Australia’s leading personal transport company 13cabs is committed to getting people where they need to go, everytime, everywhere. True to its time-honoured promise of ‘We’ll get you there’, 13cabs is backed by a fleet of over 10,000 vehicles nationally and booking infrastructure that includes a booking app for Passengers, Taxi Butlers located at hotels and venues throughout Australia and Australian-based Contact Centres operating 24/7.
Accenture looks to bring innovation to improve the way Victorians live, work, play, grow and protect. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 513,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.
AECOM is a Fortune 500, fully-integrated infrastructure and support services firm with a long and proud history of working locally with clients in Australia and New Zealand, and globally in 150 countries around the world. AECOM leverages their capabilities across a range of technical, engineering and design disciplines to deliver solutions that connect cities and create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. In Australia and New Zealand, AECOM has over 3000 specialists spread across 20 offices in major capital cities and regional centres.
AEMO (Australian Energy Market Operator) is responsible for operating Australia’s largest gas and electricity markets and power systems, including the: National Electricity Market (NEM) and the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) in Western Australia. The NEM is the longest interconnected electricity grid in the world, servicing Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. AEMO also operates the Gas markets in New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Victoria.
Energy is fundamental to everything we do and that is why the Operator takes the secure, reliable and affordable supply of electricity seriously. As Australia’s independent energy markets and power systems operator, AEMO provides critical planning, forecasting and power systems information, security advice and services to its stakeholders.
Its largest office is situated in Melbourne CBD and it has more than 1000 employees spread throughout Australia.
Shaping a better energy future for all Australians.
Allens is a leading international law firm with partners, lawyers and corporate services staff across Asia and Australia. Allens works with many of the world’s leading organisations – including 55 of the world’s top 100 companies and more than 75 of Australia’s top 100 companies. In May 2012, Allens and Linklaters formed an integrated alliance, which provides their clients with access to market-leading lawyers through a global network of 40 offices across 29 countries, including to emerging markets in Africa, Asia and South America.
Arcadis is the leading global Design and Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying its deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services it work in partnership with its clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. Comprise of 27,000 people, Arcadis is active in over 70 countries and generates €3.2 billion in revenues. It support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
For 30 years, Ardoch has been working to address the issue of educational disadvantage. Its mission is to increase the engagement, build the aspirations and enhance the learning outcomes of children in disadvantaged communities by mobilising volunteers and connecting partners to build the capacity of schools and early years in these communities and advocating for, and influencing policy change to reduce inequity in education. Our programs focus on literacy, STEM and activities that aim to broaden the horizon and connections for students at the schools and early years centres we work with. With 93 percent of its revenue coming from non-government sources and with just a small staff team of 19, partnerships are central to Ardoch’s work and impact. Ardoch works with over 100 partner education sites, mobilises over 1700 volunteers from communities and workplaces and supports more than 15,000 children and young people through its programs.
Arts Centre Melbourne
Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne is comprised of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Hamer Hall and the iconic Theatres Building which houses many theatres including the State Theatre. As a defining city landmark and Australia’s largest performing arts centre, Arts Centre Melbourne presents events and performances 364 days per year. This makes it the most accessible performing arts facility in Victoria. With widely diverse programming, Arts Centre Melbourne welcomes over 4.7 million visitors per year from a range of audiences. As a consistent leader in the precinct, Arts Centre Melbourne enriches the lives of Victorians by building vitality and relevance of the arts for the next generation and allowing access to the arts for all. A proud contributor to the Victorian community, this performing arts complex provides a creative space for all Victorians and international visitors to be entertained and inspired.
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Arup aims to help clients meet their business needs by adding value through technical excellence, efficient organisation and personal service. Arup provides the engineering and related consultancy services necessary to every stage of the project, from inception to completion and after. Throughout the world Arup aims to provide a consistently excellent multi-disciplinary service, which also incorporates their concern for the environment.
Ashurst is an international law firm with a network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Its strong international presence is built on extensive experience in working with clients on the complex legal and regulatory issues relating to cross-border transactions. Ashurst offers clients access to deep local market knowledge and a wealth of resources, with the benefit of a global network and international insight. They provide consistently high quality, commercially relevant legal advice worldwide, and build teams that are specific to clients’ needs, combining specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how. Ashurst has a track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects.
Assemble is dedicated to housing and shaping the culture of living closer together, in Melbourne and beyond.
