Category: Minister for Local Government

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

A New Local Government Act To Modernise Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the governance of Victoria’s councils and ensuring ratepayers get the representation they deserve.   Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today released the Local Government Bill 2018. The draft Bill will repeal and replace the Local Government Act 1989, which has been amended about 100 times. The draft Bill […]

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Accessible Sports Facility A Win For Williams Landing

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $1.9 million towards the construction of the Williams Landing Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant today, which will provide an integrated sports and community pavilion that is accessible for the whole community. The pavilion will include […]

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

Making Councils More Accountable And Transparent

The Andrews Labor Government is making councils more transparent and accountable, with more information available to residents and more decisions made in open council meetings – enabling proper public scrutiny. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today launched the latest data for the Know Your Council website, which provides information on a broad range of […]

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New Pavilion A Game Changer For Nillumbik Shire

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $7.7 million in grants for community infrastructure projects across Nillumbik Shire through its Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF). Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Eltham Vicki Ward and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green to announce a $2.8 million grant to upgrade the Diamond Valley Netball Club […]

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

Getting It Done: More Community Projects For Melton

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $8.1 million in grants for community infrastructure projects across Melton through its Growing Suburbs Fund (GFS). Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the next round of the Labor Government’s $150 million GSF allocations at the completion of Stage 3 works for the Pride of Melton Project. The eight […]

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

Better Sports Facilities For Caroline Springs

The Andrews Labor Government is improving sport and recreation activities for Caroline Springs families, with works now underway on the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre expansion. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today turned the first sod on the $5.8 million project, which will see the addition of two indoor multi-purpose high ball courts, unisex change […]

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