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Local government services

​Victorian councils receive funding of $6.1 billion annually to provide more than 100 different services to the communities they represent.

Council services include:

  • environment services such as greenhouse gas mitigation, and natural resource and coastal management
  • health services such as public health and food regulations
  • emergency management services such as response and recovery
  • transport and infrastructure services such as roads, footpaths and cycle paths
  • planning and building services such as land use planning, economic development and environmental conservation
  • social and community services such as disability support, early childhood services, housing and public libraries