$100 million for rural councils under Coalition

By Angela Dorizas Regional and rural councils across Victoria will be given greater assistance in tackling infrastructure backlogs under a Coalition Government $100 million local government infrastructure fund, the Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development and the Leader of the Nationals, Peter Ryan, has announced. In an address to the Municipal Association of Victoria […]

Brumby to boost living libraries

By Angela Dorizas Libraries across Victoria can expect to receive facility upgrades under a $25 million extension of the State Government’s Living Libraries program. In an address to the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Annual Conference on Thursday, Premier John Brumby announced that a re-elected Labor Government would increase funding to complete 30 local library […]

Victorian councils to debate population, politics and reform

By Angela Dorizas Local government representatives from across Victoria have gathered in Melbourne today to debate population growth, politics and public sector reform. The annual conference of the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is expected to attract 200 councillors, mayors, chief executive officers and senior managers.  MAV president Bill Mitchell said "leadership challenges" will headline […]


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