Cuts will be a challenge

THE Shire of Strathbogie, along with the other 19 small shires across Victoria, will have to contend with State Government funding cuts in 2017, a move the Auditor General has warned puts their financial sustainability at risk.
Steph Ryan (MLA, Euroa) warned last week that the removal of the Local Government Infrastructure Fund and the discontinuation of a $1 million annual assistance package will heap further pressure on the already financially constrained shire.

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