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Premiers Cup at the Royal Melbourne Golf course

August 22, 2019 | Events

As Royal Melbourne Golf course prepares to host the Presidents Cup for the third time, showcasing Melbourne as a major event sporting capital, another event of significance is taking shape with strong support from Committee for Melbourne members; The Premiers Cup.

Metropolitan Collaboration | Local Government Submission

August 22, 2019 | Discussion

Our ‘Metropolitan Collaboration’ Taskforce has been discussing how to build a resilient, economically competitive city through developing better metropolitan governance arrangements that can confront the challenges, and capture the opportunities, that the 21st century will bring. Legislation has the potential to offer frameworks and increase opportunities for Local Governments to collaborate on a Metropolitan-wide scale.

Future Skills

August 22, 2019 | Discussion

The Committee continues to be a prominent advocate for the evolution of skills training and development. We recently made a submission to the Victorian Government’s inquiry into sustainable employment for disadvantaged workers where we focus on the need to nurture peoples’ soft skills and recommends the development of micro-credential qualifications that are recognised by the Government and industry.

Planning and Building Approvals Process Review

August 22, 2019 | Discussion

Can Victoria’s planning and approval processes be streamlined to improve efficiency and reduce delays? The Committee thinks so, and sees a direct link between these processes and housing pipelines and affordability. The Victorian Red Tape Commissioner has been tasked by The Minister for Planning and The Treasurer to review processes around building and planning approvals in Greater Melbourne to find opportunities to improve the process to make it easier for municipalities and developers to reduce delays.

Leading Thinker | Melbourne adapting to the Agile Workplace

August 22, 2019 | Awards

Agile workplaces are about fostering a flexible and productive environment. A panel hosted by Grant Thornton on 3 September with leading experts from HASSELL will show you how.   On Tuesday 3 September, we will hear from Dr Agustin Chevez and Mark Bray, both from our member HASSELL, followed by a panel session with members on how leading Melbourne companies are taking on the ‘Agile Workplace’.

Thought Leadership | Population and Infrastructure

August 14, 2019 | Discussion

Thought Leadership: Population and Infrastructure Committee for Melbourne (the Committee) is looking forward to welcoming Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, the Hon Alan Tudge MP, for a special members address to be held at Deakin University’s city campus on Wednesday 14 August. Following the Liberal Coalition Party’s success at the recent federal election, it is timely to hear from Minister Tudge whose decisions will have a significant influence in shaping Melbourne’s future. As we prepare to welcome Minister Tudge, we wish to share the important policy priorities of the Committee that relate to the minister’s portfolio, and which we anticipate he will address in detail in his presentation; including population, and transport.

JLL | Employers chase top talent to Melbourne’s hottest office precincts – Cremorne, Carlton and Mul

August 8, 2019 | Discussion

JLL research finds young, tertiary-educated workers concentrated in six Melbourne postcodes MELBOURNE, JULY 2019 – Melbourne’s highly-educated workforce has propelled the city into the world’s Top 10 talent hubs, leading to an unprecedented demand for office space in three key precincts. Yarra (spanning Richmond and South Yarra) and the university suburbs of Carlton and Mulgrave all recorded strong take-up of commercial space in 2019, reflecting the eagerness of corporations to follow the talent.

The Observership Program

August 8, 2019 | Community

The Observership Program Founded in 2014, following the successful model in the USA, the Observership Program introduced the Melbourne Program in 2017, following four successful years in Sydney. The Program places talented, mid-career professionals aged between 25-40 on not-for-profit boards for a period of 12 months as Observers.