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Council welcomes its new Director Development and Planning

Swan Hill Rural City Council is pleased to welcome its new Director Development and Planning Brett Luxford. Mr Luxford joins Swan Hill from Melton City Council where he was Manager of Business Growth and Sustainability. In his role, Mr Luxford developed Melton City Council’s Economic Development Strategy. During his time at Melton Brett implemented a range of initiatives across the areas of economic development, tourism, environment, arts and events. This ...
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Tour of the Murray in Robinvale

Next Tuesday over 300 cyclists will ride into Robinvale to end stage one of the thirteenth Tour of the Murray. Starting in Mildura, the six day tour will see riders travel 656 kilometers through five separate shires, finishing in Yarrwonga on Sunday. Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee urged community members to get out and show their support to the cyclists. “It would be great to see a ...
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Works to begin on Beveridge Street reconstruction

Works on the reconstruction of Beveridge Street, between McCallum and McCrae streets will commence this Sunday. It is anticipated the project will take approximately three weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions. Council’s Director Infrastructure David Leahy said every effort will be taken to maximise accessibility during the works. “The reconstruction of the street will be completed in two sections, leaving one half of the street accessible to vehicles,” Mr ...
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Guest author at the Swan Hill Regional Library

Robin de Crespigny, acclaimed author and film-maker, will be at the Swan Hill Regional Library next Wednesday night to discuss her powerful non-fiction novel, The People Smuggler. The People Smuggler is the true story of Ali Al Jenabi. An Iraqi refugee who survived Abu Ghraib, Ali joined the resistance and became a people smuggler to save his family, and ultimately came to be seen, not as a criminal the Australian ...
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Fire Services Property Levy

In the coming weeks Council will be sending out its 2013-2014 Annual Rates notices. This year’s notice will now include the Fire Services Property Levy. In the past, the Fire Services Levy was charged through home and contents insurance policies. The levy will no longer be charged through home and contents insurance, it will now appear on property rate notices. Council does not receive any of the funds collected for ...
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Riverfront Masterplan endorsed

Swan Hill Rural City Council endorsed the Swan Hill Riverfront Masterplan at a Special Council Meeting held on Tuesday, 2 July 2013. The masterplan will guide the redevelopment of a 4.5 kilometer section of the Murray and Little Murray rivers over the next 30 years. Extensive community consultation saw almost 2000 residents and visitors provide input into the masterplan. Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee praised the work ...
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Community garden for George Lay Park

Students from Swan Hill College, in conjunction with Swan Hill Rural City Council, invite community members to George Lay Park this Thursday to help with the creation of a new community garden. As a part of the School for Student Leadership, seven Swan Hill College students stayed at Marlo in east Gippsland for nine weeks to learn what it takes to become a great leader and how to respect and ...
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Free Hire for New Community Facility Structure

The new community facility structure was unveiled at the beginning of March and Council is waiving the hire fee until 31 October 2013. Council encourages all community groups to utilise the new facility, which features a fully functional sink with cold and boiling water on tap, a power outlet and automatic roller blinds. Acting Director Infrastructure Steve Matthews said Council has already received a lot of positive feedback on the ...
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