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Hepburn's towards zero grants open for carbon reduction

Hepburn Shire Council’s Towards Zero - Community Energy Saving Program grants are now open.  This funding is to support community projects that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in community facilities.

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Making Councils More Accountable And Transparent

The Victorian State Government is making councils more transparent and accountable, with more information available to residents and more decisions made in open council meetings – enabling proper public scrutiny.

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Altona library to get a facelift

Altona Library first opened in 1965, was extended in 1991, celebrated its 50th birthday in 2015 and now it’s time for an upgrade. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Sandra Wilson said 2018 would see the much-loved community asset receive a facelift.

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Murphy Creek bridge to be replaced

Loddon Shire Council welcomes today’s announcement that it will receive $350,000 from the Commonwealth Government under the Bridges Renewal Program.

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Monitors To Guide Geelong’s New Council

The State Government has appointed two municipal monitors to help restore good governance for the people of Geelong.

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Positive Hindmarsh projects boost local communities

A number of exciting events around Hindmarsh Shire help me remain positive despite being extremely disappointed that again our funding applications have been rejected by the federal government

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Hepburn adopts towards zero emissions roadmap and will make the “TAKE2” pledge

At its last council meeting, Hepburn Shire Council adopted the Towards Zero Emissions Roadmap (TZRM) and committed to making the TAKE2 pledge.

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Hepburn partners with solar savers to help pensioners install solar

Hepburn Shire is pleased to introduce a new program that is helping pensioner households in Hepburn Shire to install solar with no upfront costs.

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Queenscliffe community satisfaction

Council is very excited to see such a strong performance across our results in the 2017, the first set of service survey results for the new Council.

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Kororoit creek trail unlocks hidden gem of the west

Hobsons Bay City Council, Toyota Australia, the Victorian Government and Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek are proud to announce the opening of the first major section of the Lower Kororoit Creek Trail in Hobsons Bay on Sunday 30 July, coinciding with National Tree Day.

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Helping councils deliver a healthier environment

The Victorian State Government has announced 13 Victorian councils that will take part in a pilot program designed to improve local responses to pollution and waste issues.

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No sign of boredom at hobsons bay libraries

It’s that time of year again, where kids complain of being bored and parents scratch their heads wondering what to do about it.

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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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Towong Draft Council Plan on public exhibition

Towong Shire Council’s Draft 2017-21 Council Plan is on public exhibition after being adopted at the June Council meeting.

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Wellington Shire residents are more satisfied

The Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey results are in and Wellington Shire Council is delighted that the results are showing that Council is performing better than other large rural Council’s.

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Above-average rating for Loddon Shire Council

Residents in the Loddon Shire have rated Council’s overall performance above the state-wide average in its annual community report card.

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Wellington Shire 2017/18 Budget and 2017-2021 Council Plan adopted

At its Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 6 June 2017, Wellington Shire adopted the 2017/18 Budget and 2017-2021 Council Plan.

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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.

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2017 National Awards for Local Government

Federal Minister for Local Government and Territories Fiona Nash recently announced the 2017 National Awards for Local Government Category Winners.

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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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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.

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Roundtable talks on gender equity

The Minister for Local Government, Natalie Hutchins recently hosted the inaugural Local Government Ministerial Women's Roundtable.

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