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MITCHELL SHIRE NEWS.
Spring 2014
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8 Fire Preparedness
10 2014 Pet Expo
14 Tap and Go
DENISE DRYSDALE TO
HEADLINE SENIORS’ FESTIVAL.
The popular annual Victorian Seniors’
Festival celebrations will be taking place
again this Spring and we’re delighted
that this year’s local concert will be
headlined by one of Australia’s most
loved entertainers.
Performing great songs including
Vince Gill’s ‘Look At Us’ and ‘Being
Green’, Denise will also perform a Dusty
FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Mitchell Shire Council
Ph: (03) 5734 6200
www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au
Join the Garage Sale
Trail
Springfield medley mixed with some of
her trademark comedy.
Whether it’s singing great songs, doing
impersonations, particularly her famous
‘chook walk’ or cracking gags, this lady
is a peerless entertainer.
Denise’s television career has been
amazing, starting as a young girl on
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Kommotion and The Go Show and
then guesting on every major television
tonight show, such as Melbourne Tonight
and The Don Lane Show. Denise has
endeared herself to millions of Australians
and now she’ll do the same in Mitchell.
See page 12 for details of the concert
venue and ticket booking.
MEET YOUR COUNCIL.
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5. COUNCILLOR DES CALLAGHAN - Central Ward
Phone: 0407 534 360
Email: [email protected]
1. COUNCILLOR BILL MELBOURNE - North Ward
Phone: 0400 822 593
Email: [email protected]
6. COUNCILLOR RODNEY PARKER - Central Ward
Phone: 0428 587 273
Email: [email protected]
2. COUNCILLOR RHONDA SANDERSON - North Ward
Phone: 0429 857 565
Email: [email protected]
7. COUNCILLOR SUE MARSTAELLER - South Ward
Phone: 0458 951 045
Email: [email protected]
3. COUNCILLOR BILL CHISHOLM - North Ward
Phone: 0408 459 292
Email: cr.bill.chis[email protected]
8. COUNCILLOR KEVIN MULRONEY - South Ward
Phone: 0427 802 536
Email: [email protected]
4. COUNCILLOR ROSS LEE - Central Ward
Phone: 0418 509 388
Email: [email protected]
9. COUNCILLOR BOB CORNISH - South Ward
Phone: 0448 701 492
Email: [email protected]
CONTACT US.
General Enquires: (03) 5734 6200
After Hours Emergency: (03) 5734 6200 Fax: (03) 5734 6222
Email: [email protected]
If you have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us
through the National Relay Service:
• TTY users phone 133 677 then ask for (03) 5734 6200
• Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for
(03) 5734 6200
• Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service
then ask for (03) 5734 6200
Visit us:
Broadford Library and Customer Service Centre
113 High Street, Broadford
Kilmore Library and Customer Service Centre
12 Sydney Street, Kilmore
Seymour Library and Customer Service Centre
125 Anzac Avenue, Seymour
Wallan Library and Customer Service Centre
Wellington Square,12/81 High Street, Wallan
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MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
SHEPPARTON
NE VICTORIA
50 mins
MANGALORE
AIRPORT
BENDIGO
60 mins
60 mins
MITCHELL
SHIRE
TOOBORAC
SEYMOUR
PUCKAPUNYAL
Northern
Highway
Goulburn River
TALLAROOK
Goulburn Valley Highway
PYALONG
BROADFORD
30 mins
Hume
Freeway
KILMORE
WANDONG/HEATHCOTE JUNCTION
WALLAN
BEVERIDGE
30 mins
MELBOURNE AIRPORT
40 mins
MELBOURNE
Together with the community,
building a sustainable future
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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR.
months Council has successfully
attracted State Government funding
to help Kilmore become more resilient
in emergencies, and a second grant
which will support planning for the
revitalisation of the retail precinct.
“As Mayor and a
Kilmore resident, I am
particularly pleased with
the progress Council
is making.”
This will be my last Mayoral foreword for
the Mitchell Shire News as my term of
office ends in November when Council
elects a new candidate to the role.
I would like to welcome residents and
readers to the Spring edition of Mitchell
Shire News, your quarterly update
on the projects and initiatives being
undertaken across the municipality.
