Mansfield Shire Discuss Draft 2021-22 Budget With Councillors

Mansfield Shire Council will hold seven community information sessions during the month of May. The sessions will involve a presentation facilitated by Councillors and senior officers regarding:
● Proposed Council Budget 2021-22
● Proposed Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-25 and
● any current issues community members wish to raise.

The Budget community information session will be held in:
● Tuesday, 4 May – Jamieson Memorial Hall, Perkins Street Jamieson
● Wednesday, 5 May – Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill for non-resident ratepayers.
● Thursday, 6 May – Council Chambers, Mansfield.
● Monday, 10 May – Bonnie Doon Recreation Reserve Hall, Davon Street Bonnie Doon
● Tuesday, 11 May – Tolmie Hall, Old Tolmie Road Tolmie
● Wednesday, 12 May – Merrijig Public Hall, Merrijig on and on
● Thursday, 13 May – Goughs Bay CFA Shed Goughs Bay

All information sessions start at 6.30pm.

The draft Budget 2021-22 and proposed Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-25 are available online at Council’s “Engage” website:
People can also join the online conversation or make written submissions on Council’s website until 5pm, 18 May 2021. All aspects of the draft Budget are explained in more detail on the website with Fact Sheets for individual topics. Council will consider all feedback before presenting the final Budget 2021-22 at the June Council meeting.

Free Discovering Resilience Presentation

Free Discovering Resilience Presentation

The Bendigo Bank North East Victoria Community Bank Branches are committed to supporting the ongoing development of their community’s wellbeing through programs that make a difference.

As part of their continued work to foster positive mental health within each of our communities, they will be hosting The Resilience Project’s ‘Discovering Resilience’ presentation on Wednesday March 17th at 6.30pm.

The Resilience Project explores evidence-based approaches to building resilience, in order to develop and sustain positive mental health.

Their highly engaging hour-long presentation will outline Resilience strategies, Gratitude, Empathy (kindness) and Mindfulness, discussing simple ways to practice these in your daily life.

The session will be presented by Co-Founder of The Resilience Project – Hugh van Cuylenburg. Hugh is a bestselling author, co-host of the popular podcast, The Imperfects and has over 15 years’ experience educating primary and secondary school students and elite sport clubs and athletes in the practice of GEM and building Resilience.

The highlight of Hugh’s teaching career was the year he spent in the far north of India volunteering and living at an underprivileged school in the Himalayas. It was here that he discovered resilience in its purest form. Inspired by this experience Hugh returned to Melbourne and commenced working on his own program for schools, and ‘The Resilience Project’ was born.

In 2015, the National Rugby League asked Hugh to run workshops at every club in the competition. Since then, he has worked with the Australian Cricket Team, the Australian Netball Team, the Australian Women’s Soccer Team, The Jillaroos and 10 AFL teams. Beyond the team environment, Hugh has been lucky enough to work one on one with individuals such as Steve Smith, Dustin Martin and Billy Slater. He currently works closely with the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It is a necessary skill for coping with life’s inevitable obstacles and one of the key ingredients to success.

Having resilience minimises the effect that negative, stressful situations can have on us. These skills allow us to face challenges, learn from them and apply these skills so we can live a healthy life.

To register your FREE ticket to The Resilience Project – Discovering Resilience visit:

For the Facebook event link –

Targa High Country 2021 returns to Tolmie

Saturday 6th February sees the return of Targa High Country 2021 through Tolmie.  As a result the Mansfield-Whitfield Road will be closed in sections from 10.28am to 5.28pm.

The Mansfield-Whitfield Road will be CLOSED –

  • between Stevensons Road (Bridge Creek) & Spring Creek Road (Tolmie) from 10.28am – 5.28pm
  • Tatong-Tolmie Road (Tolmie) & Bakery Lane (Whitfield) from 10.43am – 5.13pm

Residents and visitors should note that during the road closure period, all residents along the TARGA stages will have good access to police, fire and ambulance services thanks to their involvement in the event.  Should any emergency arise simply dial the normal emergency phone number 000.

Download detailed road closure information – TARGA2021

For further information contact the Targa office on (03) 6144 9500, email or visit the Targa website.