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