About the Program

As part of the Victorian Government’s assistance to rural councils, $3.8 million will be provided to support rural councils in improving their information technology to facilitate remote governance and community engagement.

This program recognises that remote working caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created added pressure on rural councils due to the costs of providing appropriate and timely facilities, infrastructure and services to effectively support the introduction of virtual meetings and remote working by councillors and council staff. Rural councils generally face lower levels of digital connectivity, limited budgets to provide virtual meeting facilities, equipment and services and greater distances between council facilities.

As part of this, Victoria’s 38 rural councils will each receive a grant of up to $100,000 to enhance their ICT facilities, equipment and services and undertake training.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by 20 July 2020 by 2pm. The online application form can be accessed using the following link:
https://delwp1.force.com/publicform?id=a0h4P00001dYBDN.

To return to an existing application please use the following link:
https://delwp1.force.com/

For further information on the Rural Councils ICT Infrastructure Support Program, please contact:

Andrew Clegg
Local Government Victoria    
(03) 9948 8536
ICTinfra@delwp.vic.gov.au

Alpine Shire Council

Mansfield Shire Council

Ararat Rural City Council

Mitchell Shire Council

Bass Coast Shire Council

Moira Shire Council

Baw Baw Shire Council

Moorabool Shire Council

Benalla Rural City Council

Mount Alexander Shire Council

Buloke Shire Council

Moyne Shire Council

Campaspe Shire Council

Murrindindi Shire Council

Central Goldfields Shire Council

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Colac-Otway Shire Council

Pyrenees Shire Council

Corangamite Shire Council

Borough of Queenscliffe

East Gippsland Shire Council

South Gippsland Shire Council

Gannawarra Shire Council

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Glenelg Shire Council

Strathbogie Shire Council

Golden Plains Shire Council

Surf Coast Shire Council

Hepburn Shire Council

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Hindmarsh Shire Council

Towong Shire Council

Indigo Shire Council

Wellington Shire Council

Loddon Shire Council

West Wimmera Shire Council

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Yarriambiack Shire Council