The Inner South-east Partnership is one of six Metropolitan Partnerships established by the Victorian Government, recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.
The Inner South-east Partnership’s vision is for a region that is liveable, equitable and agile. Following engagement with its community throughout 2018, the Partnership has developed its advice to the Victorian Government on the regional priorities for the Inner South-east region.
The Partnership's advice to the Victorian Government for 2018 included:
Health & Wellbeing - new 2018 priority with a focus on reducing loneliness & social isolation.
Economy, Industry & Jobs - encourage opportunities to work close to home, supporting a vibrant local economy, place and community.
Transport Connectivity - improve the safety and reliability of movement in the region to better connect people via different transport modes
Affordable & Social Housing - focus on the region’s key workforce and future housing needs to support the growing community and economy
Open Space - deliver inclusive, vibrant and healthy neighbourhoods through accessible, high quality open spaces, with a particular focus on access to sporting infrastructure
Environmental Sustainability - new 2018 priority to support environmental resilience & sustainability by adapting to climate change and transitioning to a low-carbon city
The 2018 Inner South-east Assembly
The Partnership held its second annual Assembly on Wednesday 30 May 2018 at McKinnon Secondary College, McKinnon where it heard directly from the community about how to further progress priorities for the region. Watch the video below to see the 2018 Assembly in action, or read the 2018 Inner South-east Assembly Summary Report to see some of the feedback and ideas raised at the night's discussions.
What we heard from young people in the Inner South-east region?
In May 2018, young people from the inner south-east shared their ideas for maintaining and improving the livability of their community at the first Metropolitan Partnerships Youth Forum.
Students and young people 15-19 years of age from schools and youth organisations across each of Melbourne's six regions were invited to attend the Metropolitan Partnerships Youth Forum at the State Library of Victoria
To find out what participants had to say about what's important as a young person living, working and studying in Melbourne read the 2018 Metropolitan Partnerships Youth Forum report and watch some of the highlights from the Inner South-east breakout discussions.
On 30 August 2017, 103 community members, business representatives councillors and mayors came together to help determine the key priorities for the Inner South East Metro Region. The outcomes of the Assembly have been used by the Metropolitan Partnership to inform advice to government on priorities for Melbourne's Inner South-east region.
Watch the video to see the 2017 Assembly in action.
You can also download a copy of the 2017 Assembly report here:
The Inner South-east Metropolitan Region
Melbourne’s Inner South-east Metropolitan Region extends from Kew in Melbourne's inner east to Brighton on port Phillip Bay. The area captures high density residential and retail precincts such as South Yarra as well as quieter residential streets through middle suburbs such as Balwyn, Bentleigh and Black Rock. The Inner South-east Metropolitan Region is a desirable residential location with strong retail employment.
The Inner South-east is the traditional home to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation.
Read more about the Inner South-east Metropolitan Region.
Who to talk to and look out for
The Partnerships are generally made up of 15 members from across each of the six metropolitan regions. Membership includes eight community and business representatives with varied backgrounds, experiences and networks, the CEO of each of local government in that region, a Deputy Secretary from the Victorian State Government, and a representative from the Commonwealth Government.
|Alicia Darvall||Alicia is Executive Director of Global Partners for B Lab, where she is growing a global movement of people using business as a force for good. B Lab works with entrepreneurs to build on their values, engage with community and stakeholders and focus on measuring their impact through the B Corp Certification. Alicia has held senior roles in a range of organisations including Moonlight Cinema, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Social Traders and Melbourne Fashion Festival.||Chair|
|Position currently vacant||Deputy Chair|
|Sally Howe||Sally is a senior health executive with a background in the private health sector, health economics and public and community health. A Graduate of the AICD, currently a non-executive director on the Connect Health and Community Board, Chairs the Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership and is Director, Business and Service Development at Cabrini Health.||Member|
|Simon Stafrace||Simon has been a psychiatrist in the private and public sectors for over 25 years. As the Program Director of Psychiatry at Alfred Health, Simon is responsible for the delivery of specialist and primary mental health services in the inner south of Melbourne, and a psychiatry research centre in partnership with Monash University.||Member|
|Lizzy Kuoth||Currently employed at St. Francis Xavier College and Australian Multicultural Foundation, Lizzy established a group for South Sudanese youth in 2008. In 2012, she was awarded the Empowering Monash Women's’ Award for her role as a dedicated youth leader and human rights activist.||Member|
|Jane Farmer||Jane is a recognised leader and researcher in innovations in rural and small health services workforce and service delivery. Jane is interested in civic technology, citizen involvement, coproduction, social enterprise and social value measurement. She is Director of the Social Innovation Research Institute at Swinburne University.||Member|
|Damian Ferrie||Damian is CEO of Star Health (formerly Inner South Community Health) and has held leadership roles in the health, housing, community development and transport sectors in New South Wales and Victoria. Damian has also been responsible for programs that narrow the gap between disadvantaged communities and the rest of the state.||Member|
Philip recently retired as councillor for Boroondara City Council and currently works a transport planner in Melbourne. He holds Masters degrees in Urban Planning and Public Policy & Management from the University of Melbourne specialising in transport and governance. Philip is a convenor of Maptime Melbourne, and has extensive volunteer experience across the region.
|Julia Griffith||Julia is Deputy Secretary of Corrections and Justice Health at the Department of Justice and Community Safety and Chair of the Criminology Research Advisory Council. Julia has also been responsible for implementing State Government employment programs assisting disadvantaged job seekers.||Victorian Government representative|
|Mick Cummins||Mr Mick Cummins is CEO at Bayside City Council. Mick was appointed Director Corporate Services in June 2012. Prior to his roles at Bayside, Mick was General Manager Corporate at Frankston City Council. Mick has extensive local government experience in the areas of finance, governance, organisational development, customer service and community services.||CEO, Bayside City Council|
|Phillip Storer||Phillip is CEO of Boroondara City Council, he holds qualifications in town planning and was Boroondara's first Director of Infrastructure. During his career, Philip has advised Council on a number of challenging projects.||CEO, Boroondara City Council|
|Rebecca McKenzie||Rebecca is an accomplished leader with a successful career at executive level across three countries and three sectors. Before joining Glen Eira City Council, Rebecca’s roles included CEO at Mitchell Shire Council in Melbourne’s north and Director of Corporate Services for Yarra Ranges Council.||CEO, Glen Eira City Council|
|Warren Roberts||A Civil Engineer with qualifications in business management and 40 years’ experience, Warren is committed to Local Government making a difference within the Community. Warren has served on the National and State Boards of the IPWEA and on the Board of LGPro. He is currently Chairman of the Municipal Engineering Foundation Victoria.||CEO, Stonnington City Council|
Local Government Areas
- Bayside City Council
- Boroondara City Council
- Glen Eira City Council
- Stonnington City Council
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Page last updated: 11/02/19