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In decision backflip, Mitchell Shire extends tip vouchers for residents

Mitchell Shire Council has decided to extend tip vouchers that were issued with last year’s rates notice, from September 30, 2021 to December 31, 2021, after fielding complaints. This month, both the Review and council...

Council responds to 2000 signatures against Wollert affordable housing proposal

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk A petition against a proposed affordable housing development in Wollert has picked up more than 2000 signatures, sparking debate on social media. At last month’s council meeting, City of Whittlesea administrators resolved to lease...

City of Whittlesea releases performance report after first full year under panel of administrators

The City of Whittlesea has released its 2020-21 annual report detailing its performance during the first full year under the leadership of a panel of administrators. As a local government requirement, the annual report provides...

Kilmore property owner who wants crumbling building demolished says council delay could be fatal

By Colin MacGillivray AN application to demolish a building at 37 Sydney Street in Kilmore has sparked a war of words between property owner Alan Wilson and Mitchell Shire Council, with Mr Wilson claiming council...

Mitchell Shire council approves Kilmore multi-lot development, despite farm zoning

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council narrowly voted to issue a planning permit for a multi-lot subdivision Mill Road, Kilmore despite the block being located in a farming zone. The subdivision will result in 230 Mill...

Mitchell Shire Council prepares climate emergency action plan

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council will prepare a climate emergency action plan after acknowledging a global climate emergency at last week’s ordinary meeting. The acknowledgement is in advance of an official declaration of a climate...

Kilmore’s Sydney Street rejuvenation designs approved

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council has forged ahead with plans for a rejuvenation of Kilmore’s Sydney Street, incorporating community feedback on the project to select a colour scheme and branding design. Based on the results...

Resident objection over Kilmore Racing Club’s proposal to rezone land

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council has committed to working constructively with Kilmore Racing Club and the broader community after some residents raised objections to a proposed rezoning of land owned by the club. The club...

If Seymour were an LGA, it would have the highest family violence rate in...

A call from the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) for dedicated domestic and family violence prevention officers in all local government associations has been met with praise from Mitchell Shire council, as new data...

Whittlesea Public Gardens redevelopment announced

Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor will be extensively relandscaped and redeveloped into an outdoor recreation hub, with construction set to start later this year. Signalling a new era for the popular park that was built...