The Swan Hill region is booming socially and economically. The people of this region are friendly and enjoy a range of cultural and sporting pursuits. There is abundant employment and a booming economy, primarily built on agriculture and the need to service the agriculture sector.
This region is home to some fantastic natural attractions and our economy benefits from the visitors drawn to our majestic Murray River, our extensive lake system, the Riverine forests, the unique Mallee landscapes and splendid climate.
The Swan Hill region, with its many small towns and its large centres of Swan Hill and Robinvale, is a great place to live.
The community has elected a Council with high levels of energy and optimism. They come from diverse backgrounds but they share one thing in common – a passion for this community and its future.
This Council Plan sets out the municipality’s vision for the future and has ordered our activities over the next four years into five key areas – economic growth, community enrichment, infrastructure, governance and leadership, and environment.
The Council Plan plays an important role in shaping the future for the Swan Hill municipality, setting a broad direction for the next four years.
It recognises that everything we do impacts our community, our economy or our environment. It acknowledges that in order to achieve our vision and objectives, we must operate effectively.
Council will determine details of specific activities, programs and projects each year. But everything Council undertakes in the next four years will be based on the strategies included in this Council Plan.
Working with our community and our many stakeholders and partners, we will achieve our vision of creating a prosperous and healthy community enjoying quality facilities and services where everyone has the chance to realise their full potential.
We invite you to delve deeper into this plan and discover the many exciting opportunities this Council sees for the future of our community. Through reading this plan perhaps you will become as excited by the future as we are, and consider playing an increased role in helping build the community that you want for the future.