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).
Topic: "Minister for Local Government"
New community facilities in Melbourne’s outer suburbs will have another chance to receive funding, under the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Interface Growth Fund. Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins said Melbourne’s ten Interface councils were invited to apply for funding for the Fund’s final $7 million. The Interface Growth Fund fulfils a key election commitment to establish a dedicated fund to invest in community facilities and spaces across Interface council areas.
The tabling of the Victoria Grants Commission’s annual report has revealed the damage inflicted by the Federal Coalition Government’s cuts to funding for local councils.
The Andrews Labor Government has launched consultation for its review of the Local Government Act 1989.