As Mayor and a Kilmore resident, I am
particularly pleased with the progress
Council is making. Over the last few
Council secured funding through
the State Government’s Community
Resilience Program to design and
implement a Community Resilience
Project for the township. This project
aims to build and strengthen support
networks in Kilmore to help our
communities best prepare for, respond
to and recover from emergencies.
The revitalisation project will include the
development of a Place Making Plan
that considers the township’s current
and future needs, particularly in the
context of the Kilmore Wallan Bypass.
These changes will be powered by
the community and every resident will
have an opportunity to get involved and
share their views on Kilmore’s future
look and feel.
As the weather finally begins to
improve, we find ourselves increasingly
enjoying the outdoors with many of us
reviving our gardens or tidying up our
households. To assist your gardening
and clean-up efforts, Council is once
again offering its compost bin and
worm farm subsidy and now also
offers EFTPOS payments at all Transfer
Stations across the Shire.
No matter what your age or stage in
life, there are great things happening
this Spring. This year’s Seniors’ Festival
has much to offer, including a concert
headlined by Denise Drysdale at the
Broadford Hall on Thursday 9 October.
As always, I hope you read about
something interesting, informative and
new happening this season in your local
township here in this edition of Mitchell
Shire News.
Cr Rodney Parker, Mayor
THINGS TO SEE AND DO.
We’ve recently upgraded
our website events calendar
www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au
/events making it easier to
find out what’s happening
in your local area.
You can search a wide range of
categories, from Art & Exhibitions,
Community, Family, Food & Wine,
Gardens & Agriculture, Indigenous,
Lifestyle, Live Music, Markets and
Multicultural, to Performing Arts,
Shopping and Sports.
REGISTER YOUR EVENT FOR FREE!
Local event organisers can easily create
a free listing on our website, through
Events Victoria. Just follow the links, it’s
really easy. Once you’ve registered your
details and entered event information,
there’s a short verification process after
which your listing will be published on
Council’s website and multiple sites
across the country.
For further information, please
contact Council on 5734 6200 or email
[email protected]
Together with the community, building a sustainable future
3.
NOT TAKING IT FOR GRANTED.
Last year Council received $12.3 million
in competitive and non-competitive
grant funds. Even at this early stage in
the 2014/15 financial year, Council has
been successful in receiving just over
half a million dollars in grant funding
and has lodged $1.8 million in new
funding applications.
These successful applications have
seen a range of community projects
delivered throughout Mitchell Shire.
Grants can make the difference between
having an idea and making that idea a
reality. In Mitchell Shire’s case, Council
has used grants to deliver improved
community facilities. In just one
example, the new skate parks in many
of our towns were constructed with the
assistance of grants received from the
State and Federal governments.
KINDERGARTENS IN BROADFORD,
WANDONG AND WALLAN HAVE IMPROVED
FACILITIES THANKS TO SUCCESSFUL
GRANTS APPLICATIONS.
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MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
Council advocates for funding to help
finance projects that we have identified
as important for the community and we
continually seek grant funding to extend
the budgets for our major projects.
Recent successful grant applications
include funding for:
• The Chittick Park and Goulburn Park
redevelopment projects in Seymour
• Mill Street upgrade in Kilmore
• Wallan Transfer Station Solar Project
• Upgrades to kindergartens in
Wandong, Wallan and Broadford
• Shade Sails at Seymour and
Broadford outdoor pools
• Public safety lighting at Hadfield
Park in Wallan
ABOVE: PREPARING TO UPGRADE
GOULBURN PARK, SEYMOUR.
BELOW: SOLAR INSTALLATION AT
WALLAN TRANSFER STATION.
COMPOST BIN AND
WORM FARM SUBSIDY.
DRAFT WALLAN STRUCTURE
PLAN COMING SOON...
SPRING INTO
WALLAN3756.
27 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 2 NOVEMBER, 2014.
Mitchell Shire Council is offering up to a 50% subsidy to encourage people to set up
compost bins and worm farms. Rebates are capped at $30 per compost bin and $50
per worm farm. This subsidy is available from 27 September until 2 November, 2014
or until vouchers funds are expended, with a limit of one compost bin or worm farm
per household within Mitchell Shire.
