Topic: 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

Funding Boost For Gippsland Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the Gippsland area 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). Bass Coast, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington will share in $4.5 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Funding Boost For Councils In The South West

The Andrews Labor Government is helping councils in the South West 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). Corangamite, Moyne and Warrnambool will share in $4.5 million to improve the quality, […]

Categories: Media Release, 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, Ministers

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government