The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is the peak body representing local government across Victoria and advocates on behalf of the sector. The MAV holds two State Council meetings each year, where motions are debated to influence the policies and activities of the organisation.
As the current Mayor I am also Maroondah’s MAV representative, meaning that I represent the views of the municipality at the State Council meetings.
Maroondah submitted several motions to be debated at the State Council, including calling on the State Government to provide a centralised support service to provide assistance in regard to Councillor Workcover and Conflict of Interest provisions. In addition Maroondah initiated a motion calling on the roll-out of energy efficient lighting across Victoria and expressed concern over the lack of consultation in regard to the increases in the State Government Landfill levy.
Each of these motions were successful and will help shape the policies and actions of the Municipal Association of Victoria. The next State Council meeting is planned for late October.