Topic: Local government

Quicker Approvals Help Kingston Businesses Set Up Faster

Kingston residents have been able to enjoy fresh ice cream all summer long, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek today visited Andrew Lee and Joyce Ng at Paradise Gelato in Cheltenham, who had their business up and running in time for summer with help from the Labor […]

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Delivering A Better Library For Dingley Village

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to deliver an improved library for Dingley Village to better serve the community’s needs. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek visited the Dingley Village Library site today to announce the start of works, which are being supported by a $750,000 grant from the Labor Government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program. […]

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Geelong Council Monitors Update

The role of Municipal Monitors at the City of Greater Geelong will shift to a ‘watching brief’ in recognition of progress since the appointment of the monitors nearly 18 months ago. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has announced the change today, which will reduce the costs for ratepayers and still enable regular governance support […]

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Engaging With Rural Councils And Communities

Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has kicked-off a series of meetings with Victoria’s rural councils to learn more about their municipalities, communities and challenges. Minister Somyurek spent yesterday with Benalla, Strathbogie and Mansfield councils and is visiting Castlemaine today to speak with Loddon Campaspe Councils – engaging with Mayors, councillors and CEOs to gain […]

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Boosting Targets To Help Local Government Deliver

The Andrews Labor Government is working with councils on the introduction of targets for the delivery of key services such as road maintenance and the processing of planning applications. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said improving the targets reported on through the Australian first, Know Your Council website would deliver better transparency and accountability […]

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Delivering A Fairer Go For Victorian Ratepayers

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fairer for ratepayers – setting the cap on Victorian council rate rises at 2.5 per cent, matching the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2019-20. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek said the Labor Government’s Fair Go Rates has ended the uncontrolled rate rises seen over the past decade […]

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Building Infrastructure For Our Growing Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is building vital community facilities in Melbourne’s fastest growing communities to meet the needs of local families for years to come. Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz visited Emerald to mark the start of construction on the $8.1 million Hills Hub Community Centre. Construction of the new two-storey centre begins this […]

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A Bigger Community Centre For A Growing Melton

The Andrews Labor Government is building new infrastructure and improving open spaces in Melton to help families connect, exercise and play. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today opened the $2.57 million stage 2 extension of the Burnside Children’s and Community Centre – making it the largest community meeting space in Melton East. The […]

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Building The Community Infrastructure That Melton Needs

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering infrastructure upgrades in Melton, Melton South and Harkness as part of the Growing Suburbs Fund. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz today turned the first sod on four new community infrastructure projects that will deliver new playgrounds, picnic and barbecue shelters, paths, toilets and forests. The Minister marked […]

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Building Communities In The Yarra Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Melbourne’s fastest growing outer suburbs build the infrastructure they need as part of the 2018/19 Growing Suburbs Fund. The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Monbulk James Merlino in Kalorama today to announce $50 million in grants that will go towards 45 new projects in growing […]

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