Category: Minister for Local Government

Delivering A New Local Government Act For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking community feedback on its plan to improve democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils outlined in a proposed new Local Government Act. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the Labor Government’s intention to introduce the Local Government Bill 2019 into Parliament later this year with […]

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Delivering More Support For Women In Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth and development of women in local government with a funding boost to mentor future leaders. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek announced $17,000 in funding for the Australian Local Government Women’s Association’s (ALGWA) Mentoring Program at the recent Ministerial Women’s Roundtable. The mentoring program will support 40 […]

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Supporting Regional And Rural Councils

The Andrews Labor Government has accepted key recommendations from a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Victoria’s rural and regional councils. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today tabled the Labor Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils and provided an update on the inquiry into […]

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Budget Boost For Growing Suburbs And Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is giving small businesses and communities across Victoria the support they need to grow and succeed. The Labor Government has made job creation a priority, slashing regional payroll tax for about 3,500 businesses to create new regional jobs. In last year’s Budget we cut payroll tax for regional business to 2.425 […]

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Delivering A Better Library For Dimboola

Work is underway to redevelop the Dimboola Library thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minster for Local Government Adem Somyurek today turned the first sod on the $1.2 million redevelopment, which will see the facility upgraded to better serve the community’s needs. The Labor Government is investing $600,000 towards the project […]

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Work Starts On A Bigger And Better Library For Edenhope

People in Edenhope will have access to a bigger, better library and community space thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today turned the first sod on the $1.8 million redevelopment of the Edenhope Cultural Hub and Library. The Labor Government is delivering $600,000 through the […]

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South Gippsland Inquiry Commissioners Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is wasting no time delivering a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the members and terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council. The Honourable Frank Vincent AO QC, a former Supreme Court judge, will […]

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Commission Of Inquiry Into South Gippsland Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring the South Gippsland Shire Council is accountable to the ratepayers they represent. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced his intention to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council under section 209 of the Local Government Act 1989. The Commission will look at the […]

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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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