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Down by the river: Activating Swan Hill’s new precinct


New boardwalk with viewing platform over Murray River, surrounded by riverbanks and trees.

It’s all happening on the banks of the Murray River, thanks to the newly completed Swan Hill Riverfront Precinct.

The project has transformed what was an underused and restricted area within the Swan Hill riverfront, creating a contemporary and vibrant community space that’s breathing new life into the region.

Kids and kids at heart can enjoy Riverside Park’s new active and adventure playground, while speed demons of all ages can defy gravity and ride the concrete waves at the new regional skatepark.

Those looking to enjoy the unique beauty of the Murray-Darling Basin can take in the sights from the Marraboor (Little Murray) River Viewing Platform and Boardwalk, while upgrades to Monash Drive carpark mean it’s easier than ever for people of all ages and abilities to access the precinct.

Visitors and locals can also enjoy the vision of local First Peoples artists, who have created beautiful artwork for the playground, shelter and wayfinding elements that have been created in the precinct.

This art celebrates the river and the important role it plays for the Wamba Wamba, Latji Latji, Tatti Tatti, Waddi Waddi and Barapa Barapa peoples, who are the original custodians of the land now known as Swan Hill rural city.

The project created approximately 30 full-time jobs during the construction phase and has delivered a key element of the local council’s Swan Hill Riverfront Masterplan, which involved input from more than 2,000 locals.

The precinct makes it easier to enjoy the town’s natural beauty, promising to draw even more people to the river’s banks, boosting local businesses and the regional economy.

The Swan Hill Riverfront Precinct was delivered through collaboration between all levels of government. More than $1.9 million invested by the Commonwealth Government through Building Better Regions Fund and more than $1 million provided by Swan Hill Rural City Council.

The Victorian Government’s $1 million contribution from the Regional Partnerships Initiatives is part of our investment of more than $41 billion in rural and regional Victoria over the past decade.

For more information about Victoria’s Regional Partnerships, visit Regional Partnerships.