Category: Minister for Local Government

Engaging With Rural Councils And Communities

Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has kicked-off a series of meetings with Victoria’s rural councils to learn more about their municipalities, communities and challenges. Minister Somyurek spent yesterday with Benalla, Strathbogie and Mansfield councils and is visiting Castlemaine today to speak with Loddon Campaspe Councils – engaging with Mayors, councillors and CEOs to gain […]

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Boosting Targets To Help Local Government Deliver

The Andrews Labor Government is working with councils on the introduction of targets for the delivery of key services such as road maintenance and the processing of planning applications. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said improving the targets reported on through the Australian first, Know Your Council website would deliver better transparency and accountability […]

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Delivering A Fairer Go For Victorian Ratepayers

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fairer for ratepayers – setting the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2.5 per cent, matching the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2019-20. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said the Labor Government’s Fair Go Rates has ended the uncontrolled rate rises seen over the past decade […]

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Building Infrastructure For Our Growing Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is building vital community facilities in Melbourne’s fastest growing communities to meet the needs of local families for years to come. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Emerald to mark the start of construction on the $8.1 million Hills Hub Community Centre. Construction of the new two-storey centre begins this […]

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A Bigger Community Centre For A Growing Melton

The Andrews Labor Government is building new infrastructure and improving open spaces in Melton to help families connect, exercise and play. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today opened the $2.57 million stage 2 extension of the Burnside Children’s and Community Centre – making it the largest community meeting space in Melton East. The […]

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Building The Community Infrastructure That Melton Needs

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering infrastructure upgrades in Melton, Melton South and Harkness as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today turned the first sod on four new community infrastructure projects that will deliver new playgrounds, picnic and barbecue shelters, paths, toilets and forests. The Minister marked […]

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Building Communities In The Yarra Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Melbourne’s fastest growing outer suburbs build the infrastructure they need as part of the 2018/19 Growing Suburbs Fund. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Monbulk James Merlino in Kalorama today to announce $50 million in grants that will go towards 45 new projects in growing […]

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Supporting Victorian Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is making record investments in Victoria’s libraries to support our learning centres under the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited the Prahran Library today to announce $4.5 million for nine projects, including $750,000 towards Stonnington Council’s $5.95 million Prahran Library redevelopment. Funding for the Prahran […]

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Supporting Rural Councils To Deliver Better Services

The Andrews Labor Government is helping rural and regional councils improve services with the opening of expressions of interest for the Rural Council Support Program. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Wonthaggi today to open expressions of interest for the $20 million program and introduce guidelines to help councils apply for funding. Successful projects […]

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Promoting Gender Equality In Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the representation of women in local councils through a new guide that will help local governments take practical steps to boost gender diversity. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz has released the Best Practice Guide for Gender Equity in Local Government. Although 60 per cent of the administrative workforce […]

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