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About LeadWest

LeadWest is an advisory committee to the five councils in Melbourne’s West, being the Cities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton and Wyndham.

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What we do

Meaningful work, unforgettable experiences

The primary role of LeadWest continues to be to provide a forum for the development of a consolidated view between the five councils on the most effective means to secure sustainable economic development and maximise community benefits in Melbourne’s West.


Further advocacy to gain a signed agreement on the North and West Melbourne City Deal

Focus on business precincts

Continued advocacy for the priority business precincts of Cobblebank, Footscray, Sunshine, and Werribee and across the region encompassing the five councils of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton and Wyndham

Local jobs program

Working with the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments on the Western Region Jobs Taskforce

Our Member Councils
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Members of the Committee

Meet the LeadWest Committee of 2021

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Brimbank City Council

Mayor Ranka Rasic


Our overarching vision is for a globally engaged, connected, enterprising and dynamic region, delivering sustainable prosperity, health and wellbeing.

Key goals, objectives and initiatives are listed in our 2020 - 2030 Strategic Plan.


An enterprising region

High quality jobs, skills, services and products

Create vibrant public and private enterprise zones offering high value-adding and export- oriented products, jobs and skills development.

What's new

Find out what's happening in our region



The North and West Melbourne City Deal Plan

The North and West Melbourne City Deal is a blueprint for our region, advocating for economic opportunities and the creation of thousands of jobs.  

Through unprecedented collaboration, thirteen local governments represented by LeadWest and the Northern Councils Alliance, La Trobe and Victoria Universities, NORTH Link and the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance have come together to build the City Deal proposal.

What is a City Deal?

City deals are partnerships with all three levels of government that focus on aligning planning and investment to accelerate growth and job creation.  


What's next

In 2021


17th February

LeadWest Committee Meeting


19th May

LeadWest Committee Meeting


18th August

LeadWest Committee Meeting


17th November

LeadWest Committee Meeting


Strategic partners

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