Topic: Local government

Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

South Gippsland Shire Council Update

The Andrews Labor Government has today issued a notice to the South Gippsland Shire seeking a response as to why it should not be suspended following a recommendation from the Municipal Monitor to the Council. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has received the final report from Municipal Monitor Peter Stephenson in relation to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Supporting More Women Into Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local government as it works towards the goal of gender equality. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $50,000 to support the Victorian Local Governance Association’s (VLGA) Local Women Leading Change campaign, and that the Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams will chair the Local Government Ministerial Women’s Roundtable. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Delivering The Community Facilities Eltham Needs

People in Eltham now have access to the upgraded facilities they need thanks to a funding boost for two key projects from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today officially opened the Eltham Leisure Centre Aquatic redevelopment project, which received a funding boost of $6.8 million from the Labor Government. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government