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In this edition: Council service changes over Easter; Kilmore Bridge closure and detours start Tuesday; recycle right this Easter; catch a movie under the stars this Autumn.


A friendly reminder that there'll be no kerbside collection tomorrow (Good Friday). Instead, bins will be collected on Saturday (16 April).

Our Resource Recovery Centres will also be closed tomorrow, but will be open as normal over the rest of the Easter weekend.

A number of other Council services will also be closed or have reduced hours over the Easter weekend.

Our 24/7 after hours emergency service will operate for lost pets, contained dog pick ups and urgent hazards such as livestock on road. To access this service, please call 5734 6200.

For non-urgent hazards or issues, please report it on our website.

A garbage truck pulled up to the kerb

Bins that are usually collected on a Friday will be collected on Saturday this weekend.

A bridge in kilmore
BRIDGE CLOSING Detours in place from Tuesday

A section of Kilmore East Road, near the railway bridge close to O’Gradys Road, will be closed for eight weeks from Tuesday 19 April for renewal works.

Signed detour routes will be established for journeys between Kilmore, Kilmore East, Broadford, Wandong and Tallarook.

The $1.1 million project received $400,000 from the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program and $700,000 from Council.

A person camping with mozzies flying around
BEAT THE BITE Stay protected this Easter

Getting out and about this Easter? Enjoy the Easter festivities but make sure you protect yourself from mozzie bites and the diseases they may carry.

Japanese encephalitis virus has been detected in many parts of Victoria. It’s a potentially serious infection spread through mozzie bites.

Apply mosquito repellent containing picaridin or DEET to all exposed skin, and wear long, loose-fitting clothing to avoid being bitten.

Recycle Right this Easter

Be waste wise this Easter with these recycling tips from our waste team.

Did you know Easter egg foil wrappers are actually recyclable? They're too small and light to recycle on their own, but if they're scrunched in to a ball at least the size of a golf ball, you can recycle them in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

Hard plastic, like what's used in some Easter packaging, is another common Easter item that can be recycled. However it's not to be confused with soft plastics, which can't be recycled.

If in doubt, give it the ‘scrunch test'. If it is hard and holds its shape, it’s perfect for recycling. If it can be easily scrunched, it cannot be recycled.

When we dispose of our recyclables correctly, we're making sure we don’t lose valuable materials to landfill.

BURNING OFF Ensure you follow the rules

While the Fire Danger Period has been lifted, there are still rules to follow if you’re planning to burn off this long weekend.

In residential areas and properties under 0.4ha (1 acre) and semi-rural areas over 0.4ha, you can only burn off on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10am and 3pm. You will need a permit to burn off outside of these times.

If you live in a rural area, you can burn off at any time.

When burning off, you need to:

  • Consider your neighbours and be mindful of smoke
  • Notify VicFire of your burn on 1800 668 511
  • Ensure you have a clear area around your burn and plenty of water available
  • Never leave your fire unattended

For more information on burning off, visit our website.

WHAT'S ON Discover Mitchell this weekend

Whether you're looking to showcase our part of the world to visiting family and friends, or you just want to get out and about on your own and enjoy what's in your own backyard, there's something for everyone in Mitchell.

Visit our Discover MItchell page to see what you can see or do over Easter.

There's also a number of fantastic Council and community events coming up over the next week:

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

Autumn movie nights under the stars
Free event for the whole family

We're hosting free outdoor cinema events, featuring food stalls, roaming entertainment and a feature film under the night sky.

Our first event is in Seymour on the weekend after Easter, followed by events in Wallan and Broadford.

  • Seymour, Saturday 23 April, Space Jam: New Legacy
  • Wallan, Saturday 30 April, Mamma Mia
  • Broadford, Saturday 7 May, SING 2

There'll be limited seating and shelter, so we recommend bringing along a picnic rug or camping chairs so you can enjoy the movie in comfort. 

Parks and gardens staff on the job
CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

Think you'd make a good fit at Team Mitchell? We currently have roles available across Council, including in our parks and gardens, waste, leisure, finance, planning and kindergarten teams.

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

Exterior view of Council chambers in Broadford
COUNCIL MEETING Meeting on Tuesday

The next Council meeting will be the April Ordinary Council meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 19 April.

The agenda will be available on our website prior to the meeting, and the meeting will be livestreamed to our website.


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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