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Economic Development

What is Economic Development?

Economic development focuses on generating, attracting and maintaining business activity and/or employment in our region.

Economic development is a key function of Council. The Council Plan 2013-2017 is centred on economic development and population growth in our municipality.  Council has also developed a vision for our municipality that will lead us towards 2040.

Council Plan

Council Plan

The four-year Council Plan is Council’s vision for our community and has a vital role in shaping the future of our municipality.

We are lucky to have a diverse economy in our municipality with key industries such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Tourism
  • Government and community services
For information on the Swan Hill Economic Profile visit
Swan Hill – Economic Profile website

Strategy Documents

Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

The Swan Hill Rural City Economic Development Strategy is the key strategic document that will guide Swan Hill Rural City Council (SHRCC) through the implementation of economic development activities within the Local Government Area (LGA) for the next...
Lake Boga Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing Strategy

Lake Boga Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing Strategy

The Lake Boga Economic Development, Tourism and Marketing Strategy 2012-2017 is supported through a range of key strategic documents, that have been developed for the Swan Hill Rural City and broader Northern Loddon Mallee Region.
Robinvale Economic Development Strategy

Robinvale Economic Development Strategy

The Robinvale Economic Development Strategy 2012-2017 is the key strategic document that will guide the development of the Robinvale region over the next five years. It has been developed by the local community as a result of a series of community workshops....
Workforce Development Strategy

Workforce Development Strategy

The inaugural Swan Hill Region Workforce Development Strategy focuses on four sectors, manufacturing, health/aged care, agriculture and community services. In April 2013 the Swan Hill Region Workforce Development Strategy Steering Committee committed...

Council’s Economic Development Unit

The unit aims to promote economic activity in the Swan Hill Rural City Council by helping business development and investment.

Whether you are starting a new business, or expanding a current one, our Economic Development Unit is a great first point of contact.

We can also help with possible funding sources and funding applications.

Staying up-to-date with economic development

The Economic Development Unit also produces a regular electronic business newsletter. The newsletter lets our business community know about Council’s economic development initiatives and provides useful business news.

For information on how to start, grow and run your business visit
Business Victoria
For more information or to sign up for our newsletter please contact
Swan Hill Region Information Centre
Phone: (03) 5032 3033
Freecall (in Australia): 1800 625 373
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