GOVV | APPLICATIONS OPEN | Metropolitan Partnerships | Closing 13 November 2016

[Edited extract from public address]

Metropolitan Partnerships are a new mechanism for Melbourne communities to establish local priorities and bring them directly to government.

Applications are being sought from business and community leaders. Becoming a member of the Metropolitan Partnerships presents a new opportunity to collaborate with your community, identify priorities, engage with government and positively shape the outcomes of your region.

The Victorian Government is establishing six partnerships across metropolitan Melbourne. This new governance arrangement will enable communities to have a greater say about the issues that matter to them and ensure their needs are heard by government.

The partnerships will facilitate stronger collaboration between communities, industry, businesses and government to identify and address the most important challenges and opportunities in each region. These partnerships, bringing together all levels of government, community and business will help make our suburbs healthier, more resilient and thriving places to live and work.

Metropolitan Partnerships will identify and prioritise local strategic priorities including social, economic and environmental issues and progress them locally as well as through government decision making processes.

Partnerships will be established for the inner metro, the inner south-east, western, northern, eastern and southern regions within Melbourne. Each partnership will include community and business members as well as representatives from local government, the State Government and the Commonwealth Government. The chair and deputy chair will be selected from the community and business members.

The Victorian Government recognises that communities are better placed to identify and shape responses to their own needs and that is why the Metropolitan Partnerships are being created.  The work of the partnerships will enable government to respond in a more coordinated and targeted manner to deliver better outcomes.

We look forward to creating and strengthening partnerships across Melbourne to deliver the outcomes that are most important to local communities and business.

Applications are now open for Business and Community Member Positions. Click here for further information and to make an application

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The State of Victoria
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Suburban Development Division
Genevieve Thornton, Senior Program Manager
Email: genevieve.thornton@delwp.vic.gov.au
Tel: (03) 9948 8585