Category: Minister for Local Government

Monitor Appointed To City Of Whittlesea

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a monitor to examine the governance and operations of City of Whittlesea. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today appointed Yehudi Blacher, following a request by the Chief Municipal Inspector to install a monitor at the council. The Monitor will work with the Council to ensure sound and effective […]

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Delivering A Fairer Deal For Victorian Ratepayers

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering fairer rates for Victorian households – setting the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2 per cent. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced the new cap, which is guided by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) forecast by the Department of Treasury and Finance for 2020-21. The […]

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Monitor To Be Appointed To City Of Whittlesea

The Andrews Labor Government will appoint a monitor to examine the governance and operations of City of Whittlesea. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek made the announcement today following a request by the Chief Municipal Inspector, who is undertaking an investigation into the council. The monitor will assess the council’s current processes and policies in […]

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Funding Boost For Victoria’s Local Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s local libraries, announcing funding for better facilities and services at 12 libraries across the state. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and the Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today announced the councils that will receive funding for their library projects, including $450,000 towards Knox City Council’s […]

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More Data And More Transparency For Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a stronger, more accountable local government sector, with the latest data on council performance released today. The fifth update of the Labor Government’s Know Your Council website gives Victorians transparent, easy to understand performance data on their local council. The update gives Victorians insight into areas where their councils […]

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Monitor Appointed To City Of Casey

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a monitor to examine governance at the City of Casey. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the appointment of Ms Laurinda Gardner until 31 January 2020, effective immediately. The monitor will advise the Minister: if Councillors, individually or as a group, are behaving in a manner that […]

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New Laws For Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is improving democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils, with the new Local Government Bill 2019 introduced into parliament today. The Bill builds on last year’s Local Government Bill 2018 – which was the result of a three-year consultation with councils, communities and sector bodies – and delivers a […]

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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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