Western Metropolitan

Home to the Western Bulldogs Football Club, Whitten Oval will be transformed with a new stand, refurbished public areas, and new facilities for the club and community.

Program: Building Works Package

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The Altona foreshore gets a refresh with new beach entryways, a seawall upgrade and pathway widening so it’s easier for cyclists and pedestrians to share.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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The redevelopment of Flemington Library will improve accessibility and offer more space for learning, creative programs and large community events.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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Transforming the Wyndham Cultural Centre into a hub of creativity, this development includes two theatres, a gallery and shop, and spaces for local artists and artisans.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Playground and facility upgrades at Banchory Green Reserve will soon provide Mt. Atkinson East families with top-notch recreation facilities.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The redevelopment of the courts at Altona Tennis Club means improved playing surfaces, lighting and facilities for players.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Upgrading the sports field lighting at Melbourne Ballpark will raise it to broadcasting standards, improving the experience for players on the field, fans at the game, and those watching at home.

Program: Building Works Package

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The Community and Sporting Pavilion at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve will include spacious and contemporary community meeting and activity rooms to accommodate sporting and community groups.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The Keilor Library Outdoor Learning Lounge sees the vacant and under-used parkland adjacent to the Keilor Library become a place for learning, recreation and contemplation.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The range of infrastructure built as part of the Tarneit North Masterplan will deliver greater access to local services and new employment opportunities for residents of these growing suburbs.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The soccer pavilion at Galvin Park Reserve replaces an outdated one with a fresh, modern and accessible facility.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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The Wyndham Pop Up Library Van takes services directly to the community, connecting more people to their local library.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The old and inadequate community centre and pavilion will be replaced by a modern, accessible Community Hub, along with new outdoor sports facilities.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Supporting the local soccer, softball and rugby league clubs, this development will provide a new accessible pavilion, reconfigured sportsgrounds and upgrades to the lighting and carparks.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Altona Sports Centre Redevelopment and Expansion

The 4-court extension of the Altona Sports Centre will be an exciting development for local basketball and netball players.

Program: Better Indoor Stadiums Fund

This project delivers an active open-space precinct as part of the larger Mount Atkinson East Community Hub, with a range of amenities to encourage physical activity for all ages.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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A major development for the Truganina community, the masterplan includes construction of a multi-purpose community facility and a range of outdoor sport and recreation fields and amenities.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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The new sports and community pavilion includes change rooms, social rooms, and toilets, providing a hub for the community.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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This new community and children’s centre will provide kindergarten rooms, consulting suites, flexible community spaces and other amenities for the families of Truganina.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The Altona Meadows library transforms into a more inviting and functional space, allowing the library to meet the changing needs and requirements of the community.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The first off-leash dog park in Tarneit will bring local owners and dogs out to exercise and socialise.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A vibrant new mural by award-winning artist George Rose now welcomes the community to the Tarneit Gardens Shopping Centre.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The replacement of the old pavilion in MacPherson Park will offer the community improved sports amenities and a social space.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Footpath upgrades, signage, artworks, street furniture, shopfront improvements, increased greenery and lighting will help modernise Woodville Park and enhance its vibrant character.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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This project will upgrade the Melton Courthouse Café, delivering additional dining space, an outdoor dining area and improvements to the kitchen.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Young people and families in Laverton will benefit from the vibrant youth precinct in Lawrie Emmins Reserve, where up-to-date facilities will allow a range of bike and skate activities

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Major improvements to the playing surface on Diggers Rest’s Oval 2, along with supporting sporting and recreational infrastructure at the site, will benefit clubs and the community alike.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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At North Sunshine, improvements around the shopping centre include safer pedestrian crossings, wider footpaths and a much shadier and pleasant streetscape.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Pier Street gets a fresh look with wider paths, calmer traffic, landscaping and tree planting, opening the precinct to community initiatives such as outdoor markets and festivals.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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The Aquatic Centre gains an interactive leisure area for Maribyrnong families that includes a splash park, waterslides and a ‘change village’.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program

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Works to improve the look and feel of the retail shop fronts, activating the areas with place-making initiatives and public art, and improving the perceptions of safety with improved public lighting.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot - Sunshine West, Glengala Road (streetscapes and activation)

Part of a project to create service hubs within a 20-minute walk from home, the Sunshine West hub involves shopfront improvements, a co-working space, parklets and greening.

Program: 20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot

Along with increased greening, new seating and refurbished bike racks, the pop-up park in Barkley Village makes it a better place to visit and shop for all residents.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot - Strathmore Woodland Street (parklets, streetscapes, activation and mobile library)

A mobile library service, streetscape improvements and parklets for dining and socialising are key to revitalising the Strathmore shopping strip.

Program: 20-Minute Neighbourhood Pilot

Keilor East Leisure Centre Redevelopment

New and improved pools, spas, saunas, gyms, change rooms and a café are the key upgrades to the popular Keilor East Leisure Centre.

