Help shape the future of the Inner South-east

Those of you who live and work in the Inner South-east Metropolitan Region know the opportunities and challenges facing your community better than anyone. By sharing the issues and priorities important to you, you can help shape the future of your region.

The purpose of this page is to let you know what the Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership is up to in their annual cycle of work, and inform you of the next steps and how you can get involved.


The Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership is an advisory group established by the Victorian Government. The Partnership is a way for local communities to engage directly with state and local governments, and advise the Victorian Government of the top priorities for jobs, services and infrastructure across the region.

The government has asked the Partnership to provide independent advice on key priorities to deliver better outcomes for the community. This advice will become part of the government’s key decision-making processes.

The 2017 Inner South-east Assembly

In August 2017, an assembly was held by the Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership, bringing together community members, business, councillors, and mayors to help determine the key priorities for the Inner South-east Metropolitan 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

The 2017 Assembly highlighted the following community priorities for the Inner South-east:

  • community and open space
  • adequate infrastructure to support a growing population
  • prioritising health, particularly for older residents
  • more transport options and walking and cycling links
  • local proximity to shopping districts, schools and services will be central to liveability
  • more support for local governments to manage water and waste infrastructure

Read more about the priorities and actions identified on the evening in the summary report here (pdf download 5MB)

Can't open the file? You can download pdf reader here.

Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership Chair, Alicia Darvall:

" I wanted to be involved in the Metropolitan Partnerships because I am deeply engaged in the future of Melbourne.

What is the long-term future for our city and for our kids? What does the next generation of Melbourne and our suburbs look like? How do we continue to be both liveable but equitable in how we use our space? The opportunity to contribute to that conversation is really exciting."

Find out more about the Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership and your Partnership members here.

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