About the Partnership

The Southern 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. This advice will be become part of the government’s key decision-making processes.

What does a well-connected community look like?

Community is all about connection. Please write a short sentence about what a 'well-connected community' means to you. Does this mean easy access to public transport? Knowing your neighbours? Having regular meetings with friends? Having access to local shops? Knowing your shopkeepers by name? Access to meaningful work? The list is endless, but we want to hear your personal perspective.

23 October, 2019

cameron_mcadam says:

“A well-connected community is organisations working collaboratively across community, reaching out, sharing resources and ideas. ”

18 October, 2019

Somervillecommunityhouse says:

“ Actively encourages community connections to group activities, sporting facilities and healthy food choices to improve health & wellbeing.”

15 October, 2019

CockatooTownship says:

“A well-connected community actively supports it's residents with health, employment, transport, education, sport, volunteering, recreation.”

14 October, 2019

youngl says:

“A well-connected community actively works to include all and seeks to overcome barriers to inclusion eg transport/interpreting/services. ”

14 October, 2019

youngl says:

“A well-connected community actively works to include all and seeks to overcome barriers to inclusion eg transport/interpreting/services. ”

3 October, 2019

craig_beckman says:

“A well connected community has plenty of open space for recreation, walking, bike tracks, ample public transport and road infrastructure.”

25 September, 2019

Dave_3192 says:

“Easy walking, bicycle riding and public transport access, as well as good access for cars and trucks. High density housing around transport”

24 September, 2019

aileen_thoms says:

“A community that lives in harmony with each other and the environment. Environments that enable active living and saying g'day to others. ”

23 September, 2019

lwickham says:

“Access to local healthy nutritious foods and communities that support physical activity connect people and support positive mental health. ”

21 September, 2019

GeeBee says:

“A well-connected community entices people from their lounge rooms to activity centres which are safe, attractive, accessible and viable.”

16 September, 2019

Skyemum says:

“Absolutely easy access to Public Transport , support for families and open green spaces with amazing facilities. ”

7 September, 2019

MMSSecretary says:

“A well-connected community requires strong cross linkages across all aspects of the community: transport, business, tourism, the aged, young”

Previous engagement

Below is a video showcasing the 2018 Assembly in action.