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

Join us in asking the State and Federal governments to upgrade major roads in the City of Melton. 

Serious congestion and safety issues plague City of Melton roads every single day. 
Years of underinvestment has led to aged, rural-standard, congested roads that are a huge safety concern.
Major works including additional lanes and upgraded interchanges are needed to support the movement of our booming population, grow jobs and maximise commercial productivity.
The City of Melton is one of Australia’s fastest growing communities and, with the right investment, is set to create 100,000 jobs over the next 30 years.
Now is the time to invest in our main roads to reduce congestion, improve safety and unlock jobs.

We have identified six major road corridors that are in urgent need of investment. Upgrading these roads will reduce congestion, improve safety and be a catalyst to create 100,000 jobs by 2050.
We’re calling on the State and Federal governments to provide funding to:

  • Upgrade the Western Highway
  • Duplicate and upgrade Melton Highway
  • Duplicate Christies Road 
  •  Duplicate and Upgrade Hopkins Road
  •  Duplicate the Robinsons Road, Westwood Drive, Calder Park Drive Corridor 
  • Build the Calder Park Interchange

Find out more about these projects and sign the petition: https://www.fixourroads.com.au/