Assemble is the result of a unique collaboration, spurred to action by the increasing absence of well-designed housing in Melbourne. Through its partnership with local development firm Make Ventures, Assemble represents an expanded team and skill-set making Assemble an end-to-end property development and management company with a close, long-term relationship with each community they help build.
Assemble’s response to the very real challenge of housing affordability and quality is the Assemble Model. This is a new and more accessible pathway to home ownership that bridges the gap between renting and buying your own home. The team believes small footprint living is not a compromise – through good design, a vertical life is an enriching, engaging and socially responsible one.
Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for public and private sector clients globally. Aurecon has a client centric business model that gives the agility to deliver the full range of our services globally. The best teams are created for clients to develop strong relationships and deliver market leading solutions. Clients benefit from their collaborative business model as it nurtures the development of market leading expertise across their industries. Technical professionals develop business advantage for clients based on deep understanding of the industries in which they operate.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a leading international publicly funded cultural organisation with a unique content range and powerful capabilities for the contemporary era of digital and creative arts. It richly engages diverse audiences and partnership networks through an ambitious annual calendar of major exhibitions, film screenings, learning and events programs, collections, online channels, digital programs and touring. As one of Australia’s major cultural, learning and tourism destinations, ACMI contributes strongly to Melbourne’s and Victoria’s ‘world-class’ profiles. In 2014, with over 1.3 million visitors, ACMI became the most popular moving image/film centre in the world.
Australian Grand Prix
The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) is responsible for staging the annual Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park in March, and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island in October. Through these events, AGPC contributes significantly to Victoria’s major events strategy by promoting Melbourne to the world and generating significant benefits and value for the state, including simulating Victoria’s visitor economy and projecting Melbourne as a safe and secure destination for events.
Australian Road Research Board (ARRB)
The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is the National Transport Research Organisation.
We are the source of independent expert transport knowledge, advising key decision makers on our nation’s most important challenges. We have earned a reputation for scientific integrity and are the leading providers of value-added applied research and technical services.
ARRB’s mission is firmly focused on creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges and solutions for today.
We work with road agencies, all levels of government, academia, and companies in the private sector.
ARRB has expertise in road asset management, innovative and recycled pavement materials, future transport infrastructure and systems, road safety solutions and data collection. We also have world-class transport research laboratories, which are independent, accredited, and based in Australia.
When you work alongside ARRB, you get experience, expertise, and a trusted advisor. And that equals peace of mind, allowing you to focus on results. Regardless of scale or the level of technical complexity, ARRB delivers specialist expert advice, responsiveness and support you can rely on – each and every time.
Australian Unity is a health, wealth and living organisation employing more than 7,500 people across Australia. It is working to create a brighter future by delivering services that help more than a million Australians thrive. As a member-owned company, it invests its profits back into its products, services, and the Australian community.
Australian Unity can trace its roots back to 1840, when a group of individuals had a vision to provide for their own needs and those of the community. Despite its growth and the changing times, its focus is the same as it was more than 175 years ago: to enhance the wellbeing of its members, its customers and its community
Australian Volunteers International
As the world’s first-ever international volunteering for development organisation that has spawned over 100 similar organisations around the globe, Australian Volunteers International (AVI) has been part of Melbourne’s fabric since its inception in 1951. AVI has inspired, recruited and deployed over 15,000 Australians to 89 developing countries to share their skills and build the capacity in partner organisations according to their needs and to achieve their own development goals.
AVI passionately believes in a Melbourne that strives for opportunities for all Melburnians, respects human rights, maintains a strong and skilled economy and is a leader in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Avalon Airport is Melbourne’s second major airport, located adjacent to the Princes FWY, 45 minutes drive from Melbourne’s CBD and 20 minutes drive from Geelong. Offering daily commercial passenger flights, via Jetstar to Sydney, Avalon Airport is an alternative and accessible airport choice for travellers. With car parking directly out the front of the terminal, a clean easy to navigate terminal, with a cafe, newsagency, kids lounge and free Wi-Fi, Avalon Airport is Flying Made Easy. Avalon Airport also has a thriving freight business, particularly in the automobile and car racing industry. Avalon Airport is also home to the International Airshow, taking place every two years.
