Council has successfully advocated the state and federal governments for a number of key changes and funding for community projects, including:
Successfully obtained a $400,000 grant from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.
Abbotts Road/Remington Drive grade separation project
Successfully advocated for a grade separation at Abbotts Road and Remington Drive, Dandenong South as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Successfully obtained a $400,000 grant from the Minister for Justice for CCTV in central Dandenong.
Successfully obtained $5 million in funding for the development of the state of the art performing arts venue.
Successfully obtained $7.25 million in funding for the development of the Dandenong Civic Centre and Harmony Square.
Successfully lobbied for the removal of the commercial fire services levy on residential flats and units.
Level crossing removals
Successfully lobbied the Victorian Government to remove level crossings at Corrigan Road, Chandler Road, Heatherton Road, Abbotts Road and the South Gippsland Highway.
Successfully advocated for Dandenong's Little India precinct to be recognised as Victoria's Indian Cultural Precinct.
Successfully obtained $8.87 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Noble Park Aquatic Centre.
Princes Highway/Robinson Street signalisation
Successfully obtained $1.7 million in funding from VicRoads to improve existing signalisation at this dangerous intersection in central Dandenong.
Secured $290 million for the Revitalisation of Central Dandenong through the Victorian Government.
Springvale grade separation and lift for disability access
Successfully lobbied the Victorian Government for a grade separation at Springvale Road and Springvale Train Station with the inclusion of a lift for disability access at the station.
Successfully obtained State funding of $4 million and Federal funding of $650,000 for construction of a multi-use sports pavilion to complement existing sportsgrounds.