Experts examine council help
The Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) has assessed the new state budget.
The local government lobby says this week’s state Budget “continues the government’s big infrastructure project agenda”.
“While it has been noted that the level of debt for the State will increase to fully fund these projects, they are intergenerational projects that will benefit the state for years to come, and to cement the state’s economic growth as the best in Australia,” the VLGA said in a statement.
“There remain gaps in the budget, notably investments in bus services, active transport, planning and infrastructure funding for our growing suburbs.
“The VLGA will continue to advocate on these and other issues on behalf of our member councils so they can continue to deliver services to their growing communities.”