The three easy steps to receive your subsidy are:
1. Pick up a voucher from one of the participating retailers, one of Mitchell Shire
Council’s libraries or via Council’s website;
We are approaching Stage 3 of the Wallan
Structure Plan Consultation. Council has
been working hard to ensure the Draft
Wallan Structure Plan reflects the wide
variety of feedback received from the
community so far.
2. Purchase your compost bin or worm farm from a participating retailer;
3. Send the stamped voucher with your receipt to Mitchell Shire Council
(postal details on voucher).
The participating retailers are:
Seymour
- Seymour Timber and Hardware
- Seymour Garden Centre
Broadford
- Broadford Timber & Hardware
Kilmore
- Kilmore Mitre 10
The consultation that follows the
Draft Structure Plan will be your next
opportunity to have your say on
Wallan’s future.
Wallan
- Pretty Sally Home and Garden
Online
- www.wyndywoodwormfarm.com
Look out for the Draft Structure Plan on
the project website – www.wallan3756.com.au
and help shape Wallan’s future.
For more information contact Council’s Waste Education Officer on 5734 6200.
We would like to thank everyone who
has taken the opportunity to get involved.
There will be more opportunities to
comment once the Plan goes out for
public exhibition.
GIVE YOUR GARDEN A GREEN
ADVANTAGE WITH COMPOST.
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5.
GARAGE
SALE TRAIL.
GET ON THE GARAGE SALE TRAIL AND
TURN YOUR CLUTTER INTO CASH.
Have you accumulated a lot of ‘stuff’ over
the winter months and are you dreading
a big Spring clean this year? Fear not,
because all Mitchell households, schools
and community groups are invited to
join thousands of Australians across
the country on a Garage Sale Trail on
Saturday 25 October.
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MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
Now in its fourth year, the Garage Sale
Trail is expecting to see up to 10,000
garage sales taking place across the
country with a whopping 1.5 million
items for sale.
Join in by hosting a garage sale or
visiting others in your neighbourhood.
This is a great chance to spring clean,
sell your unwanted items and socialise
with other local treasure hunters.
All we ask is that you register your sale
- for free - via www.garagesaletrail.com.au
so you can be found along the trail.
There are lots of opportunities to make
your sale stand out online, so why not
unleash your creativity and see how
many people you can attract to your
garage sale?
GREAT INITIATIVES WILL TRANSFORM
AND INVIGORATE KILMORE.
LINKING IN WITH OTHER PROJECTS.
SPOTLIGHT
ON KILMORE.
“Kilmore residents have a
lot to look forward to this
year with over $1.16 million
to be invested in revitalising
the town.
The Town Centre Revitalisation Plan
aims to deliver an enhanced physical
streetscape and a modern, mixed use
environment, leading to an improved
community and visitor experience.
Delivered in partnership through Council,
traders and the community, the project
aims to create opportunities for economic
and community growth.
The Plan will primarily focus on Sydney
Street and the area bounded by Clarke
Street, Union Street, Melbourne Street,
Kilmore-Lancefield Road, Foote Street
and Victoria Parade.
We won’t be standing still while the
Revitalisation Plan is developed. Kilmore
Town Hall is an important piece of local
heritage and currently in need of major
external and internal repairs. Plans are
already in place to repair the building’s
façade and make it water tight.
Surfacing works and drain cleaning will
take place in George Street, Green and
White Streets, Griffin Street, Kings Lane
and Sunday Creek Road. The culvert in
Lamb Street will be supplemented with
a second culvert and table drain works
designed to avoid the road washing out.
At Kilmore Leisure Centre we will replace
the remaining old gym equipment, repair
cracks in the building structure and
investigate the cause to prevent further
damage. Similarly, at Marie Williams
Kindergarten we will replace the old
boundary fencing and repair a large
crack in the structure. Work will include
foundation underpinning, painting and
new floor coverings.
At Hudson Park, the public toilet will
be refurbished and work will include
replacing the damaged façade and
verandah posts, internal and external
painting, replacing internal partitions
and repairing the disabled entry.
NEW DEVELOPMENT.
The restoration of the building now used
by the Amcal Pharmacy has set the scene
for high quality heritage restoration along
Sydney Street. Construction has now
commenced on two more significant sites
including the Kilmore Toyota dealership
on Powlett Street and the adjacent mixed
use, retail and commercial development.
