Category: Minister for Local Government

Supporting Community Infrastructure Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s 79 councils deliver vital community projects across the state through a new low-cost loan scheme. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the $100 million Community Infrastructure Loans Scheme, which will provide councils with access to low interest rate loans of between $500,000 and $10 million. The […]

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More Support For Victoria’s Growing Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in great community facilities across Victoria including libraries, local parks, playground, community centres and sporting facilities. The latest rounds of the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program are now open – delivering $54.5 million in funding to ensure residents have access to better facilities. The Growing […]

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More Financial Support For Rural And Regional Councils

Victoria’s rural and regional councils will get a much-needed funding boost, thanks to a change in the way Financial Assistance Grants are decided. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has endorsed a recommendation by the Victoria Grants Commission’s (VGC) to adjust the funding model for the Commonwealth Financial Assistance Grants Program. The recommendation boosts assistance […]

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Record Funding Boost For Victorian Libraries

Victoria’s public libraries will receive more funding than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $44.7 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and e-resources and deliver programs including story time for children and outreach services. Vision Australia will also […]

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Better Approvals Coming To More Councils Near You

Faster permits are on track to be the norm for Victorian businesses with more than half of all councils engaged in the Andrews Labor Government’s Better Approvals Project cutting business permit processing times. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek has today written to the 37 councils who are not part of the red tape slashing […]

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Victorians Have Their Say On Local Councils

Nearly 27,000 Victorian residents and ratepayers have had their say on their local councils as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Satisfaction Survey. Satisfaction in the overall performance of councils has remained steady with customer service the ranking core measure. The survey reveals that the most valued council services were waste management, emergency and […]

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Administrators Appointed To South Gippsland Shire

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council, which was dismissed in June. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced Ms Julie Eisenbise as Chairperson and Mr Rick Brown and Mr Christian Zahra AM as the administrators on the panel who will be stepping […]

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Delivering A New Community Centre For Melton

Melton residents will soon have easier access to vital services with construction starting on a brand new community centre thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today joined members of Melton City Council and the local community to turn the first sod on the $4.5 million […]

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Victorian-First Program Promotes Local Council Diversity

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting diversity across local councils by funding a landmark new program to support Aboriginal people to become council candidates. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $20,000 to help the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) launch the Your Community, Country and Council. This Victorian-first initiative is designed to ensure […]

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Funding Boost For Gippsland Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the Gippsland area save millions of dollars and deliver better outcomes for their communities. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the successful recipients of the $20 million Rural Councils Transformation Program (RCTP). Bass Coast, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington will share in $4.5 million […]

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