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A message from Mayor Les McPhee

A message from Mayor Les McPhee

Microchipping sessions

Bookings are now open for free pet microchipping sessions, which will run over two weeks, starting from Wednesday, 15 June.

A limit of 50 microchips is available – and a limit of two microchips per household. So make sure you book early to secure your cat or dog’s spot.

Once you make your booking, you will have the option of selecting a set date and time that suits. Those who register will receive a date and time slot for their microchipping appointment.

Remember, microchipping your pet is the best way to ensure you can be reunited with them if they are lost – so please make sure you take up this opportunity.

Residents who want to take advantage of the free pet micropchipping program must visit Council’s office in Swan Hill to complete and pay for the registration of their pet at the time of the booking.

For more information contact Council’s Regulatory Services team on 5036 2346 (bookings cannot be taken over the phone).

Agribusiness Advisory Committee

The Agribusiness Advisory Committee is looking for members with knowledge of water, corporate farming, grapes and livestock to complement the committee’s current membership.

The committee was started in July last year by Council with the assistance of the local farming community and the Victorian Farmers Federation. It recognises that the farming/agri-business sector is the key driver in the local economy.

The purpose of the committee is to provide advice to Council regarding opportunities and issues within the sector. It also provides a united voice for local agribusiness and aims to attract further funding around development and advancement.

To find out more about the Agribusiness Advisory Committee and how you can join, call Muriel Scholz at Council’s Economic Development Unit on 5032 3033.

Thank you

On behalf of Council, I’d like to thank Michael Adamson for his contribution to Swan Hill Rural City as a Councillor for the past three and a half years. This includes serving as Mayor from November 2014 to November 2015.

Michael, whose last day as a Councillor was on Tuesday, is relocating to another municipality to be closer to his family and new business. I wish him and his family all the best for the future.