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Activities and Achievements in 2012-13 (Year 6)

In our sixth 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
  • Supporting LeadWest member Victoria University.
  • Supporting LeadWest Affiliates: Western ChancesWyndham Community & Education Centre Inc.. and YouthNow.
  • Cooperating with Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs) and participating in the Commitee of Management for the WynBay LLEN.
  • Funding a report on the impacts on Melbourne's west of the Victorian Government's vocational education and training reforms.
  • Participating in National Skills Week events.
  • Helping to develop practical approaches to partnerships between businesses in the building and construction sector and organisations in the education sector.
  • Sponsoring the Australian Community Learning Network Conference.
  • Helping Moonee Valley City Council develop a learning community.
  • Participating in the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Regional Council for Melbourne's north west.

Thread 2 Productive Economy 

  • Investing in an online public-access economic profile of Melbourne's west to assist in promoting our economy and attracting investment. 
  • Working with the Local Employment Coordinator for Melbourne's north-west.
  • Sponsoring a regional jobs and skills expo.
  • Working with the regional office of the Department of Business and Innovation.
  • Working with the Industry Capability Network. 
  • Facilitating regular meetings of the region's economic development professionals.
  • Acting as a Small Business Victoria Host Organisation, working with the region’s local governments to offer small business seminars and workshops.
  • Participating in efforts to foster the strategic rollout of a network of business incubators across Melbourne’s west.
  • 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 further required investment in Western Health's hospitals.
  • Providing a funding contribution to regional rollout of Crime Stoppers Victoria “Say Something” campaign.
Thread  4 Sustainable Liveability
  • Supporting cimplementation of the Werribee Plains Regional Environmental Sustainability Framework.
  • Finalising the Werribee River Biolink Action Plan.
  • Participating in the Werribee Catchment Advisory Roundtables facilitated by the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority.
  • Helping start a project to develop a low carbon growth plan for Melbourne's west.
Thread 5 Enabling Infrastructure
  • Participating in the Western Transport Alliance and advocating for projects listed in the Western Transport Strategy.
  • 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 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

Thread 7 Regional Leadership

  • Hosting a Budget Briefing Breakfast.
  • Participating in the Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia Committee.
  • Welcoming several organisations into membership of LeadWest, including Western Water and WPC Group.



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

  • Australian Government investment of $14 million from the Suburban Jobs Program for the Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence (Western BACE).

  • Australian Government investment of $2 million for the Australian Ballet’s new state-of-the art production centre in Altona. 

  • Victorian Government announcement of the draft Precinct Structure Plan for the East Werribee Employment Precinct, which will pave the way for a major new business and employment centre in Melbourne’s west.

  • Securing a headspace centre for Werribee.

  • Victorian Government investment of $750,000 for redevelopment of the Braybrook Community Centre.

  • Victorian Government investment under the Community Support Grants program of $500,000 towards the Errington Community Centre– New Building project.

  • Victorian Government commitment of $49.7 million to progress the planning and development of the Melbourne Metro rail project.

  • Victorian Government commitment of $15 million to deliver the business case for the East West Link.

  • Victorian Government commitment of additional maintenance funding for the West Gate bridge.

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