Bates Smart is one of Australia’s leading architecture, urban and interior design practices. Bates Smart people have an unparalleled level of ability to design and deliver high quality projects at larger scale. They have the innovative designers and project leaders needed to create exciting and yet enduring solutions to meet their client’s needs. Bates Smart projects are brought to life through a rigorous and highly creative design approach that is realised through consistent attention to detail.
Beca is one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancies in the Asia-Pacific region, with over 3,300 employees in 21 offices, who are delivering exciting, community-shaping projects in more than 70 countries. This includes Victoria, which is served by our Melbourne office – Beca’s first overseas presence that opened its doors in 1969.
In the five decades since we arrived in Melbourne, we’ve helped local clients across diverse sectors including water, power, food & beverage, metals, airports, ports, energy and sustainability, to improve their performance and keep the essential services they deliver to Victorians humming.
Our vision ‘creative people together transforming our world’ reflects our culture, our aspirations and our purpose to make every day better for our clients, colleagues, stakeholders and the wider community. We create value through strong relationships, exceptional service and end-to-end delivery and look forward to partnering with the Committee for Melbourne, to help make this city we all love even better!
Since the doors of our Melbourne office first opened in 1969, Beca has been a part of this city and has played a key role through our engineering and consulting services to help shape its infrastructure and address its rapid population growth and development over that time.
BioMelbourne Network is a membership association for organisations engaged in biotechnology, medical technology and health innovation in the state of Victoria. Its role is to foster links between companies, research organisations, financial markets and government, creating an environment for greater collaboration and prosperity. It has a membership of almost 200 organisations engaging more than 2,000 industry professionals within the membership. Playing a critical role in connecting health, research and industry, BioMelbourne Network’s mission is to build the ecosystem of capabilities in Melbourne to support the development and commercialisation of new drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health technologies to impact healthcare globally.
Blackmore Capital is a Melbourne based asset management firm specialising in publicly listed Australian equities. Our investment process combines long periods of solitary research with an intensive company visitation program.
With over 25+ years’ experience of being dependable custodians of investor capital, we have navigated through a myriad of market cycles and delivered capital accretion by applying our time-tested investment framework with relentless discipline. Equipped with the skill and temperament of the intelligent investor, we distance ourselves from the conventional short-term and noise-laden attitudes towards the stock market and aim to identify genuine high-quality investment opportunities for the long term.
Our clients are primarily financial institutions, superannuation funds, wealth managers and family offices.
Cabrini Health provides comprehensive, holistic healthcare services to the community ranging from maternity to acute care, aged care, palliative care and research. Cabrini is a not-for-profit health service and all surpluses are used to develop our services and facilities to provide the best possible care for patients and families. Patient care is the primary focus of our work and at the heart of all we do.
City of Greater Dandenong
The City of Greater Dandenong, located just 30 minutes from the CBD in the south-east region of Melbourne, provides a diverse and exciting offering to residents, business and visitors alike. Home to over 160,000 people from 157 different nationalities, the city is now officially recognised as the most culturally diverse community in Australia. This has created a rich vibrancy which is reflected in the city’s food, tourism and retail offer.
City of Melbourne
As a local government authority, the City of Melbourne strives to achieve the community’s vision of Melbourne as a bold, inspirational and sustainable city – a great place for people to live, work and visit. Elected by the community, Melbourne City Council is the decision-making body that sets the strategic direction and policy on the municipality. It does this by delivering a four year Council Plan and an Annual Plan and Budget which describes the Council’s key objectives and activities for each 12-month period. The administration, headed by a Chief Executive Officer, appointed by the Council, delivers the vision of the elected Council.
City of Port Phillip
The City of Port Phillip is located south of the Melbourne city centre, on Port Philip Bay. One of the oldest areas of European settlement in Melbourne, Port Phillip is known for its urban village feel and artistic expression. The major village precincts of Bay Street (Port Melbourne), Clarendon Street (South Melbourne), Fitzroy and Acland Streets (St Kilda) and Carlisle Street (Balaclava) provide a variety of retail, leisure and entertainment experiences. The foreshore stretches over 11 km, and has a network of public open spaces, making the city a desirable place for residents and visitors alike.
Citywide Service Solutions
Established in 1995, Citywide is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the City of Melbourne. From early beginnings in Victoria, Citywide has diversified its services and expanded across four Australian states to deliver integrated civil infrastructure, open space and environmental services that enhance community assets and quality of life
Citywide works closely with government and private sector customers to design, build and maintain high performance natural and civil assets, such as, roads and waste management. Citywide teams work in and around parks and gardens managed by its horticulture, arboreal and turf maintenance staff. Technology and knowledge evolving quickly to develop solutions.
