The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging locals in Melbourne’s inner south east have their say, as consultation kicks off in the lead-up to the first Inner South East Partnership assembly on 30 August.
The annual Metropolitan Partnerships give people across Melbourne’s regions 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 inner south east metropolitan region, and help all levels of government better understand the varied challenges facing Melbourne’s inner south-east as it grows.
The Partnership will then advise government on actions that can make a real difference to the liveability of the Inner South East Metropolitan Region, which includes the local government areas of Boroondara, Stonnington, Glen Eira and Bayside.
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 Inner South East Metropolitan Partnership is one of six across Melbourne’s metro areas, with the Eastern, Inner Metro, 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/inner-south-east-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 Inner South East Partnership.”
Quote attributable to the Inner South East Partnership Chair Alicia Darvall
“We want to know your priorities and ideas to ensure the Inner South East continues to flourish for the next 35 years.”