State election commitment tracker

Published on 08 November 2022

State election 2022

With the 2022 state election rapidly approaching, Council has been active in its advocacy on our community’s behalf.

There are four state electorates (Eildon, Eltham, Yan Yean and Warrandyte) which overlap within Nillumbik Shire’s boundaries. We are keeping a close eye on election commitments that would have a direct impact on Council and our community.

We will continue to advocate to whoever aspires to government, regardless of political persuasion, in our community’s best interests.

Learn more about how Council is advocating on behalf of our community by viewing our Advocacy Priorities: 2022(PDF, 4MB) document.

See below for a list of election commitments for Nillumbik - we will continue to update this list as the election campaign progresses.  

State Electoral Boundaries Map 2022.jpg


Please note: the above map is approximate only, and reflects the changes to electoral boundaries which will come into effect in November 2022. To confirm which electorate you reside in, please enter your address at the VEC's Electoral boundaries website.


Includes Arthurs Creek, Bend of Islands, Christmas Hills, Hurstbridge, Kangaroo Ground, Nutfield, Panton Hill, St Andrews, Smiths Gully, Watsons Creek. 

No election commitments as yet.


Includes Eltham, Eltham North, Research, Diamond Creek, Wattle Glen.

Vicki Ward, MP - Australian Labor Party

  • Commitment: $1.5 million for infrastructure upgrades at Eltham Woods Childcare Centre
  • Commitment: $400,000 to improve Research Preschool
  • Commitment: $32 million to build a new shared-use path along the Hurstbridge rail line between Montmorency and Eltham stations
  • Commitment: $2 million for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge across the Diamond Creek in Eltham North
  • Commitment: An unspecified amount to upgrade the Diamond Creek Dog Park as part of a $13.4 million commitment to build six new dog parks across Victoria and upgrade 22 dog parks.

Jason McClintock - Liberal Party

  • Commitment: Remove the level crossing at Main Hurstbridge Road in Diamond Creek
  • Commitment: $700,000 towards the upgrading of Diamond Creek Tennis Club
  • Commitment: $3.5 million to build, extend and upgrade the walking and cycling trail through St Helena to connect the Diamond Creek Trail in the east to the Plenty Trail in the west
  • Commitment: $300,000 for a youth hub.

Yan Yean

Includes Plenty, Yarrambat, Doreen, Yan Yean. 

Richard Welch - Liberal Party 

  • Commitment: $20,000 to Yarrambat Historical Society to install disability access improvements to the outdoor museum
  • Commitment: $12.4M for a Yarrambat Community Sport Hub


Includes North Warrandyte. 

No election commitments as yet.

Bundoora (from 1 November 2022)

Includes parts of Briar Hill and Greensborough. 

Sahil Tomar - Liberal Party

  • Commitment: $700,000 towards upgrading courts and facilities at the Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre