Topic: Local government

Delivering Great Local Facilities For Our Growing Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s growing suburbs the support they need to build great local facilities. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today visited Wyndham City Council to view the progress on the new Williams Landing Reserve Integrated Sports and Community Hub and announce the opening date […]

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South Gippsland Shire Council Dismissed

The Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council has passed Parliament and the Councillors will be replaced by an interim administrator after Royal Assent is given. The Andrews Labor Government acted swiftly on the recommendation of a Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council to dismiss the council. The Local Government (South Gippsland […]

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Dismissal Of South Gippsland Shire Council

The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council following the final report from a Commission of Inquiry into the council. Dismissal of a council by Parliament is only considered in the most serious cases of governance failure. The report of the Commission of Inquiry recommends that the […]

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Delivering A New Local Government Act For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking community feedback on its plan to improve democracy, accountability and service delivery in Victoria’s 79 Councils outlined in a proposed new Local Government Act. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the Labor Government’s intention to introduce the Local Government Bill 2019 into Parliament later this year with […]

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Delivering More Support For Women In Local Government

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth and development of women in local government with a funding boost to mentor future leaders. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek announced $17,000 in funding for the Australian Local Government Women’s Association’s (ALGWA) Mentoring Program at the recent Ministerial Women’s Roundtable. The mentoring program will support 40 […]

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Supporting Regional And Rural Councils

The Andrews Labor Government has accepted key recommendations from a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Victoria’s rural and regional councils. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today tabled the Labor Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils and provided an update on the inquiry into […]

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Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

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Delivering A Better Library For Dimboola

Work is underway to redevelop the Dimboola Library thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minster for Local Government Adem Somyurek today turned the first sod on the $1.2 million redevelopment, which will see the facility upgraded to better serve the community’s needs. The Labor Government is investing $600,000 towards the project […]

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Work Starts On A Bigger And Better Library For Edenhope

People in Edenhope will have access to a bigger, better library and community space thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today turned the first sod on the $1.8 million redevelopment of the Edenhope Cultural Hub and Library. The Labor Government is delivering $600,000 through the […]

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South Gippsland Inquiry Commissioners Announced

The Andrews Labor Government is wasting no time delivering a Commission of Inquiry into the South Gippsland Shire Council. Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the members and terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council. The Honourable Frank Vincent AO QC, a former Supreme Court judge, will […]

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