Advocacy Action Plan

Forum meeting in the town hall

Our Advocacy Action Plan provides a guide to address some issues that are beyond the capacity of Indigo Shire Council, working alone, to find solutions for.

As a small rural Council, we need to work in partnership with and advocate to a range of stakeholders and other levels of government to deliver on community expectations and priorities.

Alignment to the Council Plan

Advocating on issues, priorities and needs that matter to our community is identified in the Council Plan as Strategic Objective 5.2. Developing a new Advocacy Action Plan and reporting to the community quarterly on progress is a key deliverable.

Our advocacy efforts will include direct lobbying of decision-makers, writing submissions to federal and state governments; ongoing community consultation and engagement and public campaigns.

 This action plan has the following objectives:

  • Identify priority projects and initiatives to generate economic activity, employment growth and community benefit
  • Increase levels of funding for infrastructure and services from other levels of government to meet community needs and aspirations
  • Influence state and federal legislation, policy, standards and guidelines to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents
  • Build community trust and confidence in Council as a proactive advocate on their behalf

Our action  plan is also the basis for prioritising projects and funding bids, especially when new funding programs are announced by State and Federal Governments.

Council adopted the latest Advocacy Action Plan on 16 May, 2023

View or download the Advocacy Action Plan 2021-2025 (Year 3)