Minister for Local Government media release 27 April 2016.
Victoria’s booming outer suburbs and growing regional communities will get the parks, playgrounds, community centres and libraries they need, with the Victorian Budget 2016/17 providing $75.4 million to build much needed community facilities and spaces.
Spaces and services in growing communities often fail to keep up. That’s why the Andrews Labor Government will invest:
The Labor Government’s local government reform agenda includes making councils more accountable and responsive to the needs of local families, businesses and ratepayers.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins
“These communities are becoming more and more popular to live in. They shouldn’t be a victim of their own success.”
“Local residents, regardless of where they choose to make their home, should have access to the community spaces and services they need.”
“We are building and upgrading parks, playgrounds and libraries so Victoria’s growing communities don’t get left behind.”