Melbourne's west - the next growth chapter

Melbourne's west - the next growth chapter

Apr 29
With landmark infrastructure projects planned over the next decade, we discuss how West Melbourne has become one of the fastest growing regions in Australia and has set the benchmark for community-focused living.
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The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP, Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Louise Glanville, Chair, Western Metropolitan Partnership
Kate Roffey, Director, Deals, Investment and Major Projects, Wyndham City Council
Dr Joseph Correnza, Principal and Australasian Regional Board Member, Arup

Event Overview

Melbourne’s west has been the centre of considerable population growth over the last decade. The Victorian Government is now spending more than $19 billion on infrastructure that will benefit the west including the Melbourne airport rail link, the suburban rail loop, and the Geelong fast rail that will deliver jobs, revitalise communities and drive economic and social benefits for years to come.

To ensure that inclusive growth is achieved, the Victorian Government has also established the Western Metropolitan Partnership so that local communities can engage directly with local and state governments and advise of their top priorities for the region. 

Join CEDA as we explore these priorities for Melbourne’s west across transport; health and well-being; job, skills, and education.

Event presentations
Jacinta Allan speech MP3

Louise Glanville speech MP3

Panel discussion MP3


Meet the speakers

The Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

Jacinta is the Minister for Transport Infrastructure in the Andrews Labor Government, and the Leader of the House in the Victorian Parliament. Jacinta was elected to Parliament in 1999 as Member for Bendigo East, and is proud to be representing the Bendigo region in the Victorian parliament. She is the longest serving Victorian female Minister in the State’s history and Victoria’s equal longest serving Labor Minister. Throughout her career she has advocated strongly for Government investment that delivers for all Victorians, by creating jobs and delivering better health, education and transport services for communities.

Louise Glanville
Chair, Western Metropolitan Partnership

Louise has extensive experience across the justice, social services and government sectors. Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of Victoria Legal Aid, the Chair of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority, the Western Metropolitan Partnership and the Metropolitan Advisory Development Panel. Louise holds qualifications in law, social work and social policy, and is keenly interested in the intersections between legal policy and public policy generally.  

Meet the panel

Kate Roffey
Director, Deals, Investment and Major Projects, Wyndham City Council

Kate has extensive experience as a CEO, Senior Executive and Director within the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors. Kate is dynamic and inspiring, and brings an impressive and outstanding wealth of experience to Wyndham. Kate was a former CEO of the Committee for Melbourne, where she successfully led a broad cross-section of Melbourne’s most influential companies and institutions to develop initiatives that ensured Melbourne continued to grow as a prosperous globally connected city and retain its mantle as the ‘World’s most liveable city’.

Meet the facilitator

Dr Joseph Correnza
Principal and Australasian Regional Board Member, Arup

Joseph is an innovative designer who leads complex projects, understanding the benefits of joined-up thinking for city shaping projects. Some of his significant Melbourne projects include stations at Springvale Rd, North Melbourne and South Morang. Other key projects include Flemington Clubstand, RACV Cape Schank Resort, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, Port Phillip Estate and the Southern Star Observation Wheel. He has also led the concept design for the 5 new stations across the Melbourne Metro Rail project.

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