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Advocacy in the Central Highlands


The ‘practice’ of advocacy is applied to those services, activities and projects that cannot be realised by the resources (economic and human) of council and require an injection of funds or a change in government policy or position to reach fruition.

  • How we advocate

    Advocacy practice will include, but are not limited to:

    • Representations to state and Australian government ministers.
    • Regular meetings to make representations to local members of parliament.
    • Active engagement with media and social media at the appropriate level and intensity.
    • Active engagement with all candidates participating in government elections.
    • Brokering partnerships and strategic alliances with other local and regional organisations.
    • Submission of applications to secure funding to deliver priority projects.
    • Active participation in peak governing organisations and their advocacy efforts such as the Australian Local Government Association and the Local Government Association of Queensland.
    • Maintaining and influencing partnerships with government authorities to influence policy, legislation and standards.
    • Contributing submissions to senate inquiries and other government surveys and opinion-seeking efforts.
  • 2020 Queensland Government Election - Advocacy

    Towards 2024 is council’s premier advocacy document in the lead up to the Queensland Government election.

  • Advocating for the Central Queensland region

    Central Highlands Regional Council is a member of the Central Queensland Organisation of Councils, known as the CQROC. This organisation provides advocacy on behalf of the Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana, and Woorabinda local government areas – particularly for projects that provide a benefit for the whole region.

    This is the Reef to Red Ridge advocacy publication that CQROC uses to highlight projects worthy of government support.

    Watch the Reef to Red Ridge video.

Current advocacy projects

  • 2020 - Top Six
  • Dawson Development Road - Springsure to Tambo
  • Queensland Beef Corridors
  • 2020 - Top Six

These six projects have been identified as the top priority as we approach the 2020 Queensland Government Election.


  • Dawson Development Road - Springsure to Tambo

Central Highlands Regional Council and Blackall-Tambo Regional Council with the support of the Central Highlands Development Corporation are seeking $80 million in state and federal government funding over eight years to pave and seal the 148-kilometre unsealed Tambo to Springsure link.

  • Queensland Beef Corridors

Central Highlands Regional Council has joined with six surrounding councils to advocate for funding to seal the roads associated with the Queensland Beef Corridors.

Visit the campaign website for more information.

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