View our Advocacy Plan

View our fully-costed 2025 election priorities 

Why we advocate

The Shire of Murray exists to meet the needs of current and future generations through an integration of environmental protection, social enhancement and economic prosperity. 

One of the ways we fulfill this purpose by being a voice for the local community on key issues. 

We regularly advocate to the Western Australian and Australian governments for funding for important programs and projects that will benefit the Murray community and broader region.

With the Peel Region’s rapidly growing population, diversifying economy and increasingly popular tourism scene, Murray has the opportunity to deliver transformational outcomes that will deliver significant value and address complex socioeconomic challenges. 

How we advocate 

Our advocacy efforts include: 

  • Making representations to State and Australian Government Ministers
  • Meeting with local Members of Parliament
  • Engaging with candidates participating in State and/or federal elections
  • Engage with local and state media
  • Partnering with relevant organisations and agencies
  • Participating in industry advocacy efforts 
  • Making submissions to grants and funding opportunities. 

Advocacy priorities

Learn about Shire of Murray advocacy projects below:

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Murray Health Futures

A multi-agency steering committee identifying a long-term solution to health care service provision in Murray.

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Murray Heritage Railway 

A multi-million dollar vision for a new Pinjarra Heritage Railway Precinct and reconnection of the former Pinjarra to Dwellingup Heritage Rail Link.

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Murray Future Foods Facility

A commercial scale food and beverage processing operation established at the Food Innovation Precinct Western Australia (FIPWA).

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Western Deviation

The missing piece of the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation puzzle, linking heavy trucks from Pinjarra Road and the Pinjarra Industrial Area onto the Heavy Haulage route.

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Murray Regional Equestrian Centre

Securing the Murray Regional Equestrian Centre’s reputation as one of the top equestrian centres in Western Australia. 

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Community Projects

View our six community-level projects including a new bridge and cycleway, upgraded sports changerooms, new community spaces and recreation areas and river platforms. 

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