Supporting sustainable growth and regional development in Melbourne's west

About LeadWest

Melbourne’s West is, by any measure, a region of opportunity for Victoria and Australia. People and businesses are voting with their feet. Over the past decade all the communities of the West, whether suburbs established in the 19th century, middle ring districts or growth areas, have experienced strong growth.

LeadWest is the regional organisation for Melbourne's West. LeadWest is focused on advocacy for the region. We are a nonpartisan and not-for-profit, membership-based organisation.

LeadWest's membership includes all six local governments in Melbourne's West and they are joined by major companies and other organisations, each with substantial operations or interests that are based in Melbourne's west.

LeadWest also has a growing number of Affiliates, primarily not-for-profit organisations and each playing a significant role in our region.

Please contact us if you need more information on sustainable growth and development in Melbourne's West.

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  • December 22, 2017 LeadWest Advocate - Policy Priorities for 2018 Election The Christmas edition of the LeadWest Advocate e-News is now available and sets out LeadWest's current Policy Priorities. Based on the results and discussion with LeadWest's Board, the key issues LeadWest will be working with the community to pursue most vigorously in the 2018 election year are: A Freight Infrastructure Plan for the West; Helping kids thrive in the West; Getting the West active and moving; and Better bus services and bike infrastructure for Melbourne's West.
  • December 13, 2017 New members of LeadWest's Board welcomed LeadWest's Board has welcomed three new Participating Council Nominated Directors:
    Cr Simon Crawford of Maribyrnong City Council; Cr Ken Hardy, Deputy Mayor of Melton City Council; and
    Cr Samantha Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Moonee Valley City Council.
  • September 6, 2017 Mayors call for City Deal as new polling data reveals Melbourne’s West is changing fast A delegation of mayors and CEOs from Melbourne’s west are in Canberra today calling for a new agreement between federal, state and local government, to bridge the region’s investment gap and prepare for rapid population growth.