Topic: Local government

Administrator Appointed To Whittlesea City Council

Whittlesea City Council has been dismissed and councillors replaced by an Interim Administrator to run the council. The Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Bill 2020 received Royal Assent today. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced Lydia Wilson as Interim Administrator for the council for the next 90 days. Ms Wilson will step in […]

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Whittlesea City Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss Whittlesea City Council has passed Parliament, with Councillors to be replaced by an interim administrator within days. The Local Government (Whittlesea City Council) Bill 2020 provides for the dismissal of the council and appointment of administrators, who will act as the council in the best interests of residents and ratepayers until the October […]

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Dismissal Of Whittlesea City Council

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss Whittlesea City Council following a report from municipal monitor Yehudi Blacher that found serious governance failures at the council. The report, to be tabled in Parliament today, found that Council governance has irretrievably collapsed. In addition, the report found that: The council’s deep divides […]

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Local Government Reforms One Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is one step closer to delivering the most significant reforms to the local government sector in more than 30 years, ensuring councils can best serve the communities they represent. The Legislative Council has passed the Local Government Bill 2019 which will implement wide-ranging reforms to improve democracy, accountability and service delivery […]

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Metropolitan Partnerships Set To Deliver In 2020

Minister for Suburban Development Marlene Kairouz has kicked off the year for Melbourne’s leading engagement program at the Metropolitan Partnerships conference. Over the past three years, the Andrews Labor Government’s Partnerships have engaged with more than 8000 Melburnians to develop and deliver local projects and priorities, with the 2020 conference focused on sharing ideas for […]

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Casey City Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the Casey City Council has passed Parliament, with Councillors to be replaced by an interim administrator within days. The Local Government (Casey City Council) Bill 2020 provides for the dismissal of the council and appointment of administrators, who will act as the council in the best interests of residents and ratepayers […]

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Dismissal Of The Casey City Council

The Victorian Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss Casey City Council following a report from municipal monitor Laurinda Gardner that found clear evidence of significant governance failures at the council. The report, to be tabled in Parliament today, found that: Councillors failed to effectively and transparently manage conflicts of interest Councillors had prioritised […]

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Building For Melbourne’s Growing Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund has brought up its century today with the completion of the Hume Global Learning Centre in Sunbury. The $21.5 million Centre is the 100th completed project made possible by the Fund, which supports community facilities, enhanced services and greater opportunities in Melbourne’s rapidly-growing interface councils. Local Government Minister […]

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Monitor Appointed To City Of Whittlesea

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a monitor to examine the governance and operations of City of Whittlesea. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today appointed Yehudi Blacher, following a request by the Chief Municipal Inspector to install a monitor at the council. The Monitor will work with the Council to ensure sound and effective […]

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Delivering A Fairer Deal For Victorian Ratepayers

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering fairer rates for Victorian households – setting the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2 per cent. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced the new cap, which is guided by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) forecast by the Department of Treasury and Finance for 2020-21. The […]

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