Victorian State election advocacy

On Saturday, 26 November 2022, you will have your chance to vote for who will represent our community in the next Victorian Parliament, and who will form the next Victorian Government.

You should be confident that the person you vote for will know what you think is important for our community.

By advocating now, to election day and beyond, we can ensure the next Government understands, listens to and delivers on our priorities.

Make your voice heard by emailing your candidates 

While we will work hard to share your concerns with the candidates asking for your vote, we need your support to make sure local voices are heard. 

To support our advocacy campaign, send your candidates a message about: 

Commitments we’ve secured

We have successfully secured funding commitments for local projects through our state election advocacy.

Liberal National Coalition

The Liberal National Coalition has committed to:

  • $30 million to deliver stage one of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve Land Management Plan
  • $10 million to support the Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool redevelopment
  • $3.5 million to construct a new pavilion at McKinnon Reserve.

Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party has committed to:

  • $3 million to construct a new pavilion at Mackie Road Reserve as part of Council’s masterplan
  • $250,000 to upgrade lighting at Koornang Park, Carnegie
  • $250,000 to upgrade lighting at Lord Reserve, Carnegie.

What we are advocating for

Council is committed to delivering the projects that matter to you, and to helping to bring about the urgent policy reforms you want to see.

As your Council, we have worked with you to understand the priorities which are important to you and you want the next Victorian Government to work with us to deliver.

On 19 July, Council unanimously adopted its priority projects for the state electorates of Bentleigh, Caulfield and Oakleigh. Until election day and beyond, we will advocate for these priorities on behalf of the community.

Our priorities for the Bentleigh electorate

We are calling on the candidates for Bentleigh to commit to:

  • $3 million to create new open space in Mackie Road, Bentleigh East to address urgent community needs
  • $4 million to support the delivery of 31 road safety, walking and cycling improvements as part of the Pedestrian Safe Neighbourhood Project at Coatesville Primary School in Bentleigh East.

Access the full list of community priorities in Our community priorities for the Bentleigh electorate [PDF].

Concept design of new open space in Mackie Road, Bentleigh East

Our priorities for the Caulfield electorate

We are calling on the candidates for Caulfield to commit to:

  • Creating new open space on Crown land at Caulfield Racecourse Reserve by reinvesting an estimated $30 million in Windfall Gains Tax payable by the Melbourne Racing Club
  • $1 million to improve pedestrian access, traffic management and parking around Caulfield Station.

Access the full list of community priorities in Our community priorities for the Caulfield electorate [PDF].

Caulfield Racecourse Reserve

Our priorities for the Oakleigh electorate

We are calling on the candidates for Oakleigh to commit to:

  • A $10 million contribution to the $52 million redevelopment of the iconic and much-loved Carnegie Memorial Swimming Pool, adding to the commitment of $15 million from the Federal Government
  • $4 million to convert 4,068m2 of Council-owned land in Carnegie into a new open space
  • $1.2 million to upgrade Boyd Park playground in Murrumbeena, with a new play space for all ages, three shelters, new seating and trees, and a new automated public toilet.

Access the full list of community priorities in Our community priorities for the Oakleigh electorate [PDF].

Artist’s concept of the upgraded Boyd Park playground

Our policy priorities

Council unanimously adopted the policy reforms we’re calling for. We are calling for all parties to commit to:

  • supporting Local Government through genuine engagement on changes to Victoria’s planning system to ensure a safe climate and resilient built environment;
  • working with us to inform social policy reforms which support and protect the most vulnerable members of our community; and
  • urgently increasing funding for underfunded programs in our community.

You can find a full list of priority policy reforms in Glen Eira policy reform priorities for the Victorian State election 2022 [PDF]

We are committed to working with the next Victorian Government — no matter the outcome of the election — to help deliver these important policy reforms.

How to get involved

While Council will work hard to share your concerns with the candidates asking for your vote, we need your support to make sure local voices are heard.

In the lead up to election day, we will share with you how you can get involved in Council’s advocacy campaign.


 

Related documents