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Regional Development Victoria

Swan Hill Riverfront set to sparkle

10th Jan 2017

The Victorian Government is backing a major redevelopment of Swan Hill’s riverfront that will create jobs, boost the local economy and bring even more tourists to the region.

Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today joined Swan Hill Rural City Councillors to walk the length of the Swan Hill Riverfront project, taking in the completed Stage 1 works of the Swan Hill River Walk Enhancement and the Heartbeat of the Murray site.

Ms Pulford also toured the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement upgrade, with works currently under construction, and the site of the proposed Swan Hill River Walk Enhancement Stage 2.

The Government has provided $256,500 from the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund towards Stage 2 of the Swan Hill River Walk Enhancement, securing 25 jobs and creating five new jobs.

The project will better tie Swan Hill’s major tourist attractions together by connecting the Pioneer Settlement entrance to the PS Gem, the Art Gallery and Spoons Restaurant and on to the proposed southern section of the River Walk.

It will boost the local economy by attracting further private sector investment along the Riverfront, increasing local recreation activity and driving visitation to the town and region.

When complete, the 5km River Walk will stretch from the wetlands in the north, to the natural river setting of the Little Murray in the south.

The Government recently backed the establishment of the popular Heartbeat of the Murray Experience evening laser show, along with other upgrades to the Pioneer Settlement day experience with $930,000 in funding from the Murray-Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Programme Victoria.

© Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, State Government of Victoria

Last Updated: 12 January 2017