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Advocacy Priorities

Council relies on all levels of government to help provide the infrastructure and services that our community needs and advocates to the government to fund these priorities.

Whittlesea is a rapidly growing municipality with a population of 230,000 people.  Our community is forecast to grow to 388,000 people by 2041.

New infrastructure and additional services such as health, sporting facilities and affordable housing is needed to support our new residents.  New roads need to be built and existing roads duplicated to accommodate extra traffic and more public transport provided so our community can stay connected. 

Council relies on all levels of government to help provide the infrastructure and services that our community needs and advocates to both the Federal and State Governments to fund and support these priorities.

Council has identified eight strategic themes to focus advocacy efforts to ensure the evolving needs, services and infrastructure requirements for the community are met. All advocacy themes are of equal importance and align to the goals and deliverables listed in our Whittlesea 2040 vision – a place for all.

Here's what our community needs: