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We advocate on behalf of the local government sector by participating in consultations and contributing to strategy development, discussion papers and proposed changes to legislation.

View our submissions to the State and Federal Government from the last few years below, in which we have represented the views of the local government sector on a range of topics.

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Topic Submission Date File
Public health Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - Impact of COVID-19 on Victorian local government and its citizens July 2020 PDF - 1.1MB
Aged services Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety - System governance and program planning July 2020 PDF - 1.1MB
Emergency management Submission into Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements - Local Government and Natural Disasters Issues Paper June 2020 PDF - 291.4KB
Public health Submission to Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 May 2020 PDF - 222.0KB
Environment Submission to RIS Electricity Safety (Electric Line Clearance) Regulations March 2020 Word - 317.4KB
Homelessness Submission to the Parliamentary inquiry into homelessness February 2020 PDF - 1.1MB
Aged services Submission to Aged Care Royal Commission Program Design January 2020 PDF - 598.1KB
Waste management Submission to COAG consultation RIS on waste export ban January 2020 Word - 124.3KB
Water Management of Port Phillip and Western Port Boating Facilities – discussion paper response January 2020 PDF - 1.2MB
Education PAEC Response School Planning January 2020 Word - 327.3KB


Topic Submission Date File
Waste management Submission to Infrastructure Victoria's Recycling and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Report December 2019 Word - 481.5KB
Transport Final MAV Letter to NTC PMD consultation RIS - Fri 13 Dec 2019 December 2019 PDF - 166.3KB
Transport MAV response NTC barriers to the safe use of MMD discussion paper, 11 Dec 2019 December 2019 Word - 249.1KB
Public health Submission to Consultation on Expansion of Pharmacist-administered Vaccination Program November 2019 Word - 54.8KB
Environment Submission to EPA draft charter of consultation November 2019 PDF - 607.6KB
Planning and building Submission to Red Tape Commissioner Planning and Building Approvals November 2019 Word - 309.1KB
Council rates Submission to Rating System Review November 2019 PDF - 2.0MB
Environment Submission to Proposed Environment Protection Subordinate Legislation October 2019 PDF - 2.2MB
Emergency management Submission to IGEM Ten Years of Emergency Management Reform October 2019 Word - 329.3KB
Early childhood education Submission-to-Victorian-Parliamentary-Inquiry-into-Early-Childhood-Engagement-of-Culturally-and-Linguistically-Diverse-Communities October 2019 Word - 142.6KB
Housing affordability Submission to MAC on Planning Mechanisms for Affordable Housing October 2019 PDF - 333.8KB
Early childhood education Submission to Review of the Universal Access-National-Partnership Discussion Paper October 2019 PDF - 236.4KB
Public health Submission to Public Health and Wellbeing Regulation Review September 2019 Word - 151.3KB
Building regulation Submission to Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Standards September 2019 PDF - 425.0KB
Environment Submission to Marine and Coast Policy August 2019 August 2019 Word - 232.0KB
Transport Submission - NTC Easy Access to Suitable Routes August 2019 PDF - 393.5KB
Waste management Submission to Circular economy issues paper August 2019 Word - 318.9KB
Local Government Act Submission to Local Government Bill Proposed Reforms July 2019 PDF - 408.8KB
Transport Submission to New Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations July 2019 PDF - 330.8KB
Human services Submission to Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System July 2019 PDF - 401.8KB
Transport Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry on National Transport Regulatory Reform July 2019 PDF - 726.3KB
Housing Submission to Caravan Park Sunset Review Team July 2019 PDF - 680.0KB
Waste management Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management May 2019 PDF - 395.8KB
Agriculture Submission on protecting Melbourne's strategic agricultural land May 2019 Word - 303.4KB
Child care Submission to Review of Child Safe Standards 2019 March 2019 Word - 320.6KB
Aged services Submission to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety from Clare Hargreaves (MAV) March 2019 PDF - 14.0MB
Renewable energy Submission to Draft Solar Energy Facilities Design and Development Guidelines February 2019 Word - 306.3KB


