Our city's big population needs big investment.
Connecting Casey is the City of Casey’s advocacy campaign that aims to secure vital funding and support from the Victorian and Australian governments and other bodies for the projects and services our community needs and deserves.
Community feedback tells us which projects most need funding. Approximately 600 residents responded to our Connecting Casey survey last year and told us which key projects they would like to see funded and why. These are the top three areas the community wants to see more investment in:
- Roads and public transport
- Local job opportunities
- Health services and facilities
Using this feedback we have identified the priority projects that we’ll advocate for in the lead-up to the Federal and State elections this year.
- Clyde Road Corridor Upgrade – we're advocating for a safer and upgraded Clyde Road corridor, which is the most dangerous and congested north-south connection in Casey.
- Clyde Rail Link – we're seeking a commitment to construct the much-needed duplicated metro rail extension from Cranbourne to Clyde, including new stations at Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Casey Fields and Clyde.
- Thompsons Road upgrade and extension – we're calling for the upgrade and extension of Thompsons Road from Berwick-Cranbourne Road in Clyde to Koo Wee Rup Road, Pakenham, to unlock thousands of potential jobs for the City of Casey and Cardinia Shire.
- Digital connectivity – a 100-gigabit fibre connection to commercial precincts and increased mobile towers and 5G deployment in new estates is necessary to improve digital connectivity for Casey residents and businesses.
- Youth mental health services and more!
Show your support
Council’s current advocacy campaign Connecting Casey promotes these important projects and how they can be delivered.
To ensure Casey’s community can become more connected, bold and resilient our Connecting Casey advocacy campaign will be a voice for advocacy and change.
- Follow our Connecting Casey campaign on Facebook
- Share your experience or challenges in relation to the priority projects above firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Council Plan 2021-25 reflects how important our advocacy work is to our residents. Advocacy is a key strategic objective in the plan (see Strategic Objective 4).
City of Casey advocates for both locally based projects residents need and regionally significant projects that support growth in Melbourne’s south east.
We are proud members of:
- National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
- South East Melbourne (SEM) Group of Councils
- Interface Councils