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NCA Snapshot

Edition One - August 2023

7 July: Meeting with the Hon. Colin Brooks MP

The NCA was pleased to meet with the Minister for Housing, and Member for Bundoora, the Hon Colin Brooks MP.  

One of our region's local members, the Minister is familiar with the North and is actively engaged with many of our member Councils on issues of regional importance. An informative and constructive discussed took place, with focus on housing affordability, particularly supporting key workers. 

The NCA thanks the Minister for his engagement and looks forward to ongoing discussions. 

Clockwise, from top left: Lydia Wilson, Chair of Administrators, City of Whittlesea; Sheena Frost, CEO, Hume City Council; Cr Peter Castaldo, Mayor, Banyule City Council; Cr Julie Williams, Mayor, City of Darebin; Hon. Colin Brooks, Minister for Housing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs; Craig Lloyd, CEO, City of Whittlesea; Marc Giglio, Director Corporate Services, Banyule City Council; and (centre) Cr Joseph Haweil, Mayor, Hume City Council 

4 July: Meeting with the Hon. Melissa Horne

The NCA was pleased to meet with Minister for Local Government, the Hon Melissa Horne MP.

 

A great discussion followed, highlighting the importance of regional collaboration by Councils, as well as the need for strong and ongoing engagement between all levels of government on issues affecting our region and local government in general. 

The Minister was presented with the NCA's documents and strategies.  We thank the Minister for meeting with the NCA and look forward to an ongoing and productive relationship with the State Government 

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L-R: Cathy Henderson, CEO, Merri-bek City Council; Cr Angelica Panopoulos, Mayor, Merri-bek City Council; Brett Luxford, CEO, Mitchell Shire Council; Cr Joseph Haweil, Mayor, Hume City Council and Chair of the NCA; Sheena Frost, CEO, Hume City Council; Hon. Melissa Horne, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Roads and Road Safety and Minister for Ports and Freight; Cr Peter Castaldo, Mayor, Banyule City Council; Marc Giglio, Director Corporate Services, Banyule City Council; Cr Fiona Stevens, Mayor, Mitchell Shire Council; and Craig Lloyd, CEO, City of Whittlesea.

4 May: Meeting with the Hon. Jacinta Allan

The NCA was pleased have had the opportunity to meet with the Deputy Premier, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP at Parliament House to present the NCA's priorties for transport, infrastructure and future planning.  

The NCA Mayors presented the Deputy Premier with the NCA's advocacy documents, including the Northern Region Transport Strategy and Bus Networking Study.

 

The NCA was pleased to be part of a productive discussion, and to hear the Deputy Premier's response to the NCA's work. The NCA thanks the Deputy Premier for making the time during a Parliamentary sitting day. 

 

The NCA looks forward to continuing discussions, and working together to support our region's prosperity  

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L-R: Cr Angelica Panopoulos, Mayor, Merri-bek City Council; Cr Ben Ramcharan, Mayor, Nillumbik Shire Council; Cr Peter Castaldo, Mayor, Banyule City Council; Cr Julie Williams, Mayor, City of Darebin; the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Deputy Premier; and Cr Fiona Stevens, Mayor, Mitchell Shire Council.

30 March: Meeting with the Victorian Opposition

The NCA were pleased to welcome members of the State Opposition including Leader, Mr John Pesutto and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region, Mr Evan Mulholland and Member for North Eastern Metropolitan Region Mr Nick McGowan to our March meeting.

A great discussion followed, highlighting amongst many things, the need for transport infrastructure and job creation which is needed to support our growing region; projected to be home to over 1.6 million people by 2041. We thank the Opposition Members for their engagement.

 

The NCA is committed to  working collaboratively to support our communities.

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L-R: Cr Ben Ramcharan, Mayor, Nillumbik Shire Council; Mr Evan Mulholland, Member for Northern Metropolitan Region; Cr Angelica Panopoulos, Mayor, Merri-bek City Council; Cr Peter Castaldo, Mayor, Banyule City Council; Cr Fiona Stevens, Mayor, Mitchell Shire Council; Mr John Pesutto, Leader of the Opposition; Cr Joseph Haweil, Mayor, Hume City Council and Chair of the NCA; Lydia Wilson, Chair of Administrators, City of Whittlesea; Cr Julie Williams, Mayor, City of Darebin; and Mr Nick McGowan, Member for North-Eastern Metropolitan Region.

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