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​We work with local government to help the sector secure its financial future.

Our work involves advocating for the sector’s economic and financial needs and arguing for greater recognition of local government's role in a range of government funding programs.

We also work with our members to improve their financial autonomy.

As well as participating in the state government's budget planning process, we also research new and evolving financial issues.

Financial Assistance Grants and Rate Capping Taskforce

The MAV established a Financial Assistance Grants and Rate Capping Taskforce (FRCT) in response to the Federal Government's decisions on supporting financial grants and the State Government's policy on rate capping. See the FRCT campaign page for more details.

Guide for developing budget reports in local government

The Victorian city council model budget guide for the 2016-17 financial year has been released and is tailored for local government financial professionals.

It clarifies what information is mandatory or is considered best practice to include in budget reports. The guide also reflects rate capping legislation introduced by the Victorian Government, which will apply for the first time in the 2016-17 financial year.

The resources have been produced by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand with sponsorship from the MAV.

The prepared documents include the full version in PDF and Microsoft Office templates without commentary:

Rates Capping Forum

This forum was held in November 2015. Presentations from the event are available below.

Finance news

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