Driving growth and prosperity

Advocating for the region

The South East Melbourne region is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia’s fastest growing city.

South East Melbourne stretches from the northern borders of the City of Monash, to Fort Nepean on the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, to the edge of Gippsland in Cardinia Shire.

The South East Melbourne organisation, also known as SEM, is a grouping of seven councils as well as businesses and community organisations.

SEM advocates for investment, prosperity, jobs and sustainability across the whole region.

Population: 1.2 million, growing to 1.5 million by 2030

Jobs: 470.000 in the region, a further 232,000 people leave the region for work each day.

Gross regional product: $66 billion.

South East Melbourne (SEM) includes the shires of Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula, and the cities of Casey, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Monash.

Watch the welcome to South East Melbourne video.

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Priorities: People | Prosperity | Sustainability | Connectivity

  • Bringing government jobs to the South East
    Bringing jobs and investment to the south east is crucial to improving the region's liveability and the...
    Bring government jobs to the South East
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  • Investing in the South East region's Major Roads Package
    SEM has identified five key roads in the region, by investing in these the Victorian Government can...
    Invest in the south east region's Major Roads Package
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  • Providing recycled water for South East Farmers
    South East Melbourne’s vibrant food and fibre industry is based in a strong international reputation for quality,...
    Providing recycled water for South East Farmers
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  • The South East Freight Hub
    Improving freight connections will reduce congestion and open up new business opportunities
    Build the South East Freight Hub
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  • Expanding the region's skills base
    The majority of tertiary students from the south east have to travel outside of the region to...
    Expand the region's skills base
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  • High-speed Internet access
    Lack of adequate broadband access in an impediment to economic growth
    Provide high-speed internet access
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  • Extension of Cranbourne and Frankston Rail lines
    Electrification between Frankston and Baxter would free up land for redevelopment opportunities.
    Extend the Cranbourne and Frankston Rail lines
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  • Melbourne needs to build the South Eastern airport
    South East Melbourne has a population larger than other Australian capital cities such as Adelaide, but does...
    Build the South Eastern airport
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  • A bus - necessary for jobs in the region
    Delivering better public transport links to and from employment zones
    Review bus services
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