Topic: Local government

Working With Councils To Stop Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with councils to promote gender equality to stop the scourge of family violence. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins joined Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz, women mayors, CEOs and local government advocacy groups today to announce $2.4 million for primary prevention grants in family violence. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Minister for Women

Stepping In To Support Industry And Councils With Recycling

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to help councils and industry affected by China’s decision to stop the import of low quality mixed recyclable materials. The Labor Government will provide a $13 million package for councils and industry to support the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable waste. The assistance will support all councils […]

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

Statement From The Acting Local Government Minister

Under the City of Melbourne Act 2001 and the Local Government Act 1989, the Minister for Local Government is required to set the date for the Victorian Electoral Commission to conduct a by-election to fill the vacant position of Lord Mayor of Melbourne. Accordingly, as Acting Minister for Local Government, I have set the date of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Getting It Done: Millions Of Dollars For Victoria’s Libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local libraries, with another $4.5 million in grants to help them flourish. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Ivanhoe today to announce a $750,000 Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP) grant toward the development of the Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub. The 2017 LLIP will enable 13 councils across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Administrators To Oversee Central Goldfields Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed three long-term administrators to restore good governance and operations at Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the appointments today to address a wide range of failures within council. Mr Noel Harvey, the Hon Hugh Delahunty and Ms Karen Douglas have been appointed until the […]

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

Municipal Monitor Appointed To Frankston City Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a municipal monitor to investigate and report on the governance of Frankston City Council. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today announced the appointment of Prue Digby for an 18 month term, ending in June 2019. The Labor Government flagged the need to appoint a monitor in September, following […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

A New Local Government Act To Modernise Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the governance of Victoria’s councils and ensuring ratepayers get the representation they deserve.   Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today released the Local Government Bill 2018. The draft Bill will repeal and replace the Local Government Act 1989, which has been amended about 100 times. The draft Bill […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Backing Regional Startups To Boost Business And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving councils across Victoria, particularly those in regional and rural areas, the tools they need to support local startups and entrepreneurs. Speaking at successful startup accelerator Runway Geelong, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the next round of LaunchVic initiatives which will assist regional startups and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Accessible Sports Facility A Win For Williams Landing

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver $1.9 million towards the construction of the Williams Landing Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced the Growing Suburbs Fund (GSF) grant today, which will provide an integrated sports and community pavilion that is accessible for the whole community. The pavilion will include […]

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

Making Councils More Accountable And Transparent

The Andrews Labor Government is making councils more transparent and accountable, with more information available to residents and more decisions made in open council meetings – enabling proper public scrutiny. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today launched the latest data for the Know Your Council website, which provides information on a broad range of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government