Victoria Archive

New population projections suggest Melbourne could grow by 83% to 10.3 million in 2061 (28 November 2013)

Latest population projections for Australia released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that Melbourne and Victoria will continue to accommodate strong population growth over the coming 50 years. The statistics released by the ABS forecast that according

Report finds potential for fraud, corrupt practices, and misuse of position by Councillors in 32 of Victoria’s 79 Councils (8 November 2013)

An independent report by Victoria’s municipal watchdog, the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate, into the use of ward funds by 32 of Victoria’s 79 councils has found that some councillors risk breaching the law. Victoria’s Minister for Local

New independent body to provide administrative services and support for all Victorian courts (30 October 2013)

The Victorian Liberal-National Government has introduced legislation into Parliament to establish a new independent body to provide administrative services and support for all Victorian courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Victoria’s Attorney-General, Mr Robert Clark, said the

Panel of Administrators appointed to Rural City of Wangaratta Council (30 October 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Local Government, Mrs Jeanette Powell, has announced the appointment of a panel of administrators to lead the Rural City of Wangaratta Council until the 2016 municipal elections. The appointment follows the dismissal of the Wangaratta Council

Victorian Law Reform Commission reports on succession laws released (16 October 2013)

The Victorian Law Reform Commission‘s report on succession laws has been tabled in that State’s Parliament. The Commission was asked to examine the law on how property is dealt with after a person dies, to ensure the law operates

Victoria’s 40 year planning strategy released, and ‘new’ Melbourne Planning Authority launched (14 October 2013)

AN independent body that will give advice to the State Government on planning matters was launched last week. The Melbourne Planning Authority has been created to implement Plan Melbourne – the Victorian State Government’s the new 40-year planning blueprint

Appointments to Victoria’s water corporation boards (12 September 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Water, Mr Peter Walsh, has announced 22 new appointments and 57 re-appointments to Victoria’s 19 water corporation boards. The new appointments commence on 1 October 2013. The appointments include the appointment of seven new directors to

Upcoming Event | Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s Risk Conference | Melbourne, 7 & 8 October 2013

With global financial crises, increasing social complexity, ever emerging instances of cybercrime and unnaturally large weather disasters occurring more frequently, the risk landscape facing governments large and small grows more challenging by the day. The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority’s

Former ACCC Commissioner, Mr Joe Dimasi, appointed CEO of Victorian Building Authority (20 August 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Planning, Mr Matthew Guy, has announced the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) board’s appointment of former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Commissioner, Mr Joe Dimasi, as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr Dimasi’s appointment follows a period

Planning in Victoria: new Rural Zones aim for greater flexibility (17 August 2013)

Victoria’s Minister for Planning, Mr Matthew Guy, has approved the final stage of [planning] Zone Reforms by releasing the Government’s final Rural Zone proposals. Victoria’s six Rural Zones include the Farming Zone, Rural Living Zone, Rural Activities Zone, two