An important function of any council is to advocate on behalf of the community to state and federal governments on the big issues that affect them.  During 2019 councillors met with government ministers to secure funding for its key priority projects and issues ahead of the commencement of the 2020-21 Victorian State Budget Cabinet committee process:

  • Multi-purpose facility upgrades (Lord Nelson Park, North Park)
  • Stawell Sports & Aquatic Centre Redevelopment
  • Stawell Parks Precinct Master plan
  • Regional Migration and Stawell Land Development Strategy
  • St Arnaud Streetscape and Gateway Revitalisation Project
  • Rock Climbing int he Grampians
  • Connecting Regional Communities Program
  • Stawell Aerodrome Upgrade
  • Stawell Gift
  • Halls Gap Strategic Road Investment Project (Heath Street Bridge)
  • Western Highway Duplication/Diamond Interchange at Great Western
  • Restoring passenger rail to our region (Western Rail)
  • Murray Darling Rail 
  • Bridges and Culverts
  • Recycling Industry Interim Measures Package
  • Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund
  • Upgrade of Western Victoria's Electrical Transmission Network
  • Federation University Stawell Campus Building future use

The Northern Grampians Shire Council takes pride in its ability to have the voice of the community heard at the state and national level.