Regional Development VictoriaRDA Western Melbourne

State Government of Victoria

RDA Western Melbourne

bridge in Western MelbourneWestern Melbourne is Victoria’s gateway – the state’s major port, key airports, main roads and railways all are located in or adjoining this region. It is the first and major place where the state’s migrants settle. And it is one of Australia’s premier growth zones, predicted to accommodate more than 40 per cent of Melbourne’s metropolitan population growth over the next 40 years.

The Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia (WMRDA) Committee builds partnerships between all levels of government, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting Melbourne’s West.

Western Melbourne covers the local government areas of Brimbank, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham.

WMRDA’s vision is: Melbourne’s West: leading growth and opportunity

WMRDA achievements to 2015 (PDF 122.0 KB)

National Stronger Regions Fund (NSRF) Round 3

Round 3 of the NSRF closed on 15 March 2016.

Announcement of successful applications is expected later in 2016.

Not-for-profit organisations and local governments can apply for grants of between $20,000 and $10 million for capital projects involving construction of new infrastructure, or upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. Funding must be matched, in cash, on at least a dollar for dollar basis.

Melbourne’s west was successful in Rounds 1 & 2 of the NSRF, with the Australian Government making significant contributions to 4 major regional projects:

  • Upper Stony Creek transformation project ($5.47million)
  • revitalisation of the Melton town centre ($5.55million)
  • Chirnside Park hub redevelopment ($3.25million)
  • construction of the Western Business and Education Hub in Sunshine ($2.5million).

Contact details

Sue La Greca
Manager Western Melbourne RDA Committee
NAB Building
67 Ashley Street
Tottenham Victoria 3012

Tel: (03) 9334 1302

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Last Updated: 23 August 2016