Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,

 we are excited to announce the reopening of some of our key services and community facilities. Find out more in our COVID-19 services update.

How we advocate for our community

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

We will;

  • make representations to State and Federal government Ministers.
  • regularly meet with and make representations to local Members of Parliament.
  • actively engage with local and state media.
  • actively engage with and make representations to all candidates participating in State and/or Federal election processes.
  • broker partnerships and strategic alliances with other local and regional organisations.
  • submit grant applications to secure funding to deliver priority projects and program delivery.
  • actively participate in peak governing organisations and their advocacy efforts, including the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and Victorian Local Governance Association.
  • work and partner with State Government authorities to influence policy, legislation and standards, including the Department of Planning and Infrastructure; VicRoads; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Education; and the Environment Protection Authority.