Communities across Melbourne’s inner south face common challenges. The City of Boroondara is an active member of the Inner South Metropolitan Mayor’s Forum (ISMMF), together with Glen Eira, Bayside and Kingston City Councils. 

The ISMMF was established to work together to advocate for change on the issues affecting Melbourne’s inner south.

Representing more than one in 8 Melburnians, the ISMMF spans 4 municipalities, 13 state electorates, 3 state regions, and 6 federal electorates.

Through strong community engagement with our communities, we’ve listened closely to understand what the inner south wants the next Victorian Government to help councils deliver.

We have a clear vision for our region, but we can’t deliver it alone. We need other levels of government to work with us to deliver the reforms that will benefit our municipalities.

In the lead-up to the 2022 Victorian state election, the ISMMF is putting forward – with a shared voice — tangible solutions that the next Victorian Government can implement immediately.

What we are advocating for

The ISMMF is committed to working together to advocate for meaningful reforms that will make a tangible difference to our communities.

Ahead of the state election, we are advocating for:

  • improvements to the planning system to empower councils and communities
  • new open space infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing populations
  • more and better funded social and affordable housing
  • sustainability maternal and child health services.