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Published Thursday 27 September 2018
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Last chance to share budget ideas for next year

Community members interested in shaping the next Mitchell Shire Council need to get their ideas in quick, with submissions closing next Monday (8 October).

In a new approach to gather community input at the start of the budget process rather than the end, Council opened the consultation at the end of August.

People can submit ideas for projects or initiatives that are underway in their area which could benefit from Council involvement or make suggestions for Council services or infrastructure projects.

Council has received nearly 100 submissions so far covering a range of themes and ideas including roads, footpaths, leisure, recreation and environmental initiatives.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Rhonda Sanderson encouraged the community to get involved.

“We’ve done a lot of consultation on plans and strategies over the last two years. However, it’s really important that we check in and see what’s most important to our community now,” Cr Sanderson said.

“We’ll then look through the ideas, suggestions and projects and get more detail on them if we need to so we can make better informed decisions about priorities as we prepare the next budget.

“Thank you to everyone who has provided input so far. To those groups, committees, clubs, organisations and individuals who haven’t got their suggestions in yet, please get it through to us by 8 October so it can be considered.”

You can share your idea online on Council’s Engaging Mitchell consultation portal www.engagingmitchellshire.com/budget-2019 or pick up a hard copy from our Customer and Library Services Centres in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan.