Author Archives: Secretariat Rural Councils Victoria

Snowy decision praised

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) has called on the Victorian Government to follow the lead of its NSW counterpart and pass on the proceeds of its sale of the Snowy Hydro directly to rural and regional communities. The NSW Government announced last week that it would put a massive $4.154 billion which it received in transferring […]

Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum, April 11 2018

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 9.30am to 4pm ZINC, Federation Square, Melbourne Learn more about the role Rural Councils Victoria is taking in advocating for a better life for rural Victorians. Guest speakers to include:  The Hon Jaala Pulford, Minister for Regional Development The Hon Matthew Guy, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Victorian Liberal […]

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 […]