There are so many amazing groups and organisations in the Western Suburbs who tirelessly volunteer their time to make their community a better place. We want to shine a spotlight on these groups and help them find the way to other like-minded groups. For too long we have worked in isolation and connectwest wants to empower the community and inspire the next generation of leaders.” 

– Ayden Shaw, connectwest co-chair

connectwest expo

Saturday April 14th 2018 saw the connectwest expo “Treasures in the West”.

A full day dedicated to showcasing some of the great programs and groups in Melbourne’s west.


The day saw many speakers and over 30 stallholders from a range of areas, including: arts, sports, health, employment, community groups and other services.

connectwest supported these leaders, volunteers, groups and programs, so that:

  1. Community groups have more connections that allow for stronger and more strategic partnerships in
  2. Melbourne’s West
  3. Communities in Melbourne’s West have a platform to network and information share
  4. Increase involvement and connection with diverse and specialised community groups in Melbourne’s West


“We have a vision for a connected, collaborative metropolitan West where community members
come together to celebrate and champion each other’s ideas”

– Jacinta Martin’s (connectwest co-chair)


Listen to Ayden Shaw and Jacinta Martin opening the event in this live FB video (from 0:53-6:14)

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