Topic: 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Million-Dollar Revamp For Morwell’s CBD

Morwell’s CBD is set to undergo a streetscape upgrade, courtesy of a $1 million grant from the Andrews Labor Government. Treasurer Tim Pallas and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing joined Latrobe City Council Mayor Darrell White to announce the grant today, which will allow work to get underway on the Future Morwell Streetscape Upgrade […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Minister for Local Government, Ministers

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Recycling Boost For Regional And Rural Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a major recycling boost to local councils and businesses in regional and rural Victoria. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.2 million in funding for 13 recycling projects as part of the second round of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund. The projects, worth more than $47 million, are […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

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: […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government