Category: Minister for Local Government

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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Municipal Monitor For South Gippsland Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of South Gippsland Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Peter Stephenson for a 12-month term, effective from 18 June, 2018. Mr Stephenson has extensive experience in local governance, having been both an […]

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HART Awards Celebrate Initiatives In Reconciliation

The Andrews Labor Government is acknowledging those helping to progress reconciliation in Victoria. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz presented awards at the HART (Helping Achieve Reconciliation Together) awards today. With 15 finalists over three categories, the HART Awards recognise outstanding initiatives in reconciliation within Local Government and Community. The 2018 HART Award winners include: […]

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New Local Government Act To Improve Our Councils

The Andrews Labor Government will modernise Victoria’s local councils with new laws to lift standards of governance and make councillors more accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today introduced the Local Government Bill 2018 into Parliament, following three years of consultation with the community. The bill repeals and replaces […]

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