Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils

Report

The report was tabled in Parliament on 27 March 2018

pdfInquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils(PDF 3.19 MB)

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The interim report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

pdfInquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils(PDF 1001.88 KB)

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Government Response – not received

 

The Government is required to respond within six months of the report being tabled. Once the response is received, it will be available for download here.

 

Government Response

The Government response to this report was tabled in Parliament on 4 June 2019.

pdfGovernment response277.15 KB

 

Media

Media Releases

pdf27 MAR 2018 Supporting our rural and regional councils 465.71 KB

pdf12 DEC 2017 Interim report tabled on challenges for regional councils458.10 KB

pdf17 NOV 2017 Committee hearings cancelled for Tuesday 21 November475.13 KB

pdf17 NOV 2017 Regional Committee hearings in Wodonga467.55 KB

pdf03 NOV 2017 Regional Committee hearings in Colac465.93 KB

pdf20 OCT 2017 Regional Committee hearings in Shepparton and Bendigo469.73 KB

pdf09 OCT 2017 Regional Committee hearings in Wycheproof and Kerang470.77 KB

pdf05 OCT 2017 Traralgon hearing for rural and regional councils inquiry459.47 KB

pdf08 SEP 2017 Next hearing on rural and regional councils inquiry464.59 KB

pdf28 AUG 2017 Postponement of Traralgon public hearing460.59 KB

pdf25 AUG 2017 Traralgon hearing for rural and regional councils inquiry462.14 KB

pdf11 AUG 2017 Hearings begin on rural and regional councils inquiry459.84 KB

pdf08 AUG 2016 Challenges of rural and regional councils to be investigated108.01 KB

Terms of Reference

Received from the Legislative Council on 6 May 2015:

To the Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee to  inquire into, consider and report, no later than 31 March 2016*, on the sustainability and operational challenges of Victoria’s rural and regional councils, including but not limited to the following —

(a) local government funding and budgetary pressures;

(b) fairness, equity and adequacy of rating systems;

(c) impact of rate-capping policies;

(d) capacity for rural and regional councils to meet responsibilities for flood planning and preparation, and maintenance of flood mitigation infrastructure;

(e) maintenance of local road and bridge networks; and

(f) weed and pest animal control.

 

* The reporting date for this inquiry has been extended to 30 March 2018.  Once the report is tabled in Parliament, an electronic copy will be available for download from the Report page. 

pdfTerms of Reference - Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria's Rural and Regional Councils(PDF 148.98 KB)