Topic Submission Date File
Building regulation Submission to National Construction Code Accessible Housing Options Paper November 2018 PDF - 271.8KB
Waste management Submission to National Waste Policy update October 2018 PDF - 450.5KB
Transport Submission for Infrastructure Victoria Evidence Base Report - Advice on Automated Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure.pdf August 2018 PDF - 558.5KB
Transport Submission for NTC Safety Assurance For Automated Driving Regulation Impact Statement Consultation.pdf July 2018 PDF - 631.3KB
Waste management Submission on Product Stewardship Act review June 2018 Word - 295.8KB
Water management Submission to Draft State Environment Protection Policy: Waters June 2018 Word - 357.3KB
Water management Submission to the Improving Stormwater Management Advisory Committee June 2018 Word - 333.8KB
Local Government Act Submission on Local Government Bill Exposure Draft March 2018 Word - 352.7KB
Disability Submission to Joint Standing Committee on NDIS re market readiness February 2018 PDF - 154.9KB
Waste management Submission on managing e-waste in Victoria January 2018 Word - 317.1KB
Waste management Submission on reducing the impacts of plastics on the Victorian environment January 2018 Word - 139.4KB


Topic Submission Date File
Environment Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Electric Vehicles December 2017 PDF - 353.1KB
Planning system Submission on SMART Planning Reforming the Victorian Planning Provisions December 2017 Word - 740.5KB
Environment Submission to turning waste into energy discussion paper December 2017 Word - 310.6KB
Transport Submission to the Inquiry into VicRoads Management of Country Roads December 2017 Word - 79.1KB
Transport Submission on changing driving laws to support automated vehicles December 2017 PDF - 155.6KB
Water management Submission on Draft Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy December 2017 Word - 139.1KB
Agriculture Submission on Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries November 2017 Word - 308.7KB
Housing affordability Submission to National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation Consultation Paper October 2017 PDF - 484.3KB
Rate capping Submission to ESC Productivity Study on Local Government October 2017 PDF - 231.2KB
Emergency management Submission to LGV Councils and Emergencies Position Paper Final Draft October 2017 PDF - 995.5KB
Indigenous heritage Submission on Review of Aboriginal Heritage Regulations September 2017 Word - 34.0KB
Animal management Submission to Proposed Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds August 2017 PDF - 651.1KB
Aged services Submission to Integrated Care at Home Program Discussion Paper August 2017 Word - 101.0KB
Planning Submission on Planning for Golf in Victoria August 2017 Word - 306.2KB
Building regulation Submission to Draft Building Regulations and RIS July 2017 Word - 303.3KB
Emergency management Submission on CFA Schedule 13 Permit to Burn Discussion Paper June 2017 Word - 315.2KB
Climate change Submission to Review of Climate Change Policies May 2017 Word - 128.0KB
Emergency management Submission to LGV Councils and Emergencies Directions Paper May 2017 Word - 366.4KB
Emergency management Submission to Resilient Recovery Discussion Paper April 2017 Word - 330.5KB
Biodiversity Submission to Review of the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 March 2017 Word - 343.8KB
Native vegetation Submission to Review of Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations March 2017 Word - 335.3KB
Disability Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry on NDIS costs March 2017 Word - 36.9KB
Housing Submission to Residential Tenancies Act Review February 2017 PDF - 1.4MB
Human services Submission to PC Inquiry on Competition and Informed User Choice in Human Services February 2017 PDF - 785.2KB
Early years education Submission on federal budget Funding for early childhood education January 2017 Word - 78.3KB
Water management Submission to Integrated Water Management Framework for Victoria January 2017 Word - 337.3KB
Waterway management Submission to Safe and Accessible Waterways Discussion Paper January 2017 Word - 139.3KB
Gaming Submission to Gaming Machine Minimisation Measures consultation paper January 2017 PDF - 1.0MB
Water management Submission to Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017 to 2027 January 2017 PDF - 823.3KB


