News & events

Council rate increases capped to inflation

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.

Transition auditors independent advice accepted

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.

ESC commences consultation process on Fair Go Rates System

17 April 2015

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has released a consultation paper on a rate capping and variation framework.

Partnership with Timor Leste continues to strengthen

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. 

$500,000 for councils shared services

23 October 2014

Councils are invited to apply for funding to assist in the procurement of shared services.

Improving the electoral system – have your say

8 September 2014

Consultation has been completed on a range of proposals to improve voting and electoral structure for local government.

Community Satisfaction Survey

27 August 2014

 Victoria's councils have scored higher in the 2014 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Report.

New era of transparency for local government

22 April 2014

 Legislation has come into effect which introduces a new mandatory approach to reporting for Victoria's local councils.

Councillor conduct reforms introduced in Parliament

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.

More emergency management funding for councils

27 February 2014

Local councils will continue to benefit from a $9.12 million extension of the Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program.

Improving local council’s service delivery

19 February 2014

Have your say on proposed regulations to improve local council's service delivery.

Panel to advise on new Sunbury shire

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.

Next stage of Sunbury separation

11 February 2014

Nominations are open to create a  Sunbury out of Hume Community Consultative Committee.

Local councillors to face stronger conduct code

20 January 2014

The Victorian Government will introduce new legislation later this year, giving mayors the power to remove misbehaving councillors from council meetings.

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