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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.

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.