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Successful Advocacy Campaigns

Council has successfully advocated the state and federal governments for a number of key changes and funding for community projects, including:

  • Drum Theatre
    Successfully obtained $5 million in funding for the development of the state of the art performing arts venue.

  • Princes Highway/Robinson Street Signalisation
    Successfully obtained $1.7 million in funding from VicRoads to improve existing signalisation at this dangerous intersection in central Dandenong.
  • Revitalising Central Dandenong project
    Secured $290 million for the Revitalisation of Central Dandenong through the Victorian Government.

  • Springvale grade separation and lift for disability access
    Successfully lobbied the Victorian Government for a grade separation at Springvale Road and Springvale Train Station the inclusion of a lift for disability access at the station.

  • Level crossing removals
    Successfully lobbied the Victorian Government remove level crossings at Corrigan Road, Chandler Road, Heatherton Road, Abbotts Road and South Gippsland Highway.

  • Tatterson Park Sports Complex
    Successfully obtained State funding of $4 million and Federal funding of $650,000 for construction of a multi-use sports pavilion to complement existing sprortsgrounds.
  • Development of Tatterson Park Pavilion
    Successfully obtained $4.9 million in funding for the development of the Tatterson Park Regional Multi-Purpose Sports Centre.

  • Dandenong Civic Centre
    Successfully obtained $7.25 million in funding for the development of the Dandenong Civic Centre and Harmony Square.

  • Noble Park Aquatic Centre
    Successfully obtained $8.87 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Noble Park Aquatic Centre.

  • Fire Services Levy
    Successfully lobbied for the removal of the commercial fire services levy on residential flats and units.

  • Afghan Bazaar streetscape development
    Successfully obtained a $400,000 grant from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.

  • CCTV
    Successfully obtained a $400,000 grant from the Minister for Justice for CCTV in central Dandenong.

  • Little India Precinct
    Successfully advocated for Dandenong's Little India precinct to be recognised as Victoria's Indian Cultural Precinct.