Funding for a regional aquatic and sports facility, investment in a purpose-built Aboriginal Gathering Place and support for local jobs, mental health and transport are just some of the projects highlighted at the recent Advocacy Showcase held by the City of Whittlesea ahead of the Victorian Government election in November.
Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said that Council relies on the support of all levels of government for many of our high priority projects and was pleased to see many candidates, members of parliament and key stakeholders in attendance at the showcase.
“The City of Whittlesea is keen to partner with the Victorian Government to address our region’s needs and enhance the economic growth, liveability and sustainability benefits for our rapidly growing and diverse community,” Ms Wilson said.
“Our municipality is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, with projections showing a population growth of 60 per cent to 367,000 by 2040. This exceptional growth poses both challenges and opportunities for the City of Whittlesea.”
“We have identified 19 key initiatives, supported by our community, that will help deliver the essential services and critical infrastructure needed to support our community now and into the future.”
“However, Council cannot deliver these initiatives alone, and is seeking the support from all levels of government to co-invest and work with the City of Whittlesea to deliver these important regional projects.”
The City of Whittlesea’s 19 key initiatives are grouped across seven integrated economic domains:
- infrastructure and community services
- public transport
- health and wellbeing
- affordable housing
- environmental sustainability.
To view the City of Whittlesea key advocacy priorities, visit www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au.