This higher level of attention and
investment in Kilmore heralds an exciting
year ahead with the potential to transform
the landscape and consumer choices.
The Mill Street Focal Space Project will
deliver an improved link between Sydney
Street and Kilmore Creek by restoring and
landscaping the Creek and surrounds
to improve the environment and create
attractive recreational park space for
the community.
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7.
AFFECTED BY FIRE?
ARE YOU
FIRE READY?
If you have been affected by fire and would like
to talk to someone you can contact Nexus Primary
Health. They provide counselling and trauma
services for adults, youths and children. Contact
Nexus Primary Health on 1300 773 352.
WHAT COUNCIL IS DOING.
WITH THE FIRE SEASON FAST APPROACHING,
IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU’RE FIRE READY.
Being one of the most fire-prone regions in the world, Victoria
is expecting a higher than average risk of grassfires this season. To
stay safe, it is vital that you have a Bushfire Survival Plan and leave
the night before.
You must have an effective and rehearsed Bushfire Survival Plan if
you live or holiday in a high risk fire region and it should answer:
1. When should I leave?
2. What should I take with me?
3. What if my car won’t start?
4. What if it’s a school day?
CFA has produced a Fire Ready Kit that can assist you in
developing your Bushfire Survival Plan: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/
plan-prepare/fire-ready-kit/
FIREREADY APP.
The FireReady app is the official Victorian Government app for
access to timely, relevant and tailored fire warnings and information.
For more information visit www.firereadyfaq.emergency.vic.gov.au.
FIRE READY VICTORIA.
The CFA is targeting high fire risk communities for Fire Ready
Victoria meetings over the next few months. Watch out for
information in local papers and the CFA website: www.cfa.vic.gov.au.
8.
MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
Council recognises the potential threat that fire
poses to the community every fire season. We aim
to reduce this threat where possible by developing
and implementing a Municipal Fire Management
Plan and carrying out an annual program of works
aimed at reducing fire risk across the community.
PRIVATE PROPERTY.
Council’s Municipal Fire Prevention Officer carries
out inspections of private land within townships
and low density residential areas to assess
properties for fire hazards.
Properties that are deemed a risk to themselves
or neighbours are issued with a Fire Prevention
Notice detailing works to be undertaken to reduce
the risk. Property owners are required to comply
with the Notice or Council will carry out the works
on their behalf and pass the costs back to the
owner along with administration costs. You may
also receive a fine of $1,448 if you do not comply
with the Notice. If you wish to discuss a Notice that
you have received, please call 5734 6200.
ROADSIDES.
Council has undertaken a large amount of work
as a result of the Mickleham-Kilmore fires, both
assessing and removing a number of dangerous
trees on roadsides. A large part of this work has
already been completed, but you may see Shire
staff working on our roadsides leading up to the
coming fire season completing further works.
The Municipal Fire Prevention Officer coordinates
Council’s slashing and spraying program on the
sides of identified roads in townships and some
rural areas in the lead up to the fire season.
WHAT YOU
CAN DO.
ON YOUR PROPERTY.
• Seal gaps, vents and roof spaces to
prevent embers entering your house
• Keep grass and undergrowth
trimmed, keep grass and weeds
below 200mm
• For rural and semi-rural allotments,
reduce fuel by cutting or effective
grazing for at least 20m around
dwellings and other assets including
your boundary fence and neighbours
assets
• Rake up and reduce leaf litter and
overgrown shrubs
• Remove branches overhanging
buildings and leaf litter from roofs
and gutters
• This helps protect your house from
direct flame contact and reduces the
radiant heat
• Store fuels and chemicals away from
your house
• Move woodpiles away from the house
• Ensure underfloor areas are enclosed
or screened
• Consider safety requirements for your
stock including a fire safe area or
paddock by creating a mineral earth
break and reducing fuel loads
• The perimeter of any allotment
boundary that adjoins a township is to
have a minimum of a 10m wide fuelreduced fire break (slashed or grazed)
• CFA has developed a ‘Landscaping
for Bushfire’ brochure that can help
you plan a ‘fire-safe’ garden for your
property – visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au
COUNCIL RESERVES.
Council regularly mows areas within townships and along Council managed
thoroughfares to maintain town amenity. This work contributes to fuel reduction.
