A strategic and collaborative approach to advocacy is essential for ensuring that the Bega Valley Shire receives proper recognition in policy and funding decisions made by state and federal governments.

As a local government body, Bega Valley Shire Council is responsible for providing a variety of services to the community. However, there are several challenges that affect our residents, which require the involvement of other levels of government to fund the necessary infrastructure and services or to implement legislative changes that will benefit our community.  

To address these issues and ensure that the needs of our community are met, Council engages in advocacy efforts with all levels of government. This often involves collaborating with local representatives, regional associations, and other councils that share our goals.

Advocacy is an important aspect of Council's role in serving and supporting our community.

Advocacy Efforts

Council is committed to ongoing advocacy to attract policy change, resources and funding for local services and programs and deliver on the needs and aspirations of our community.


Seeking Council support

Council can provide a letter of support for your advocacy efforts to raise an issue or seek grant funding. More details are available from Council's website: Grants and Funding | Letters of support

If you have a project you would like to propose to Council you can submit it through our Community Project Proposals online form. More information is available from Council's website: Project | Community Project Proposals

How you can help

Council recognises the importance of having the support of the community in order to achieve progress on its advocacy priorities.

If you are eager to support the advocacy efforts of Council you can email

You can also connect with our local Federal and State members:

  • Dr Michael Holland, MP
    Member of the Legislative Assembly; Member for Bega; Parliamentary Secretary for Health, and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health; Member of the Australian Labor Party
    124-126 Carp Street
    Bega NSW 2550
    Phone: (02) 6492 2056
  • Kristy McBain, MP
    Member for Eden-Monaro
    Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories
    Bega Office
    1/225 Carp Street
    Bega, NSW, 2550
    Phone: (02) 6492 0542


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