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VLGA | Sustainable Futures with Victorian Local Governance Association

October 17, 2019 | Discussion

You are Invited to a special workshop on Sustainable Futures by Professor Jay Friedlander The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), in partnership with Central Queensland University, is proud to invite you to join global sustainability innovator, Professor Jay Friedlander, for a practical opportunity to transform your workplace, – and your world on 6 November.

Melbourne Arena Updates | MOPT

October 17, 2019 | Discussion

BASKETBALL THROWDOWN SLAM DUNK FOR MELBOURNE ARENA Committee for Melbourne 2019 Melbourne Achiever Award winner, Melbourne and Olympic Parks has scored another slam dunk as part of the $15.4 million upgrade. The NBL is back big-time this year at Melbourne Arena with basketball fans the first to experience a new multimedia cube hanging above the court, additional scoreboards, and enhanced lighting.

JLL | Australia needs an extra 13 million square meters of office space by 2047

October 17, 2019 | Discussion

The race is on to build new office stock in the suburbs of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as Australia’s population heads towards 36 million and CBD markets are squeezed, JLL’s latest research has found. Australia’s five biggest cities will need to add more than 13 million square metres of new office space by 2047 to cope with population growth. JLL’s latest Future Cities report, Australian Cities for a Metropolitan Age, says the demand is most urgent in Sydney and Melbourne, both of which are expected to have 8 million people by 2047. Each will require more than 4.0 million square metres of CBD and suburban stock.

Sky’s the limit for Avalon Airport

October 17, 2019 | Events

After launching its new international terminal late last year, and recently signing a strategic partnership MoU with the Sovico Group from Vietnam, the future appears bright for Avalon Airport! Kindly hosted by Woods Bagot, Committee for Melbourne members had the opportunity to hear from Avalon Airport’s CEO, Justin Giddings, about his ambitious plans for what is now Australia’s newest international airport and participate in an insightful conversation about the growing Melbourne and Australian aviation sector.

City Deals | A vision for Melbourne’s City Deals

October 17, 2019 | Discussion

City deals works towards a collaboration with the three tiers of government, community and the private sector to create a shared vision for a more productive and liveable city. Aligning with the Committee’s focus areas for Shaping Melbourne’s future, the Committee are highly supportive of the City Deals program. A finalised City Deal also fosters broader investment, economic growth and key infrastructure in the area. The deals can have a beneficial effect beyond the money invested, just by virtue of the focus that is generated from the agreement.

From the CEO

October 17, 2019 | Community

City Deals were the hot topic of discussion last week in Melbourne and at the Committee for Cities and Regions Network meeting, hosted by the recently formed Committee for Brisbane. The Committee was pleased to attend the first ‘Melbourne City Deals Stakeholder Roundtable’ with the Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge and the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Steve Dimopolous. The roundtable explored the themes and visions for the proposed North-West and South-East City Deals. You can read more about this in our first item below.

Sneak peek of Melbourne’s new luxury hotel at Chadstone

October 3, 2019 | Community

Hotel Chadstone Melbourne has given visitors a sneak peek ahead of guests checking in on Friday 1 November when the new luxury five-star hotel will open its doors at Chadstone. New details of the $130 million hotel revealed last week include 250-rooms, suites and penthouses, two leading restaurants, a rooftop pool and conservatory bar, wellness retreat and day spa complete with LED yoga studio making Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel the only five-star hotel located outside Melbourne’s center.

The StreetAbility project

October 3, 2019 | Community

Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group’s StreetAbility is an initiative that aims to improve social inclusion for autistic people within Preston Central. The initiative encourages local services and businesses – with the support of Darebin City Council and Amaze – to adapt their environment to make it autism-friendly.