Who we are

Hope for a better future for Port Phillip and frustration with politics as usual led to the formation of Progressive Port Phillip. A series of discussions reinforced a belief that Port Phillip must be a place for all not just for some. And to achieve that, we need a bold, responsive and efficient Council that works in all our interests.

Progressive Port Phillip is a movement of local people from all walks of life, including many with experience in advocating for more effective services in areas like child care, the environment, housing, heritage, planning, transport, women’s rights, LGBTIQ rights, education and more. We also have extensive policy, management and business experience. Our personal stories reflect the disadvantage, migration, aspiration and hard work emblematic of Port Phillip.

Progressive Port Phillip is non-partisan and did not stand candidates in the 2020 Council election, nor endorsed political parties. We promoted progressive policies to all candidates and raised awareness of issues and analysis. We assessed candidate profiles and their policy intentions and shared this information to inform voters.

Progressive Port Phillip started with discussions across civil society in Port Phillip. It involved people active in the arts, community services, businesses and much more. Some are also involved in the Community Alliance of Port Phillip (CAPP); the Port Phillip Emergency Climate Action Network (PECAN); The Greens; and Labor. We cannot and do not speak for any organisations. We are our own voice. 

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