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Investment Attraction Strategy

This new strategy provide a framework for the assessment of assistance and/or financial incentives applicable to either new business investment or the significant expansion of existing business in the Rural City of Swan Hill.

To be considered for assistance, an applicant must demonstrate that the development will provide significant net economic benefits through employment creation or retention.

Retrospective assistance for developments that have already commenced is not available.

The range of assistance that may be provided includes:

  • A key point of contact to help facilitate:
    • Statutory Planning including rezoning and subdivision
    • Council infrastructure requirements
    • Public Health
    • Natural Resources Management
    • Compliance/ Local Laws
    • Waste and Wastewater Management
    • Meetings with Councillors and Council employees
    • Meetings with State and Federal MPs
    • Meetings with key State and Federal Government Departments
    • Contacts with key utility providers
    • Contacts with Property and Employment Agencies
    • Contacts with Business Networks
    • Provision of relevant documentation and reports including regional and site-specific maps, plans and strategies
  • Assistance with funding applications excluding Council-provided grants.
  • Businesses may be eligible for an investment incentive equivalent to a maximum of 75% of any additional rates received by Council directly as the result of the development for a period of up to five years. The level of financial assistance is dependent on set criteria.
  • To find out more, please contact the Economic Development Unit on (03) 5032 3033 or email ecodev@swanhill.vic.gov.au
Disclaimer: The above is general information and a guide only. As such, no business decisions should be taken based on this general guide

Investment Attraction Application Form

* indicates required fields

Contact information

Your Name*

Contact phone*

Your Email*

Business address*

Postal address (if different)

Business information

Type of business*

Status (e.g. sole trader, franchise, company)*

Check correct option*
New businessRelocation of existing businessBusiness expansionOther

If other please describe:

Proposal

Where is your proposed location?*

Briefly describe your proposal*

Employment Creation

Will your proposal create new jobs?
Please state number of FTE jobs and type of jobs created.*

Benefits to local industry

Will you use local contractors and other local services?
Please describe and estimate number of local contractors to be used*

Financial investment

Outline the financial investment of your project and demonstrate that your proposal is financially sound and sustainable*

Environmental benefits

Is your project environmentally sustainable
(e.g WSD, renewable energy, energy efficiency)?*

Community benefits

How does the project benefit the community
(e.g improvement of infrastructure or facilities, provision of services)*

I certify that all of the above information proved in this form is true and correct and by submitting this form my email address will be taken as my ‘electronic signature’