Unlocking Melbourne's West

At the heart of Australia’s fastest growing region, we are ideally located to provide for an expanding population:

  • services
  • facilities
  • employment
  • business opportunities

Additionally, development in our municipality:

  • reduces the need for additional infrastructure
  • increases the use of existing public transport networks
  • reduce dependency on motor vehicles
  • contribute to improved health and community wellbeing

We have a thriving arts and cultural community, providing a range of large community events and festivals. There are also artistic opportunities through our Art Spaces Program and the Hunt Club Community and Arts Centre.

A range of recreational pursuits is available at our Sunshine Leisure Centre and St Albans Leisure Centre. Also, we have the Keilor and Sunshine golf courses, extensive walking and bike tracks.

Creating a Connected City

To meet population and productivity growth and create a connected city, we need to:

  • deliver high quality services, employment, education and health opportunities
  • have vibrant urban environments including our town centres, public realm, parks and gardens
  • offer functional and efficient transport networks; including road, public transport, cycling and pedestrian pathways.

Projections for the West by 2030

Developing our area will:

  • reduce pressure on Melbourne’s growth boundary
  • capitalise on easy access to roads and ports
  • provide opportunities for community, cultural, recreation and social enterprises in a central location for a growing regional population
  • provide access to local services for our communities, close to public transport and without the need to visit the CBD
  • deliver employment and business opportunities around to established centres, making best use of existing infrastructure