Procurement reform saves council funds

Five local councils have made savings over current contract costs through a collaborative procurement project coordinated by the Victorian Government. The Procurement in Practice project conducted through the Local Government Reform Fund from Local Government Victoria has seen new contracts deliver savings when compared to current contract prices. These contracts include contracts for bituminous road […]

Council to pay $155,000 for volcanic grasslands damage

By Rob O'Brien A council will have to amend its environmental planning processes and pay $155,000 towards the conservation of the Victorian Volcanic Plains after road works damaged grasslands protected by national environmental law. Pyrenees Shire Council in Victoria and the federal environment department agreed on an enforceable undertaking for road works that destroyed some […]


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