The Waterways of the West Community Vision is the first, overarching, long-term vision for this complex, connected, living system of waterways and parklands. People from across the west came together to create this Community Vision. It represents their aspirations and expectations for the protection of the waterways. This vision will guide policymakers, waterway and land managers and the community as we walk together with the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung, Bunurong and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners of the Waterways of the West and their lands over the next 50 years.

The West is one of the most multicultural regions in Melbourne. The cities of Brimbank, Melbourne, Maribyrnong and Wyndham are among the most diverse in Victoria, with more than 40% of their populations born overseas. The Waterways of the West Community Vision has been translated in the ten most commonly spoken languages in this region: Arabic, Cantonese, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi and Mandarin.

Community vision

English (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Arabic - العربية (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Filipino - Tagalog (PDF, 3.7 MB)

Greek - Ελληνικά (PDF, 3.9 MB)

Hindi - हिन्दी (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Italian - Italiano  (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Punjabi - ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (PDF, 3.8 MB)

简体中文 - Simplified Chinese (PDF, 3.9 MB)

繁體中文 - Traditional Chinese (PDF, 4.0 MB)

Turkish - Türkçe (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Vietnamese - tiếng Việt (PDF, 3.9 MB)


Waterways of the West Community Visioning process

Overall Vision

Vision for Cities, Suburbs and Towns

Vision for Agricultural and Rural Lands

Vision for Natural Places and Forested

Page last updated: 18/05/23