Footscray University Town was established in 2013 when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council to commence a long-term partnership with the aim to revitalise Footscray.
Through this partnership we are harnessing and building on the existing strengths of Footscray and the University:
- our leading sports facilities
- our growing creative and recreational industries
- our knowledge enterprises
- our vibrant cultural diversity
- our proud industrial heritage.
This is positioning Footscray as a university town with a strong social and economic future. By working together we're aligning University, Council, business and community interests and activities, opening up new opportunities for employment, enterprise and investment throughout Melbourne’s west.
Footscray University Town is playing a key role in cementing the west's reputation as a safe, healthy, prosperous and sustainable region in which to live, work, study and recreate.