The VLGA is pleased to present its Communique #2 to all councils following our initial Communique in March and in response to the Victorian State Budget released on 1 May 2018
As stated in Communique #1, the upcoming November state election presents councils with the opportunity to advocate for the needs of their communities.
We have analysed the State Budget and provide the following update for your council.
This update will provide additional information to councils in their ongoing lobbying and advocacy efforts on behalf of their community and to lobby local MPs leading up to the 2018 State Election and beyond. We also encourage your council to share your lobbying and advocacy efforts with the VLGA so that we may better represent the interests of the sector in 2018 and beyond.
The VLGA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners, their elders past, present and future, and to their cultures.
The advice provided by the VLGA is intended to be guidance only. It is not a substitute for legal or formal advice from relevant regulatory bodies.