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The VLGA has been actively consulting with its members from metropolitan and regional areas around changes to the legislative framework that governs local government in Victoria.

The Local Government Act (1989) established the constitutional, electoral and operational arrangements for local government in Victoria. Since releasing a Discussion Paper in September 2015, the Victorian Government has undertaken a review process with various stakeholders. In that time, the VLGA has made representations, submissions and released media statements. The Local Government Bill (2018) was introduced into Parliament on 23 May 2018.

The Victorian Local Governance Association is broadly supportive of the Local Government Bill (2018), tabled in the Victorian Parliament by the Hon. Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Local Government. However, we continue to hold concerns regarding the Bill and recommend changes to the Bill. Read the VLGAs initial response and recommendations.Local-Government-Bill-VLGA-Recommendations-May-2018.docx

 

Key dates in reviewing legislative framework that governs local government in Victoria

19 June 2018 The second reading for the Local Government Bill (2018), is scheduled for debate in the lower house on 19 June 2018.

23 May 2018 The Minister for Local Government, Marlene Kairouz, introduced the Local Government Bill (2018) into Parliament. Read about VLGAs response to the tabling of the Bill here

December 2017 The Victorian Government released the Exposure Draft Bill. 190 submissions were received in response. Read about VLGA’s response to the Exposure Draft Bill here

2017 The Victorian Government consulted with key stakeholders.

June 2016  The Victorian Government released the Directions Paper in June 2016. They received 333 submissions in response.  Read about VLGAs response to the Directions Paper

September 2015  The Victorian Government released a Discussion Paper in September 2015 so that the sector and community could discuss the legislative framework that governs local government in Victoria. 384 submissions were received in response. Forums were held in metropolitan and regional Victoria. Read about VLGAs response to the Discussion Paper.

 http://www.vlga.org.au/Policy-Advocacy/New-page/How-the-VLGA-responded-to-the-Review-of-the-Local-Government-Act-1989

http://www.vlga.org.au/Policy-Advocacy/New-page/How-the-VLGA-responded-to-the-Local-Government-Bill-2018

 

 

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