At Council, we advocate on behalf of residents to secure funding from State and Federal Governments to deliver infrastructure, facilities and services that are beyond our responsibility to fund.
Past examples include:
- Upgrading the Monash Freeway
- Improved community safety through increasing police numbers in Casey
- Additional bus services and routes
- State and Federal funding towards the construction of Bunjil Place.
We recognise that our city is growing fast, as are the needs of our residents. To help draw attention to these needs, we coordinate campaigns to increase support for projects, policies and programs. Residents are encouraged to lead these campaigns. We also foster support from businesses, community leaders, and our neighbouring Councils.
City of Casey are members of many regional bodies to assist in advocacy for our residents. Some of these include:
- South East Melbourne (SEM) Group of Councils
- Interface Councils
- National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)
Community engagement is how the Council involves the community in projects or decisions that affect them.
The community may be:
- engaged to check a decision
- involved in activities to inform the development of a decision
- consulted with to co-design a decision
- empowered to tell us the decision.
Casey Conversations is our engagement website where residents can have their say on issues currently before Council and keep updated on engagement opportunities.