Advocacy

The population in the City of Melton has continually grown over the past 15 years.

That means more pressure on health services, local education facilities, public transport and roads.

The Melton Advocacy Priorities booklet(PDF, 8MB)  details what is  needed to manage this and anticipated future population growth. The priority projects and services identified within have been developed in conjunction  with our community and a broad range of key stakeholders across private and public sectors.

Council undertook community engagement in 2020/21 to inform the updated Community Vision(PDF, 2MB) and the Council and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025(PDF, 6MB) .

The City of Melton is one of Australia’s fastest growing municipalities in one of the country’s fastest growing regions. Council calls on State and Federal Governments to support the City of Melton as it manages this growth.

Fix Our Roads campaign

After months of campaigning and advocacy, Melton City Council’s Fix Our Roads campaign has delivered results for City of Melton residents, with strong promises from the major parties this state election.

The City of Melton community backed Council’s campaign with over 5,400 signatures on the petition and an overwhelming response on social media echoing calls for better and safer roads.

Shortly after the campaign launch in April 2022, the now-elected Australian Labor Party committed $10 million towards a business case for upgrading the Western Highway and the Victorian Government announced $14.9 million in the budget to duplicate the Melton Highway between The Regency and Crown Drive. The Victorian Labor Party also committed to invest $10 million towards the business case to upgrade the Western Highway between Melton and Caroline Springs, adding to the earlier Federal commitment.