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No Quarry protestors on the steps of Parliament

In this edition: No Quarry petition presented to Parliament, art exhibition opening night, public holiday service changes, plus the latest events in Mitchell.

Picture: Beveridge and Wallan residents took to the steps of Parliament House on Wednesday 8 June to tell the State Government they do not want the proposed quarry in their suburbs.

The bridge at Kilmore East
KILMORE EAST BRIDGE Road closure extension

Mitchell Shire Council is extending the road closure for the Kilmore East Road bridge upgrade between O’Sheas Road and Dry Creek Road until mid-July

The road was due to re-open next week but has been extended due to material supply, sub-contractor health and design-change issues. 

We are working closely with the contractor to complete the works and re-open as soon as possible.

Please visit our website for further updates.

Mitchell Shire Youth Council
JOIN YOUTH COUNCIL Applications close this Tuesday

We're on the hunt for some passionate young people to join Mitchell Youth Council.

Mitchell Youth Council is an advisory committee of Mitchell Shire Council and our Youth Development Program. It provides an important opportunity for young people to have input into Council decisions.

The advisory committee represents the voice of young people across Mitchell and aims to make our community a better place.

If you are motivated to make a difference in the community and would like to be a part of our Youth Council, please consider applying.

Applications close Tuesday 14 June at 9am.

Mitchell Shire Councillors and community members at Parliament House

Beveridge and Wallan residents took to the steps of Parliament House on Wednesday to tell the State Government in no uncertain terms they do not want the proposed quarry in their suburbs.

Residents shared their concerns with Member for Northern Metropolitan Fiona Patten, Leader of the Victorian Greens Samantha Ratnam, Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell, Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green, and Shadow Minister for Energy and Renewables Craig Ondarchie.

Fiona Patten accepted a petition with more than 1360 signatures against the proposed quarry that she will table in Parliament.

This quarry is not a done deal – be a part of history and make your voice count.

Visit or website for more information and pictures and more ways to make your voice heard

People at the Hart of Mitchell Exhibition opening night

We had a fantastic opening event for the hArt of Mitchell Exhibition last night.

Local artists took centre stage and demonstrated the wealth of creativity in our region. 

Don't miss your chance to see the exhibition, which is 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.

During the exhibition there's also a networking event, a workshop and an artist talk.

Check out our events calendar for all the details.

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 changes with State planning policy and some administrative changes. 

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

Children using a tablet and listening to music
NEW YOUTH ROOM Check out the Seymour Youth Room

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, inclusive space for young people aged 12 to 18.

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.

A baby sleeping on the bed
SLEEP AND SETTLING Join an online information session

Are you a parent of a baby or toddler who struggles with sleep?

Maternal and Child Health offers parents the opportunity to access our Sleep and Settling Service. 

Sessions are available for newborn to 4 months, 6 to 8 months and 18 months to 2 years.

For all appointments and enquiries please call central bookings on 5734 6253.

Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre 20th birthday open day promotional poster

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.

Visit the Mitchell Leisure Services website for more information

Two people sitting on the bank of a river

The long weekend is a great opportunity to discover what we have right here in Mitchell and support local businesses.

Our Shire is home to some great country pubs and bakeries to enjoy locally brewed beer or tasty meals.

Visit the Discover Mitchell website to find out what there is to see and do.


Look at all these fantastic community events coming up:

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

Vegetables at a farmers' market

The Wallan Olde Time Market is on Saturday 11 June.

A nurse with a child
CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

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

  • EA to Director Advocacy and Communities
  • Administration Support Officer
  • ICT Coordinator
  • Accounts Receivable Officer
  • Name and Register Officer
  • Planning Investigations Officer
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Business Transformation Coordinator
  • Planning Investigations Officer
  • Procurement Support Officer
  • Manager Development Services
  • Multiple educator and teacher roles
  • Maternal and Child Health Nurse
  • School Crossing Supervisors
  • Leisure: pool lifeguards, duty manager, swim instructors

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

A woman serves a customer
SERVICE CHANGES Public holiday temporary changes

The public holiday on Monday will mean some temporary changes to Council services.

Most council services will be closed on Monday 13 June for the Queens Birthday public holiday including immunisation, maternal and child health, kindergartens and youth rooms.

There will be no change to kerbside bin collections on Monday. Bins will be collected as per the regular collection schedule.

Resource Recovery Centres will operate as normal during the long weekend. 

Kilmore Leisure Centre and Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre will be open from 10am to 2pm on Monday 13 June.

Swimming lessons, group fitness classes and creche services will not operate on this day.

The Seymour Visitor Information Centre is open from Thursdays to Sundays. It is closed on Monday 13 June.


Mitchell Shire Council acknowledges the traditional 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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