Mitchell Shire is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria and is one of 7 designated growth areas within Melbourne’s outer suburbs. This growth is putting pressure on our already strained infrastructure and services. We face a variety of funding challenges that continue to require the support of the State and Federal Government.
Federal Election 2019
We're getting ready to launch our advocacy campaign for the upcoming Federal Election. The campaign will focus on mental health and full diamond interchange ramps joining Hume Freeway and Watson Street in Wallan.
- Wed03AprFederal election advocacy campaign launch
The Federal Election is looming, and we're calling on the community to join us in making our voices heard on mental health services and the critical need for a diamond interchange to link Wallan and Hume Freeway. We need the community to join us in sending the candidates a strong message that these issues matter. Let’s make a stand together.
- Wed 3 April at 4:00pm- 4:30pm
In partnership with our community, a range of providers and industry representatives, we have identified our top advocacy priorities. These include a mix of longer and shorter-term initiatives requiring planning or funding investment.
Our top 8 advocacy priorities include:
- public transport
- community infrastructure
- access to services (youth mental health, family support and housing)
- jobs, investment and tourism
We'll be reviewing these priorities in 2019 after the Federal election.
Joining with Interface Councils
We’ve joined a group of 10 councils in Melbourne's outer suburbs that are also facing congested roads, inadequate public transport, lagging education facilities and high demand for health and human services. Known as the Interface Councils, the group commissions research, focusses on liveability in our areas and informs government policy and decision-making.
The Liveability Project
This campaign calls for a whole-of-government response to address the liveability challenges in Melbourne’s outer suburbs (including access to services and infrastructure) and to manage these challenges into the future.