Why in Melbourne’s West?
The population of Melbourne’s western suburbs “The West” is highly diverse, with wide differences in age, cultural, access to services, access to transport, and levels of health1. The West encompasses the local government areas of Brimbank, Hobson’s Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham. This cultural richness and diversity means there’s a wide scope for social and volunteer service in the area.
The West is also growing rapidlyi and is recognised as an incubator for future entrepreneurs and social start-ups alike2. connectwest aims to support this progression, to aid in this movement and ensure that the West fully supports those who are active participants in their community.
- Census Data
- Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Western Assembly Summary Report. 2017