Victoria launches new local government platform

The Victorian Government has promised improved local government key services and planning following the roll out of the new Know Your Council website.

State Minister Adem Somyurek said that the new platform will deliver improved services while also ensuring greater transparency and accountability across the state’s 79 local government bodies.

“We’re looking at a series of improvements to the way councils track their performance to ensure they are serving their communities in the best way,” Mr Somyurek said.

The website provides information across a broad range of performance data, including planning permits, financial performance and the standard of other key infrastructure.

“The Know Your Council website gives ratepayers better insight into what their council is doing and how it’s working,” Mr Somyurek said.

The launching of the new platform forms part of the State Government’s Local Government Performance Reporting Framework Strategic Directions Paper 2018-21, which aims to provide a systematic framework for improving accountability and productivity in the local government sector.

The Know Your Council website can be found here

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