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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.

Citywide creates employment opportunities for hundreds of COVID-displaced workers for community cl

May 14, 2020 | Community

Committee member Citywide is hiring hundreds of workers to be mobilised on COVID-19 cleansing and sanitisation services to help prepare communities across metropolitan Melbourne for a return to normal life.

Future Focus Group

April 30, 2020 | Events

The Future Focus Group 2020-2021 Program project teams presented their proposals to a Project Review Panel that was run virtually last week, with MC and Moderator Matt Gaffney. Jacqui Banks from Arcadis, Julia Langdon from EY and Jacqui Savage from MedCorp Technologies (and Committee for Melbourne Board member) generously made time to be on the Panel. Jacqui, Julia and Jacqui asked insightful questions, provided valued perspectives and offered focused introductions.

Fishermans Bend

April 30, 2020 | Events

On March 5, at our final face to face event before the COVID-19 lockdown, over 100 members met at Toyota Australia and took part in a captivating discussion on the Fishermans Bend Precinct.

Transport Taskforce considers road to recovery

April 30, 2020 | Discussion

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, many Victorians moved towards working from home. The Committee for Melbourne’s Transport Taskforce was our first Taskforce to meet virtually on 6 April 2020. It was a timely and productive meeting, given the important role that infrastructure investment and transport planning will make on the road to Australia’s economic recovery.

Sustaining Creative Workers

April 30, 2020 | Community

Melbourne is Australia’s Creative Capital. Our arts, cultural and recreational offerings are major contributors to our economy and enrich our community. This sector has been worst hit by COVID-19, with profound impact on jobs and organisations in our Visitor and Creative Economy. Many of our members are part of this sector. How can we help?

Submission | Faster rail: an opportunity to reshape Australia’s urban landscape

April 30, 2020 | Discussion

As the impact of the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic slows Australia’s economic activity, never has there been a more important time to consider investment in faster rail and infrastructure which could underpin Australia’s recovery, enabling greater connectivity between major cities and regions.