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A twice-weekly bulletin of the major stories from the world of local government in Australia, brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association.

A twice-weekly bulletin of the major stories from the world of local government in Australia, brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association.

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A twice-weekly bulletin of the major stories from the world of local government in Australia, brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association.

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English

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0417310899


Episodes

16th May 2021 (#21)

5/15/2021
Coming up in episode #21, some Council reaction to the Federal Budget; a major investment in trees for Melbourne’s west; all councils to be part of a generational shift in the approach to mental health services; lots of senior appointment news from around the country; a fee increase determined for NSW councillors; and lots more from around the world of local government this week. The Local Government News Roundup is brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association, your...

Duration:00:14:51

12th May 2021 (#20)

5/11/2021
In this episode of the Roundup: A new round of regional and rural infrastructure funding opening soon; Hepburn Shire appoints a Chief Executive Officer. An extraordinary vacancy filled on Wellington Shire; Seven Queensland mayors come together to advocate for government support;Plus the wash up from the English council elections and more from around the world of local government this week. Links: 1. Yarra Council statement on Cr Mohamud 2. Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund...

Duration:00:12:06

9th May 2021 (#19)

5/8/2021
In this episode: An evacuation order issued for a city apartment building; CEO appointments for three Councils and the EPA; Councils in line for the Victorian Sports Awards; Tumby Bay Councillors reinstated; And a state first LGBTIQ portfolio for a Queensland Council. Links: 1. St Kilda building evacuation order 2. New CEO for Murrindindi Shire 3. West Wimmera Shire new CEO starts this week 4. Hindmarsh CEO reappointed 5. New CEO for EPA Victoria 6. Council finalists in Vic Sport...

Duration:00:11:53

5th May 2021 (#18)

5/4/2021
Coming up: A transformational plan unveiled for the north bank of the Yarra River; Winners announced in the MAV Technology Awards for 2021; Mildura council appoints an interim CEO; Australia’s longest road tunnel announced but not welcomed by all; A local mayor found guilty of misconduct; And a preview of my in-depth conversation with the Federal Minister for Local Government. Links: 1. Greenline plan for Melbourne's Yarra River 2. Barriers to increasing recycled content in...

Duration:00:13:14

2nd May 2021 (#17)

5/1/2021
In this episode: A review announced into the culture of local government in Victoria; Funding for Victorian Councils to employ staff to work with business on COVID Safe practices; A trial of e-scooters on the way; A CEO resign, another loses an unfair dismissal case, and yet another is appointed in a big week of senior executive news; And the NSW Council saying no to Netflix. Links: 1. Cultural review of Victorian local government 2. Funding for business concierge staff 3. E-scooter...

Duration:00:12:25

28th April 2021 (#16)

4/27/2021
In this bulletin: The loss of jobs from a phase out of native timber logging quantified; The launch of a campaign to Fix the Calder; A new addition to a popular regional Victorian tourism attraction; A CEO's suspension lifted, and a public inquiry into financial management at a NSW Council. Plus, a look at the new Drought Resilience Hub concept from a Gippsland perspective, and lots more from around the world of local government. Links: 1. Job losses from phase out of native timber...

Duration:00:14:23

25th April 2021 (#15)

4/24/2021
In this bulletin: A new 16 member gender equality advisory committee established in Victoria; A council named one of the best places to work in Australia and New Zealand; The latest CEO appointment news from around the country, And declarations of housing and climate emergencies. Plus a preview of a VLGA Connect interview with Andrew Greaves, the Victorian Auditor-General. Links: Victorian Gender Equality Committee appointedMaribyrnong/Western Bulldogs dealSurf Coast appoints...

Duration:00:15:55

21st April 2021 (#14)

4/20/2021
In this bulletin: A multimillion-dollar fund for rapid response housing projects in Victoria; A new initiative to support Aboriginal businesses and employment in central Victoria; A councillor cleared of inappropriate conduct, while another is called on to resign; And the Australian city to be immortalised in a board game. Plus a preview of a VLGA Connect interview with Julie Reid, the new Executive Director of Local Government Victoria, and lots more from around the world of local...

Duration:00:13:46

18th April 2021 (#13)

4/17/2021
In episode 13, local government reaction to the announcement of a container deposit scheme for Victoria; another council expresses disappointment with the state government over a potential West Gate Tunnel spoil disposal site; the latest councils to declare a climate emergency; Fraud charges against former councillors dropped; and a possible delay to the return of elected Councillors to a troubled NSW Council. Plus a preview of a new Roundup Extra focussed on an innovative Sunshine Coast...

Duration:00:15:12

14th April 2021 (#12)

4/13/2021
In this episode: A Victorian Council to take on the state government decision in the Supreme Court; New figures confirm the fastest growing municipalities in the country; A new councillor for Mornington Peninsula, and a new South Australian CEO announced; I speak with the Mayor Monash City Council about that Council’s social housing priorities; Plus lots more from around the world of local government across Australia and internationally. The Local Government News Roundup is brought to...

