Mitchell Shire Council eNews Can't see this email? Click here to view online
Two children at a playground

In this edition: NAIDOC Week celebrations, playground upgrades, Whitburgh Cottage restoration update, plus the latest events in Mitchell.

Picture: Zoe and Max are enjoying the upgraded playground at Wattle Street in Broadford.

Poster promoting NAIDOC Week 2022

Seymour Local Aboriginal Network are holding a NAIDOC Week celebration on Thursday 7 July from 11am to 2pm in the Green Shed at Kings Park, Tallarook Street, Seymour.

There will be stalls from local service providers and fun family activities including Wanyara Aboriginal Art, games, face painting, weaving, Gnarly Neighbours T-shirt printing and skateboarding and a free BBQ lunch.

Check out the events calendar for more information. 

A woman holding flowers
Support local traders during construction works

Kilmore florist Di Templeton is encouraging community members to continue supporting local business during the Sydney Street Rejuvenation Project.

The Buds and Branches owner has had restricted access to her business as new footpath is laid on the western side of the street.

She said she was keen to remind shoppers that businesses were still open and would love to see their regular traders dropping in despite the changed conditions.

Trees being removed from Kilmore Creek
KILMORE CREEK Revegetation works starting soon

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.

Tree removal will begin Monday 27 June and be completed by Monday 4 July. 

People using the Kilmore pool
POOL CLOSURE Kilmore pool closed for repairs

The Kilmore Leisure Centre pool will be closed from Monday 4 July until Sunday 10 July for critical concourse repairs.

There will be no access to the pool for lap swimming, aqua play or aqua classes for the one-week period. 

The remainder of the Kilmore Leisure Centre is open as normal including gym access, group classes and the creche.

The pool at Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre remains open and Kilmore Leisure Centre members have free access. 

Wattle Street Reserve playground with a video play button over the top of it

The Broadford community is enjoying new play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment after the completion of the Activation of Broadford Parks and Play Spaces Project.

Council received $720,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund for a renewed play space at Memorial Park near the post office, a new outdoor fitness equipment pod at Donaldson Drive Reserve and a new play space at Wattle Street Reserve that was completed this year.

Visit our website for more information and check out this video of Max and Zoe enjoying the Wattle Street Reserve play space.

A girl studying
NEW YOUTH ROOM Tuesdays in Seymour from Term 3

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.

A doctor administers a vaccine
FREE FLU SHOTS Vaccine program extended

The Victorian Government is extending its free influenza vaccination program until Sunday 10 July.

All Victorians aged six months and over can get a free flu shot from more GP clinics and pharmacies across the state.

If you have not yet received your free flu shot, now is the time to book in and protect yourself this winter.

The western wall at Whitburgh Cottage

Works are continuing to restore Kilmore’s historic Whitburgh Cottage.

The stonemason has been busy, with the large bulge in the western wall now fixed.

The slate roof has been repaired with new gutters and downpipes installed and the carpenter has begun relaying the floors.

The project is a partnership between Mitchell Shire Council and the Victorian Government.

More information is available on our website.


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.

A person reading a book
WARM WINTER READ Track your reading

Incorporate reading into your daily routine with the Warm Winter Read.

Create healthy reading habits this winter by tracking your progress online or on a paper tracker.

Log each day you spend time reading until Sunday 31 July on the Beanstack Tracker app, via the Beanstack website or on the Warm Winter Read postcard.

Three people with shirts that say volunteer
VOLUNTEERING Chance to support your community

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to give back to the community by providing skills, knowledge, or time to a local organisation in need.

The Volunteering Mitchell website has a list of the current volunteering opportunities available within Mitchell Shire including:

  • Transition Village Wallan
  • Seymour Visitor and Information Centre
  • Australia Day Committee 2023

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.

People shopping at the Tallarook Farmers' Market

The Tallarook Farmers' Market is on Sunday 3 July.

Two people doing paperwork
CAREERS AT COUNCIL Apply to join Team Mitchell

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

  • Community Development Officer
  • Property Officer
  • Visitor Information Centre Officer
  • Strategic Assets Coordinator
  • Asset Systems Officer
  • Strategic Project Administration Officer
  • Capital Works Coordinator
  • Project Manager – Buildings
  • Customer Experience Lead
  • Landscape Planner
  • EA to Director Advocacy and Communities

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

Front entrance to the Mitchell Shire Council office
COUNCIL MEETING Catch up on what happened

The June Council meeting was held on Monday 27 June, with several important decisions made including:

  • 2022 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund Opportunity 
  • Planning Scheme Amendment C154 and C163
  • Sustainable Resource Management Strategy and Climate Emergency Action Plan update
  • Kilmore South East Growth Precinct Development Plan

Head to our website to catch up on what happened.

Poster advertising Mitchell Shire Council on the radio

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.

Why am I receiving this enewsletter?

You are receiving this e-newsletter because you have signed up for our general news updates.

Know someone who isn't online and might be interested in updates?

We also provide information to local newspapers, community newsletters and radio stations.

Know someone who might need information too?

Send them a link to sign up for our e-newsletter here.

Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street Broadford, Vic 3658
Click here to unsubscribe from Mitchell Shire eNews.