We advocated on your behalf during the state election campaign to ensure the next Government understands, listens to and delivers on our priorities.
Commitments we secured
We successfully secured funding commitments for local projects through our state election advocacy.
Liberal National Coalition
The Liberal National Coalition 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 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 Victorian Government to work with us to deliver.
On 19 July, Council unanimously adopted its 2022 state election priority projects for the state electorates of Bentleigh, Caulfield and Oakleigh.
We called 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].
We called 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].
We called 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].
Council unanimously adopted our policy reforms priorities. We called on 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 Victorian Government to help deliver these important policy reforms.
How resident got involved
Our state election advocacy was a grassroots community campaign.
During the election campaign, dozens of residents emailed their candidates via our website to voice their support for our advocacy priorities.