Annual Budget

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.

The Budget 2022-23 as adopted on 14 June 2022 contains rates and property valuation data based on information available prior to completion of the annual valuation process. To ensure accuracy of the adopted budget, amended rates information was required to be adopted.


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 Initiatives

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
Rosanne Kava
Acting Chief Executive Officer

See also

Financial Plan

Financial Plan

The purpose of the Financial Plan (including Major Projects) is to set out Council’s objectives and recommendations for ensuring that Council’s finances remain sustainable in the long term.
Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges

Council statutory and non-statutory fees and charges.

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