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Local government cost inquiry launched

May 2, 2024 7:02 am in by

A Parliamentary inquiry into local government funding and services has kicked off this week, with residents and local councils encouraged to make submissions.

The Committee will investigate local government funding and service delivery in Victoria, including:

• Cost shifting from state and federal governments to local council;

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• Ability of local governments to meet core service delivery objectives

• Local government’s revenue structure, as well as whether these structures are sustainable and appropriate; and

• Whether there are alternative models of funding to consider.

Submissions are due by June 28, 2024 and can be made via the Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee’s webpage: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/localgovernmentfunding

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