The VLGA is a unique peak body for councillors, community leaders and local governments working to build and strengthen their capacity to work together for progressive social change
09/09/2014 Media release: New Sunbury City Council to be established in 2015
Minister for Local Government Tim Bull has accepted the Sunbury out of Hume Panel report, which recommends the establishment of a new municipality, Sunbury City Council - released 9/9/14
09/09/2014 Victorian councillor numbers would surge if proposed reform adopted
There could be almost 200 new Victorian councillors by 2016, an average of two extra per council, if reforms outlined in a state government review are implemented.
08/09/2014 Media release: Local government reform at risk of being forgotten
The VLGA is seeking a commitment from both major political parties that action will be taken on the recommendations put forth in the Local Government Electoral Review reports – released today (8/9/14).
28/11/2014 Child Friendly Cities network meetings
Upcoming events for the Child Friendly Cities and Communities working group
12/11/2014 Participatory Budgeting: Making Decisions Together
This forum features the experience of those involved in the Darebin Participatory Budgeting Jury and the City of Melbourne’s People’s Panel on the 10-year financial plan. This forum will give participants a solid understanding of the principles and practice of Participatory Budgeting in local government.
06/11/2014 100 years of women in local government
Join us to reflect on our proud history and look to the future of the Women’s Charter and the 2016 local government elections, while connecting with friends and colleagues.