Successful Advocacy Campaigns
Council has successfully advocated the state and federal governments for a number of key changes and funding for community projects, including:
Afghan Bazaar streetscape development
Successfully obtained a $400,000 grant from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.
Abbotts Road/Remington Drive grade separation project
Successfully advocated for a grade separation at Abbotts Road and Remington Drive, Dandenong South as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Successfully obtained a $400,000 grant from the Minister for Justice for CCTV in central Dandenong.
Successfully obtained $5 million in funding for the development of the state of the art performing arts venue.
Dandenong Civic Centre
Successfully obtained $7.25 million in funding for the development of the Dandenong Civic Centre and Harmony Square.
Fire Services Levy
Successfully lobbied for the removal of the commercial fire services levy on residential flats and units.
Level crossing removals
Successfully lobbied the Victorian Government remove level crossings at Corrigan Road, Chandler Road, Heatherton Road, Abbotts Road and South Gippsland Highway.
Little India Precinct
Successfully advocated for Dandenong's Little India precinct to be recognised as Victoria's Indian Cultural Precinct.
Noble Park Aquatic Centre
Successfully obtained $8.87 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Noble Park Aquatic Centre.
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.
Tatterson Park Pavilion Development
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.