Council

Changes introduced to Mitchell Shire Council youth room program

Mitchell Shire Council has announced changes to Seymour Youth Room, with the centre now open on Tuesdays. Seymour Youth Room is a fun, safe, inclusive space for young people aged 12 to 18. Youths can stay...

Weed control debate in Mitchell Shire

By Colin MacGillivray Weed and pest control were at the centre of a debate on a new local law during last week’s Mitchell Shire Council meeting. Councillors considered a new community and environment law, which was...

Kilmore developer’s Supreme Court challenge over George Street plans

By Colin MacGillivray A DEVELOPER will challenge Mitchell Shire Council in the Supreme Court over its decision to knock back a proposed 14-dwelling development in George Street, Kilmore. The proposal, which would involve retaining two existing...

East Street rezoning halted as Kilmore Racing Club vows to work with council

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire Council will work to define the future of Kilmore’s equine precinct after an independent planning panel recommended abandoning a Kilmore Racing Club application to rezone land on East Street. The club...

Sydney Street rejuvenation in Kilmore begins second stage

CONCURRENT works in two sections of Kilmore’s Sydney Street rejuvenation project are underway, meaning increased disruption for both motorists and pedestrians. The first stage of the project, along the western side of the street between...

Mitchell Shire Council targets Kilmore developer contributions

Mitchell Shire Council will move to ensure Kilmore developers make community infrastructure contributions with an amendment to the Kilmore South East Growth Precinct Development Plan. Council partially approved the plan for properties at 15 and...

Tree pruning on Seymour’s Tallarook Street to continue

Pruning the trees along Seymour’s Tallarook Street to keep them away from powerlines looks set to continue. A Mitchell Shire Council investigation found few alternative options, with relocation of the wires discovered to be prohibitively...

Mitchell Shire councillors tour new housing developments

By Colin MacGillivray Mitchell Shire councillors toured housing estates across Melbourne’s north and west earlier this month, stopping at Beveridge for a sod turn at the shire’s newest development. Mayor Bill Chisholm said councillors and council...

City of Whittlesea endorses new asset plan

A new plan detailing the management of City of Whittlesea assets over the next 10 years was endorsed last month following extended public consultation throughout May. The asset plan and associated plans for parks, transport,...

City of Whittlesea council adopts budget

The City of Whittlesea received 23 community submissions in response to its draft budget, with a focus on roads, parks, supporting businesses and events. Chair administrator Lydia Wilson said the $297.06 million budget included an...