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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Upcoming Events

  • Nov 16 at 09:30 AM Record Keeping for Small Business Register now to come along to this free introductory practical workshop run by the Australian Taxation Office.
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Latest News

  • September 17, 2018 LeadWest Advocate - A New Campaign For Families In Melbourne's West LeadWest has launched new campaign to deliver essential services for babies and young families in Melbourne’s West. Generation West launched on September 7th, coinciding with the birth of the West’s 10,000th baby for 2018.
  • September 17, 2018 LeadWest Acting CEO Appointment The Chair of Leadwest, Jim Williamson, has advised transition arrangements following last week’s announcement that Leadwest CEO Craig Rowley will step down from the role in November. Mr Chris Eddy will step in as Acting CEO from today, and will work closely with the Board and Mr Rowley to effect a smooth transition over the coming weeks.
  • September 14, 2018 LeadWest Advocate - Special Edition From LeadWest's CEO, Craig Rowley: "After 8 years serving the communities of Melbourne’s west I’ve decided the time is right following the Victorian election to move on from my role as LeadWest's CEO. I have new and exciting opportunities ahead. During my time as LeadWest's CEO I’m proud to have reinforced the economic, transport, infrastructure and environmental needs and assets of the region both state-wide and nationally."