Swan Hill is an agricultural area about 4 hours drive North-West of Melbourne.
The area includes both dryland farming areas in the west and irrigated areas in the east. The Swan Hill township services a wide catchment, including areas into New South Wales. It is also a popular tourist destination.
The main industry is agriculture.
Swan Hill is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Annuello, Bannerton, Beauchamp, Beverford, Bolton, Boundary Bend, Bulga, Castle Donnington, Chillingollah, Chinangin, Chinkapook, Cocamba, Fish Point, Gerahmin, Goschen, Gowanford, Happy Valley, Kenley, Kooloonong, Kunat, Lake Boga, Lake Powell, Liparoo, Manangatang, Meatian, Miralie, Murnungin, Murrawee, Murraydale, Narrung, Natya, Nowie, Nyah, Nyah West, Nyrraby, Pental Island, Piangil, Pira, Polisbet, Robinvale, Speewa, Swan Hill, Swan Hill West, Tol Tol, Towan, Tresco, Tresco West, Tudor, Turoar, Tyntynder, Tyntynder South, Tyrrell, Ultima, Ultima East, Vinifera, Waitchie, Wandown, Wemen, Winlaton, Winnambool, Wood Wood, Woorinen, Woorinen North and Woorinen South.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Swan Hill Rural City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 7 councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting. Councillors in the 1 multi-member wards are elected through proportional representation voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Central - Cr Chris Jeffery
Central - Cr Lea Johnson
Central - Cr Bill Moar
Central - Cr Ann Young
Lakes - Cr Les McPhee - Mayor
Murray-Mallee - Cr Gary Norton
Robinvale - Cr John Katis
Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031
Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.
Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.
|Recurrent Expenditure ($)||49.517m||47.756m||47.765m||47.474m||48.030m||44.997m||44.807m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||51.784m||54.650m||49.607m||52.296m||52.095m||45.080m||43.400m|
|- Rates and Charges||25.037m||24.178m||23.054m||22.011m||20.895m||19.540m||18.848m|
|- VGC Grants||6.161m||6.173m||6.175m||5.931m||5.892m||5.745m||5.371m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants