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A message from Mayor Les McPhee

A message from Mayor Les McPhee

Harmony Day

Make sure you don’t miss Harmony Day this Saturday (9 April) from 4pm to 8pm at Swan Hill’s Riverside Park.

One of the biggest Harmony Day events in regional Victoria, it’s expected more than 2,000 community members will celebrate our diverse region.

The event will include a huge international food market, local performances, cultural fashion parade, the unveiling of the Giant Harmony Garden and the launch of the Marruk Project film 1.2 Step.

I’d like to congratulate the Swan Hill Harmony Day Committee on what looks like being another terrific Harmony Day, which continues to go from strength to strength.

Future Farming Expo

Next Thursday (14 April) the North Central Catchment Management Authority and Council will hold the Future Farming Expo at the Swan Hill Town Hall.

The free expo, which runs from 9.30am to 5pm, is a great opportunity to discover the latest farm research and innovation. The day will feature farmers, scientists and industry experts sharing research, experiences and ideas on increasing farm profitability, including site visits to local farms.

Make sure you book your place by emailing info@nccma.vic.gov.au or call 5448 7124.

Have your say

Council is currently asking for feedback on a couple of major draft strategies. The first is the car parking strategy, which focuses on parking within the Swan Hill CBD and surrounds. Council would like to hear your thoughts around parking in the CBD, including potential areas for extra parking and spots where it’s hard to find a car park.

Consultation is also underway around the draft Rural Land Use Strategy. The first of its kind for Swan Hill Rural City, the strategy guides land use and development in rural areas.

Community information sessions are being held across the municipality, while staff will also be available by appointment to answer any questions on the 16 May at the Swan Hill office and 18 May at the Robinvale Resource Centre.

To find out more about the draft strategies, visit Council’s website or drop by Council’s Swan Hill or Robinvale offices.

Pet registrations

Finally, just a reminder that pet registrations are due on the 10 April (this Sunday). Under Victoria’s law, dogs and cats must be registered. All dogs and cats over three months old must be microchipped and registered with Council. Remember, microchipping and registering your pet is one of the best ways to ensure you can be reunited with your dog or cat if it gets lost.