The Committee for Greater Frankston is a visionary politically independent think-tank that advocates to all levels of government for a better deal for the Frankston region. The Greater Frankston region incorporates Carrum Downs, Seaford, Langwarrin, Somerville, Mt Eliza and Frankston City Centre and encompasses three Federal seats (Isaacs & Dunkley are marginal), four State seats (two of which, Frankston and Carrum, are marginal) and two local Council electorates.
Independently funded and bipartisan, the Committee brings together prominent local business and community leaders to drive strategic change. Our advocacy approach focuses on articulating a well-reasoned, well-supported case for major infrastructure and policy reform.
Focusing attention on just a handful of major issues at any one time, these evidence-based strategies aim to deliver greater investment, more jobs, improved transport, and better health and education outcomes for the people of this region and, in so doing, help our area achieve the progress that it deserves.
The idea to establish a regional advocacy group was inspired by a breakfast convened by Proudly Frankston in May 2015. It was at that meeting that John Kilgour, the then-CEO of the Committee for Ballarat, outlined how Ballarat businesses had combined to successfully advocate for major infrastructure to progress the Ballarat region. An independent working group to establish a Committee for Greater Frankston was formed that morning and took 20 months to successfully complete its work. The Committee for Greater Frankston was officially launched by Victorian State Government Treasurer, Tim Pallas, on 10 February 2017. With a robust governance structure, a new CEO and an impressive Board in place by March 2017, the Committee’s first task was to develop a strategic direction to move aside some major problems that have plagued Greater Frankston for decades, by setting clear objectives and advocacy priorities for 2017 and 2018.
A more extensive library of information about each of the Committee’s advocacy priorities can be found on this website under Share the Vision. Keep up-to-date with the progress being made by reading The Latest News.