Topic: Local government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Ararat Commission Of Inquiry Commences

The Commission of Inquiry into the Rural City of Ararat has begun with the appointment of three Commissioners. Acting Minister for Local Government Lily D’Ambrosio has today announced the three Commissioners that will consider the Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity – Frances O’Brien QC, John Tanner AM and Mark Davies. Frances […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change, Western Victoria Region

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Geelong Closer To Strong Local Representation

Geelong is another step closer to having the strong local Government it wants and deserves. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today confirmed the electoral boundaries for the City of Greater Geelong. Confirmation of the ward composition and boundaries follows the City of Greater Geelong Amendment Act 2017, which was passed by the Victorian Parliament […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Support For Melbourne’s Growing Outer Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is building the community facilities people in Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs need as they grow. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today invited councils to apply for community facility upgrades as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF). The GSF provides grants to Victoria’s 10 outer suburban councils for projects such […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Giving Geelong the council it wants and deserves

Geelong will have the council structure it wants with the passage of City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017. The Legislative Council passed the Bill last night, bringing about the new structure for the City of Greater Geelong following the Council’s dismissal in April 2016. In an Australian first, the Geelong Citizen’s Jury process put local residents at the forefront of the decision-making process, letting them determine how their new council should be designed. […]

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

Residents Have Their Say About Victorian Councils

Victorian Councils are good at delivering services such as libraries and waste management, but could improve on road maintenance, according to results of a new state-wide survey released today. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced the findings of the 2017 Community Satisfaction Survey, conducted by the Victorian Government on behalf of 68 participating […]

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New Geelong Council A Step Closer Despite Liberal Lies

The Legislative Assembly has passed the City of Greater Geelong Amendment Bill 2017, bringing the Geelong Citizens Jury’s recommendations one step closer to being implemented. The Bill, which passed the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, despite being opposed by the Liberals and Nationals, will implement the council structure the Geelong community wants if it passes the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Helping Councils Become More Environmentally Friendly

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for local councils to reduce their carbon footprint by choosing more environmentally friendly suppliers. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced funding for a group of councils to trial a system that will help council’s choose greener suppliers. Melbourne City Council received $32,500 to work with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government