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Activities and Achievements in 2010-11 (Year 4)

In our fourth year of operation LeadWest continued completing activities that contribute to achievement of goals set out in the Western Agenda, including:

Western Agenda Thread
Example Activities
Thread 1 Education and Skills
  • Cooperating with Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) and participating in the Commitee of Management for the WynBay LLEN.
  • Supporting St Albans Secondary College students.
  • Supporting Western Chances.
  • Joining the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Regional Council for Melbourne's north west.
  • Advocating for the establishment of Skillsworks (similar to Scienceworks) in Melbourne's west.

Thread 2 Productive Economy 

  • Sponsoring a regional jobs and skills expo.
  • Participating in consultation on the Maribyrnong Economic and Industrial Development Strategy.
  • Participating in a Ministerial Roundtable with Victoria's Minister for Manufacturing.
  • Sponsoring the Energise Enterprise program and serving as the host organisation for Small Business Victoria workshops.
  • Sponsoring the Melton Business Excellence Awards.
  • Supporting Moonee Valley City Council's Gala Business Lunch.
Thread 3 Community Wellbeing 
  • Working with a range of health sector organisations operating in Melbourne's west.
  • Advocating for an optimal outcome in Melbourne's west with the establishment of Medicare Locals.
  • Hosting a health reform briefing for LeadWest's members.
  • Advocating for further required investment in Western Health's hospitals.
  • Participating in a major Health Forum looking at key issues around the implementation of the National Health and Hospitals Agreement.
  • Paricipating in the Brimbank Social Justice Coalition.
Thread  4 Sustainable Liveability
Thread 5 Enabling Infrastructure
  • Participating in the Western Transport Alliance.
  • Participating in the WestLink Project Community Reference Group.
  • Participating in the Victorian Road Based Public Transport Advisory Council.
  • Delivering a briefing to members on the Victorian Transport Plan.
  • Lodging a submission with Infrastructure Australia on the National Freight Network Strategy.
  • Lodging a submission on the WestLink project.
  • Hosting an Infrastructure Australia luncheon.
  • Arranging briefings on the NBN rollout for LeadWest members and guests.

Thread 6 Experience and Enjoyment

  • Cooperating with a range of organisations from Melbourne's west operating in the Arts and Culture sector.
  • Meeting with senior executives in Arts Victoria.
  • Supporting the SportWest initiative.
  • Working with Western Melbourne Tourism to create more opportunities for visitors and promote more tourism in Melbourne's west.

Thread 7 Regional Leadership

  • Participating in the Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia Committee.
  • Maintaining a cooperative relationship with the Committee for Wyndham, the Committee for Melbourne and the G21 Alliance.
  • Meeting with the Prime Minister and Federal MPs representing electorates in Melbourne's west (all Ministers).
  • Meeting with other Ministers of the Australian Government and Ministers of the Victorian Government.
  • Adjusting with a change of government in Victoria.
  • Meeting with State MPs representing electorates in Melbourne's west.
  • Hosting a Budget Briefing Breakfast at which Ministers of each tier of government discussed their government's budget with LeadWest's members and guests.



Positive results for Melbourne's west, influenced in part by LeadWest's advocacy activities, included:

  • Australian Government commitment of $18.4 million for Trade Training Centres in Melbourne‚Äôs west.

  • Australian Government commitment of $15 million for establishment of a GP Super Clinic in Werribee.

  • Victorian Government commitment of $4 million for the expansion of the Western Autistic School so it can become a prep to year 12 autism-specific school.

  • Victoria Government commitment of $10 million to the Vision for Werribee Plains initiative, providing grants to support sustainability imperatives across Melbourne's west.

  • Victorian Government commitment to additional funding for the Regional Rail Link project.

  • Victorian Government funding for train stabling at Calder Park improving the efficiency of the Sunbury railway line.

Date Name File Size
Nov 1, 2018 LeadWest's 2017/18 Annual Report 9.05 MB
Nov 14, 2017 LeadWest's 2016/17 Annual Report 2.96 MB
Nov 16, 2016 LeadWest's 2015/16 Annual Report 4.93 MB
Nov 11, 2015 LeadWest's 2014/15 Annual Report 2.36 MB
Dec 2, 2014 LeadWest's 2013/14 Annual Report 3.76 MB
Nov 13, 2013 LeadWest's 2012/13 Annual Report 4.46 MB
Nov 14, 2012 LeadWest's 2011/12 Annual Report 1.46 MB
Nov 10, 2010 LeadWest's 2009/10 Annual Report 1.83 MB
Nov 13, 2009 LeadWest's 2008/09 Annual Report 2.67 MB
May 1, 2009 LeadWest's 2007/08 Annual Report 1.47 MB