Survey gathers views
Breastfeeding, nutrition and sleep support are just some of the valuable free services offered to parents and guardians as part of the local Maternal and Child Health Service.
Mitchell Shire Council is always looking at ways to improve its services and identify future needs, and a key way of doing that is by asking our residents for their opinions.
Council is currently reaching out to MCH users via a survey to get their thoughts on a range of aspects about the service.
The survey asks participants to rate the level of advice and information given by the MCH nurse, and asks how satisfied users were with their last appointment.
‘‘Gathering feedback like this is vital and will help us improve on our services and will give us an indication of any service gaps that currently exist,’’ Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said.
‘‘There were 539 babies born in Mitchell Shire in 2016-17 and with a diverse, growing community, it is important that we keep in touch with our residents so that we can provide them with the best services to suit their needs.’’
Meanwhile, first round offers for 2018 three and four-year-old kindergarten will be mailed out on Friday.
Council operates kindergartens in Broadford, Flowerdale, Kilmore, Pyalong, Seymour, Wandong and Wallan, with three-year-old kinder offered at Broadford, Flowerdale, Pyalong and Wandong only.
For those who haven’t applied for 2018 yet, there is still time. Head to and fill out the online application form. To take the Maternal and Child Health Survey, visit or pick up a hard copy from one of council’s Customer and Library Service Centres before 5 pm on November 17.