Swan Hill Rural City Council

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Address

45 Splatt Street, SWAN HILL 3585

Postal

PO Box 488, SWAN HILL 3585

Tel

03 5036 2333

Fax

03 5036 2340

Email

council@swanhill.vic.gov.au

Website

www.swanhill.vic.gov.au

Municipality profile

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. View council's performance

Localities

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.

Area and population

Population Projections - Estimated Resident Population (ERP)
Area
2016
2021
2026
2031
6,117 sq km
20,920
21,444
22,159
22,936

Source: Victoria in Future 2014 - Population and Household Projections to 2051

Elections

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 2016.
Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.

Councillors

7 Councillors elected in October 2012.
Central - Cr Michael Adamson
Central - Cr Jim Crowe
Central - Cr Greg Cruickshank
Central - Cr Jessie Kiley
Lakes - Cr Les McPhee (Mayor 2013-14)
Murray-Mallee - Cr Gary Norton
Robinvale - Cr John Katis

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Dean Miller 

Finances


2012-13
2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($)
47.474m
48.030m
44.997m
44.807m
Recurrent Revenue ($)
52.296m
52.095m
45.080m
43.400m
 - Rates & Charges ($)
22.011m
20.895m
19.540m
18.848m
 - VGC Grants ($)
5.931m
5.892m
5.745m
5.371m
Source: Victoria Grants Commission

Performance

View the Statewide Community Satisfaction Survey Results to find out what the community thinks about councils services.

Further information about council performance can be found in the Local Government in Victoria Report which brings together information from councils' annual reports to provide a snapshot of the current position of the sector.

The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting for councils to ensure that all councils are measuring and reporting on their performance in a consistent way. From 2015, this will enable members of the community to compare similar councils across 70 indicators and assess their performance. Find out more about the performance reporting framework.

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