Council Plan and Budget

Council Plan

The Community Vision and Council Plan (incorporating our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan) is our Council’s key strategic document for the next four years. It guides how we will move closer to our Swan Hill Rural City Council Community Vision - what areas will be our key focus, what actions we will take, how we will measure our progress, and transparently report to our community.

Each year, we will undertake priority actions - funded through our Annual Budget - and report back to our community through our Annual Report.

Our Council Plan has been informed by community engagement, including the feedback collected for our Community Vision, and from the development of current strategies and plans.

We now have a Council Plan that represents the voices of our community, and sets us in the direction of the Swan Hill Rural City Council we want to be.

Community Vision and Council Plan 2021 - 2025(PDF, 12MB)

Progress reports

Council Plan - Progress Report September 2023(PDF, 941KB)
Council Plan - Progress Report June 2023(PDF, 1MB)
Council Plan - Progress Report March 2023(PDF, 1MB)
Council Plan - Progress Report December 2022(PDF, 1MB)
Council Plan - Progress Report September 2022(PDF, 1MB)
Council Plan - Progress Report June 2022(PDF, 1MB)
Council Plan - Progress Report March 2022(PDF, 1MB)
Council Plan - Progress Report December 2021(PDF, 1MB)


Budget

Each financial year Council prepares a budget that outlines the financial resources needed to implement the key priorities from the Council Plan.

Our 2023/24 budget reflects a year of completed projects and ongoing commitments. Our budget focuses on maintaining services efficiently while delivering a positive capital works program, including projects like the Robinvale Leisure Centre Splash Park and Art Gallery redevelopment.

Budget 2023/24(PDF, 3MB)

With a rate rise of 3.5%, we aim to uphold high-quality services and facilities, partnering with state and federal governments for various initiatives. We're excited to continue providing essential services and working alongside our community in the coming year.


Fees and charges schedule

Fees and charges schedule are assessed annually as part of Council's Budget. This document contains the full list of fees and charges of a statutory and non-statutory nature which will be charged in respect to various goods and services provided during the financial year.

Fees and charges schedule 2023/24(PDF, 2MB)