BUSHFIRE SHELTER OPTIONS AND NEIGHBOURHOOD
SAFER PLACES – PLACES OF LAST RESORT (NSPS).
In conjunction with CFA and members of the community, Council is reviewing
established NSPs. We are also working on identifying additional NSPs. By law an NSP
assessment process must be followed to ensure that sites are compliant with state
law. When additional NSPs have been designated the community will be notified.
10/50 RULE – THE RULES HAVE CHANGED.
Under the 10/50 rule, landowners in a number of planning zones can remove any
vegetation within 10 metres of their dwelling and all fine fuels within 50 metres
without the need for a Planning Permit. This does not include roadsides or your
neighbour’s property. If you are in any doubt about the works you are planning to do,
contact Council’s Statutory Planning Department for advice. Further information at
www.depi.vic.gov.au refer to 10/30 rule.
GREEN WASTE DROP OFF.
Council will accept green waste free of charge at the Broadford, Wallan, Pyalong and
Seymour Resource Recovery Centres (Waste Transfer Stations) for the period starting
Saturday 25 October to Sunday 30 November 2014. Residents need to show their
Driver’s Licence or rates notice at the time of dropping off their green waste. For a full
list of opening times, please visit Council’s website.
BURNING OFF – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Council is urging owners and occupiers of land, whether vacant property or built
on, to start cleaning up their properties now for the coming fire season. Check our
website for advice and rules about burning off. After October 1 2014, a permit is
required to burn off under certain conditions.
GRASS: HOW
LONG IS TOO LONG?
Under Section 26 of Council’s
Local Law No 1 Community and
Environment 2013, an owner or
occupier of land in a residential local
law area must ensure that the land
does not have grass or weeds present
which exceeds 200 millimetres
in height.
Property owners or the occupier of the
land are required to maintain the grass
on private property all year round.
Penalties apply for non-compliance.
Infringement penalty: $200
Maximum penalty: $1000
If you are in doubt or have any
questions please visit Council’s
website www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or
call our Customer Service Team on
5734 6200.
All open air burning requires notification to the CFA on 1800 668 511. Fires are
NOT to be lit on days of Total Fire Ban, Smog Alert days or during the CFA declared
Fire Danger Period.
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MITCHELL PET EXPO IS NOW IN ITS
FIFTH YEAR AND PROVING TO BE
HUGELY POPULAR. TREAT YOUR
BELOVED FUR-FRIEND TO A GREAT
DAY OUT.
2014 PET EXPO.
Why not treat your beloved fur-friend to
a great day out and visit Mitchell Shire
Council’s Pet Expo in Wallan on
Saturday 15 November?
The day is guaranteed to be fun for all
the family and prizes are up for grabs for
those who enter one of our competitions
with their pets.
The expo is now in its fifth year and is
proving to be hugely popular. Aiming to
promote responsible pet ownership, the
expo boasts many activities including
displays, demonstrations and fun games
for owners and their pets.
Date: Saturday 15 November
Free entertainment for children includes a
petting zoo, jumping castle, face painting
and a talented balloon artist.
Adults and children will be able to
enjoy displays of flyball and agility dogs.
Alternatively why not try your dog out in
the free lure course or take in a puppy
pre-school class?
Discounted pet microchipping will be
available on the day, as well as a reduced
price on Council Animal Registration.
10.
MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Hadfield Park Wallan
Admission: Free
Also on hand to provide information and
services are a collection of pet-related
businesses, clubs and organisations, but
we still encourage others who have not
yet registered to consider attending to
showcase their products and services.
Council is currently taking applications
from stallholders to participate in
the event. Further information can
be found on Council’s website
www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au.
TREAT YOUR BELOVED FUR-FRIEND
TO A GREAT DAY OUT
2014 PET EXPO: IN IT’S FIFTH YEAR AND
PROVING TO BE HUGELY POPULAR
‘WHAT ARE YOU
DOING ON ICE?’
CAMPAIGN
LAUNCHED.
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE
OF YOUR COMMUNITY.
The ‘What are you doing on ice?’
campaign highlights the addictive
nature of the drug ice and the damage
it can have on health and relationships.
