Consultation Closed - Help shape our 2023 Advocacy Priorities

  • Project typeCommunity Consultation
  • Project scheduleStage one consultation closed on 26 February 2023

Baw Baw Shire Council's 2023 Draft Advocacy Priorities(PDF, 2MB) are a list of projects and areas of community need which require funding and support from other levels of government and/or stakeholders to be delivered for our community. 

The priorities align with key focus areas from the Council Plan 2021-2025 and aim to reflect the Community Vision for a sustainable, healthy and thriving future. The priorities were selected based on the following six criteria:  

  • Alignment to the Council Plan and adopted strategies  
  • Regional significance  
  • Project Scope 
  • Financial sustainability  
  • Stakeholder Consultation  
  • Income  

Council endorsed the Draft Advocacy Priorities 2023 on Wednesday 14 December 2022. The Priorities have now been been placed on exhibition and Council is seeking feedback to ensure that they reflect our communities’ expectations.

In 2023, Council will focus its lobbying, strategic partnerships and grant efforts on delivering these priorities. Council will revise its Advocacy Priorities for 2023 based on the results of this consultation. 

What's involved in the consultation process?

Use the timeline below to explore the project phases.

Tell us your feedback

We need your feedback to make sure we’re putting the most important priorities on the table when we work with the State and Federal government to make things happen. Before you complete the survey, make sure you have downloaded and read the Draft Advocacy Priorities.(PDF, 2MB)

This consultation opportunity closed at 5pm on Sunday, 26 February 2023

What happens next?

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your thoughts and ideas are highly valued and will form part of Council’s decision making. 

Council Officers will consider all submissions and comments to aid in making further recommendations to Council on its advocacy priorities. 

Contact us

Have any questions? We’re here to help! For more information about Council Advocacy, please Click Here or contact Council’s Grants and Advocacy team on 1300 229 229 or by email at