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Published Monday 5 September 2022
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Preparing for Seymour’s future

There are projects aplenty in Seymour, as Mitchell Shire Council continues to prepare for growth in the north of the Shire.

Anzac Avenue Masterplan

Mitchell Shire Council is seeking community input on a streetscape masterplan for the full length of Anzac Avenue, between Station Street and Delatite Road.

This project was seeded by the community as a key priority during the Seymour Revitalisation community engagement process.

The masterplan will primarily seek to develop a strategy to reinstate an ‘Avenue of Honour’ within the current street and make other significant physical improvements to the streetscape.

An ‘Avenue of Honour’ was planted in 1917 in respect of the fallen soldiers in World War One.

The trees were unfortunately removed in the early 1980s when the road was constructed to its current form.

The masterplan will seek to incorporate the new trees and balance the community sentiment with the functional requirements for a road of this scale.

There will be an additional opportunity for community consultation later in the year when a draft masterplan will be released for consultation.

Throughout the consultation period, Council officers will be situated at the Seymour Library to discuss the project:

  • Wednesday 7 September, 10am to 3pm (traders)
  • Tuesday 13 September from 9am to 12pm
  • Thursday 22 September from 9am to 12pm
  • Thursday 29 September from 9am to 12pm

For more information and to provide feedback, visit the Engaging Mitchell website.

Submissions close Friday 30 September at 9am.

Seymour Park upgrades

Upgrades are planned for Graham Reserve, Heywood Hill Reserve and Generation Park and Council wants to hear from locals who use the play spaces.

Council is proposing for the existing playgrounds to be removed and replaced with contemporary play equipment and experiences and the wider park area to be refreshed.

Drop-in sessions will be held for the three projects to give locals a chance to discuss the works:

  • Graham Reserve - Wednesday 14 September from 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Heywood Hill Reserve - Thursday 15 September from 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Generation Park - Thursday 15 September from 5pm to 6pm

For more information and to have your say about the projects, visit the Engaging Mitchell website.

Submissions close Monday 26 September at 9am.

Seniors' outdoor fitness equipment at Chittick Park

Outdoor fitness equipment specifically designed for seniors began installation at Chittick Park on Wednesday 24 August.

The outdoor fitness equipment, which is also planned for Kilmore and Beveridge, will support older residents’ physical health and wellbeing, as well as improving their independence and sense of social and community connectedness.

The equipment pods have been designed in consultation with the National Ageing Research Institute and will include equipment for a range of exercises.

Other elements of the equipment pods include information signs on how to use the equipment, additional seating, paths and additional trees to provide more shade.

This project has been made possible through $200,000 funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s new Facilities for Active Seniors Fund and $100,000 Council contribution.

Chittick Park playspace upgrade

Council is beginning design for an upgrade of the playspace at Chittick Park and will soon commence community consultation.

The playspace will be expanded and upgraded to be more engaging and inclusive.

There will be new equipment, modifications to improve safety and surveillance and range of play options from climbing and informal ball play to imaginative, sensory and nature play as well as quiet areas and picnic facilities.

The project received $750,000 from the Victorian Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and $150,000 from Council.

With the senior's fitness equipment nearby, Chittick Park will increasingly be a great space for local residents of all ages and abilities to enjoy healthy outdoor activity and social connection.

Quotes from Mayor Bill Chisholm

These important projects will provide fitness and recreation opportunities for people currently living in Seymour and those that will call it home in the future.

The Anzac Avenue Masterplan will look to restore an important part of Seymour’s military history while making sure this part of Anzac Avenue is suitable for current and future use.

It also sends a strong message that Council has listened to the voice of community, that this is a priority project.

It’s important we hear from as many people as possible on these projects to ensure they capture what the community want.

Locals know what is needed in their communities and I encourage people to have their say and help prepare Seymour for Mitchell Shire’s growth.

This page was last updated on 6 September 2022.