Throughout August, September and October of this year, the Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership will be seeking your feedback to help shape the future. If you live or work in the Inner South-east Metropolitan Partnership region, then we want to hear from you.

In 2018, we heard that some of the top priorities for the Inner South-east were youth, inclusion, environmental sustainability, and community connectedness. As a continuation of last year’s priorities, the Partnership is focussing on reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation in the community and promoting a Vibrant Economy in our region.

Get involved

Your ideas and views are important in supporting the Inner South-east Partnership in preparing its advice to government later this year.

You can get involved by:

  • Registering to attend the Making Connections community event
  • Sharing your ideas in response to the questions below

Attend the Making Connections community event

You are invited to join the Inner-Southeast Metropolitan Partnership and your community to explore and understand Loneliness to help those who are silently being affected.

At this event, you will hear the lived experience of people and service providers to understand the mental and physical toll on people. Come and hear about the research and innovative approaches to tackling social isolation and loneliness. Your attendance provides an opportunity to learn and share your perspective.

Calling out to young artists

There will be a space at the event to showcase artwork by young artists who are creatively sharing their ideas about overcoming loneliness. There will also be space to create art during the session. If you would like to know more or have an idea please email

What makes you feel connected in your community?

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Who do you think are most at risk of being isolated in our community?

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How do we support people to feel more connected to their community?

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About Our Partnership

The Partnership is an independent body appointed by the Victorian Government to advise on issues facing the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. They are members of your community who are best placed to shed light on the issues and priorities important to south-east Melbourne. The Partnership are comprised of community and business members together with state and local government representatives.

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


  • Empowering youth to have their say at the Metropolitan Partnerships Youth Forum and pop-up InstaWorkshop on issues that matter to them.
  • $154 million across Melbourne to create more than 6500 hectares of parkland with new walking and bike trails right across our suburbs, including: 25 pocket parks in inner suburbs
  • Permanent open space and additional parking in Carnegie
  • Through the Victorian Government’s Social Housing Investment Planning (SHIP) grants program, Glen Eira Council received funding to help drive the planning and development of social housing in their respective areas.
Youth Forum Visual