Category: Minister for Local Government

Funding Boost For Wimmera Southern Mallee Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region 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). Buloke, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Loddon, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack will share in […]

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Funding Boost For Councils In The Central Highlands

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the Central Highlands 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). Ballarat, Ararat, Central Goldfields, Golden Plains, Hepburn and Pyrenees, will share in $4.5 […]

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Cleaning Up Council Recycling Contracts

The Andrews Labor Government is cutting red tape to help local councils deliver better, more sustainable kerbside collection services to their communities now and in the future. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has issued a state-wide exemption for local councils to remove the administrative barriers to extend their recycling collection contracts to June 2021. […]

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Delivering Great Local Facilities For Our Growing Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s growing suburbs the support they need to build great local facilities. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today visited Wyndham City Council to view the progress on the new Williams Landing Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub and announce the opening date […]

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South Gippsland Shire Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council has passed Parliament and the Councillors will be replaced by an interim administrator after Royal Assent is given. The Andrews Labor Government acted swiftly on the recommendation of a Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council to dismiss the council. The Local Government (South Gippsland […]

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Dismissal Of South Gippsland Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council following the final report from a Commission of Inquiry into the council. Dismissal of a council by Parliament is only considered in the most serious cases of governance failure. The report of the Commission of Inquiry recommends that the […]

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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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