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Western Melbourne Tourism

October 3, 2019 | Community

Melbourne’s West is poised for significant growth in the visitor economy. The region receives over four million visitors each year, with the most recent research showing Melbourne’s West will be the fastest-growing tourism sub-region in metropolitan Melbourne over the next decade. The value of the local visitor economy is substantial.

Enabling the shared mobility revolution

October 3, 2019 | Events

Enabling shared mobility While the emergence of shared mobility services, and the technological platforms underpinning them, signify a new era in transportation, the jury is out as to whether Melbourne will successfully accommodate the changes underway. This was a key talking point at a recent Committee for Melbourne event, which was kindly hosted by Foundation Member, Jacobs.

Second Cross-City Tunnel | The need for an integrated transport system

October 3, 2019 | Discussion

Mobility in Melbourne is at a tipping point. The city’s population explosion, increasing trade volumes, and the growing number of domestic and international tourists, is placing our transport system under immense strain. Given the growing pressures that Melbourne is grappling with, the Committee for Melbourne believes developing an efficient and sustainable integrated transport system, which enables seamless mobility for people and goods, and which forms part of a long-term blueprint for Melbourne, must be a priority for the relevant authorities.

Digital AI Summit | Thought Piece

September 19, 2019 | Technology

The recent Digital AI Summit in Melbourne was an exemplar event bringing together business and civic leaders, technology experts, startups, academics and citizens in facilitating debate of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is directly affecting and impacting processes and models across industries, sectors, and geographic borders.

FFG | New Program

September 19, 2019 | Community

Shaping Future Focus group for the future We have made some changes to how we will run the Future Focus Group (FFG). The Program will now run over an intensive 15 months, instead of its traditional 21 months. FFG is a unique opportunity for selected emerging leaders in Melbourne to better understand, connect within and contribute to Melbourne while building their leadership capabilities.

Tourism Submission

September 19, 2019 | Community

Committee for Melbourne submission to the Regional Victoria Tourism review The Visitor Economy is Greater Melbourne’s fourth-largest economic driver and has helped shape Melbourne’s brand reputation as a dynamic destination to visit, live, work and invest. As the country’s second-largest services export after education, tourism contributes 3.2% to Australian GDP and 4.9% to employment, with strong growth projections.

Submission to the Victorian Government’s Build to Rent (BTR) Working Group

September 19, 2019 | Discussion

A Submission to the Victorian Government’s Build to Rent (BTR) Working Group was made on 21 August. Martine Letts and Jane Hodder (Board Member and Housing Mix Taskforce Chair, Committee for Melbourne) attended the third session of the Victorian Government’s Build to Rent (BTR) Working Group to consider the draft report to the Treasurer and Planning Minister on BTR policy for Victoria.

Blockchain | Beyond the Hype

September 19, 2019 | Technology

On Thursday 5 of September at ShineWing, the Committee for Melbourne partnered with Asialink Business to hear industry experts address key regional trends impacting blockchain in Asia. Asia’s blockchain industry has seen a surge in investment and rapid development in recent years but investing wisely presents unique challenges that companies must individually assess in terms of their specific context and market position.