Category: Minister for Local Government

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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Another $50 Million For Melbourne’s Growing Suburbs

Residents in Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs can expect more parks, town hubs and playgrounds, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $50 million boost to the Growing Suburbs Fund. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz is encouraging councils to submit their applications for the 2018-19 funding round, which is open 18 May to 9 July. The […]

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Every Victorian, every community

From Corangamite to Cardinia, every community will benefit from new investments in local facilities as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19. The Andrews Labor Government will provide a $50 million boost to the Growing Suburbs Fund, to deliver more vital community infrastructure projects across Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs. The funding will be used to build sports […]

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Statement From The Acting Local Government Minister

Under the City of Melbourne Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 1989, the Minister for Local Government is required to set the date for the Victorian Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election to fill the vacant position of Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Accordingly, as Acting Minister for Local Government, I have set the date of […]

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