your phone. 

This includes storytelling, camera, lighting, sound and editing. You will develop and make your own social media video or short film.

It's on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 July from 10am to 5pm.

The workshop is free to enter and lunch will be provided on both days, but bookings are essential. 

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Plenty of fun to keep the kids busy

Join us for some fun winter school holiday activities in the warmth of our libraries.

There's free activities at our libraries between 10am and 4pm including: 

  • Arts and craft tables
  • Board games
  • Create your own grass head

Leisure Centres will also be open Monday to Friday during the school holidays.

We'll be adding school holiday activities to our website next week. See next week's enewsletter for details.

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OPEN DAY IN SEYMOUR Free entry and fun activities

Mitchell Leisure Services Invites you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the heated pool at Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre.

Community members are invited to visit from 9am to 12 noon for an open day on Sunday 19 June.

There will be free entry and a range of fun activities including access to various fitness classes, a jumping castle, a DJ, a sausage sizzle, a visit from the police, army and fire brigade and the chance to win prizes.

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HART OF MITCHELL Local art on display in Broadford

Don't miss your chance to see the Hart of Mitchell exhibition.

It's open until Sunday 26 June at the Mitchell Shire Council Chambers Gallery, 113 High Street, Broadford.

It will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

There will also be an artist talk and demonstration with Marina Villani on Sunday 26 June.

Registrations close Thursday 23 June at 9am. 

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CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

Think you'd make a good fit at Team Mitchell? We currently have these roles available:

  • Customer Experience Lead
  • Landscape Planner
  • EA to Director Advocacy and Communities
  • Administration Support Officer
  • Information Communication Technology Coordinator
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Name and Register Officer
  • Planning Investigations Officer
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Business Transformation Coordinator
  • Planning Investigations Officer
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Leisure: pool lifeguards, duty manager, swim instructors

For more information on these roles or to apply, head to our website.

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COUNCIL MEETING Watch the next meeting online

The next Council meeting will be held on Monday 27 June at 7pm, with several important items up for discussion including:

  • Kilmore East Street consideration of panel report 
  • Kilmore South East Growth Precinct Development Plan
  • Sustainable Resource Management Strategy and Climate Emergency Action Plan update 
  • Response to Notice of Motion Tallarook Street, Seymour trees

Did you know you can watch Council meetings online?

Head to our website to livestream the meeting on Monday.


Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the Taditional Custodians of the land, those of the Taungurung and Wurundjeri People. We pay our respects to their rich cultures and to Elders past and present.

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