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 2018 councillors met with government ministers to secure funding for:

  • A stable and cost-effective energy supply
  • Great Western Futures Plan
  • Halls Gap Masterplan
    Marnoo Hub
  • Stawell Residential Land Strategy
  • Sports and Recreation infrastructure and development (Lord Nelson Park, Stawell Skate Park, Stawell Sports & Aquatic Centre and St Arnaud pool)
  • St Arnaud Town Hall
  • Stawell Gift
  • Western Highway duplication
  • Restoring passenger rail to our region (Western Rail)

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