Arts and Culture Roundtable
Regular roundtable discussions facilitate collaboration and allow members to contribute to the Committee’s position on city-shaping issues. Members are invited to participate in taskforces on major initiatives, providing specialist knowledge and expertise to help develop factual and forward-looking policy platforms.
Since mid 2016, a number of meetings have taken place with members from key arts and culture organisations to develop an integrated vision and strategy for the city as a vibrant, globally recognised destination for arts, culture and design on a par with Melbourne’s status as a global sports and events destination.
The Committee’s members represent some of Melbourne’s most important arts and cultural institutions, who meet regularly to develop an integrated vision and strategy for the city as a vibrant, globally-recognised destination for arts, culture, and design.
These Roundtable discussions facilitate collaboration and allow members to contribute to the Committee’s position on city-shaping issues.
4 meetings will take place in 2018 in:
- Thursday 1 March - Hosted by ACMI
- Wednesday 11 July - Hosted by The University of Melbourne
- Wednesday 19 September - Hosted by Melbourne Recital Centre
- Tuesday 11 December - Hosted by Victorian Opera
Committee members are invited to participate in taskforces on major initiatives, providing specialist knowledge and expertise to help develop forward-looking policy platforms.
Our taskforces for 2018-2020 are examining the nine Strategic Needs that we identified in our flagship Melbourne 4.0 report. It is vital for Melbourne’s future liveability that we address these Strategic Needs.
These Strategic Needs cover:
1. Future skills
2. Innovative ecosystem
3. Housing mix
4. Competitive internet
5. Airport link
6. Eastern seaboard transit link Governance
7. Metropolitan collaboration
8. Eastern seaboard collaboration
9. Digital capability
Upcoming Taskforce in 2018:
4.0 Taskforce: Airport Link Forum #3
Thursday 9, August
The Committee for Melbourne (Committee) established the Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce, which identified a high quality direct (public) transport link to Melbourne Airport as a Strategic Need for our city.
The goal of this forum is to identify a pathway for a high quality direct (public) transport link from the CBD, and possibly other key hubs, to Melbourne Airport, and for this to commence service within 5 to 10 years.
Accessing Global Digital Talent: ramifications of changes to Australia’s skilled migration program
Thursday 16, August
On 18 March 2018, the 457 visa – the most common visa for Australian or overseas employers to sponsor skilled foreign workers to work temporarily in Australia - was abolished and replaced with the more stringent Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. While the government has outlined many reasons for the change, including the need to ensure that the employer sponsored skilled migration program better meet Australia’s skills needs and addressing public concerns about the displacement of Australian workers, the impact for businesses and the economy is expected to be significant.
So far in 2018:
Melbourne 4.0 Housing Mix Taskforce: Meeting 1
Friday 27, April
Housing Mix was identified as one of the key strategic needs in our Melbourne 4.0 report. The high cost of housing affects a city’s liveability, as well as its creative and innovative capacity. Hosted by RMIT University, the Taskforce will set the agenda for action on housing in Melbourne.
Artificial Intelligence Taskforce Steering Committee
Wednesday 23, May
On 7 March, with the Minister for Innovation, Philip Dalidakis MP and the Shadow Minister for Innovation, David Southwick MP, the Committee launched the Victorian All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. This group of Victorian MPs will explore the impact and implications of AI in a non-partisan forum, becoming only the second jurisdiction in the world to do so.
Building on this momentum, the Committee is establishing an Artificial Intelligence Taskforce. The taskforce will be led by a select Steering Committee of Melbourne leaders with a unique opportunity to help shape policy in this important area. The taskforce’s goal is ‘to create a set of recommendations for State and Federal Governments to adapt to, and benefit from, the challenges and opportunities presented by AI’
Find out more about Melbourne 4.0.
Read the Melbourne 4.0 summary report
Watch our short animation about Melbourne 4.0