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A message from the Mayor Bill Moar

A message from the Mayor Bill Moar

Current COVID-19 outbreak

I am incredibly proud of the Swan Hill LGA with 75.9% double vaccination and in a couple of weeks we will be very close to 90% – a fantastic community effort.

In respect to the current COVID outbreak and those in isolation, if you require additional support please contact the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398 – they are there to help you!

We also have a local support line, which is only to assist residents who have been directed to isolate due to COVID exposure and have no other avenues of support – residents must call the Victorian  hotline in the first instance.

In the meantime, please continue to wear your mask as directed, sanitise and social distance.

Council plan and Community Vision

We have recently collected information from consultation with the community and used it to produce a Draft Council Plan 2021-2025 and Draft Community Vision.

We are now inviting local residents to review these draft documents and provide feedback.

Our Community Vision describes what everyone wants for our region and community over the next 10 years:

Built on strong foundations that embrace our rich history and natural environment, our region will be a place of progression and possibility, we are a community that is happy, healthy and harmonious – we are empowered, we are respectful and we are proud.

Both items are now open for feedback and review via our let’s talk platform.

Vibrant Villages are on their way

We are excited to begin seeing works underway on Council’s Small Town Enhancement project -Vibrant Villages.

Lake Boga has gained new solar lighting and picnic settings. Woorinen South can now enjoy a concrete path connection from the Woorinen South pre-School to the Community Hall, and works have commenced on creating a new public space near the skate park.

In addition, tree plots have been created and irrigation installed in both the main streets of Nyah and Nyah West, the tree plots will contain a Crepe Mrytle and Dessert Flame plantings.

Works have also commenced on the Nyah West Skate park landscaping – formalising the car park, gravel path and landscaping works – it is really exciting times for this project!

Seasonal worker accommodation compliance campaign

During this November and December Council, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, will be undertaking a pro-active campaign on non-compliant seasonal workers accommodation across the municipality.

The compliance campaign aims to assist farmers who provide accommodation for seasonal workers become compliant and consistent with relevant legislation.

We see this project as an important step in increasing the number of safe and secure accommodation options available for seasonal workers across the municipality.

Further information is available by clicking here.

Robinvale housing revitalisation project

Over the next two months we will work with a specialised Planning and Development Consultant to prepare several affordable housing concepts, to help secure the delivery of new affordable housing in Robinvale.

The project team will engage with local landowners, potential investors and community housing organisations to identify potential investment partnerships.

Consultation is open via our let’s talk webpage until 5pm, Friday 22 October