Lobbying for the community

Local government is the arm of government closest to the people.

Council provides more than 100 different services to our community and the face-to-face contact we gain gives us a deep understanding of our community and its needs.

Acting alone, there are limits to what Council can achieve within our legislative and budgetary capabilities; therefore working in partnership with other groups and other levels of government is fundamental.

Council is a strong advocate for our community and regularly lobbies the state and federal governments for funding for important programs and projects.

Further, we forge partnerships with other agencies and other councils to make our advocacy efforts on behalf of the community more coordinated, strategic and effective.


Council has adopted an Advocacy Priorities(PDF, 37MB) document setting out priority infrastructure and policy needs as follows:

  • Victoria Park Recreation Reserve redevelopment
  • Echuca Aquatic Reserve redevelopment
  • Improving public transport
  • Regional trail experiences
  • Lifesaving aerodrome upgrades

The document also outlines a number of regional and local priorities.


In addition Council also makes a number of submissions on issues of importance to Campaspe. Recent submissions are as follows:


February - Submission - Local Government Cultural Project(PDF, 112KB)


August - Letter to Prime Minister, Seeking local government representation on the National Federal Reform Council(PDF, 47KB)  

February - Letter to Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Land management and disposal process concerns for VicTrack land(PDF, 1MB)  

February - Letter to Premier of Victoria, Continuation of funding for the Fixing Country Roads Program(PDF, 141KB)  

February - Letter to Infrastructure Victoria, Review of regional infrastructure priorities(PDF, 139KB)  


October - Position paper - Call to action - Murray Darling Basin Plan and Water Management(PDF, 430KB)

October - Letter to Minister for Health - Victorian Primary Care Partnership (PCP) funding security (PDF, 101KB)

October - Submission - Local Government Rating Review(PDF, 224KB)

February - Top five priorities for the Federal election, Kindergarten funding(PDF, 790KB), Telecommunications infrastructure(PDF, 481KB), Water supply for the agriculture sector(PDF, 2MB) Mitiamo pipeline, Roads and bridges fundingRoads and bridges funding(PDF, 2MB)Victoria Park funding (PDF, 952KB).