Better access to mental health services, funding for an Aboriginal Gathering Place, a regional sports and aquatic facility and improved roads are just some of the projects the City of Whittlesea is advocating to the Australian and Victorian governments for funding support.
Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said Council relied on partnerships with other levels of government to bring many important projects to fruition.
“The City of Whittlesea is one of Melbourne’s largest and most diverse municipalities. Its population is expected to grow from 230,000 people to 388,000 people by 2041. This significant and rapid growth means we have many essential projects we need to deliver for our residents and businesses to ensure they can stay well, healthy and thrive,” she said.
“Councils do have a limited budget which is why we work closely with all levels of government and advocate for a share of funding to help us deliver more.”
Council has recently revised its advocacy priorities which tackle challenges including the need for more infrastructure, high demand for services, areas of social disadvantage and balancing the needs of rural and urban areas.
The City of Whittlesea is advocating to the Australian and Victoria governments as well as industry partners for support for the following projects, which align with Council’s Whittlesea 2040 goals.
We want to be a city that welcomes and includes everyone, and where we are inspired and work together to make it a better place.
We want the City of Whittlesea to be well-planned and beautiful. The neighbourhoods and town centres are convenient and vibrant places to live, work and play.
Strong Local Economy
We want to be a city that is the smart choice for innovation, business growth and industry investment.
We highly value our natural spaces; our trees, landscapes, waterways and the wildlife around us.
Visit www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/advocacy for more detail on the City of Whittlesea Advocacy Priorities 2022-2023.