Topic: Local government

Fairer And More Consistent Land Valuations For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making land valuations fairer and more consistent. Under legislation introduced into Victorian Parliament today, valuations will be conducted annually by the Valuer-General instead of by local councils every second year as they are currently. By undertaking annual valuations, land and property values will be more accurate and up-to-date, ensuring taxpayers’ […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Better Sports Facilities For Caroline Springs

The Andrews Labor Government is improving sport and recreation activities for Caroline Springs families, with works now underway on the Caroline Springs Leisure Centre expansion. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today turned the first sod on the $5.8 million project, which will see the addition of two indoor multi-purpose high ball courts, unisex change […]

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

Monitors To Guide Geelong’s New Council

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed two municipal monitors to help restore good governance for the people of Geelong. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced Ms Jude Munro as primary monitor for the Greater Geelong City Council, and Mr Peter Dorling as a supporting monitor. Ms Munro is a former Chief Executive Officer […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Central Goldfields Shire Enters Administration

Central Goldfields Shire Council will enter administration on Saturday, 26 August, following the passage of the Central Goldfields Shire Council Bill 2017 through the Victorian Parliament earlier this week. The Bill, which dismissed the previous Central Goldfields Councillors, received Royal Assent this afternoon and Mark Davies has been appointed as an interim administrator. Mr Davies […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Central Goldfields Shire Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council passed Parliament this evening, paving the way for local residents to get the local representation they deserve. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins introduced the Bill earlier today in response to last week’s damning report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate. Once the Bill […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Dismissal Of Central Goldfields Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced a Bill to dismiss the Central Goldfields Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said the decision was made in response to last week’s damning report by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate. The independent report found a range of serious failures at the Council including: Asset […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Governance Failings At Central Goldfields Shire

Victoria’s local government auditor today released a report identifying a series of governance concerns at Central Goldfields Shire Council, including lack of transparency, policy failures and financial mismanagement. The report followed an investigation by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate and it has been provided to the Council and Minister for Local Government. The […]

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

Helping Councils Stop Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government’s efforts to prevent family violence will be presented today as part of a Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) showcase. The projects being showcased are part of $345,000 in grants to 10 local governments through the Local Government’s Prevention of Violence Against Women program to tackle family violence at a community level. […]

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

Minister Puts Rural City Of Ararat On Notice

The report of the Commission of Inquiry into Ararat Rural City Council has been tabled in the Victorian Parliament. The report contains numerous findings and recommendations relating to the Council’s rating strategy, community engagement procedures, financial stability and inability to provide good governance. As a result of the findings, Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Local Government

Ararat Commission Of Inquiry Report Received

Acting Minister for Local Government Lily D’Ambrosio has today received the Ararat Commission of Inquiry’s report into Ararat Rural City Council’s rating strategy and administrative capacity. The Commission of Inquiry was appointed on June 29 and was tasked with consulting the local community on the councils rating strategy and proposing a better way forward. Council’s […]

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