Category: Minister for Local Government

Municipal Monitor For South Gippsland Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of South Gippsland Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Peter Stephenson for a 12-month term, effective from 18 June, 2018. Mr Stephenson has extensive experience in local governance, having been both an […]

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HART Awards Celebrate Initiatives In Reconciliation

The Andrews Labor Government is acknowledging those helping to progress reconciliation in Victoria. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz presented awards at the HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) awards today. With 15 finalists over three categories, the HART Awards recognise outstanding initiatives in reconciliation within Local Government and Community. The 2018 HART Award winners include: […]

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New Local Government Act To Improve Our Councils

The Andrews Labor Government will modernise Victoria’s local councils with new laws to lift standards of governance and make councillors more accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today introduced the Local Government Bill 2018 into Parliament, following three years of consultation with the community. The bill repeals and replaces […]

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Another $50 Million For Melbourne’s Growing Suburbs

Residents in Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs can expect more parks, town hubs and playgrounds, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million boost to the Growing Suburbs Fund. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz is encouraging councils to submit their applications for the 2018-19 funding round, which is open 18 May to 9 July. The […]

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Every Victorian, every community

From Corangamite to Cardinia, every community will benefit from new investments in local facilities as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. The Andrews Labor Government will provide a $50 million boost to the Growing Suburbs Fund, to deliver more vital community infrastructure projects across Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs. The funding will be used to build sports […]

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Statement From The Acting Local Government Minister

Under the City of Melbourne Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 1989, the Minister for Local Government is required to set the date for the Victorian Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election to fill the vacant position of Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Accordingly, as Acting Minister for Local Government, I have set the date of […]

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Christmas Comes Early For Victorian Ratepayers

The Andrews Labor Government is once again protecting Victorians from unfair council rate hikes by restricting any increase to a maximum of 2.25 per cent for 2018/19. The cap matches both the forecast Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the advised limit from the Essential Services Commission (ESC). In 2015, the Labor Government delivered the Fair […]

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Getting It Done: Millions Of Dollars For Victoria’s Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local libraries, with another $4.5 million in grants to help them flourish. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Ivanhoe today to announce a $750,000 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant toward the development of the Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub. The 2017 LLIP will enable 13 councils across […]

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Administrators To Oversee Central Goldfields Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed three long-term administrators to restore good governance and operations at Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the appointments today to address a wide range of failures within council. Mr Noel Harvey, the Hon Hugh Delahunty and Ms Karen Douglas have been appointed until the […]

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Municipal Monitor Appointed To Frankston City Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of Frankston City Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Prue Digby for an 18 month term, ending in June 2019. The Labor Government flagged the need to appoint a monitor in September, following […]

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