It’s Time For The East To Have Its Say

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging locals in Melbourne’s east have their say, as community consultation kicks off in the lead-up to the first Eastern Metropolitan Partnership assembly on 31 August 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 eastern metropolitan region, and help all levels of government better understand the varied challenges facing Melbourne’s east as it grows.

The Partnership then advise government on actions that can make a real difference to the liveability of the Eastern Metropolitan Region, which includes the local government areas of Yarra Ranges, Manningham, Maroondah, Knox, Whitehorse and Monash.

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 Eastern Metropolitan Partnership is one of six across Melbourne’s metro areas, with the Inner Metro, Inner South East, Western, 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 engage.vic.gov.au/eastern-metropolitan-partnership

Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio

“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”

“Local communities know exactly what their priorities are, that’s why we’ve launched the Eastern Metro Partnership.”

Quote attributable to the Eastern Partnership Chair Robin Whyte

“I encourage everyone living and working in the Eastern Region to take the opportunity to engage with this process and join the discussion.”