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Clean-up day on Sunday

COMMUNITY groups, schools, businesses and individual across Mitchell Shire are set to clean up the region on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday. Residents are encouraged to tackle the surge in single-use disposable items, such...

Council flags changes to procurement policy

MITCHELL Shire Council has foreshadowed ‘substantial changes’ to the way it awards and manages contracts with suppliers as part of a change to its procurement policy. Councillors voted to adopt amendments to the current procurement...

Seymour sign stoush on Islamic prayer room

By Colin MacGillivray A DECADE-OLD dispute over a Muslim prayer room on the outskirts of Seymour was again brought before Mitchell Shire Council last month. A prayer room was erected at 22 Dempsey Road, about four...

Feeding into city’s plans

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk BETTER lighting on roads and paths, separate bike lanes, more education and employment opportunities for young people, and introduction of a cat curfew to protect native fauna were among key issues raised...

Call for council to adopt bold emissions target

BEAM Mitchell Environment Group has called for Mitchell Shire Council to adopt a ‘bold’ target of zero net carbon emissions within the next decade. Group president Peter Lockyer and member Clare Daly presented to the...

Council take charge of Seymour preschool

MITCHELL Shire Council will take charge of operating Seymour Preschool Centre after councillors voted in favour of a dissolution of trust last week. The preschool has been operated by a committee of management under a...

JJ Clancy Reserve ‘overdue’ for funding

KILMORE'S JJ Clancy Reserve is the largest of Mitchell Shire Council’s latest applications to the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, with council planning a $3.8 million integrated community facility. The fund provides grants for shovel-ready...

Council split on Butler Court sale

MITCHELL Shire councillors were divided at last week’s ordinary meeting over a proposed sale of land at Butler Court in Wallan. The council-owned land at 7 Butler Court was proposed to be sold to enable...

Mitchell Shire Council’s growing deficit

FALLOUT from the COVID-19 pandemic continued to cause disruption for Mitchell Shire Council in late 2020, with its latest quarterly report showing an adjusted underlying deficit of $1.63 million. The deficit was $200,000 greater than...

Quarry appeal

By Colin MacGillivray AN appeal against Mitchell Shire Council’s decision to deny a planning permit for a quarry south of Wallan will be heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in early May. Councillors unanimously...