Local government funding and services scrutinised

1 May 2024 Have your say by 28 June 2024

Cost shifting, service delivery and funding are among the key issues being examined by an Upper House inquiry into local government.

The Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee is accepting public submissions until 28 June 2024.

'This is a chance for all Victorians to have their say on local government funding and service delivery,' Committee Chair Georgie Purcell said.

The inquiry is assessing local governments’ ability to deliver core services and the effects of cost shifting from state and federal governments to local council.

The sustainability of current revenue structures and alternative funding models for local governments are also being considered.

Public hearings will be held and a report to parliament is due by 28 November 2024.

For more inquiry information and the full terms of reference go to the Committee’s website.