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July 6, 2020

RCV welcomes funding announcement

Media Release 6 July 2020 Rural Councils Victoria has welcomed the announcement today of more than $500 million in spending in non-metropolitan Victoria by the state […]
June 26, 2020

Rural Victorians suffer severe job losses

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – 25 June 2020 New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the impact the COVID 19 crisis and […]
June 5, 2020

ICT grants welcomed

Rural Councils Victoria welcomes the State Government’s announcement of $3.8 million to support rural councils in improving their information technology to facilitate remote governance and community […]
June 5, 2020

Tourists urged to stay safe on the long weekend

Media Release 4 June 2020 With the long weekend quickly approaching, Rural communities across Victoria are preparing to welcome thousands of tourists from the city following […]
May 25, 2020

Rural aged care needs urgent reform

Media Release – Rural Councils Victoria Rural aged care needs urgent reform  Aged care in rural Victoria needs urgent reform to meet projected demand from an […]
May 4, 2020

Bushfire preparations funding needs to be at least tripled

RCV has called on the government to triple funding for emergency management preparedness to ensure rural communities are ready for devastating natural disasters such as bushfires […]
April 3, 2020

Rural Victorians call for $4 billion in Support

Rural Victorians call for $4 billion in support Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) is calling on the State and Federal governments to provide $4 billion to support rural Victorian communities in the wake of devastating droughts, the recent […]
December 11, 2019

Rural Councils Victoria launches program to build the skills of rural councillors and staff

Rural Councils Victoria has launched their Building Local Capacity Program to build the skills and expertise of Victoria’s rural council workforce. The $395,000 Building Local Capacity […]
December 10, 2019

RCV Newsletter, November 2019

Find out what’s happening in our November Newsletter RCV brings priority issues to Canberra Calls for new council funding model as RCV Chair addresses Local Government […]
December 4, 2019

Rural Councils Victoria brings priority issues to Canberra

Rural Councils Victoria delegates have visited Canberra this week to highlight a number of important issues impacting rural Victorian communities. RCV Chair Cr Mary-Ann Brown and […]
November 14, 2019

Rural Councils Victoria call for new council funding model at inquiry

Chair addresses Local Government Ratings System Review Victoria’s rural communities have called on the state government for help to support the unique needs of people living […]
October 22, 2019

Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum and Annual General Meeting – October 2019

Our October 2019 Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum was held on Wednesday 16 October 2019 at the Isabella Fraser Room at the State Library of Victoria. […]
October 1, 2019

Rural councils welcome road funding blitz

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) welcomes the government’s launch today of a massive road maintenance blitz that will benefit rural Victorian road users. Premier Daniel Andrews joined […]
September 25, 2019

RCV Newsletter, September 2019

Find out what’s happening in our September Newsletter New Committee Members New Research Published Submissions to Federal Government Inquiries Community Infrastructure Loans Scheme Invitation: Workshop on […]
September 10, 2019

Full program announced for RCV October Forum

Forum program will feature speakers from VAGO and RDV as well as keynote speaker Gabrielle Chan. All the details here.
August 23, 2019

Author Gabrielle Chan to speak at October Forum

The Rural Councils Victoria Annual General Meeting will be held at 9.30am on Wednesday 16 October at the Isabella Fraser Room at the State Library of […]
August 20, 2019

RCV welcomes more funding for libraries in rural communities

Rural Councils Victoria has welcomed the State Government’s recognition of the unique needs of rural communities with the announcement today of $4.5 million for the Living […]
August 2, 2019

RCV Newsletter, August 2019

Find out what’s happening at RCV in our August Newsletter. RCV Submission to the 2019 Local Government Bill  New and Improved Website and Industry Toolkits Save […]
July 16, 2019

RCV’s response to the Local Government Bill 2019 Discussion Paper

RCV has this week submitted its response to the Discussion Paper for the Local Government Bill. In the submission, RCV highlights the importance of considering the […]
June 18, 2019

RCV welcomes the Government’s response to the Parliamentary Inquiry

The Victorian Government has issued its response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils. View full response […]
April 17, 2019

Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum – April 2019

Our biannual Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum was held at the RACV City Club in Melbourne on April 17. This event showcases the great work happening […]
April 2, 2019

Advocacy activity underway ahead of Federal Election and State Budget

Find out what measures RCV is advocating for.
March 28, 2019

Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum Program Announcement

We’re pleased to announce the full program for our upcoming April event. Find out who we’ll be hearing from.
December 21, 2018

New Chair, Committee Member appointed and updates from the Committee

Find out all the details in the December RCV Newsletter.
December 20, 2018

RCV Announces New Chair

Cr Mary-Ann Brown has been elected to lead Rural Councils Victoria for the next two years following a meeting of the RCV Committee on Friday 14 […]
August 8, 2018

Population Attraction Report Released

Read the report and find out what else has been happening across RCV in August.
June 28, 2018

RCV Newsletter, June 2018

Find out what’s happening in the June Newsletter. Rules of Incorporation Review Rural & Regional Councils Sustainability Reform Report Advocacy meetings Unlocking Rural Victoria’s Potential Population […]
May 28, 2018

2018 Rural Summit a Success

Find out all about the 2018 Rural Summit in East Gippsland in our June 2018 Newsletter.
May 1, 2018

Budget commitment welcomed

Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s $20 million budget commitment to a Rural Council Transformation Program to assist rural councils to identify and implement more […]
April 27, 2018

Fixing country roads funding welcomed

Rural Councils Victoria has welcomed the Victorian Government’s $941 million budget pledge to fix the State’s ageing country roads.Rural Councils Victoria Chair Cr Rob Gersch said […]
March 14, 2018

RCV Newsletter, March 2018

Find out more in the March 2018 update from RCV. Forum registration reminder Meetings planned on budget submission Do you know a local innovator? NBN concerns get […]
February 21, 2018

RCV Newsletter, February 2018

Minister to speak at forum Budget submission made Liveability in spotlight Community innovators sought Social enterprise workshops VicTrack hears concerns Find out more in the February […]
December 20, 2017

RCV Newsletter, December 2017

All the latest from RCV in our regular newsletter. 2018/2019 Victorian Government Budget Submission Save the date – Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum Save the date […]
November 14, 2017

RCV Newsletter, November 2017

Find out what’s on with RCV’s regular Newsletter. Mayors, Councillors and CEOs Forum Annual General Meeting Victorian Government 2018/2019 Budget Advocacy Campaign Rural Population Growth Policy […]
June 28, 2017

RCV Newsletter, June 2017

Find out about these items in our monthly newsletter. Showcase your Shire by hosting the 2018 Rural Summit Bill changes could cripple rural Councils RCV’s State […]
June 6, 2017

Bill changes could cripple rural Councils

Victoria’s 38 small rural Councils will suffer a significant financial blow if the State Government goes ahead with changes proposed in the State Taxation Acts Amendment […]

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