Advocacy

For over 30 years, Committee for Melbourne (the Committee) has had a vision for shaping a better future for our city. The Committee’s overarching goal is to advocate for the future of Greater Melbourne, so that we can maintain Melbourne as a great place to live, work and conduct business.

While Melbourne is constantly ranked the top of the world’s most livable city rankings, challenges such as population growth, digital disruption and technological innovation will continue to place pressure on Melbourne’s economic competitiveness and liveability.

The Committee’s work embraces four key pillars: Future Economy, Infrastructure, Urban Optimisation and Liveability. Working with, and on behalf of our members, the Committee aims to ensure Melbourne’s challenges and opportunities are addressed in ways that keep our city vital, inclusive, progressive and sustainable. The expertise of our diverse membership from across Greater Melbourne’s major corporations, small and medium businesses, academic institutions, local government and not-for-profit entities, informs our input into policy and advocacy positions.

As a not-for-profit, member-funded entity, the Committee is politically independent and impartial. This allows us to freely and purposefully raise issues of importance to the growth and development of Greater Melbourne.

The Committee’s advocacy program will continue to draw upon the community and member’s expertise, to inform debate and policy, to meet tomorrow’s challenges today.

Melbourne 4.0

We cannot assume that our city’s success will continue without preparing for ‘over the horizon’ challenges which are approaching with unprecedented speed.

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Ongoing Taskforces

In addition to the Melbourne 4.0 Taskforces, Committee for Melbourne has three ongoing Taskforces which are tackling key issues in Greater Metropolitan Melbourne.

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Melbourne Beyond 5 Million, Revisited

Melbourne is a success story: it is an attractive city where people want to live and do business, but with this success comes ever-increasing challenges. While much has been done in the past eight years to plan for a bigger city and to invest in infrastructure, we are not keeping up.

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