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Ministers and rural council sustainability at Forum

Two Ministers and the Opposition spokesman on Local Government will take part in the Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum in Melbourne on Wednesday (22 October 2014). RCV Chair, Cr Rob Gersch said with less than 6 weeks until the Victorian election, this is a timely opportunity for rural councils to hear […]

$3m government pledge to rural councils

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) has welcomed the state government’s commitment to fund the organisation with $3million over the next four years, if re-elected in November. RCV Chair, Cr Rob Gersch said the funding will allow RCV to continue providing valuable support to the 38 rural councils on shared challenges through training, policy responses and developing […]

Weeds and pest promise a start

Today’s announcement by the Victorian government that it will extend its Roadside Weeds and Pests Management Program if re-elected, will be appreciated by rural councils as a contribution to a huge problem. Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) Chair, Cr Rob Gersch said, however, that the announced $10.4million for four years was only a portion of what […]

Labor pledge $3.5m to rural councils

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) has welcomed the Victorian Labour party’s commitment to continue to fund RCV’s Networked Rural Councils Program if it forms government in two weeks’ time. The Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Jacinta Allan, met with the RCV Executive Committee yesterday afternoon to make the announcement. RCV Chair, Cr Rob Gersch […]