Program: Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

This campaign to buy local will boost community spirit as much as promote jobs and businesses in the Melton Town Centre.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Enhancing dining in Melton Town Centre, these infrastructure and lighting improvements will make it easier for cafes and restaurants to serve patrons alfresco.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Popping up in Wallace Square, this parklet will provide a pleasant casual gathering spot for the community.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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There will be plenty going on for everyone at Melton Town Centre once this calendar of events and activities is put into action.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A great social attraction for parents visiting Melton Town Centre, the new Kids Zone will provide a safe space for families to gather.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Giving Melton businesses advice and support to spruce up their shopfronts, the project will make Melton more attractive to visitors and the community.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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A host of cycling- and walking-friendly improvements, including a bike maintenance station and better signage, will increase community recreation and calm traffic.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Giving a sense of place to Moonee Valley's shopping strips, this program will install greenspaces, better lighting and public art.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Giving a sense of place to Moonee Valley's shopping strips, this program will install greenspaces, better lighting and public art.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Giving a sense of place to Moonee Valley's shopping strips, this program will install greenspaces, better lighting and public art.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Giving a sense of place to Moonee Valley's shopping strips, this program will install greenspaces, better lighting and public art.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Giving a sense of place to Moonee Valley's shopping strips, this program will install greenspaces, better lighting and public art.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Giving a sense of place to Moonee Valley's shopping strips, this program will install greenspaces, better lighting and public art.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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Enhanced pedestrian lighting, artistic shelter structures and street trees will be installed along Sunset Boulevard between Tarneit Station and Leakes Road to deliver improvements to the area.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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This project will deliver community summer events in Tarneit and the installation of clear signage to link schools, shopping centres, parks and more.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Families and diverse households will be recruited to participate in this project, to create public art works and activities to be shared in their neighbourhoods.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The installation of lighting around Cowies Hill Water Tower will transform this local landmark into a vibrant digital canvas for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The parkland around Penrose Community Centre will be transformed into a new Community Garden, creating a space for the Pasifika community and Tarneit residents to grow food and form social bonds.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Works to improve the look and feel of the retail shop fronts, activating the areas with place-making initiatives and public art, and improving the perceptions of safety with improved public lighting.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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In Barkly Village, a pop-up park, increased greening, better seating and new bike racks will improve the visit for pedestrians and cyclists.

Program: Neighbourhood Activity Centre Renewal Fund

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

Program: Regional Rail Connectivity Project

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

Program: Regional Rail Connectivity Project

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

Program: Regional Rail Connectivity Project

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This project has better connected passengers on the state's five busiest regional lines with 35 new mobile base stations and on-train boosters to improve mobile coverage.

Program: Regional Rail Connectivity Project

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Bringing additional kindergarten and outdoor recreation facilities to Tarneit West with an external courtyard and amphitheater and half-court basketball area, as well as meeting and training spaces.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Adding nature play areas and a new, fenced dog off-leash area as part of Wyndham’s Dog Off-Leash Approach.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Delivering upgraded fitness equipment, new nature play areas and trees.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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Upgrading fitness equipment stations throughout the park.

Program: Suburban Revitalisation Program

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The Creative Technology Hub maker space is in the heart of the Seaworks Maritime Precinct. It gives the community access to modern technologies including virtual reality and 3D printing.

Program: Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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Keilor Lodge Pitch 3 Reconstruction and Pitch 1 Lighting Upgrade

Pitch 1 will have 100 lux LED lighting installed and Pitch 3 will be reconstructed to bring both into line with Football Victoria competition standards. Drainage, irrigation, and fencing will also be installed on site.

Program: World Game Facilities Fund

The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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The $550 million Connecting Victoria program will deliver broadband upgrades for businesses in around 120 locations across Victoria over the next two years.

Program: Connecting Victoria

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Truganina Community Centre is getting 500 square metres of library space with a new and sustainably built facility. This centre will support other libraries in the area by sharing the load.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund; Living Libraries Infrastructure Program

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The park is being upgraded with new trees, natural play areas, better footpaths and grass spaces around the lake.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Upgrading the popular reserve with new footpaths, an improved basketball court, landscaping, picnic areas and play spaces.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Upgrading the reserve with improved grass surfaces, play spaces, picnic areas and landscaping.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The new centre will include three consulting suites, a community kitchen, and a community and staff meeting room.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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The sporting hub will be transformed with landscaping and a new path linking the reserve to Toolern Regional Park. A new community pavilion will provide an exciting new facility for the sporting clubs and the community.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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This new community centre will offer early childhood facilities, a community space for functions and events, and maternal and child health services.

Program: Growing Suburbs Fund

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Area overview

We acknowledge and recognise the Traditional Owners of the land within the regional area, the Wadawurrung People, the Bunurong People and the Wurundjeri People.

The Western Metropolitan region extends from the inner suburbs of Moonee Ponds, Footscray and Williamstown through to the growth-area suburbs surrounding Werribee and Melton.

The region has a growing, diverse, and skilled population, including many skilled migrants, particularly in the Wyndham, Maribyrnong and Brimbank local government areas.

Recent employment growth is driven mainly by population-serving industry sectors.

The top five employment sectors are retail trade, manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, construction and transport, and warehousing, which provide more than 56 per cent of the region’s jobs. There are major industrial areas at Laverton, Altona North and Truganina.

Opportunities

The Western Metropolitan Partnership, in consultation with local communities, has identified a need for:

  • investment to support small businesses
  • support to diversify the economy away from manufacturing
  • investment in youth employment opportunities
  • investment in community spaces and events that foster and celebrate multiculturalism.

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Published: 8 Apr 2022

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Playing to learn at Williamstown Creative Tech Hub

Published: 18 Mar 2022

From VR to 3D printing, the Creative Technology Hub in Williamstown is giving the community a chance to experiment with the latest technology.

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Major League star back on home turf, ready to grow Australian baseball

Published: 11 Feb 2022

The call to help grow baseball in Australia was too big to ignore for pitcher Peter Moylan, now manager of the Melbourne Aces at Melbourne Ballpark in Altona.

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