In an effort to educate young Victorians,
the campaign presents a realistic
picture of the downward spiral from
occasional use to damaging addiction
and provides important information on
where to go for help.
JOIN THE PANEL.
Help shape the future of your community by joining our Community Panel and
make a difference where it really matters.
The Panel will be regularly invited to participate in discussions on a wide range of
topics affecting the community, with key members being invited to participate in
face-to-face community engagement activities and online surveys.
Anyone can join the Community Panel, but you must live or work in the Shire and
not be an employee or Councillor of Mitchell Shire Council.
The Panel is not a formal decision-making body and is intended to complement
other community engagement activities carried out by Mitchell Shire.
As part of the campaign, concerned family
and friends will be able to access new
material containing practical advice and
information on support services as well as
a new website www.ice.vic.gov.au with details
of the campaign and information about
where to get help and support.
Visit ice.vic.gov.au for facts, advice and to
watch the videos.
For more information or to sign up, please contact the Community Development Team
on 5734 6200 or email [email protected]
SCHOOL CROSSING SAFETY.
Council is urging parents and carers
to play it safe around school crossings.
Do not park in designated ‘No Stopping
Areas,’ or 20 metres before and 10
metres after a school crossing. The fine
for parking within these areas is $148.
Drivers are also reminded that double
parking while waiting for your child
attracts a fine of $89.
Please be extra cautious when driving in
school crossing zones and bear in mind
that sometimes children play around
parked cars and may not be easily seen
by on-coming traffic.
Staying alert, reducing your speed and
obeying the signage in school crossing
zones greatly reduces the risk to children.
PLAY IT SAFE AROUND SCHOOL CROSSINGS.
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11.
GET READY FOR
THE SENIORS’ FESTIVAL.
Council is once again proud to host the
Senior Citizens’ Concert as part of the
Victorian Seniors’ Festival celebrations.
This year, we are pleased to welcome
back Denise Drysdale.
Denise is one Australia’s best entertainers
and has garnered enormous popularity
in her career. Her show includes great
songs such as Vince Gill’s ‘Look At Us’,
‘Being Green’ and a Dusty Springfield
medley intermingled with some
entertaining comedy.
The concert will be held on Thursday
9 October 2014 in the Broadford Hall,
Murchison Street, Broadford commencing
2.30pm. Tickets cost $7.50 (including
light refreshments) and are on sale now
from Mitchell Shire Council by calling
5734 6200.
12.
MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
SENIORS LIVE WELL FOR LIFE IN MITCHELL.
In recognition of the positive and
invaluable contribution seniors make to
the community, did you know Council
recently adopted a Living Well for Life
Strategy? It aims to acknowledge and
meet the needs of our aged community,
ensuring Mitchell Shire is a great place
to live. Get your copy of the Strategy by
calling into one of our local Library and
Customer Service Centres or by phoning
5734 6200.
FREE SENIORS TRAVEL!
In October make sure you carry your
Victorian Seniors Card with you, as
free travel is available for seniors from
October 7 to October 12 on V-Line and
metro lines. Conditions apply. For more
information contact 1800 800 007.
WELCOME BACK
DENISE DRYSDALE.
HAVE YOU JOINED
THE MITCHELL CROWD?
Join the Mitchell Crowd and support our
local traders by shopping locally and
displaying a ‘Live Local, Shop Local’
bumper sticker on your car. Bumper
stickers can be collected from any of
our Library and Customer Service
Centres – for free!
So far, almost 200 grade five students
have met the Mitchell Crowd and learned
why it’s important to shop locally. They’ve
also learnt how supporting our local
traders can boost our local economy,
create jobs and deliver greater variety
for consumers.
Now rolled out to all Central and
North Ward schools across Broadford,
Kilmore and Seymour, the Mitchell
Crowd campaign will be visiting all
other schools over the coming weeks.
So come on, join the Mitchell Crowd
and support our local traders!
THE MITCHELL CROWD IS GETTING
GRADE FIVE STUDENTS ACROSS
MITCHELL SHIRE EXCITED ABOUT
THE BENEFITS OF LOCAL SHOPPING.
“Supporting our local
traders can boost our
local economy, create
jobs and deliver greater
variety for consumers.”
Together with the community, building a sustainable future
13.
TAP AND GO.
All Mitchell Shire Council Transfer Stations
now accept EFTPOS payments on site.
