This background analysis document provides an overview of the policy context within which the proposed health
precinct will be developed and outlines current and projected heath service supply and demand in the Swan Hill
area. The current policy context of both State Government and Local Government support the provision of health
services and infrastructure in Swan Hill, to effectively service the growing demand, ageing population and support
local economic development and liveability outcomes.
The Swan Hill Local Government Area had an estimated residential population of 20,580 in 2014, with a median
age of 39.2. It should be noted that the population catchment area for health service providers in the Swan Hill
township is broader than just the Swan Hill Local Government Area (LGA), with approximately 40,000 from
adjacent regional towns and areas accessing Swan Hill for health services.