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Activities and Achievements in 2013-14 (Year 7)

Over the course to date of our seventh year of operation LeadWest has 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

Thread 2 Productive Economy 

  • Sponsoring a regional jobs and skills expo.
  • Cooperating with the regional office of the Department of Business and Innovation.
  • 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.
  • Sponsoring the Powercor Melton Business Awards.
  • Sponsoring Moonee Valley City Council's Gala Business event.
  • Sponsoring the Wyndham Business Awards.
  • Advocating for the Migrant Communities Employment Fund.
Thread 3 Community Wellbeing 
  • Working with a range of health sector organisations operating in Melbourne's west.
  • Advocating for further required investment in hospitals run by Western Health and Mercy Health.
  • Advocating for further investment by governments in regional efforts to prevent violence against women and children.
Thread  4 Sustainable Liveability
  • Lodging a submission on Plan Melbourne.
  • Supporting continued implementation of the Werribee Plains Regional Environmental Sustainability Framework.
  • Promoting the Werribee River Biolink Action Plan.
  • Participating in the Werribee Catchment Advisory Roundtables facilitated by the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority.
  • Advocating to secure funds for projects enhancing the Maribyrnong River Valley.
  • Co-funding development of 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 Regional Rail Link Project Community Reference Group.
  • Participating in the Victorian Road Based Public Transport Advisory Council.

Thread 6 Experience and Enjoyment

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

Thread 7 Regional Leadership

  • Welcoming South West Melbourne Medicare Local and Federation University into membership of LeadWest.
  • Promoting the Western Agenda.
  • Maintaining LeadWest's website and effective use of social media tools.
  • Participating in the Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia Committee.
  • Adjusting with a change of Federal Government.
  • Meeting with Ministers, Shadow Ministers and other members of the Australian Parliament and Victorian Parliament.
  • Participating in Victorian Community Cabinets in Geelong and Werribee.
  • Leading a delegation of the Mayors of Melbourne's west to Spring Street to meet with Ministers of the Victorian Government.
  • Meeting with Federal and State MPs representing electorates in Melbourne's west.
  • Maintaining good relationships with senior public servants leading the departments and agencies of the Australian Government and Victorian Government.
  • 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:

  • Federal Coalition commitment of $6 million for Green Army Projects in Melbourne's west, plus 1 million trees under the 20 Million Trees program.

  • A Victorian Government Community Cabinet Meeting in Werribee in Melbourne’s west.

  • Victorian Government investment of $34 million for a new mental health unit at the Werribee Mercy hospital.

  • Victorian Government investment in 16 new mental health beds across Western Health's hospitals.

  • Victorian Government investment of $1.6 million in police station upgrades in Melbourne's west.

  • Victorian Government investment of $4.1 million to Western Health for new and improved x-ray equipment and facilities as well as upgrades to fire systems, back-up power supply and emergency warning intercommunication system.

  • National Employment Cluster designation for Sunshine and Werribee/East Werribee in Plan Melbourne. 

  • Victorian Government investment of $11.4 million in the Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project that will store hundreds of millions of litres of high quality recycled water in deep underground aquifers in Werribee.

  • Victorian Government investment of $33 million to upgrade roads and the associated transport infrastructure to accommodate new development and connect the East Werribee Employment Precinct to regional and state transport networks.

  • Victorian Government commitment to planning a grade separation of the road and railway line, removing the level crossing at Main Road in St Albans.

  • Victorian Government investment of $14.6 million for a rail freight wagon maintenance terminal at the McIntyre sidings in North Sunshine.

  • Victorian Government investment of $32 million to repair fatigue defects on the West Gate Bridge, ensuring the longevity of this important road asset.

  • Victorian Government investment of $870,000 under the Safer Road Infrastructure Program to upgrade the intersection where the Princes Freeway West off ramp connects with Duncans Road.

  • Victorian Government  investment of $490,000 under the Safer Road Infrastructure Program for road safety improvements at the intersection of Station Road, Billingham Road and Furlong Road in Deer Park.

  • Victorian Government investment in enhancing bus services for St. Albans, Caroline Springs, and in Wyndham.

  • Victorian Government investment of $5.3 million to complete the next stage of the Federation Trail and $2.36 million for better bicycle safety in Melbourne's west.

  • Victorian Government investment of  $730,000 from the Community Facility Funding Program towards a new synthetic athletics track and two outdoor gyms in the City of Melton.

  • Victorian Government investment of $400,000 in facility upgrades at Warmies boat ramp in Newport and the Altona boat ramp.

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