External Groups with Council Representation

Councillor representatives - for more information visit: Councillors.

Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance

Comprising 7 eastern metropolitan region councils, the alliance advocates and lobbies Federal and State governments on the housing affordability needs of the eastern metropolitan region

Councillor representative: Cr Rebecca Paterson.

For more information, call Sean McNamee, Manager Strategic Planning, on 9518 3229 or email Sean.McNamee@monash.vic.gov.au

Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action

The Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA) is a formal collaboration of 8 councils in Melbourne’s east, working together on regional programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate regional adaptation. (Website: eaga.com.au)

Councillor representative: Cr Josh Fergeus.

Eastern Region Group

At its 12 December 2017 meeting, Council resolved to join the South East Melbourne (SEM) group.

The group partners with key business leaders in undertaking independent advocacy for initiatives that drive growth and prosperity in the southeast.

The six key priorities for South East Melbourne are:

  1. Delivering jobs and investment
  2. Expanding our nationally significant manufacturing sector
  3. Growing our world-class food economy
  4. Connecting our education and skills sector to industry
  5. Achieving a more connected community
  6. Collaborating to attract infrastructure that increases liveability

Councillor representatives: Cr Tina Samardzija (Mayor) and Cr Nicky Luo

The board of SEM also includes three non-local government members, Simon McKeon AO from Monash University, the Hon. Simon Crean and Bruce Billson. Neighbouring councils Greater Dandenong, Kingston, Casey and Cardinia are registered members of SEM.

More information: call Sean McNamee, Manager Strategic Planning, on 9518 3229 or email Sean.McNamee@monash.vic.gov.au

Eastern Transport Coalition

The Eastern Transport Coalition represents the 7 eastern metropolitan region councils. It advocates for sustainable and integrated transport services to reduce the level of car dependency, securing the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Melbourne's outer east. It aims to work in partnership with Federal and State governments to ensure the future sustainability of eastern Melbourne.

Councillor representative: Cr Stuart James.

Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum

Representatives for Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum are no longer required after it was dissolved in 2022.  

Metropolitan Transport Forum

At its 29 November 2022 Meeting, Council recommended (and endorsed) that no Councillor representative be appointed to the Metropolitan Transport Forum. 

Municipal Association of Victoria

The peak representative body for Local Government in Victoria.

Councillor representative: Cr Stuart James (member of the Board, representing Metropolitan East) and Cr Tina Samardzija (substitute representative).

Website: www.mav.asn.au

Victorian Local Governance Association

The Victorian Local Governance Association has altered its constitution, providing for all councillors of member councils to attend its annual meetings and other events. The appointment of a specific representative to the association is no longer required.