02.06.2022Committee for Melbourne welcomes Albanese Labor Government

Committee for Melbourne congratulates the Albanese Labor Government on its election victory and looks forward to collaborating as the government charts an ambitious course forward for Australia and Greater Melbourne.

On the back of significant challenges being faced geopolitically, economically and environmentally –such as the war in Ukraine, cost of living pressures and climate change impacts – the new Labor Government must seize the opportunities to shape a successful future for the country.

Throughout the campaign, issues of housing affordability, jobs and skills, women, good governance, costs of living and climate change were front and centre of the discussion. These are all high priorities for our members as reported in our May annual member survey.

Many of these issues are aligned to the themes raised in the Committee’s inaugural Benchmarking Melbourne report, launched in February. Benchmarking Melbourne highlights core challenges associated with infrastructure, housing affordability, skills, technology and innovation, climate change and investment attraction – all important issues for the incoming Federal Government to consider.

The Committee hopes that a new Government will place a cities policy, with a focus on integrated transport planning incorporating land-use and economic development, at the forefront of the agenda. Charting a course of integrated planning in a transparent and collaborative way, will ensure that the foundations for successful cities development can be laid.

The Committee looks forward to working with the new national government on issues of importance for our future and to making Melbourne even greater.

The Committee also acknowledges the work and service of the outgoing parliamentarians and their contributions to the nation.

To see the Committee’s summary of its analysis of the Federal Election asks prior to the election click here.

See the Benchmarking Melbourne report here.
See the Annual Member survey here.

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