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne is Australia’s most awarded advertising agency and Melbourne’s largest agency. It has been selected by Campaign Brief magazine as Australian Agency of the Year for a record five years in a row. It has been named Asia/Pacific’s Most Effective Agency for the last three years in a row. The agency’s major clients include CUB, NAB, MLC, Mars Chocolate, Mars Petcare, Mercedes-Benz, Tourism Victoria, TAC, Dulux, Australia Post, Seek, Origin Energy, DrinkWise, Fonterra, Patties Foods, Asaleo Care and Bonds. The Clemenger/Colenso BBDO network has offices in Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Wellington and is part of the BBDO Worldwide Network.
Community Housing Limited
Australia’s largest Not for Profit Affordable and Social Housing Provider, Community Housing Ltd has over 11,000 properties under management across six states dotted around metropolitan to regional and remote parts of the country.
With operations in eight countries, Community Housing Ltd has been delivering affordable and sustainable housing projects for more than 25 years for those disadvantaged in the private rental market, offering end-to-end services from housing development through to tenancy and property management.
Having assisted over 500,000 people in the last quarter of a century, Community Housing Ltd’s global workforce is driven by the united vision of ‘a world without housing poverty’.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Corrs is a premium independent Australian law firm, whose commitment is to provide clients with world class service and innovative legal advice across the full spectrum of business law including corporate and finance, property and development, and litigation and workplace relations. Corrs’ services are integrated across all offices and areas of law, ensuring the most efficient client service by using the best and most appropriate people and technology. With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth as well as strong partnering relationships globally and throughout the Asia Pacific region, Corrs are ideally placed to support clients whose businesses extend internationally and nationally.
Creative Vision & Audio
Creative Vision & Audio is a provider for all your event needs, including but not limited to, community engagement events, multicultural festivals, corporate AGM’s and seminars, expos and exhibitions, public and private events alike. Large or small.
Their commitment to excellence includes equipment and crew alike. CVA constantly puts its money where its mouth is, year on year re-investing a larger proportion of its income into new and better technology more than any other AV company in Australia.
CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency, which has research interests that span over three business areas – within these areas it operates nine National Research Flagships, National Facilities and Collections and Commercial Services Businesses. Today it has around 5,500 talented people working out of 50-plus centres in Australia and internationally. CSIRO is in the top one per cent of global research institutions in 15 of 22 research fields and in the top 0.1 per cent in three research fields placing it in the in the top ten applied research agencies in the world. CSIRO provides scientific responses to major national and global challenges.
Darebin City Council
Formed by the merger of the Cities of Northcote and Preston in 1994, the City of Darebin is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. It has an area of 54 square kilometres (20.8 sq mi) and in June 2018 Darebin had a population of 161,609. Municipal offices are located at 350 High Street, Preston.
As one of Australia’s largest universities, Deakin University has strong global linkages, world-class research and most importantly an educational portfolio that blends the best of campus and digital delivery into a highly supportive and personalised student experience.
Deakin is committed to making a positive impact on our local and global communities. Through its award-winning teaching and world-class research, enterprise and innovation the university generates significant economic, environmental and social outcomes for its communities. Deakin’s students, staff, alumni and many industry and community partners are actively collaborating to create healthier, sustainable and prosperous futures for our communities and beyond.
Deloitte’s Australian partnership is committed to growth, client service and its people – 790 partners and more than 8000 people located in 14 offices across the country, plus Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. Its purpose is to make an impact that matters. Deloitte is driven by its desire to create positive outcomes for its clients, communities and people. Everything the company does is with intent – the intent to make a meaningful difference. To sustain its momentum, Deloitte continues to invest in innovative new services, products and people, while expanding its business through acquisitions, alliances and organic growth.
Department of Transport
Department of Transport (DoT) plans, builds and operates an integrated, sustainable and safe transport system to meet future transport demands and to power Victoria’s economy.
Formed in 2019, the new integrated department brings together VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria, putting people and their diverse journeys at the centre of decision making.
This landmark shift ensures that transport agencies and operators work towards a common goal of an integrated transport system that contributes to an inclusive, prosperous and environmentally responsible state.
