Communities in Melbourne will have a stronger voice on the issues that matter to them thanks to new Metropolitan Partnerships.
The Partnerships are a key initiative of the Andrews Labor Government’s new Suburban Development portfolio, which supports the sustainable development of Melbourne’s suburbs through the right mix of jobs, infrastructure, housing and services – now, and into the future.
The establishment of the Metropolitan Partnerships is an acknowledgement that every metropolitan region is different and that’s why the Labor Government is changing how we address the unique needs of these communities.
Partnerships will be established for inner metro, the inner south-east, western, northern, eastern and southern regions of Melbourne.
Each partnership will comprise council CEOs, business and community leaders, a Victorian Government Deputy Secretary and a Regional Development Australia representative.
The Labor Government is now seeking nominations from business and community leaders interested in representing their region.
Becoming a member of the Metropolitan Partnerships presents a new opportunity to collaborate with your community and government and positively shape the outcomes of your region.
These partnerships, bringing together all levels of government, community and business will help make our suburbs healthier, more resilient and thriving places to live and work.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio
“Government needs to change how it operates to respond to the needs of communities, and not the other way around.”
“Local communities are best placed to decide the way forward for their own region and the creation of Metropolitan Partnerships will bring people together to do just that.”
Quote attributable to Special Minister for State Gavin Jennings
“This is a great opportunity for community leaders to shape the future of their local area.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020