Brimbank Advocacy Plan 2022

Brimbank Advocacy Plan 2022

The Brimbank Advocacy Plan 2022 (PDF, 2.3MB) defines Council’s key advocacy priorities for the immediate and medium terms.

The priorities are ranked from the top as ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’, ‘Bronze’ and ‘Business As Usual’ (BAU).

Priority Item Incorporating
Gold Transforming Brimbank
  • Sunshine Priority Precinct.
  • Sunshine Superhub.
  • Albion Station.
  • Albion Quarter.
  • Sunshine Energy Park.
  • Integrated Transport.
Gold Mental Health
  • Delivery of Royal Commission Recommendations.
  • Increased funding.
  • Increased services.
  • Increased community awareness and capacity.
Silver Pathways to Employment
  • Further funding for BrIMPACT.
  • Expansion of Brimbank Learning Futures programs.
  • Expansion of Local Jobs for Local People program.
  • Additional Jobs Advocates.
Silver Major Roads Infrastructure
  • Upgrading Calder Freeway.
  • Duplicating Taylors Road.
  • Upgrading Robinsons Road.
  • Upgrading Ballarat Road.
  • Upgrading Sydenham Road.
Bronze Local Business Support
  • Dedicated COVID recovery package.
  • Investment into outdoor activation, events and the visitor economy.
  • COVID compliance support and assistance.
Bronze Climate Emergency
  • Declaration of a climate emergency.
  • Establishment of a National Renewable Energy Target of 100 per cent for 2030.
  • Declaration of a price on carbon pollution.
  • Increased urban forest canopy cover.
BAU Melbourne Airport Third Runway
  • Engagement with Australian Government and Melbourne Airport representatives to fully understand the impacts upon Brimbank, and consider measures to mitigate noise and other negative effects on the environment, infrastructure and communities.
BAU Major Parks
  • Activate existing parks.
  • Create more pocket parks.
  • Establish more walking trails.
BAU Gambling and Electronic Gaming Machines
  • Minimise the detrimental social and economic impacts of Electronic Gaming Machines and other forms of digital gambling.
BAU Calder Park Station
  • Construction of a new train station and ‘Park and Ride’ facility at Calder Park.

The Brimbank Advocacy Plan 2022 was developed with significant input from Councillors, aligning with the themes and objectives of the ‘Together we are Brimbank’ Plan. The Together We Are Brimbank Plan was adopted by Council in October 2021 and incorporates the 2021-2025 Council Plan, the Community Vision 2040 and the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. These plans were all produced following significant community consultation and input.



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