15.06.2022Have a seat at the table for 2022/2023

It has been a busy few months for Committee for Melbourne members as we head to the new financial year, continuing to focus on Melbourne’s prosperity and liveability.

After the celebrations at our Gala Dinner in May, Committee members have met with Treasurer Tim Pallas this week to unpack our future economy at our annual Treasurers Lunch, hosted by EY.

We also held a fascinating Ministerial forum with Minister Foley on our health system, hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and held a member’s forum with City of Melbourne, Tonkin + Taylor and the Arts Centre Melbourne on effective management of Melbourne’s underground.

Last week’s forum on the future of Fishermans Bend with the City of Port Philip, Australian Roads and Research Board and the Victorian Government helped clarify some short- and long-term goals that need to be addressed as we continue the largest urban renewal project in the Country.

On the advocacy front, it has been most pleasing to see the last two years of work undertaken by members through our International Students Advocacy Network  continue to have an impact. Our universities and other members have worked tirelessly to highlight the importance of International Students to Greater Melbourne.

Following on from the Committee’s inaugural Melbourne International Student Week and media coverage it was pleasing to see five of our university members ranked in the exclusive QS world universities rankings for 2023. These rankings rate university performance across categories including academic and employer reputation, faculty/student ratio and research citations.

Committee for Melbourne members ranked include University of Melbourne  (now #33) and Monash University  (now #57) within the world’s top 100; and RMIT University , Deakin University  and Swinburne University of Technology , within the world’s top 300.

Looking forward, the Committee for Melbourne members continue to focus on shaping a better future for Melbourne through our purpose driven agenda;

  1. Future Economy
  2. Infrastructure & Sustainability
  3. Liveability & Urban Optimisation

We are now welcoming civic and corporate leaders to join our 150 committed members in the next financial year and help shape the agenda

You can read Committee for Melbourne’s Membership Brochure here. Please pass it onto those that you feel may like to have a seat at the table.

If you would like to discuss the Committee’s agenda, please contact the Engagement team.

Not a member? Have a seat at the table. Explore membership here.

Now is the time to nominate like-minded organisations for a Committee for Melbourne briefing and to have a seat at the table with likeminded passionate Melburnians.

After the launch of our 2022 Melbourne Benchmarking Report at our Future Melbourne Summit in February, we have established three Standing Committees to set our agenda for the coming years.

How to get involved:

  • Please ensure your Executive team is registered for our newsletter to receive information and invitations to our events.
  • As we return to our unique face to face events, we encourage you to host a forum or boardroom briefing and provide thought leadership.

Our Board also continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 through our Road to Recovery agenda with a focus on:

  1. Offering any support and knowledge sharing we can with our members
  2. Protecting the future of the Committee as a not-for-profit organisation
  3. Creating a coalition of business, industry and community leaders to generate ideas and work with governments on ‘Future Melbourne’.

Looking back, it has been amazing to see what we have achieved. Our short-term recovery seems assured but there is much to be done as we reset for the future.

Looking forward, Melbourne’s recovery depends on two things: good governance and collaboration. It is your ideas and our strong network that will help drive outcomes for Melbourne’s future.

Recent months have seen an air of cautious optimism as we focus on our health security and an industry led economic recovery. Our members and stakeholders should be proud of our collective achievements.

Read Committee for Melbourne’s Membership Brochure here

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