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
Western Agenda Thread
|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
|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
- Participating in a major Health Forum looking at key issues
around the implementation of the National Health and Hospitals
- 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
- Participating in the Victorian Road Based Public Transport
- Delivering a briefing to members on the Victorian Transport
- 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
- 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
- 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’s 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