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Resource boost for Inspectorate

The Local Government Inspectorate has been allocated increased funding to boost resources and provide greater assurance to the community that their council is operating within the law.

Announced in the Victorian State Budget, the additional funding will provide four new municipal inspectors to support the Inspectorate’s work with 79 Victorian councils.

Chief Municipal Inspector David Wolf said: “The increasing demand and scope of our work has put pressure on our existing capacity which was recognised by the sector, community and local government representative bodies.”

“The funding will help the Inspectorate deliver on its commitment to address complaints in a timely manner, which allows us to deliver better outcomes for the sector and complainants,” he said.

“We will also be able to focus more effort on looking at the systemic and thematic issues in the sector to improve efficiency and accountability.”