Category: Minister for Local Government

Monitors To Guide Geelong’s New Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed two municipal monitors to help restore good governance for the people of Geelong. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced Ms Jude Munro as primary monitor for the Greater Geelong City Council, and Mr Peter Dorling as a supporting monitor. Ms Munro is a former Chief Executive Officer […]

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Central Goldfields Shire Enters Administration

Central Goldfields Shire Council will enter administration on Saturday, 26 August, following the passage of the Central Goldfields Shire Council Bill 2017 through the Victorian Parliament earlier this week. The Bill, which dismissed the previous Central Goldfields Councillors, received Royal Assent this afternoon and Mark Davies has been appointed as an interim administrator. Mr Davies […]

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Central Goldfields Shire Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council passed Parliament this evening, paving the way for local residents to get the local representation they deserve. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins introduced the Bill earlier today in response to last week’s damning report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate. Once the Bill […]

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Dismissal Of Central Goldfields Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced a Bill to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the decision was made in response to last week’s damning report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate. The independent report found a range of serious failures at the Council including: Asset […]

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Governance Failings At Central Goldfields Shire

Victoria’s local government auditor today released a report identifying a series of governance concerns at Central Goldfields Shire Council, including lack of transparency, policy failures and financial mismanagement. The report followed an investigation by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate and it has been provided to the Council and Minister for Local Government. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Northern Victoria Region

Minister Puts Rural City Of Ararat On Notice

The report of the Commission of Inquiry into Ararat Rural City Council has been tabled in the Victorian Parliament. The report contains numerous findings and recommendations relating to the Council’s rating strategy, community engagement procedures, financial stability and inability to provide good governance. As a result of the findings, Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins […]

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Ararat Commission Of Inquiry Report Received

Acting Minister for Local Government Lily D’Ambrosio has today received the Ararat Commission of Inquiry’s report into Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity. The Commission of Inquiry was appointed on June 29 and was tasked with consulting the local community on the councils rating strategy and proposing a better way forward. Council’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Western Victoria Region

Monitor Appointed To Central Goldfields Shire

The Andrews Labor Government will appoint a monitor to examine the governance at Central Goldfield Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has re-appointed Bill Jaboor as municipal monitor of the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Mr Jaboor’s appointment follows an earlier stint at the council in October 2016, where he identified governance issues and […]

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Commission Of Inquiry Into Rural City Of Ararat

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the Rural City of Ararat’s rating strategy. The decision comes after a request for Government intervention was made by the Victorian Farmers Federation and, importantly, the Mayor of Ararat. The draft budget proposes to bring to an end […]

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Record Funding For Victoria’s Public Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is spending more money than ever before on Victoria’s public libraries. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins visited Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library today to announce record funding for public libraries to buy books, update computers and deliver programs for school kids. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 provided $42.5 million for the […]

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