The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging people in Melbourne’s inner suburbs to have their say, as community consultation kicks off in the lead-up to the first Inner Metro Partnership assembly on 13 September.
The annual Metropolitan Partnerships give people across Melbourne the chance to come together as a community and advise the 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 metro region, and help all levels of government better understand the varied challenges facing Melbourne’s inner suburbs as they grow.
The Partnership will then advise government on actions that can make a real difference to the liveability of the Inner Metro Region, which includes the local government areas of Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip.
The Metropolitan Partnership will help ensure people in Melbourne continue to have access to jobs, education and reliable, affordable services and infrastructure – no matter where they live.
The Inner Metro Partnership is one of six across Melbourne’s metro areas, with the Eastern, 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.
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 in Melbourne know exactly what their priorities are, that’s why we’ve launched the Inner Metro Partnership.”
Quote attributable to the Inner Metro Partnership Chair Tony Keenan
“My hope is that we can get a broad coalition of people together, get them excited about this part of Melbourne and working on the complex challenges we are facing.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020