13.03.2019Cities and Regions 4.0 Summit
On Wednesday 13 March, the Committee ran an event at the Cities and Regions 4.0 Summit. Former Director of Policy and Research, Sander van Amelsvoort, provided a keynote address, with representatives from AECOM and Neighbourlytics joining him on stage for a panel discussion afterwards. The discussion focused on ways in which the establishment of an east coast megaregion would build economic resilience, boost competitiveness, and help alleviate some of the stresses that Melbourne and Sydney are both grappling with.
We hosted the Australia/New Zealand Committees for Cities and Regions network in Melbourne on 18 and 19 March 2018. Committee for Melbourne has taken on the role of coordinating the 18 member C4 network.
This unique network continues to grow and thrive, reinforcing the excellent brand enjoyed by the “Committees 4” as a trusted, non-partisan forum for business, the knowledge sector, and civil society to shape the future economies and liveability of their communities. The Australian C4 network is particularly strong in the state of Victoria.
The C4 network is not only an information exchange, but also an opportunity for members to collaborate in joint advocacy with government on shared priorities. The Victorian C4 network recently collaborated on advocating for better rail connections between Melbourne and the regions.