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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

  • Jul 9 at 06:00 PM Business Productivity Booster – Hobsons Bay City Council Are you working more than 50 hours per week in your business and lacking time for family, friends and yourself, because work gets in the way? Are you wanting to earn more money without all the extra hours?
  • Jul 20 at 06:30 PM Develop Your Online Strategy Workshop - Maribyrnong Learn how to develop a strategy to help grow your business through your online activities and make your products and services easy for potential customers to find.
  • Jul 21 at 06:00 PM Small Business Strategies for Financial Performance - Hobsons Bay City Council There is an old saying that “no one plans to fail, but often we may fail to plan”. Presented by Deakin University Academic Mr Stephen Williams, this session will draw on the actual experience of one small business owner and demonstrate some key principles which have contributed to converting a business on the brink of failure into a business that is achieving its owner’s ambitions.
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Latest News

  • June 17, 2016 LeadWest welcomes Downer Rail investments LeadWest's CEO, Craig Rowley notes that Downer's investment to create a leading rail maintenance services centre in Melbourne's west is timely and very welcome. It creates jobs here and positions our region to play a huge role in Melbourne's transport future.
  • June 14, 2016 LeadWest welcomes NewCold APAC HQ The Victorian Government today announced Dutch-based cold storage and logistics company NewCold will establish its Asia-Pacific Headquarters and a major automated cold storage warehouse in Truganina creating 127 full time jobs in Melbourne’s west. LeadWest welcomes this good news.
  • June 6, 2016 LeadWest Chairperson Recruitment Expressions of Interest are sought for the position of LeadWest Chairperson.