Duration:00:13:48

11th April 2021 (#11)

4/10/2021
In this episode: Victorian councils taking a stand on responsible dog ownership and tree vandalism; A joint campaign to tackle ageism; The search for dark matter takes a big step forward in rural Victoria; Finalists announced for the MAV Technology Awards; Plus lots more from around the world of local government across Australia and internationally. Links for this episode: 1. Greater Shepparton animal owner prosecutions 2. Bayside tree vandalism 3. Queen Victoria market...

Duration:00:15:38

7th April 2021 (#10)

4/6/2021
In this episode: A preferred route chosen to link Seymour to the Great Victorian Rail Trail; Sydney’s Inner West Council appoints a new General Manager; The mayor of Subiaco to remain popularly elected; And I’m joined by the Chair of Melbourne’s Metropolitan Transport Forum to hear about that group’s advocacy aims ahead of the Victorian State Budget. Plus lots more from around the world of local government across Australia and internationally. Links for this episode: 1. Mitchell Shire...

Duration:00:14:33

4th April 2021 (#9)

4/3/2021
In this episode: A $2 billion development underway in Melbourne’s north; Concept designs released for a new rail bridge for Melbourne Airport Rail; Victoria’s new Gender Equality Act leading the way for the rest of the country; The new Victorian Mayoral Advisory Panel announced; General Manager movements in New South Wales; And lots more from around the world of local government across Australia and internationally. Links for this episode: 1. $2B New Epping development 2. Melbourne...

Duration:00:15:20

31st March 2021 (#8)

3/30/2021
In this episode: A win for Mornington Peninsula in the fight against a controversial gas line proposal; new smart city projects from Geelong and Yarra; the first 5-star green star train station in Melbourne; and Blue Mountains Council safe from dismissal. And lots more from around the world of local government across Australia and internationally. Links for this episode: 1. Decision on proposed gas pipeline project ; Morn Pen Shire response. 2. Greater Geelong Smart City Strategic...

Duration:00:12:18

28th March 2021 (#7)

3/27/2021
In this episode: Former councillors and officers found to have engaged in serious corrupt conduct; a new multi-million dollar aquatic centre opens; CEO appointments in Victoria and Queensland; a new tool to help councils meet climate change obligations in their Council Plans; the US city that has abandoned tolls in favour of electric vehicles; and lots more from around the world of local government around Australia and internationally. The Local Government News Roundup is brought to you by...

Duration:00:10:58

24th March 2021 (#6)

3/24/2021
In this episode, Victoria’s new Chief Municipal Inspector announced; a VAGO report on road network management finds room for improvement; the Deputy Prime Minister in Wangaratta; CEO and General Manager news; and items of interest from interstate and overseas. This program is brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association - vlga.org.au Links for this episode: 1. New VictorianChief Municipal Inspector: https://tinyurl.com/ucn77db3 2. VAGO report on Council road management:...

Duration:00:11:38

21st March 2021 (#5)

3/20/2021
In this episode, the launch of an Australian first initiative for a Victorian region; a clampdown on out of control rubbish dumping; yet another Victorian Council CEO is moving on and a former returns; we look at some of the current advocacy asks from Councils around Victoria; plus items of interest from interstate and overseas including a court date for Toronto City Council. LGNR is brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association. Links for this...

Duration:00:11:05

18th March 2021 (#4)

3/17/2021
In this episode, the Victorian Ombudsman finds that five more Councils may need to refund parking fines; a $23 million investment in new innovation hubs for Melbourne’s north; TEDx is all systems go in Warrnambool; we meet the new CEO of LGPro Victoria, Jill Brown, and much more. LGNR is brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association. Links to stories from this episode: 1....

Duration:00:16:01

15th March 2021 (#3)

3/14/2021
In this episode: A NSW Council suspended and an interim administrator appointed; the Municipal Association of Victoria elects a new board and we speak to its new President; Tamworth forced to cancel this year’s Taste Tamworth Festival; a call for gaming venue hours in Victoria to be reduced; and another resignation from a Victorian Council CEO, as well as a Councillor and an administrator. LGNR is brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association. Links to stories from this...

Duration:00:19:56

10th March 2021 (#2)

3/10/2021
The Local Government News Roundup is brought to you by the Victorian Local Governance Association. Today, Chris Eddy speaks with Cr Linda Scott, President of the Australian Local Government Association about the Federal Opposition Leader's pledge to give local government a seat at the national cabinet, and calls on the Prime Minister to follow suit. Also, the NSW government looking to encourage a more diverse sector at this year's council elections; a Victorian Council votes to take one of...

Duration:00:07:19