MEANDER Valley Council is seeking $2.6 million in federal government funds for nine different projects in the lead-up to the September election.
General manager Greg Preece said the submissions - one for the Lyons electorate section of the Meander Valley and one for Meander Valley residents in Bass - had been sent to all political parties.
The federal funding ask is not the full cost of the various projects.
The council proposes matching funding dollar for dollar in many cases.
It is seeking $375,000 to match its own contribution for improvements to Prospect Vale park.
These would include upgraded playing surfaces, better drainage and ground profiling to provide for increased levels of use, as well as a fully integrated lighting system.
Federal funding of $300,000 with the council's $450,000 would improve access for Blackstone Heights pedestrians, Mr Preece says.
Blackstone Heights was developed without footpaths and the road alignment and sight distance is also poor.
At the same time, Blackstone Road has become a main feeder road to commuters as well as public transport, recreation cyclists and residents.
The proposed $750,000 project would provide for the installation of a 1.5-metre concrete pedestrian linkage, as well as substantial reshaping and resurfacing of the road.
Meander Valley Council is seeking $550,000 in federal government funding to replace the Union Bridge across the Mersey River.
The Union Bridge Road runs from Mole Creek to Sheffield and carries tourists, log trucks, tour coaches and honey production vehicles, Mr Preece said.
The existing bridge, which needs replacing, is a single lane, six-span timber bridge, 62 metres long.
On current estimates, a single-lane, concrete structure would cost about $1.1 million.