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Council seeks commitments from political parties ahead of federal election

Council seeks commitments from political parties ahead of federal election

Monday, April 15, 2019

With the Federal election now in sight Whittlesea Council is lobbying all parties to commit to delivering important improvements for the rapidly growing municipality.

Mayor Lawrie Cox said the vision for the City of Whittlesea was simple, “A Place For All”.

“We’re advocating to all parties to commit to funding projects that will make life better for our residents,” Cr Cox said.

“We don’t have the same access to roads, public transport and community services and facilities as those who live closer to the city.

“Politicians need to catch up with the City of Whittlesea and match the pace of growth in our community with vital infrastructure.”

One of Council’s request to all political parties is the commitment to construct the 23km E6 Freeway from the Hume Freeway to the M80 Ring Road, if elected.

“Our community regularly voice their concerns about congestion and frustrating commute times,” Cr Cox said.

“We need politicians to sit up and listen to the impact that poor infrastructure has on the lives of our residents.”

Council is also calling for:

  • Mernda Health and Wellbeing Hub
  • Wollert Rail
  • Mernda aquatic and leisure centre
  • Mental health services
  • Access to 15 hours of kindergarten
  • Social and affordable housing
  • Jobs and business growth for Melbourne’s north
  • Support for people seeking asylum
  • Energy performance of residential housing
  • Online gambling reforms

Residents can add their voice to the CatchUp with the outer suburbs campaign at and view more details about the other campaigns at