That’s great news for residents because
it means you don’t need to worry about
having enough cash and there’s no more
struggling to park a trailer outside an ATM
on your way to a Transfer Station.
MITCHELL
YOUTH ROOM.
Drop in to the Mitchell Room to hang out, meet new people and take part in free
activities in a supported environment. The Mitchell Youth Room offers services to
young people aged 10 to 18 years.
WHAT CAN YOU DO THERE?
There is a variety of facilities and equipment to choose from:
• PS3 and Wii U
• Sporting equipment
• Art and craft supplies
• Kitchen
• WiFi and laptops
• Snacks are provided and everything is FREE!
On entering the Transfer Station, your
load will be price assessed by one of
our Transfer Station Operators who will
also help direct you to the appropriate
recycling and tipping areas. Properly
sorted recyclable materials are free to
dispose of, however rubbish is charged
by the size of the load; and other nonrecyclable materials such as car tyres and
mattresses are charged by the piece.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Broadford Youth Room
Leisure Centre Mollison Street, Mondays and Tuesdays from 3.30pm - 5pm
Wallan Youth Room
Wallan Multi-Purpose Centre, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.30pm - 5pm
(October 2014)
For more information contact Mitchell Youth Services on 5734 6200
or email [email protected]
MITCHELL SHIRE COUNCIL
TRANSFER STATIONS NOW ACCEPT
EFTPOS PAYMENTS ON SITE.
GET ACTIVE IN GROUPS.
Mitchell Leisure Services will be offering Group Fitness Classes at the Wallan MultiPurpose Centre from October. Programs includes Les Mills, Spin/Cycle, Boxercise and
Senior classes. Also coming to Wallan is an exciting Teen Gym program.
To find out more and stay updated on the latest developments across all things leisure,
‘Like’ our Mitchell Leisure Services Facebook Page.
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MITCHELL SHIRE SPRING EDITION
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Channel Nine’s popular Postcards television film crew
recently visited the Shire to promote a snippet of what our
region has to offer as part of the wider Discover Your Own
Backyard Campaign.
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Host Lauren Phillips ventured out and filmed at four locations including:
• The Great Victorian Rail Trail
• Seven Hills Tallarook
• Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
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• Tooborac Hotel and Brewery
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The episode will air on Sunday 19 October at 5.30pm on Channel
Nine, so get the popcorn ready! After Channel Nine airs the episode
it will be available to view on www.visitvictoria.com/postcards.
OLD HUME
HIGHWAY 31.
Old Hume Highway 31 is a non-profit
body dedicated to increasing the public’s
awareness and usage of the Old Hume
Highway with Mitchell Shire Council now
supporting the cause.
The association is lobbying for
support from Federal, State and Local
Government and the commercial sector to
help preserve the history of this road and
the historic landmarks along its route.
With the Hume Freeway taking the
majority of traffic between Melbourne and
Sydney, the bypassed towns are feeling
the impact. This project aims to tempt
travellers off the beaten track to explore
small town Australia.
THERE IS HERITAGE,
SCENERY AND FUN
HIDDEN ON OLD
HUME HWY 31.
Highlighting the Old Hume Highway as a
tourist destination in its own right offers
an excellent reason to take the scenic
slow road from Melbourne to Sydney. The
route extends right through Mitchell Shire
beginning just before Kalkallo.
Much like Route 66 in the USA, Old
Hume Highway 31 seeks to increase
the number of visitors using the route.
The project group has already seen
the benefits of setting up an alliance
with the National Historic Route 66
Federation in the USA, including
sharing valuable experience.
Works are now underway to develop a
website that will offer a comprehensive
listing of facilities along the route,
establishing the Old Hume Highway as
a major historical road in Australia.
“Highlighting the Old
Hume Highway as a tourist
destination in its own right
offers an excellent reason
to take the scenic slow
road from Melbourne
to Sydney.”
Together with the community, building a sustainable future
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11.
LIVE MUSIC
EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAY
RIDES AND ACTIVITIES
LOCAL FOOD AND
WINE VENDORS
SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER
1-5pm, Hadfield Park, Wallan
FREE ENTRY, ALL AGES WELCOME
Acknowledging the strength of the community
and our local emergency service providers