About the Partnership

The Southern Metropolitan Partnership was established by the Victorian Government as a way for local communities to engage directly with state and local governments and advise the Victorian Government of the top priorities across the region.

2020 engagement

The 2020 engagement program has now closed. Thanks to all who participated.

This year, we focused on your experience of living more locally, as well as how to increase transport connectivity, jobs and skills and housing in the region.


In 2017 the Victorian Government established six Metropolitan Partnerships to better understand and respond to the needs of Melbourne’s communities. The Metropolitan Partnerships work with communities, stakeholders and local government to develop advice for the Victorian Government on the top priorities for each region. The six Partnerships include Inner Metro, Inner South-east, Western, Northern, Eastern and Southern.

Each Partnership is made up of volunteer members from across the region with a mix of backgrounds, experience and networks, the CEOs of each local council, and a Deputy Secretary from the state government.