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The City of Greater Dandenong has a strong history of achieving many significant outcomes through a range of approaches to advocacy. These approaches have included:

  • applying for grants and submitting funding submissions
  • formal lobbying of local Members of Parliament and State and Federal Ministers via letters, meetings, discussions and forums community forums on key issues
  • the development of joint statements in partnership with other municipalities
  • preparation of advocacy documents
  • the development and implementation of media campaigns on key issues
  • providing briefings for local MP’s on issues of concern to Council
  • holding expos to showcase Council’s local product and advocating for increased local content
  • issuing letters from the Mayor on key issues
  • lodging submissions on a wide range of matters placed out to consultation by other levels of government
  • participating in pilot projects to ensure final outcomes better meet community needs
  • participating in deputations on key issues
  • development and implementation of specific ‘pre-election’ campaigns
  • online advocacy activities


Current advocacy campaigns

Successful advocacy campaigns

Community consultations

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Contact your local councillor

Contact your State MP (Keyborough or South-Eastern Metropolitan electorate)

Contact your Federal MP (Isaacs, Bruce or Hotham electorate)