17.09.2020Premier has ‘magic opportunity’ to reshape state: Bill Kelty

An inspiring article in today’s Age by Chip Le Grand, where Bill Kelty reflects on the creation of the Committee for Melbourne back in the eighties and the power of collaboration, so desperately needed today.

In the eighties, a small, passionate and influential group of proud Melburnians came together to work with Government to help shape Melbourne’s future to deal with the burning platform of the faltering 1980s economy.

That spirit continues.

Today 150 corporate and civic leaders make up the membership of the Committee for Melbourne. They are now addressing a new challenge: our COVID-19 Road to Recovery.

Back in April this year at the COVID outbreak, we launched our ‘Road to Recovery’ campaign, focussing on collaboration and partnerships.

As a Committee we are again working together to protect our future; our health, our economy and our liveability.

Since April we have held more than 35 events with 280 organisation and close to 2000 Melburnians in attendance, published 80 thought leadership articles and submissions, coordinated 14 dedicated working groups and-perhaps most importantly- listened to over 200 members and stakeholders to help shape Melbourne’s way forward.

The Committee for Melbourne has again harnessed a force of Proud Melburnians to act. Retiring EY Managing Partner Gerard Dalbosco and Committee for Melbourne Board member has agreed to chair our Road to Recovery Taskforce. One again we are striving to find ways to work with Government, as we did in the eighties when the Committee was formed.

Thanks for the reminder Bill, we look forward to working with you again.

Read the article here

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