The Southern Metropolitan Partnership is committed to improving access and equity in the southern region. In 2017 we identified that the following key priority areas needed our attention: housing, transport & connectivity, education, infrastructure, children & families, young people, health and environment.

From here, with assistance from the community, the Partnership included four priority outcomes in the 2017 advice to government:

Housing: Provide greater access to affordable housing options across the region

Transport: Improve connectivity and access to employment, education, services and recreational activities

Education and Youth Engagement: Increase education and retention for children and young people

Water: Develop a regional approach to water usage to provide for long term economic growth and environmental benefits.

The Partnership also advocated for a number of key proposals for the region in our first year:

  • the next international airport be located in the Southern region creating 16k -26k jobs,
  • a designated freight hub be located in the Southern region.
  • an arterial roads package similar to the one launched in the West be provided for the Southern region.
  • an A League expansion team be formed in the Southern region.
  • a user-centric health navigation platform be implemented in the Southern region.

Get involved

Do you live, work or study in the South? We want to hear from you so we can make sure the Southern is a liveable and sustainable place for communities to thrive.

There are three different ways you can share your thoughts:

  • Register to attend the 2018 Assembly
  • Participate in the Assembly online from your home or community network
  • Provide feedback below

Assembly Details:

Southern Metro Partnership Assembly

Performing Arts Hall (not the Gymnasium Building)

Patterson River Secondary College, Seaford

6.00pm, 1 August 2018

If you would like to attend, but can't make it to the assembly, you can participate online via livestream and online discussion boards. To do this you will need to have an internet connection and be online between 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Register your interest for the 2018 Assembly and provide feedback below.

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