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By mail:
PO Box 2382

By appointment:
Brimbank Community & Civic Centre
301 Hampshire Road

By telephone: +61 3 9311 5577

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About LeadWest

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.

Our objective is to foster and undertake actions that will support sustainable growth and development of the region. To this end, LeadWest aims to build on the existing social, economic and environmental capacity of the region and to plan and create a sustainable future for the well being of the communities of the region.

LeadWest understands the factors that contribute to a strong regional economy and works to generate improvements in five key determinants of long-term regional economic development:

  1. Human capital, particularly education and skills
  2. Sustainable communities (economically, environmentally and socially)
  3. Access to international, national and regional markets
  4. Comparative advantage and business competitiveness
  5. Effective cross-sectoral and intergovernmental partnerships (including through place-based approaches) and integrated regional planning

LeadWest is constituted as a company limited by guarantee without share capital.  Any organisation with operations in the region may apply for membership.

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.

LeadWest is governed by a Board of Directors comprising an independent chairperson, twelve directors who are local government representatives (i.e. one councillor and the chief executive from each from the cities of BrimbankHobsons BayMaribyrnongMeltonMoonee Valley and Wyndham), and up to four directors elected by LeadWest's members.  

Jim Williamson is LeadWest's current independent chairperson.