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Re-imagining Australia's East Coast

June 13, 2019 | Events

The Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce formulated nine Strategic Needs to help Melbourne navigate the uncertain economic and geo-strategic environment ahead. One of the Strategic Needs identified was the Eastern seaboard collaboration. The premise is that effective collaboration between cities, and regions, along Australia’s eastern seaboard will boost our economic productivity and innovative capacity; enabling us to better-compete in international markets. Other key benefits include population dispersion to relieve congested cities, regional activation, housing affordability, economic growth, job creation, and improved liveability.

Grand Challenges

June 13, 2019 | Events

On Friday 7 May Foundation member, Swinburne University of Technology, held a ‘Grand Challenge’ for students to pitch policy ideas on the topics of housing and diversity which will affect their generation. The Committee had two members on the judging panel for Housing, Assoc. Prof. Wendy Stone and David Prior. Students presented a range of innovative approaches to generation rent and youth homelessness. The winners of the housing session presented novel policy solutions, such as increasing the tax-base for tackling the problem of youth homelessness.

Arts & Culture Taskforce

June 13, 2019 | Discussion

At our second Arts and Culture Forum on 29 May, AECOM’s Tim O’Loan and Madeline Eads-Dorsey shared news about an exciting series, run in conjunction with the Committee, on the reinvigoration of Fishermans Bend. An essential part of placemaking and fostering an innovation ecosystem is to ensure a vibrant creative sectorThis four part series will include a forum on how creative industries can be promoted and established as part of the development. The event will bring together stakeholders and creatives to answer these critical questions in a collaborative format to develop material. You can make your contribution by registering your interest here.

Meet the Minister | Martin Foley

June 13, 2019 | Events

Committee for Melbourne’s Arts and Culture Taskforce was delighted to have The Hon. Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries, address a very well attended meeting of members on Wednesday 12 June. The Minister spoke about the integral role of the Committee and its member organisations collaborating with government to promote a vibrant arts and culture scene and confident cultural economy in Greater Melbourne. The creative industry sector is vast and diversin its creative output, and the manner in which it works and operates. The Minister argued for a dynamic and continuously evolving approach to developing the sector in Greater Melbourne.

Thought Leadership | Playable City Melbourne

June 13, 2019 | Discussion

Playable cities connect people and place in creative ways. They allow people to reimagine the city, not to just to see the city-as-it-is but to experience the city-as-it-could-be. Through this playful approach, the role of public art may be expanded to be participatory and interactive, and to explore the creative, linguistic, cultural, social and urban diversity of many cities.

Uber will take to Melbourne skies from 2020

June 13, 2019 | Discussion

Committee for Melbourne member Uber has announced that Melbourne will join Los Angeles, California, and Dallas, Texas, as the third official pilot city for Uber Air – the rideshare app’s ambitious program to take its services from the streets to the skies. Australia is the first market outside the US to trial the program and Melbourne only the third international pilot city to test this innovative approach to ridesharing and modern transport technology.

Demystifying C3 Enterprise Zoning | JLL

May 30, 2019 | Events

On Thursday 9 May 2019, JLL hosted a session focusing on the introduction of the Victorian State Government of Enterprise Precincts and the new Commercial 3 Zone as the tool to deliver on this initiative. Facilitated by David Brown (Head of Strategic Consulting at JLL), attendees listened to the panel of experts as to the why and the how behind this concept.

Annual Dinner | Thank you for helping us THINK BIG

May 30, 2019 | Events

We certainly aimed high and ‘thought big this year’, with attendee numbers close to 700 from our cross-sector membership at our spectacular gala event. Special guests included Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Patron of Committee for Melbourne, The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp, The Treasurer of Victoria, Mr Tim Pallas MP, The Hon John Brumby AO