Category: Minister for Local Government

First Full Review Into Victoria’s Rating System

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victoria’s local government rating system under the microscope, to ensure Councils are held accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today outlined the timeframes and terms of reference for the Labor Government’s review of the local government rating system. The review will be undertaken […]

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Delivering New Play Spaces For Wallan Families

Families from across Wallan have access to new and upgraded play spaces thanks to investment from the Andrews Labor Government to support the community grow and prosper. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today joined local families, community members and Mitchell Shire Council to officially open the new play spaces on Coffey Drive, Lisa Place […]

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South Gippsland Shire Council Update

The Andrews Labor Government has today issued a notice to the South Gippsland Shire seeking a response as to why it should not be suspended following a recommendation from the Municipal Monitor to the Council. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has received the final report from Municipal Monitor Peter Stephenson in relation to the […]

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Supporting More Women Into Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government as it works towards the goal of gender equality. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $50,000 to support the Victorian Local Governance Association’s (VLGA) Local Women Leading Change campaign, and that the Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams will chair the Local Government Ministerial Women’s Roundtable. […]

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Delivering The Community Facilities Eltham Needs

People in Eltham now have access to the upgraded facilities they need thanks to a funding boost for two key projects from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today officially opened the Eltham Leisure Centre Aquatic redevelopment project, which received a funding boost of $6.8 million from the Labor Government. The […]

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Quicker Approvals Help Kingston Businesses Set Up Faster

Kingston residents have been able to enjoy fresh ice cream all summer long, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek today visited Andrew Lee and Joyce Ng at Paradise Gelato in Cheltenham, who had their business up and running in time for summer with help from the Labor […]

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Delivering A Better Library For Dingley Village

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to deliver an improved library for Dingley Village to better serve the community’s needs. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek visited the Dingley Village Library site today to announce the start of works, which are being supported by a $750,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. […]

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Geelong Council Monitors Update

The role of Municipal Monitors at the City of Greater Geelong will shift to a ‘watching brief’ in recognition of progress since the appointment of the monitors nearly 18 months ago. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced the change today, which will reduce the costs for ratepayers and still enable regular governance support […]

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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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