The Western Metro region is identified in Plan Melbourne and includes the Local Government Areas of:

  • Brimbank
  • Hobsons Bay
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melton
  • Moonee Valley
  • Wyndham

The region sits on the Victorian Volcanic Plain and its natural environment is characterised by its extensive southern coastline, sweeping plains, a network of waterways and protected grasslands with significant biodiversity values. The region includes the growth areas of Wyndham and Melton, extensive industrial areas and Melbourne’s vibrant inner western suburbs.

This map shows the boundary for the Western Metro region and local government areas:

Western Regional Snapshot showing the local government areas

The draft Western Metro Land Use Framework Plan is a 30-year strategic vision which provides guidance on how we will:

  • Shape population and industry growth
  • Inform plans for services and infrastructure
  • Guide public and private sector investments such as Suburban Rail Loop.
  • Protect the distinctive and historic characteristics of the Western Metro Region; and
  • Improve environmental resilience

The draft Land Use Framework Plan document sets out how we will achieve the above under six key themes:

  • Productivity
  • Housing Choice
  • Integrated Transport
  • Liveability
  • Strong Communities
  • Sustainability and Resilience

Traditional Owner Acknowledgement

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation in preparing the Western Metro Region Land Use Framework Plan.

Download the consultation draft of the Western Metro Land Use Framework Plan

Page last updated: 06/01/23