Advocacy Framework

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To ensure the needs of our community are understood and heard, Council advocates to all levels of government, often working in partnership with local representatives, associations and other like-minded councils.

Our advocacy efforts generate support for projects and policies to deliver the social, health, cultural, infrastructure, education and transport outcomes that our community deserves.

Strong relationships with state and federal governments and agencies are paramount for ensuring we can meet the changing needs of our community.

Council’s advocacy framework intends to strengthen the planning, coordination and efficiency of our advocacy activities to maximise Council’s success and deliver the best outcomes for the Yarra Ranges community.

It enables us to assess advocacy issues and opportunities in a way that is community-driven, evidence based, realistic, and shows consideration for long-term risk and sustainability of Council and our community’s health, wellbeing and resilience.

Read the Advocacy Framework(PDF, 2MB)