Yarra City Council will seek commitments from local candidates and parties on a range of issues in the lead-up to the Victorian state election, including funding for a redesign of Burnley Golf Course.
Its recently adopted election advocacy priorities list contains more than 30 items, ranging from abstract policy changes such as declaring a climate emergency to demands for green infrastructure, such as new EV chargers, and a long list of other infrastructure projects.
The council said advocacy was "a core function of all councils" and it would "put infrastructure, inclusivity and the climate emergency front and centre" at the election in November.
The advocacy priorities list contains more than 30 items, ranging from abstract policy changes to a long list of infrastructure projects
High on the list is $9.3 million for the "redesign and diversification" of the Burnley Golf Course and $2.8 million to redevelop Gillon Pavilion in Burnley for female players.
The list also includes $2.5 million for ground, lighting and scoreboard improvements at Victoria Park; a new pedestrian and cycling bridge at Walmer St, Burnley; the redevelopment of Burnley Station; scoping and planning for a new cycling and pedestrian river crossing; and Disability Discrimination Act-compliant tram stops across the municipality.
The council is also calling for funding for the Cremorne Revitalisation Project, and help to deliver new open space for Cremorne.
It will seek $1.5 million to grow Yarra's Leaps and Bounds festival, $1.2 million for Aboriginal arts and culture initiatives and $500,000 to continue the Garden State Festival.
Also on the wishlist is $8.5 million to deliver new pocket parks in Richmond and Collingwood and $5.2 million to support revitalisation of local suburbs.