Topic Submission Date File
Liquor licensing Submission to Review of Liquor Control Reform Act December 2016 Word - 191.4KB
Waste management Submission to Environment Protection Scheduled Premises Regulations review December 2016 Word - 312.0KB
Energy Submission to community renewable energy projects discussion paper November 2016 PDF - 1.1MB
Crown land Submission to Statewide Assessment of Public Land Discussion and Proposals November 2016 PDF - 483.6KB
Coastal management Submission to marine and coast act consultation paper October 2016 Word - 412.3KB
Infrastructure Submission to Infrastructure Victoria draft 30 year infrastructure strategy October 2016 Word - 167.4KB
Governance Submission to the Local Government Act review Directions Paper September 2016 Word - 207.0KB
Finance Submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry on Rural and Regional Councils September 2016 Word - 405.9KB
Climate change Submission to Climate Change Adaptation Plan Directions Paper September 2016 Word - 303.3KB
Water management Submission to Protecting the Yarra River Birrarung Discussion Paper August 2016 PDF - 1.1MB
Water management Submission to Protecting the Yarra River Birrarung Discussion Paper August 2016 Word - 45.9KB
Rate capping Submission to Rate Capping Inquiry July 2016 PDF - 67.3KB
Disability Submission to State Disability Plan 2017-2020 discussion paper July 2016 Word - 35.1KB
Human services Submission to PC Inquiry on Competition and Informed User Choice in Human Services July 2016 PDF - 112.3KB
Planning Submission to the Smart Cities Plan June 2016 Word - 396.0KB
Emergency management Submission to Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Planning Bill 2016 Exposure Draft July 2016 Word - 346.1KB
Infrastructure Submission to Infrastructure Victoria All Things Considered Options Paper June 2016 Word - 215.4KB
Planning and building Submission to Planning Fees Regulatory Impact Statement June 2016 Word - 334.5KB
Water Submission to Water for Victoria discussion paper May 2016 Word - 375.7KB
Biodiversity Submission to protecting Victorian biodiversity Biodiversity 2036 May 2016 Word - 337.9KB
Planning and building Submission to VCAT Fees Regulations RIS May 2016 PDF - 915.1KB
Rate capping Submission to Environment and Planning Committee Rates Capping Inquiry April 2016 PDF - 722.3KB
Planning and building Submission to review of native vegetation clearing regulations April 2016 Word - 347.5KB
Infringements Submission to RIS on Proposed Infringement Regulations April 2016 Word - 30.0KB
Gender equality Submission to Victorian Government Gender Equality Strategy Consultation Paper March 2016 Word - 228.1KB
Infrastructure Submission to Infrastructure Victoria Laying the Foundations report March 2016 Word - 405.3KB
Planning and building Submission to Managing Residential Development Advisory Committee March 2016 Word - 363.4KB
Planning and building Submission to Animal Industries Advisory Committee February 2016 Word - 118.9KB
Planning and building Submission to Major Hazard Facilities Advisory Committee February 2016 Word - 110.2KB
Child care Submission to RIS Jobs for Families Child Care Package January 2016 Word - 317.4KB


