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con­ducted from 7 am to 5 pm daily, un­til Thurs­day.

Traf­fic man­age­ment will be in place, with speed set at 40 km/h.

Au­thor­i­ties sug­gest driv­ers plan ahead and al­low an ex­tra five min­utes travel time.

Stand­ing up for equal­ity

Mitchell Shire Coun­cil will put its hand up for 16 Days of Ac­tivism against gen­der-based vi­o­lence — a global cam­paign to raise aware­ness about vi­o­lence against women and the se­vere im­pacts it has on our com­mu­nity.

The cam­paign will be­gin on Sun­day as part of White Rib­bon Day.

Mitchell Shire has a higher rate of fam­ily vi­o­lence than all of the coun­cils lo­cated in and around Mel­bourne — the fam­ily vi­o­lence rate is al­most dou­ble the Vic­to­rian av­er­age.

‘‘We are tak­ing ac­tion against gen­der vi­o­lence to unite our com­mu­nity to­gether, so ev­ery­one can feel safe in Mitchell Shire,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son said.

‘‘We hope to in­spire pos­i­tive change in the long term through this cam­paign which be­gins on White Rib­bon Day. If we be­gin mov­ing in the same di­rec­tion, we can turn things around and get bet­ter.’’

The Mitchell Shire 16 Days of Ac­tivism cam­paign will run un­til De­cem­ber 10.

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