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Addressing Melbourne's Housing Affordability

May 28, 2020 | Discussion

Through these uncertain times presented by COVID-19, innovative property development and community management company, Assemble, has forged ahead with its highly anticipated Assemble Model project, 15 Thompson Street, Kensington. Featuring 198 apartments across two mixed-residential buildings, 15 Thompson Street will welcome a vibrant urban community, comprising studio, one, two and three-bedroom floorplans. Assemble is targeting a 7.5-star average NatHERS rating for the project.

Submission to the City of Melbourne’s Draft Affordable Housing Strategy 2030

May 28, 2020 | Discussion

The Committee made a submission on 3 May 2020 to the City of Melbourne’s Draft Affordable Housing Strategy 2030 (Draft Strategy) as part of the City of Melbourne’s community consultation process. In 2017, the Committee launched its Melbourne 4.0 strategy to help prepare Greater Melbourne for the accelerating speed of innovation and disruption that has catapulted us to the early stages of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The Committee identified nine strategic needs underpinning a liveable and flourishing Melbourne into the future, one of which was ‘Housing Mix’.

Transport Taskforce Steering Committee meeting

May 28, 2020 | Discussion

On Wednesday 13 May, Committee for Melbourne’s Transport Steering Committee met virtually to discuss and debate how the Committee could refine the content of its draft integrated transport report. The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 will not change its basic thrust, but will have an impact on the order in which some of the measures identified in the report might be considered.

Forum: Reimagining mobility in Melbourne after COVID-19

May 28, 2020 | Events

Moderated by Committee for Melbourne’s Director of Policy and Research, Leanne Edwards, the Committee hosted its first virtual transport forum on 19 May. Titled “Reimagining Mobility in Melbourne after COVID-19”, Graham Currie (Monash University), Brendan Bourke (Port of Melbourne) and Peter Kartsidimas (RACV) reflected on the impact COVID-19 has had on Melbourne’s transport network, the likely short, medium, and long-term ramifications, as well as the actions required to ensure a more efficient transport system.

Forum: Good move: Fixing transport congestion: is user pay pricing the solution?

May 28, 2020 | Discussion

The Committee for Melbourne has long said that Melbourne needs an integrated transport plan which provides quality access for Greater Melbourne to ensure it remains a prosperous, liveable city. While COVID-19 took a lot of traffic off the road, in the recovery phase we will once again face congestion and overcrowding on our roads. We therefore support a policy which factors user pay pricing into future planning as proposed by Infrastructure Victoria (IV) in its latest report, Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion.

Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion Forum

May 26, 2020 | Events

Committee for Melbourne members explored the findings of Infrastructure Victoria’s latest report; Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion, highlighting the real costs of congestion.

Reimagining Australia's South-East Report

May 18, 2020 | Discussion

The Committee for Melbourne (the Committee) today released a report commissioned from SGS Economics and Planning entitled Reimagining Australia’s South-East. The report, produced prior to the COVID-19 crisis, details the extensive economic and social benefit that could be achieved if an Eastern Seaboard Megaregion were established from Geelong to the Sunshine Coast.

Setting priorities for next year and the new normal

May 14, 2020 | Community

Thank you to all those members who have provided feedback on our “Road to Recovery” program and helped deliver our range of E-Room events and policy positions over the last two months. The response has been outstanding, and our E-room virtual meeting space has given us the ability to increase the frequency of our member conversations and subsequent advocacy on Melbourne’s future.