Our 2016-17 annual report is currently being finalised. In the meantime, see a snapshot of our performance for the previous financial year.
In 2015-16, Victorian councils contributed $2.9 million in membership subscriptions to the MAV. The MAV helped to unlock in excess of $300 million in member service benefits including:
New tools and resources
The following MAV tools and resources helped councils to provide best practice services to local communities:
- Rate capping resources - helping councils to explain the impacts of the State's policy to community members
- Managing Residential Character report - assisting councils to better manage rural and regional residential development
- Stand for Council campaign & tools - increasing community participation in council elections
- Public wifi and cloud services best practice reports - improving efficiency and reducing council IT costs
- Process support and resources - assisting councils with budget reporting, rate capping and best practice
- Patchwork model for agency coordination - award-winning online resource to improve coordination in assisting vulnerable people.
Advocacy by the MAV helped to increase funding for councils to provide community services.
- Preventing violence against women - $450,000 value to councils
- Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program - $4.6 million value to councils
- Strategic land use planning - $4.2 million value to councils
- Coastal climage change impacts - $800,000 value to councils
- Kindergarten infrastructure and operations - $14.4 million value to councils
- Council-led age-friendly projects - $1 million value to councils
- Maternal and child health services - $133 million restoring 50:50 funding ratio.
MAV-led collaboration and innovation help councils to provide more efficient community services.
- Open Council Data Toolkit - Victorian councils now lead local government open data publishing nationally
- Child Information Data System - transferred 44 councils and 1.68 million client records to new system
- Asset management capability - 75 per cent of Victorian councils attain core competency status through MAV STEP program
- LEAP procurement continuous improvement - 24 councils identify budget savings, improve probity and strengthen performance
- Energy efficient street lighting - 80 per cent of Victorian councils have completed installations, significantly reducing emissions and costs
- Collaborative procurement - 13 tenders reducing councils costs for IT, fleet, office supplies and street lighting
- Local Government Funding Vehicle (second issuance) - over 10 years, up to $100 million value to councils
- Professional development - 132 MAV conferences and training events attended by 8,220 council staff and councillors.
New partnerships and agreements
MAV representation provides councils with a stronger voice to negotiate on behalf of local communities.
- Home and Community Care Bilateral Agreement - signed by Commonwealth and Victorian governments, includes guaranteed funding
- Review of planning fees - worked with councils to inform the Regulatory Impact Statement
- Local Government Act Review Task Force - established a task force to guide our input to the Local Government Act Review
- Local Government Digital Transformation Task Force - including council CEOs, State and Federal government
- Social procurement certification - MAV Procurement and Social Traders improve employment opportunities for marginalised groups
- Major roads efficient street lighting - working with VicRoads to install 200,000 energy efficient street lights.
Note: The performance highlights presented on this page represent outcomes achieved by the MAV in collaboration with numerous stakeholder groups including councils, the Australian Local Government Association, industry groups, unions, and state and federal government departments.
To see past performance, see our annual reports.