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Australian Open To Serve Up The Best Of Victoria

World attention will turn to Melbourne once more when the major events capital hosts the Australian Open. Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan today joined event organisers at Birrarung Marr, where the Australian Open Festival is taking shape. Some of Melbourne’s top culinary institutions are set to serve up a treat to spectators. The free, family-friendly Festival will run every day and night of the first Grand Slam of 2016.

New Chair For Federation Square

Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today announced the appointment of Deborah Beale as the new Chairperson of Fed Square Pty Ltd. Ms Beale will bring a wealth of leadership and governance experience to the delivery of world-class events and exhibitions as Federation Square looks to rejuvenate and capitalise on its great location by the Yarra in the heart of Melbourne.

Preston And Reservoir Crossings To Go In Labor Government Blitz

“Getting rid of these congested and unsafe level crossings is what our local community needs. The notorious Reservoir level crossing is rated by the RACV as the worst in Melbourne and its removal will be a lasting legacy of the Andrews Labor Government for the people of Reservoir and Preston.”

Council Rate Increases Capped To Inflation

Victorian council rate rises will be capped to the rate of inflation, 2.5%, for 2016/17. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins announced the Fair Go Rates cap today, keeping an election commitment to cap council rate rises to theConsumer Price Index (CPI).

Safety Boost To Prevent Violence At Hospitals

Health services across Victoria will benefit from additional safety measures to reduce and prevent violence, with the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Health Service Violence Prevention Fund announced today.

Darebin Council Report Received

Darebin City Council has agreed to undertake a series of reforms designed to bolster community confidence in the Council’s governance and decision-making processes.