Advocacy

We advocate for you

Advocacy is an important way for us to provide a voice for the community on issues that matter.

We are advocating to influence state and federal governments to fund important priority projects around planning, transport, infrastructure and services.

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The North East Link project

The North East Link is Victoria's largest road project. The needs of our community and surrounding environment must be considered, before, during and after construction.

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Suburban Rail Loop

We're advocating for a Doncaster Station to be included in the first phase of construction of the Suburban Rail Loop.

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Youth mental health

We are seeking increased local access to youth mental health services in Manningham. We support the delivery of a headspace facility to meet demand and create meaningful impacts.

We welcome the announcement of funding for a service and will continue to advocate for local delivery.

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Affordable housing

We are seeking additional stimulus funding to registered housing services to work in partnerships with other councils to support vulnerable residents, particularly those with a disability.

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5 Ways - help make this intersection safer

5 Ways has been the site of a number vehicle crashes and incidents. We are concerned about the ongoing safety issues associated with this intersection and continue to urge DoT to undertake improvements.

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Better public transport

We are seeking accelerated funding by State Government for more bus services to meet growing demand and infrastructure improvements to improve the reliability and frequency of the local bus network. Key to this, is larger capacity buses and more services during peak periods to be provided on the Doncaster Area Rapid Transit (DART) SmartBus network.

We are also advocating for the implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) connection between the CBD and Doncaster as part of the North East Link Doncaster Busway project.

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Doncaster Rail

We will continue to advocate for a heavy rail line between the CBD and Doncaster. We are strongly advocating to ensure that the North East Link project preserves a future alignment for Doncaster Rail, and that the design of the Doncaster Busway is delivered in a manner that allows it to be transitioned to heavy rail, once buses the bus system reaches capacity.

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Doncaster Hill public transport infrastructure

Improved transport infrastructure through Doncaster Hill will unlock and complement regional opportunities for improved access to jobs, educational and health facilities and to other community and social services.

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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Who We Are
    Advocacy Factsheet - Who We Are
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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Youth Mental Health
    Advocacy Factsheet - Youth Mental Health
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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Templestowe Road
    Advocacy Factsheet - Templestowe Road
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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Springvale Road
    Advocacy Factsheet - Springvale Road
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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Jumping Creek Road
    Advocacy Factsheet - Jumping Creek Road
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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Five Ways Intersection
    Advocacy Factsheet - Five Ways Intersection
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  • Advocacy Factsheet - Springvale Road, between Mitcham and Reynolds Roads, Donvale Duplication and Safety Improvements
    Advocacy Factsheet - Springvale Road, between Mitcham and Reynolds Roads, Donvale Duplication and Safety Improvements
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  • Integrated Transport Strategy
    Integrated Transport Strategy
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  • Manningham Bus Network Review
    Manningham Bus Network Review
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