One of the most fundamental roles of all Councils is to advocate on behalf of their communities for the improvements, services and funds they need, where these are the responsibility of the State and Federal Governments or other third parties. The City of Casey has affirmed its commitment to advocating on behalf of its residents to ensure the development of critical infrastructure requirements to adequately support the growing Casey community and plan for future growth areas.
Council’s advocacy program is delivering for residents with recent advocacy successes including:
|Fairer School Crossings funding
||State Government has committed to 50:50 funding
|Improved community safety
||State Government commitment to increasing police numbers across Victoria
|Removal of graffiti from State owned infrastructure
||$300,000 for graffiti removal from the Monash Freeway in State budget 2016-17
|Increased capacity of the Monash/ Princes Freeways
||$500M in the Federal budget 2016-17
$400M in the State budget 2016-17
|Duplication and extension of Thompsons Road
||$154.5M to duplicate Thompsons Road between Frankston-Dandenong Road and Berwick-Cranbourne Road in the State budget 2016-17
|Duplication and upgrade of Hallam Road between Ormond Road and South Gippsland Highway
||38.4M to duplicate Hallam Road between Ormond Road and the South Gippsland Highway and undertake a major upgrade to the intersection of Hallam Road, Evans Road and South Gippsland Highway in the State budget 2016-17
|More direct and frequent bus services
||Proposal by Public Transport Victoria for new bus services in Cranbourne, Lynbrook, Hampton Park, Hallam, Endeavour Hills and Berwick (March 2016)
|Funding towards $125M Bunjil Place
||$10M investment from Federal Government for regional arts (May 2015)
$750,000 from State Government for community library (March 2016)
We need residents to support our advocacy campaigns and help us secure funding from other levels of government to improve infrastructure and economic development opportunities for Casey residents.
Show your support and get involved in our current campaigns.