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Integrated Communities: Australian Unity and Summer Foundation

July 11, 2019 | Events

Australia is experiencing a dire social infrastructure gap in housing and services with government expenditure on housing increasing only 1% between 2011 – 2018. 2011 Australian of the Year and Chair of Summer Housing Simon McKeon and a panel of experts from government, industry and the research sector discussed what can be done.

Arcadis | Shared Mobility: Effect on Property & Infrastructure assets

July 11, 2019 | Events

The Committee recently co-hosted an event with design and engineering consultancy Arcadis, discussing Melbourne’s readiness for the impact of Autonomous Mobility on its property and infrastructure assets. Australian Cities Director Stephen Taylor presented research collated through client interviews and an online survey for both Melbourne and Sydney.

New ways to get around the city

July 11, 2019 | Discussion

In February, RACV launched a journey planning app to provide personalised transport options to Victorians. Arevo integrates Melbourne’s train, tram and bus systems, myki top-up, parking, bike and car share options and Uber to help save time, money and hassle. Developed as part of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) model, arevo is designed to revolutionise the way Melburnians travel by maximising the range of mobility choices. Instead of many different commuter apps that do not communicate with each other, arevo provides a convenient way to plan, pay for and access a range of transport options.

From the CEO

July 11, 2019 | Community

Congratulations to our Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Laura Kerr Melvin, on her appointment to the Board of Directors on the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) APAC region, a vibrant global association with thousands of members from around the world, representing many of the Global Fortune 500 companies.

Hansard | Parliament of Victoria, Economy and Infrastructure Committee | Free Tram Zone

July 11, 2019 | Discussion

Wednesday 5 June 2019 Mr BARTON, Ms TAYLOR, Mr DAVIS, Ms PATTEN, Ms MAXWELL, Dr RATNAM, Mr QUILTY, Dr CUMMING, Mr DALIDAKIS, Ms TERPSTRA Committees ECONOMY AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE Reference Mr BARTON (Eastern Metropolitan) (10:04): I move: That this house requires the Economy and Infrastructure Committee to inquire into, consider and report, within 12 months, on Melbourne’s public transport, in particular:the expansion of the free tram system.

Free Tram Zone extension sent to Economy and Infrastructure Committee for review

July 10, 2019 | Discussion

On June 5 2019 the Legislative Council of Victoria was presented with a motion by Mr Rod Barton MLC for the Economy and Infrastructure Committee to investigate, among other things, the merits of extending the free tram zone. Mr Barton referenced Committee for Melbourne, noting that inclusion of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) would have a substantial impact on increasing visitor numbers. Mr David Davis MLC supported the motion and further highlighted that extension to Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) would be worthy of consideration during the review - one of the five key extension points proposed by the Committee.

Expo 2020 welcomes Victoria!

June 27, 2019 | Discussion

Victoria will participate in Expo 2020, held for the very first time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 2020 to April 2021. Expo 2020 is an opportunity to showcase Australian and Victorian culture, ingenuity and innovation, and highlight the quality of our services sector and education system, agricultural products and credentials as a secure destination for trade and two-way investment. Australian businesses will have a unique platform to forge global collaboration, with opportunities in the UAE and in the broader region.

It’s out with the old and in with the trash?

June 27, 2019 | Technology

Recycled plastic to replace traditional railway sleepers On Monday 24 June the first 200 Duratrack Sleepers were installed at Richmond Station as part of an 18-month trial. The new recycled plastic sleepers are made completely from a mix of polystyrene and agricultural waste, such as cotton bale wrap.