A new campaign is calling on the State Government to work together to create a better Brimbank.
Council wants to leverage works on the Melbourne Airport Rail project to deliver transformative change for Brimbank.
The new community advocacy strategy promotes a range of asks relating to the rail project. They aim to create benefits for our community, not just commuters.
This campaign builds on Sunshine Priority Precinct Vision 2050: Leading with Vision: A City set to Shine Vision. The bold vision plans to make Sunshine the economic powerhouse of the west.
The Sunshine Super Hub and Melbourne Airport Rail are major infrastructure projects. They have potential to deliver positive lasting social, economic and environmental change for Sunshine, Brimbank and the western region.
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform our city, to improve lives and livelihoods and create positive lasting change,” Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic said.
“We have eight years to capitalise on investment in the Melbourne Airport Rail project and we will continue to advocate, lobby and campaign for integrated, related and connected parallel works to this mega-project,” Cr Rasic said.
Council is also seeking a fully funded ‘Brimbank Community Offset Package’.
The package would ensure Melbourne’s West is allocated its fair share of funding from both the Federal and State Governments.
Council is currently seeking community support to call on government to listen and respond to community concerns.
Community members can do so via the petition on Council’s Your Say website.