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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.

AI Taskforce

July 25, 2019 | Discussion

The Artificial Intelligence Taskforce Steering Committee is in the process of finalising its recommendations for the eight strategic focus areas, which will form the basis of the Committee for Melbourne Report on AI to be released to Industry, Government and Community in the coming months. The Steering Committee comprises the following Committee for Melbourne members: Allens, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CSIRO Data61, Deloitte, EY, Jacobs, Monash University, Nous Group, PwC Australia, and Telstra.

CSIRO Creating Australia’s data-driven future

July 25, 2019 | Discussion

The world around us is changing, fast. Every sector of the global economy has been re-defined by digital disruption. Australia, like most countries, is witnessing unprecedented structural changes in its economy, industries and labour markets. This new global and local reality is often referred to as “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” or “The Data Economy.” It has created an urgent national imperative to diversify Australia from an industrial-era, resources economy to a sustainable and globally relevant knowledge-based services economy.

Ethics and AI/International Leading Thinkers at the AI Summit

July 25, 2019 | Discussion

The ethical implications of AI is arguably one of the greatest challenges of our modern era, affecting the future of humanity. Committee for Melbourne is collaborating with the British Consulate-General in Melbourne to bring two leading international AI ethics experts to Melbourne in August who will share their insights and research at the Digital AI Summit on 27 August. Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. Dr Taddeo will be joined by Roger Taylor - Chair, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (United Kingdom).