Metropolitan Partnerships

The Metropolitan Partnerships bring together experts and leaders from all levels of government, business and the community to identify and progress issues that matter in their region of Melbourne. Their collective advice provides government with rich insights that inform the delivery of projects, programs and services to better meet the specific needs of their communities.

There are six Partnerships, each representing a region of Melbourne:

The Metropolitan Partnerships are committed to Treaty, Self Determination and Truth Telling. Each Metropolitan Partnership has an Aboriginal leader representing each respective region. These Aboriginal members also work as a group and guide metropolitan-wide projects to benefit Aboriginal communities across Melbourne.

The Partnerships have engaged over 13,000 Melburnians to provide a voice directly from the suburbs to the government.

Since their inception in 2017 the Metropolitan Partnerships have influenced government policy and government investment in community priorities including:

  • mental health
  • transport
  • social housing
  • skills and training
  • open spaces and environment

This includes investments such as Victoria’s Big Housing Build and the city-shaping Suburban Rail Loop. The Metropolitan Partnerships have also helped to shape the government’s investments in transforming the way mental health and wellbeing support services are offered in Victoria.

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Help shape the future of your community

To share the issues and priorities important to you, visit your region’s Partnership page, and email your thoughts and ideas to your Metropolitan Partnership.

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Page last updated: 24/03/23