Progressive Port Phillip

For a creative, compassionate community and a responsive, efficient Council

Progressive Port Phillip is a newly formed community campaign striving for a better future for our local community during and after the pandemic.

Our aims are:

A generous, equitable, environmentally sustainable future deeply informed by everyone in the City of Port Phillip; and

High quality, responsive and efficient Council Services and planning that will enhance the lives and wellbeing of Port Phillip citizens and business.

During the pandemic, we have all learnt how important our local shops, local parks, local networks and friends, support services and jobs are. Now is not the time to be cutting essential services.

More than ever we need a Council with a vision for all its citizens, not just a few.  A Council that will:

Look after and build our community by strengthening services crucial to living in Port Phillip (including Maternal and Child Health, and childcare); ensuring Port Phillip is a home for all through ongoing investment in new/renewed social housing; and being a place that welcomes new migrant communities, supports Australia’s First Nations people, and values the diversity of our community.

Invest in spaces and places vital to the wellbeing of neighbourhoods by providing better parks, foot and bike paths; improving libraries; and creating spaces which provide access to arts, sport and recreation.

Lead the way on local climate action by planning for an environmentally sustainable future that includes improving waste management and recycling, using renewable energy, improving capture and re-use of water, and increasing tree planting for shade.

Work smarter by improving council governance and finances, being more responsive and efficient; cutting excessive management; borrowing to build community assets that will benefit current and future generations; and engaging transparently and meaningfully with the community to inform and shape Council policies and actions.

Revive the local economy by supporting local businesses and retail strips to meet local needs and create local jobs

Plan better to protect our precious urban heritage by updating neighbourhood heritage plans; and by advocating strongly with the State Government to resolve major planning challenges including Fishermans Bend, the Domain interchange, St Kilda Junction,  the Triangle site and more.  

Join us in campaigning for the future we need to build right now.

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