Heritage application - now in progress

Swan Hill Rural City Council is pleased to be moving forward with plans for the Swan Hill Tourism and Cultural Hub.

Following extensive community consultation, an application for a Heritage Permit has recently been lodged and is in the process of being assessed by Heritage Victoria.

Please view video update from our Architect, Ben Milbourne:


At a Council meeting on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 Council resolved to seek a funding variation to build two new buildings, rather than pursue the proposed Our Place project – this week the variation has been approved.

Council is delighted to be commencing concept development for the Swan Hill Art Gallery redevelopment and the Swan Hill Tourism and Cultural Hub – these projects will be suitably named, in the future.

This project page is specifically related to the Swan Hill Tourism and Cultural Hub - to be built at Pioneer Settlement.

The proposed single-storey tourism and cultural hub will be a new purpose built entry for Pioneer Settlement, Visitor Information Centre and Aboriginal Cultural space encompassing the redevelopment on Pental Island.

*All plans at Pioneer Settlement are subject to Heritage Victoria approval.

Frequently Asked Questions, regarding concept designs:

Questions following focus group sessions - updated March 2023