Council's role

In Victoria, 79 municipalities represent more than six million people. Each Victorian municipality is different. Its community may be young or old, established or still developing, rural or urban. Its population may vary from fewer than 4,000 people to more than 200,000.

Local government:

  • Enables new initiatives for the economic, social and cultural development of the community
  • Supports individuals and groups
  • Provides a wide range of services for community wellbeing
  • Provides and maintains community assets and infrastructure.

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