Hume community’s voice for a better City heard

The addition of more than 700 new carparks at Craigieburn Train Station and 300 at Sunbury Train Station are among a list of recent advocacy wins for the Hume community.

Hume Mayor Geoff Porter said the State Government’s commitment to deliver the much needed carparks at the stations were a sign that Council and the community’s voice were being heard.

“Parking at both Sunbury and Craigieburn Stations have long been a part of several advocacy priorities for Council and our community,” Cr Porter said.

“We are thrilled that our advocacy efforts have been heard, with the Victorian Government commitment to expand parking at both these stations recently.

“Hume City Council thanks the community, local Member for Yuroke Ros Spence MP and Member for Sunbury Josh Bull MP for their continued advocacy that has helped deliver these desperately needed carparks.”

Other recent advocacy ‘wins’ for Hume include:

Councillor Porter encouraged the community to continue to support Council’s advocacy efforts.

“Council has a strong obligation to advocate to all levels of government, agencies and stakeholders to advance the interests of both the community and the City,” Cr Porter said.

“Our advocacy includes meetings and representations with Federal and State Ministers, Members of Parliament and advisers, media and community campaigns and public speaking to raise awareness.

“These actions are all the more effective if we have the support and voice of our community.

“While recent ‘wins’ demonstrate that our voice has not gone unheard, there are still several priorities that need to be funded.

“These include the duplications of Craigieburn Road, Mickleham Road, Somerton Road, Sunbury Road/Bulla Bypass and the redevelopment of the Broadmeadows Train Station.”

Anyone who lives, works or plays in Hume can help advocate for a better City by:

For more information about Hume City Council’s advocacy efforts and priorities, visit:

Posted on 12:00 PM, 24 April 2018

Updated : 3:45 PM, 24 April 2018

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