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An important part of Council's work is representing the interests of the local community to other levels of government. This advocacy role is explicitly defined in the Local Government Act.

Ahead of the upcoming Victorian and federal elections Council is seeking support for a number of key priorities on behalf of our community.

We want to work with all representatives of our region to achieve strong outcomes to enhance the liveability of Bayside.

Ahead of the Victorian state election on 24 November 2018 Council is seeking support for seven key priorities on behalf of our community:

Meet the Candidates Forums

Our Bayside Meet the Candidates Forums in late October provided the local community with an opportunity to hear from the candidates on the issues that matter to Bayside.

All nominated candidates were invited to attend the forums on 25 October for Brighton/Bentleigh Districts and 31 October for the Sandringham District and Southern Metropolitan Region.