Topic Submission Date File
Planning and building Submission to Plan Melbourne Refresh December 2015 Word - 357.7KB
Environment Submission to Sustainability Fund Priority Statement December 2015 Word - 308.8KB
Planning and building Submission on examining the future task of Victorias EPA November 2015 PDF - 421.5KB
Environment Submission to e-waste landfill ban October 2015 Word - 302.0KB
Education Submission to Early Childhood Consultation Paper and Roadmap for Reform October 2015 Word - 364.9KB
Renewable energy Submission to Victoria Renewable Energy Roadmap September 2015 Word - 313.2KB
Planning and building Submission to Review of the Heritage Act 1995 August 2015 Word - 332.5KB
Rate capping Submission to ESC draft rates capping and variation framework August 2015 Word - 225.3KB
Climate change Submission to Climate Change Act 2010 review August 2015 Word - 308.5KB
Emergency management Submission to revised draft Victorian floodplain management strategy August 2015 Word - 352.0KB
Child care Submission to RIS Child Care Assistance Package July 2015 Word - 318.0KB
Animal management Submission to Victorian parliamentary inquiry into restricted breed dogs July 2015 Word - 300.9KB
Public health Submission to Impact of Changes on National Partnership Agreements July 2015 PDF - 524.6KB
Emergency management Submission to draft flood management strategy Port Phillip and Westernport July 2015 Word - 322.5KB
Rate capping Submission to Environment and Planning Committee Rate Capping Inquiry July 2015 PDF - 673.7KB
Arts and culture Submission to Creative Industries Strategy July 2015 Word - 162.9KB
Environment Submission to inquiry into unconventional gas in Victoria July 2015 Word - 308.5KB
Emergency management Submission to draft replacement of essential water used during bushfire fighting operations June 2015 Word - 324.9KB
Gas emissions Submission to VEET Setting Future Victorian Energy Efficiency Targets consultation paper May 2015 Word - 306.4KB
Rate capping Submission to ESC Rates Capping and Valuation Framework Consultation Paper May 2015 PDF - 201.1KB
Early childhood education Submission to Education Council National Quality Framework RIS Review January 2015 Word - 299.5KB
Environment Submission to Electric Line Clearance Regulations RIS January 2015 Word - 138.8KB
Preventing violence against women Submission to the Family Violence Royal Commission January 2015 Word - 1.7MB


Topic Submission Date File
Human services Submission on Competition Policy Review Draft Report November 2014 Word - 30.8KB
Water Submission to Developing the Metropolitan Whole of Water Cycle Strategic Framework 2014-2024 October 2014 Word - 330.0KB
Emergency management Submission to PC inquiry into natural disaster funding arrangements draft report October 2014 Word - 335.4KB
Child care Submission to PC Draft Report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning September 2014 Word - 148.8KB
Emergency management Submission to Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy August 2014 Word - 335.9KB
Planning and building Submission on sunsetting of the building regulations August 2014 Word - 146.8KB
Human services Submission to the Competition Policy Review June 2014 Word - 44.0KB
Emergency management Submission to PC inquiry into natural disaster funding arrangements June 2014 Word - 384.1KB
Planning and building Submission to Integrated Planning Policy Framework April 2014 Word - 344.4KB
Cultural diversity Submission to review of Racial Discrimination Act 1975 April 2014 Word - 290.6KB
Governance Submission to the performance reporting framework March 2014 Word - 133.3KB
Emergency management Submission to Bushfire shelter options discussion paper March 2014 Word - 304.3KB
State budget Submission on 2014-15 state budget March 2014 Word - 85.9KB


Topic Submission Date File
Environment Submission to Draft Victorian Coastal Strategy December 2013 Word - 372.0KB
Planning and building Submission on Plan Melbourne December 2013 Word - 1.8MB
Water Submission to OLV Melbournes Water Future September 2013 Word - 214.9KB
Insurance Submission on Wrongs Act Review September 2013 Word - 374.2KB
Public health Submission to Department of Health on Proposed Outdoor Smoking Bans June 2013 Word - 300.8KB
Council rates Submission to the Ministerial Committee on Rate Differentials March 2013 Word - 328.0KB
State budget Submission on 2013-14 state budget March 2013 Word - 222.5KB
Planning and building Submission to metropolitan strategy discussion paper Melbourne Lets talk about the future March 2013 Word - 492.9KB


Topic Submission Date File
Emergency management Submission on Towards a more disaster resilient and safer Victoria Green Paper November 2011 Word - 188.0KB