The City of Greater Dandenong is a diverse municipality made up of people with vastly different needs. Council believes that the State Government should do more to support their community and has prepared a comprehensive document seeking candidates’ support around key issues.
Download Greater Dandenong's State Election Issues Advocacy document (PDF - 3.19MB)
View "Greater Dandenong's state election wishlist" media release"
Council is focusing on securing support for four key issues:
Reduced density and number of gaming machines
Gaming machines are a dreadful temptation for people with a gambling problem and unfortunately our city has a higher than average proportion of people with gambling addiction. We call on all candidates to commit to reducing the number of pokies in Greater Dandenong.
Funding for the South East Business Networks pilot program to support manufacturing
Our region has a high concentration of automotive component suppliers and they are at risk. The Council seeks $325,000 from government to develop a program to identify and support companies in financial distress. Support would focus on protecting local jobs.
A new bus route within Keysborough South
Keysborough’s population is growing rapidly yet there is no plan to increase public transport. The Council calls on candidates’ to commit to a new bus route in Keysborough linking residents, schools, churches and activity centres.
See proposed bus route (PDF - 3MB)
Closure of Lyndhurst Landfill
The Lyndhurst Landfill poses an unacceptable risk to Dandenong residents and workers. How much longer must we endure contaminated soil, poisonous liquids and asbestos being dumped there? Lyndhurst is the only hazardous waste facility in Victoria – yet it is located near residential growth neighbourhoods.
Greater Dandenong calls on major parties to:
- find an alternative site and say when Lyndhurst will close
- immediately prohibit dumping of asbestos
- double the levy on dumping hazardous waste at Lyndhurst and use the money to reduce the impact of the tip on locals
- offer incentives to companies with proven soil remediation and decontamination technologies to establish or expand their operations in Victoria.
Candidate resonses to issues
Below is a list of the candidates for each electoral district that falls within the Cty of Greater Dandenong and their response to our call to action on the above listed issues. This list will be updated as they respond in the future.
District of Carrum