Topic: Local government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

More Data And More Transparency For Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a stronger, more accountable local government sector, with the latest data on council performance released today. The fifth update of the Labor Government’s Know Your Council website gives Victorians transparent, easy to understand performance data on their local council. The update gives Victorians insight into areas where their councils […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

New Laws For Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is improving democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils, with the new Local Government Bill 2019 introduced into parliament today. The Bill builds on last year’s Local Government Bill 2018 – which was the result of a three-year consultation with councils, communities and sector bodies – and delivers a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for 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