We’re calling for all levels of government to help Cardinia to thrive.

We’re passionate about projects that are wanted and needed by our community.

We understand how important it is for your priorities to be heard, and for your priorities to shape the future of our great shire.

Throughout 2020 and 2021 we undertook our largest ever community consultation through our ‘Imagine Cardinia’ project. We asked for your feedback and ideas on the issues that mattered to you.

This feedback has helped ensure that our 2022-2023 advocacy priorities reflect your aspirations and focus on raising awareness and generating support for the priorities most important to you.

We look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government to see your priorities delivered.

Federal Budget 2024-25 Prebudget Submission

As the representative voice of our dynamic community, we are pleased to present this comprehensive document outlining our key priorities and recommendations for consideration in the upcoming fiscal year. Our proposals aim to secure vital support and resources that will contribute to the well-being and advancement of the residents of Cardinia Shire. A copy found here provides detailed insights into our strategic initiatives and outlines specific requests for funding and support. We appreciate the opportunity to engage in the prebudget process and advocate for the needs of our community.

Pakenham Roads Upgrade Project

In early 2023 the Australian Government announced that they would be conducting an Independent Strategic Review of the 10-year Infrastructure Investment Program (IPP Review).

As part of that review process, Cardinia Shire Council are advocating to all levels of Government to retain the funding for the strategically important Pakenham Roads Upgrade Project.

A copy of the Councils submission to IPP review can be read below.

Sealing the hills program

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Click here for information on our advocacy for sealing the hills

We regularly and consistently advocate and work closely with both the state and federal governments to secure funding, access and support for important services for our community. We must work together to ensure vital funding and support is delivered.

Contact our advocacy team at advocacy@cardinia.vic.gov.au