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Record Number Of Women Elected To Councils

The Andrews Labor Government is on track to reach gender parity in councils by 2025 with a record number of women elected in the 2020 Local Government elections. With results now confirmed by the Victorian Electoral Commission, 272 women will take their place on councils..

Delivering Support For Victoria’s Veterans

The Victorian Government is continuing to support veterans and their families, with the latest round of grants injecting more than $1.1 million in mental health and welfare support. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane today announced all the successful recipients from three separate veterans’ grants programs,..

Shepparton’s WWII Italian Ossario Makes Heritage Register

Greater Shepparton’s Italian Ossario has been added to the Victorian Heritage Register, as part of commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. The site, also known as the Murchison Ossasio, is one of only two foreign war cemeteries in..


The Victorian Government is investing $42 million into planning for school infrastructure projects to fast-track the state’s long-term economic recovery hit by the coronavirus pandemic.   Shaun Leane MP, Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region announced Vermont Secondary College is one of 33 further schools given..

Veteran Support Now Just A Phone Call Away

An advice line backed by the Victorian Government for veterans in need of welfare support and advice on services has received thousands of enquiries since it was established in the response to the coronavirus pandemic in June. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane and RSL Victoria..

Record Number Of Victorian Women Stand For Council

A record number of women have nominated as candidates in Victoria’s local government elections, with ballots to be posted to millions of voters around the state next week. A century on from the election of Victoria’s first woman councillor, Mary Rogers in Richmond City Council,..


The Victorian Government’s Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is delivering a boost for Brentford Square as part of the Building Works Program. The $3 million Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund is providing dozens of local suburban shopping strips with grants to stimulate business activity, support local..

Nomination Period Nears For Victorian Council Elections

Victorians from all backgrounds are being encouraged to stand as candidates when nominations for local government elections open next week. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane said that serving on council was an opportunity for people to represent their community, play a role in Victoria’s..

Taking The Shrine Into The Future

The Victorian Government is calling for applications to be the next chair of Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the strategic direction of the Shrine – also known as Victoria’s National War Memorial – which honours the service and sacrifice..

Building Better Suburbs And Creating Local Jobs

The Victorian Government will upgrade and expand pavilions, playgrounds, community centres and other infrastructure in Melbourne‘s fastest growing suburbs – delivering the facilities that locals need and supporting jobs and business through the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane today announced 28 projects..

Local Government Elections To Go Ahead In October

On advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, local government elections will go ahead as scheduled for Saturday, 24 October 2020. As Minister for Local Government, I sought advice from the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Chief Health Officer as to how..

WWII Anglesea Lookout Post Makes Heritage Register

Anglesea’s Loveridge Lookout has been added to the Victorian Heritage Register, as part of commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Built in 1938 for local woman Bertha Loveridge, the Loveridge Lookout was commandeered in 1942 to be used as..

Supporting Melbourne Communities, Shopping Strips And Jobs

Communities in Melbourne will benefit from improved suburban activity centres and shopping strips through works backed by the Victorian Government that will create jobs and boost local businesses. Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane today announced a $6 million investment to support local communities in Metropolitan..

Victoria Remembers: 75 Years On From The End Of WWII

The Victorian Government is helping stage a series of virtual exhibitions, augmented reality experiences and a special online ceremony so that Victorians can mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II from home. On 15 August, it will be 75 years since Japan..

It’s Our Time: Backing Women To Stand For Council

A drive by the Victorian Government to inspire a new generation of women on councils is gathering pace ahead of the October local government elections. Opening the LGPro Women’s Professional Development Series today, Minister for Local Government Shaun Leane announced that social impact marketing firm..


The Victorian Government is making sure veterans get the support they need and that their stories and sacrifice are remembered for future generations. Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane today opened three funding streams that are aimed at improving the lives of veterans and ensuring their..

New Support For Victorian Communities To Stay Connected

The Victorian Government is helping communities to stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic through a new grants program to support local initiatives. Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane and Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the opening of applications for the Let’s Stay Connected..