Topic: Local government

Giving Young People A Voice In Melbourne’s North

A weekend forum in Northcote will provide a platform for young people in Melbourne’s north to have their say on matters that are important to them. Improving transport links, finding work and staying healthy will be on the agenda when the Northern Metropolitan Partnership’s youth forum kicks off at 9.30am on Saturday. Minister for Suburban […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development, Northern Metropolitan Region

Metro Partnerships Working For All Of Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the work of Melbourne’s Metropolitan Partnerships, which have provided invaluable advice on key issues affecting local people. Minister for Suburban Development Marlene Kairouz said the work of the six Metropolitan Partnerships over two years had brought together residents, businesses, community groups and councils to provide input on priorities within […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Suburban Development

Funding To Help Councils Plan For Growth

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils manage population growth with $4 million in grants and planning support for local governments across Victoria. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced funding for 54 town planning projects that will streamline processes and lift the quality of development around the state. Forty-one councils are set to benefit […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Supporting Community Infrastructure Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s 79 councils deliver vital community projects across the state through a new low-cost loan scheme. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the $100 million Community Infrastructure Loans Scheme, which will provide councils with access to low interest rate loans of between $500,000 and $10 million. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Support For Victoria’s Growing Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in great community facilities across Victoria including libraries, local parks, playground, community centres and sporting facilities. The latest rounds of the Growing Suburbs Fund and the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program are now open – delivering $54.5 million in funding to ensure residents have access to better facilities. The Growing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Financial Support For Rural And Regional Councils

Victoria’s rural and regional councils will get a much-needed funding boost, thanks to a change in the way Financial Assistance Grants are decided. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has endorsed a recommendation by the Victoria Grants Commission’s (VGC) to adjust the funding model for the Commonwealth Financial Assistance Grants Program. The recommendation boosts assistance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Record Funding Boost For Victorian Libraries

Victoria’s public libraries will receive more funding than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $44.7 million in funding to support public libraries across Victoria to buy new books and e-resources and deliver programs including story time for children and outreach services. Vision Australia will also […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Administrators Appointed To South Gippsland Shire

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council, which was dismissed in June. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced Ms Julie Eisenbise as Chairperson and Mr Rick Brown and Mr Christian Zahra AM as the administrators on the panel who will be stepping […]

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

Delivering A New Community Centre For Melton

Melton residents will soon have easier access to vital services with construction starting on a brand new community centre thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today joined members of Melton City Council and the local community to turn the first sod on the $4.5 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Western Metropolitan Region

Victorian-First Program Promotes Local Council Diversity

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting diversity across local councils by funding a landmark new program to support Aboriginal people to become council candidates. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced $20,000 to help the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) launch the Your Community, Country and Council. This Victorian-first initiative is designed to ensure […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government