It’s Time For Melbourne’s West To Have Its Say
Locals in Melbourne’s western suburbs have an opportunity to join a conversation with the Adnrews Labor Government, as community consultation kicks off in the lead-up to the first Western Metropolitan Partnership assembly on 4 October 2017.
The annual Metropolitan Partnerships give people across Melbourne the chance to come together as a community and advise the Andrews Labor Government on regional priorities and opportunities.
The assembly will give locals an opportunity to talk directly to decision makers about the future needs of the western region, and help all levels of government better understand the varied challenges facing Melbourne’s western region as it grows.
The Partnership will then advise government on actions that can make a real difference to the liveability of the Western Metropolitan Region, which includes the local government areas of Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Melton, Hobsons Bay, Moonee Valley and Wyndham.
The Metropolitan Partnership helps ensure all of Melbourne’s residents will have reliable and affordable access to jobs, services and infrastructure, no matter where they live.
The Western Partnership is one of six across Melbourne’s metro areas, with the Eastern, Inner South-east, Inner Metro, Southern and Northern Partnerships also launched in June.
Each Partnership includes eight business and community representatives, the CEO of each council in the region and a senior Victorian Government representative.
To register interest in attending the assembly, or to join the conversation online, visit http://www.engage.vic.gov.au/western-metropolitan-partnership.
Quote attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio
“The Victorian Government recognises that local communities know exactly what their priorities are, that’s why we’ve committed to working with the Western Metropolitan Partnership.”
Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Our suburbs are growing and it’s vital that community groups and all levels of government are involved in keeping our city liveable and sustainable.”
Quote attributable to the Western Partnership Chair Alex Cockram
“In the West, our greatest asset is our remarkable people. Our goal is to capitalise on the wealth of opportunities that exist within our region, to realise our full potential as the cultural heart of Melbourne.”