The Andrews Labor Government is helping local councils with their finances and accounting through a series of collaborative projects.
Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins today announced new funding for three South West councils to strengthen their financial capacity.
The Finance and Accounting Support Team (FAST) program is delivering targeted support to councils in need of specialist finance and accounting assistance including increased collaboration and use of shared services.
Corangamite Shire, Moyne Shire and the City of Warrnambool have received a $75,000 grant to investigate the efficiencies and benefits of a common information technology platform.
The three councils will use the funds to develop a feasibility study to integrate core Information Technology and Communication (ICT) functions into a shared service model.
Victoria’s councils employ more than 50,000 people and are a significant contributor to the economy, delivering $7 billion in services annually and managing more than $77 billion in vital community assets.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We have listened to councils in the South West and are working with them to address some of the issues they face.”
“We know that rural councils face unique challenges, that’s why we’re investing to help them work together to overcome those challenges.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is helping local councils become as efficient as possible while delivering exceptional service to their communities.”