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Brimbank adopts Advocacy Plan 2022

Brimbank Council has adopted the Brimbank Advocacy Plan 2022 which defines its key advocacy priorities for the remainder of the current term of office.

The new plan formalises Council’s advocacy priorities and builds on past advocacy successes.

The plan also underpins Council’s advocacy leading up to both the Federal and State elections and the investment needed to build a better, stronger future for Brimbank.

Brimbank has successfully advocated for more than $200 million in State and Federal investments for our community since the release of Council’s Advocacy Plan in October 2019 . These include:

  • funding for sport and recreation facilities
  • upgrading schools
  • Westside Lodge mental health service upgrade
  • the redevelopment of the Sunshine Law Courts and Justice Precinct, and
  • safety improvements to the Calder Freeway and other roads across the municipality.

The Advocacy Plan recognises that engagement with governments is a positive step to influence the future direction of our communities.

The plan sets out Brimbank’s key advocacy priorities, which include:

  • Transforming Brimbank
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Employment pathways
  • Road infrastructure
  • Local business support
  • Climate Emergency
  • Melbourne Airport’s third runway and measures to mitigate community impact
  • Major parks and playgrounds
  • Gambling harm
  • Calder Park Station

This plan reaffirms Council’s commitment to a strategic, considered and evidence-based advocacy position and the need to advocate for the improvements and investments our community needs.

This document was developed to align with the objectives of the ‘Together we are Brimbank’ Plan adopted by Council in October 2021, which incorporates the 2021–2025 Council Plan, the Community Vision 2040 and the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. These plans were all produced following significant community consultation and input.

From Brimbank Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen:

“Brimbank Council is proud of our successes in lobbying for a better deal for Brimbank – such as the State Government’s commitment to remove level crossings in Brimbank, and securing the Sunshine SuperHub on the proposed Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

“But we need to do more to achieve Council’s vision for a beautiful, thriving, healthy and connected Brimbank.

“The advocacy plan is an essential step to delivering key priorities and actions to improve quality of life across our municipality.

“As we look to the future, Council will continue to lobby hard and work together with all governments to build a resilient community that is proud, welcoming and prosperous for everyone.”


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