Performance reporting is a key part of our strengthening councils program. Read about the measures and checklists that make up the framework.
Local Government Victoria provides a range of planning and reporting guides and templates to assist councils with planning, budgeting and reporting.
Councils play a vital role in procuring the goods, services and works needed to deliver key council services and infrastructure to the community.
Local law making guidelines, a manual and resources support councils to achieve best practice and ensure a consistent level of performance between councils.
The Finance and Accounting Support Team (FAST) program is designed to help improve the financial sustainability of rural and regional councils
DELWP provides Victorian councils with guidance resources for council infrastructure, land and asset management.
Local Government Victoria’s annual community satisfaction survey compiles community feedback on councils in five key performance areas. Read the latest survey results and find previous surveys.
Each council collects rates from residents and businesses in its municipality to help fund local infrastructure and services.
Local Government Victoria supports and regulates councils to ensure that Victorians enjoy a responsive, accountable and efficient system of local government
The Minister for Local Government’s 2015 Ministerial Statement on Local Government, outlining a range of local government reforms
Local Government Victoria exchanges knowledge and experience with a range of international partners.
The Victoria Grants Commission (VGC) allocates financial assistance grants from the Commonwealth Government to local councils in Victoria. It cannot provide grants for businesses, individuals or community groups.
The Roadside Weeds and Pests Program (RWPP) 2017-19 provides funding support to councils to plan and implement control activities for weeds and pests on rural roadsides.
Victorian public libraries offer more than just borrowing books. You can do everything from academic research, attend a seminar, hear your favourite author speak and bring your kids to story time.
The Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program (MERP) provides funds to rural, regional and peri-urban councils across the state which helps councils plan and prepare for emergencies.
Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC), a fund for essential infrastructure development in Melbourne’s growth areas of Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham.
Regulation and governance of local councils is determined by the Local Government Act 1989 and related Acts, policies and legislation.
Local Government Victoria has carried out a comprehensive review of the Local Government Act 1989, with contributions from councils and the community.
The councillor conduct framework set out in the Local Government Act 1989 provides for the management of councillor conduct and councillor behaviour.
Under the Local Government Act 1989, the Minister for Local Government may appoint independent bodies to provide advice to councils and report back on council structures, operations and governance.
Victoria’s local government sector is administered under the Local Government Act 1989 and related Acts, policies and legislation.
The 2014 Victorian State-Local Government Agreement is designed to build collaborative working relationships between state and local government.
The Victorian Aboriginal and Local Government Action Plan provides a framework to help councils engage with Aboriginal communities and promote reconciliation.
The Mayoral Advisory Panel consists of Mayors from across Victoria who can provide high level advice on local government issues.
Gender equity in local government will ensure a greater mix of insights and experiences shape local policy.
The Growing Suburbs Fund supports investment in critical local infrastructure in Melbourne's diverse and fast-growing interface councils.
The Collaborative Council - Sustainability Fund Partnerships (CCSFP) Program supports Victorian councils to collaborate on projects focused on environmentally sustainability and improved services.
The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations to provide high-quality library infrastructure to meet their communities’ changing needs.
Acting on the barriers and challenges, to long-term financial and operational sustainability for rural and regional councils
Local Government Victoria is working with councils and the emergency management sector to enhance the emergency management capability and capacity of local government
A joint Local Government Victoria (LGV)/Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) report analysed collaborative approaches to emergency management, concluding that the costs were marginal compared to the substantial long-term benefits.
The Municipal Emergency Management Enhancement Group strategic plan is about promotion, collaboration and support of emergency management in local government to ensure safer and more resilient communities.
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Search our listing of grants and assistance offered through DELWP within the state of Victoria.