News & events
11 August 2015
Victorian council rate rises will be capped to the rate of inflation, 2.5 per cent, for 2016-17, under the Victorian Government's new Fair Go Rates cap.
15 December 2015
The Victorian Government has reviewed an independent report into whether Sunbury should separate from the City of Hume and become a local government entity in its own right.
17 April 2015
The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has released a consultation paper on a rate capping and variation framework.
29 October 2014
Senior Timor Leste government officials visited Victoria recently (October 2014) to strengthen local government partnership agreements for economic development and community engagement, as the nation moves to implement a decentralised system of governance to support its national government.
23 October 2014Councils are invited to apply for funding to assist in the procurement of shared services.
8 September 2014
Consultation has been completed on a range of proposals to improve voting and electoral structure for local government.
27 August 2014
Victoria's councils have scored higher in the 2014 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Report.
22 April 2014
Legislation has come into effect which introduces a new mandatory approach to reporting for Victoria's local councils.
2 April 2014
Victoria's councillor conduct reforms forged ahead with the introduction of the Local Government Amendment (Governance and Conduct) Bill 2014 in Parliament on 2 April 2014.
27 February 2014
Local councils will continue to benefit from a $9.12 million extension of the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program.
19 February 2014
Have your say on proposed regulations to improve local council's service delivery.
17 February 2014
The Sunbury out of Hume Local Government Panel has been established to implement the local community's desire for a new municipality.
11 February 2014
Nominations are open to create a Sunbury out of Hume Community Consultative Committee.
20 January 2014
The Victorian Government will introduce new legislation later this year, giving mayors the power to remove misbehaving councillors from council meetings.