Advocacy

We are committed to advocating for projects which are important to our community and deliver measurable results for Glen Eira residents —essential services, better facilities and key infrastructure to make our City more sustainable, liveable and inclusive.

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The strategic priorities outlined in the Council Plan 2021–2025 and other key strategies contain a range of initiatives which require support from government partners to ensure they can be effectively delivered to the community.

The Council Plan 2021–2025 also outlines a range of commitments we have made to improve our advocacy efforts, focusing on:

  • proactively advocating for community priorities
  • promoting Council’s strategic advocacy priorities through a dedicated advocacy function
  • increasing awareness of advocacy priorities with key stakeholders
  • delivering measurable results and reporting them transparently to the community.

Our advocacy priority areas

Major initiatives for Glen Eira City Council for 2022–2023 focus on the priority areas of:

  • Community assets and infrastructure
  • Open space
  • Climate change
  • Integrated transport and connectivity.

Advocacy for the 2022 Federal Government Election

The federal election will take place on Saturday 21 May 2022 and the City is part of multiple federal electorates including Higgins, Goldstein and Macnamara.

In March 2022 Council endorsed key advocacy priorities for the federal election campaign. View our Key advocacy priorities for 2022–2023 [PDF]

To date, we are pleased to have secured funding commitments in line with our priorities:

Liberal National Coalition

  • $10 million contribution for the $52 million redevelopment of the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool
  • $415,000 towards upgrading the lighting at Koornang Park
  • $152,000 for electric vehicle charging stations in Carnegie and Murrumbeena
  • $60,000 for an electric vehicle charging station in Bentleigh

Australian Labor Party

  • $15 million contribution for the $52 million redevelopment of the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool
  • $1.53 million for the redevelopment of the Packer Park Cycling Pavilion in Carnegie
  • $416,000 towards a brand new LED lighting system at Murrumbeena Park

Australian Greens

  • $10 million contribution for the $52 million redevelopment of the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool

How we advocate for our community

We will actively engage and work with our community to understand their aspirations and needs and regularly inform the community about our advocacy activity. We provide the community with civic leadership in advocating on agreed priorities to federal and state governments, and work with our local members of parliament to address issues of common concern.

Our advocacy campaigns are based on policy and strategy positions that are supported by evidence and data.


How to get involved and Have Your Say

Glen Eira City Council welcomes community ideas, input and feedback. We want to strengthen relationships and build a better understanding of community needs and views to inform our advocacy efforts.

There are a range of ways to get involved, have your say to share your ideas and opinions. For more information about Council advocacy campaigns, active community engagement activities and how to raise issues with us, click on the link below.