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Amendments to the Victorian Local Government Acts: Impacts on Councils’ Rating and Debt Recovery Powers

Australia - August 16 2022 The Victorian Government has passed the Local Government Legislation Amendment (Rating and Other Matters) Act 2022 (Act), making a number of…

Chris Cantor, Mark Henry, Kate Oliver

Upcoming Budgets and amended governance rules - are you compliant?

Australia - April 21 2022 Councils across the State will soon be asked to approve a Budget. The Budget will need to include information prescribed by Regulations, including…

Transitioning to the new Act - are special meetings in limbo?

Australia - April 17 2020 A number of provisions contained in the Local Government Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) are now in force. They are the first of nearly 400 provisions which…

A New Local Government Act: A new agenda?

Australia - March 18 2020 After a long gestation period and some marathon sittings of Victoria’s Upper House, the Local Government Bill 2019 has finally been passed. It is…

Guy O’Connor

Council meetings and the spread of COVID-19

Australia - March 17 2020 The spread of COVID-19 has understandably led some Victorian councils to consider life without Council meetings. There is, for example, the…

Kate Oliver, Melanie Olynyk