Meet the Shadow Minister Mr. Andrew Giles MP

Committee for Melbourne, in collaboration with Arup, invites you to attend this special Meet the Shadow Minister event with Mr. Andrew Giles MP, Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Multicultural Affairs & Assisting for Immigration and Citizenship.

In 2013, Andrew was elected Member for Scullin, Victoria, and sat on the standing committee for Environment, Indigenous Affairs and the Privileges and Members’ Interests Committee. Andrew is currently the Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure.

Kindly hosted by Committee Foundation Member, Arup, Mr. Giles will discuss the importance of Cities to the post-COVID-19 economic recovery, including the role of Central Business Districts to economic growth. He will outline a vision for more resilient cities that will be better equipped to withstand future shocks.

This will be followed by a panel of experts who will have a question and answer session with the Shadow Minister.


  • Leanne Edwards | Director of Policy, Committee for Melbourne
  • Prof. Carl Grodach | Director of Urban Planning & Design, Monash University
  • Matthew Hibbins | Managing Partner, Minter Ellison
  • Moderated by: Mark Rowland | Transport and Highways Advisory Lead, Arup

Committee for Melbourne is committed to ensuring our Members share their vision for Melbourne, to discuss how they can work with governments on recovery and to share lessons learned from COVID-19.

We hope you can join us for this timely conversation.

This forum will run from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm with an optional 20-minute e-networking session afterward.

We encourage you to supply a question when registering, to be answered during the discussion and subsequent e-networking.

For general enquiries please contact the events team at

We look forward to hosting you.

Kind Regards,

Committee for Melbourne and Arup

NOTE: Please be advised that this event may be recorded, or photographs taken which may be used after the event on the Committee for Melbourne website or on other marketing materials. Please notify us if you do not consent to us recording or photographing you and using your image and likeness as mentioned.

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