Author Archives: Secretariat Rural Councils Victoria

Key Strategy Moves Closer

The latest draft of the Population Attraction and Retention Strategy is being developed by Densch McClean Carlson, and is due back with the RCV Executive Committee by August. The Strategy will help set the agenda for RCV’s ‘Sustainable Rural Communities’ workstream for the next three years. The preliminary drafts are based on a detailed review […]

Social Enterprise Workshops Ready To Roll

East Gippsland Shire Council is set to host RCV’s first Understanding Social Enterprise workshops this September. Facilitated by the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE), the Social Enterprise workshop is a practical two day experience that introduces leaders from government, community, education and business to the latest approaches in building economic and social capital in […]

The Advocacy Continues

Representatives from the RCV Executive Committee will meet with Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas on Thursday 9 August. Top of the agenda will be RCV’s unsuccessful 2017-18 Budget Submission and plans for future budget and election lobbying, designed to secure greater State Government support for rural councils. Key outcomes will be circulated to members after the […]

Government needs to do much more for rural Victorians

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) has expressed its bitter disappointment that the State Government has overlooked the needs of rural communities in its 2017-18 Budget, neglecting to include a $150million Rural Community Support Fund that would have delivered essential services and upgrades to rural Victoria. While RCV welcomes regional rail and road improvements announced in the […]

Rural Victorians Deserve More — RCV’s 2017/2018 Victorian Budget Submission

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) is calling on the State Government to establish an annual, dedicated $150 million Rural Community Support Fund in a submission to the 2017/ 2018 Victorian Budget. Many of Victoria’s rural councils are under increasing financial pressure to deliver more services and manage significant assets across vast geographic areas, all with fewer […]