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

  • Oct 10 at 09:00 AM Starting your Business Right Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to start? Start here!

    This Small Business Victoria workshop will step you through the process, help you get set up right the first time and connect you to a range of government resources and free mentoring.
  • Oct 10 at 01:00 PM Business Planning Essentials A clear business plan is an essential determiner of long-term business success – as the saying goes, ‘fail to plan and you plan to fail’.
  • Oct 11 at 09:30 AM Tax Essentials for Small Business Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business?

    We will show you online tools and resources that can help you and you’ll have the chance to ask questions. This is a great opportunity for you to network.
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Latest News

  • 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.
  • August 15, 2017 Art In Public Places Art in Public Places is a month-long, multi venue celebration of art and ideas, in all their forms. Everyday spaces throughout Hobsons Bay become art sites as we discover artwork and artists from around the world and around the corner.
  • July 5, 2017 Call for progress on inland rail freight centre to tackle container truck problems LeadWest is calling for the Andrews Government to urgently progress development for an inland rail terminal for freight to relocate shipping container parks and get dangerous and polluting truck traffic off roads and stimulate jobs growth in Melbourne's west.