Councils from across Victoria will decide whether to renew a push for local government to be recognised in the Constitution.
There are more than 50 motions on the table for discussion at the Municipal Association of Victoria’s state council meeting.
Delegates will be asked to consider renewing a push for a referendum to recognise local government in the Constitution.
Local government groups say that would protect funding for community projects from a High Court challenge, although it has never happened before.
A referendum was set to take place at the same time as the federal election but was called off when Kevin Rudd took over as prime minister and set an earlier date.
Delegates will also consider proposals to lobby for more transport funding and for a federal ministry for local government.