We are pleased to present the 2022/23 budget to the Swan Hill Rural City community.
Through this budget we will deliver a number of projects across our municipality, in partnership with State and Federal governments.
The current draft budget follows an exciting year of key project investments right across our
Our 2022/23 budget is based on a rate rise of 1.75%, with a continued focus on striving for efficient, high-quality services and facilities for our community, along with delivering a superior capital works program.
We will continue our advocacy efforts for essential infrastructure projects including:
- New bridges for Swan Hill and Tooleybuc
- A new Hospital for Swan Hill
- Standardisation of the Manangatang and Sea Lake rail lines
- Funding of water and wastewater infrastructure for our small towns, and
- Increased housing for our region.
Our 2022/23 infrastructure budget includes:
- Additional house lots to be released at Tower Hill
- New infrastructure to incorporate the Regional Art Gallery together with entry to the Pioneer Settlement, Visitor Services and an Aboriginal Cultural Space
- Livestock Exchange enhancements
- New laser light show and other night-time activation at Pioneer Settlement
- Leisure Centre expansion in Robinvale and Swan Hill
- Swan Hill Town Hall external refurbishment
- Nyah West toilet block renewal
- On the waste management front, we will be capping one of our landfill cells and constructing a new cell at the Swan Hill landfill
- Establishment and beautification of the McCallum Street footpath in Swan Hill, and much more.
A sample of roads programmed for work across the municipality includes:
- Bogajim Rd, Robinvale (Reconstruction of 0.478km)
- Boundary Bend – Kooloonong Rd, Boundary Bend (Resheet 3.1km)
- Wilkins Rd, Natya (Resheet 1.2km)
- Fish Point Rd, Fish Point (Reconstruction of 1.4km)
- Ultima North Rd, Ultima (Reseal 3.6km)
- Algie Rd, Wood Wood (Reseal 1.2km)
Other noteworthy items funded in 2022-23 include:
- Economic development initiatives to assist the business community
- Empower Youth Initiative
- An enhanced Maternal and Child Health service program
- Tree planting program
Community and events grants program
- Print and Drawing awards, and
- Convening the Fairfax Youth Festival – always a very popular drawcard.
It’s an exciting time for our Local Government with many projects set to commence – we encourage you to read our draft budget thoroughly.
We look forward to continuing to work with and delivering for our communities during the next 12 months.
|Councillor Jade Benham
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Previous annual budgets
Previous annual budgets
- 2021/22 Budget (pdf 5MB)
- 2020/21 Budget (pdf 1MB)
- 2019/20 Budget (pdf 2MB)
- 2018/19 Budget (pdf 3MB)
- 2017/18 Budget (pdf 3MB)
- 2016/17 Annual Budget and Strategic Resources Plan (pdf 2MB)
- 2015/16 Annual Budget and Strategic Resources Plan (pdf 2MB)
- 2014/15 Annual Budget and Strategic Resources Plan (pdf 4.6MB)
- 2013/14 Annual Budget and Strategic Resources Plan (pdf 3.6MB)
- 2012/13 Annual Budget and Strategic Resources Plan (pdf 1.6MB)
- 2011/12 Annual Budget and Strategic Resource Plan (pdf 408kb)
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