Victoria announces regional funding recipients


The Victorian Government has announced the recipients of the state’s $20 million Regional Councils Transformation Program.

The program aims to:

  • Improve the financial sustainability of rural and regional councils by achieving economies of scale, including through regional service delivery or collaborative procurement;

  • Promote more efficient and improved service delivery through collaboration and innovation;

  • Facilitate benefits for rural and regional communities, with priority given to those for rural communities; and

  • Demonstrate potential efficiencies to be gained through regional service delivery.

The RCTP program will see the following funding awarded:

  • Buloke, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Loddon, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack will share in $5 million

  • Corangamite, Moyne and Warrnambool will share in $4.5 million

  • Bass Coast, East Gippsland, South Gippsland and Wellington will share in $4.5 million

  • Ballarat, Ararat, Central Goldfields, Golden Plains, Hepburn and Pyrenees, will share in $4.5 million

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