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Largest Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) in Australia

In a first for Australia, Strathmerton company Booth Transport is using worms to purify water, and the project is expected to create 77 jobs in Moira Shire.

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Geelong’s Own Solar Revolution

Geelong residents and businesses are embracing the solar revolution in their thousands. They are well-supported both by the City of Greater Geelong and passionate local people.

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Council applies for $7.6m in State Government Fund

The City of Whittlesea will apply for funding five community projects totalling $7.65 million in the latest round of the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund.

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Hobsons Bay moving in the right direction on transport

Hobsons Bay City Council is working towards a more integrated, innovative and equitable transport system with the release of the draft Hobsons Bay Integrated Transport Plan 2017-30 for public comment.

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Hepburn Shire partnering with the regional centre for culture

Hepburn Shire Council is a proud partner of the 2018 Creative Victoria initiative, the Regional Centre for Culture (RCC). The RCC is a yearlong program celebrating the creative industries and capacity in our region.


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New CEO for Whittlesea
Simon Overland, once Victoria’s top cop, has been revealed as Whittlesea council’s new chief executive.
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Casey/Cardinia Homelessness Network formed

Cardinia and Casey councils will join forces to establish a Casey Cardinia Homelessness Network.

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Feedback required on draft Wellington Access and Inclusion Plan

At its meeting on Tuesday 18 July 2017, Wellington Shire Council approved to release the draft Wellington Access and Inclusion Plan 2017-2022 for public feedback.

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Pyrenees futures project slides into Snake Valley

Pyrenees Shire Council will shortly start work on a framework plan to guide change and development in Snake Valley as part of the Pyrenees Futures project.

 


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New Council Plan to Slash Energy Usage and Cut Costs

Mildura Rural City Council’s draft energy management plan for the coming five years has been released, promising cuts to electricity usage of up to 25 per cent and cost savings of up to $426,000 per year.

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Fire Awareness Awards nominations now open

Applications for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for individuals, community groups and organisations to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.  

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Mount Alexander Shire Council adopts budget for year ahead

Mount Alexander Shire Council adopted the 2015/2016 Council Budget and Annual Plan at its Ordinary Meeting this week.

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Wyndham City Council wins 2017 National Award for Excellence in Local Government

Wyndham City Council was last night presented with the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Local Government, at a gala event in Canberra.

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Wellington Shire's Community Assistance Grants

Wellington Shire Council is inviting community groups and organisations to apply for a Community Assistance Grant, available for events, projects and facilities until 1 August 2017.

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2017 Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey

Victorian Councils are good at delivering services such as libraries and waste management, but could improve on road maintenance, according to results of a new state-wide survey released today.

 For the full media release click here

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Yarra Ranges Grants still up for grabs

Around $130,000 in small grants funding is still available for Yarra Ranges communities before the end of this financial year.

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Catchment Management Authority - Board Member expressions of interest

The Victorian State Government is seeking expressions of interest for prospective board members for the Victorian Catchment Management Authority.

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Greater Geelong helping their community in 126 ways

The City of Greater Geelong provide their community with a range of diverse services. From roads to rubbish, and everything in between.

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Local Government Finance and Accounting Support Team FAST

The recently launched Local Government Finance and Accounting Support Team (FAST) program has been established to deliver targeted support to councils in need of specialist financial and accounting assistance, particularly to rural and regional councils.

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Victorian aboriginal and local government action plan

Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins, last week released the Victorian Aboriginal and Local Government Action Plan.

For the full media release click here 

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Victorian aboriginal local government action plan

The final phase of consultation for the Victorian Aboriginal Local Government Action Plan has begun. The plan aims to help councils and Aboriginal communities work together to improve engagement, partnership and employment opportunities.

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Fair go rates

The Fair Go Rates system was implemented across the state on 1 July 2016.

For further information on Fair Go Rates click here

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Collaborating councils

Benalla Rural City council are leading a group of 9 councils in the Hume region to regionalise their landfill needs. Local Government Victoria are supporting a business to expand the existing Benalla landfill site to serve the greater region to reduce costs and improve services.

Benalla Shire council's budget supports project.

Benalla Shire Council passes budget 

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Victoria's social cohesion and the resilience of its communities

In May 2015 the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, established the Social Cohesion and Community Resilience Taskforce to adopt a whole-of-government and whole-of-community evidence based approach to address social cohesion, community resilience, marginalisation and to prevent violent extremism.

The Community Resilience Unit has been formed to support the Taskforce.

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Maggolee website

The Maggolee website celebrates Aboriginal partnerships, and is a key resource for local councils to work more closely with aboriginal communities.

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