Department of Transport is also responsible for the management of freight, ports, boating and fisheries for commercial and recreational uses, maintaining Victoria’s status as the freight and logistics capital of Australia.
Our vision is to meet the aspirations of Victorians for a transport system that is simple, connected, accessible, reliable and safe, while supporting a productive, growing economy.
Development Victoria is the Victorian Government’s property development agency, delivering urban renewal. Development Victoria develops surplus government land by translating big picture planning into reality to deliver the bricks and mortar, roads and footpaths, parks and playgrounds. Development Victoria attracts private sector investment to help breathe new life into neighbourhoods and is responsible for delivering projects that have changed the fabric of Melbourne and regional Victoria, such as Docklands. They offer people and partners the opportunity to be involved in projects of state significance. Development Victoria has established centres of expertise that foster collaboration to focus on project outcomes.
Dexus is one of Australia’s leading real estate groups, proudly managing a high quality property portfolio. As property innovators, they are deeply committed to working with their customers to provide spaces that engage and inspire. Dexus only invests in Australia, and directly owns office and industrial properties. They also manage investments across the office, retail, industrial and healthcare property sectors for third party clients
e-Centric Innovations (e-Ci) provides IT consulting and implementation services to assist customers in achieving their business goals. Services range from IT strategy development to design, construction and implementation of fully integrated business solutions. e-Ci was established in 1999 and today is a trusted business and IT adviser to leading private and public sector organisations throughout Australia and South East Asia.
e-Ci’s mission is to deliver value for our customers through the creation of long-term relationships. To achieve this, they invest the time required to understand their customer’s business and business objectives and become an extended part of their organisation.
e-Ci proudly runs an internship program partnering with a number of universities in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to provide the next generation of IT resources. Working with some of the largest organisations in Australia, the internship program provides university students and graduates their first step in their career.
East End Theatre District
Melbourne’s East End Theatre District is the entertainment precinct in the world’s most liveable city.
The East End is home to six historic theatres, all within walking distance: The Princess on Spring Street, the Comedy and Her Majesty’s on Exhibition Street, the Athenaeum and Regent on Collins Street, and the Forum on Flinders Street. Together they host blockbuster musicals, drama, live music, children’s shows, comedy, festivals, and special events.
In addition to these iconic theatres are the huge range of nearby restaurants, laneway bars, quality shops, nightclubs, hotels, and other entertainment venues. Put simply, the East End Theatre District is Melbourne’s best destination for a great night out.
Edvantage Institute Australia
Edvantage Institute Australia Pty Ltd (EIA) is a new Australian private higher education institution, registered in mid-2020 by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Australian higher education regulator.
EIA operates alongside its sister organisation, Global Business College of Australia (GBCA), which is a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO), operating under the purview of the Australian Standards and Quality Agency (ASQA), the Australian regulator of the vocational education and training (VET) sector.
At its campus in the Melbourne central business district (CBD), EIA will:
- deliver a range of higher education courses, commencing in November 2020, with the Bachelor of Marketing;
- will design and deliver a range of exciting internship and career preparation programs.
Established in 1995, Escor is a privately owned Australian company. The organisation is structured around a central administrative core that provides management and infrastructure support and controls the investment, property and philanthropic activities of the Escor Group.
Ethos Urban is Australia’s leading national urban solutions company that blends design, economics, engagement and planning to create sustainable futures centred around human needs.
The company’s team of urban professionals are skilled at listening to client’s needs and aspirations to create a shared vision for all projects. By taking a multidisciplinary approach, they guide clients through complex planning processes to deliver greater certainty and realise the development potential of sites across Australia. It is through this integrated skill set that they shape government policy and influence the development of their cities and regions to leave a lasting legacy.
Their collective intelligence provides better solutions to challenging urban problems. The name Ethos Urban reflects their values, their culture and their focus on people. People are at the heart of their business; that is their ethos. Smart people. People smart.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services EY delivers help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world, believing that, in a better working world, a number of positive things happen: trust increases, capital flows smoothly, investors make informed decisions, businesses grow sustainably, employment rises, consumers spend and governments invest in their citizens. A better working world also develops talent in all its forms and encourages collaboration.
Federation Square is a unique cultural and entertainment precinct located in the centre of Melbourne. Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and gift shops, this modern piazza has been embraced as ‘Melbourne’s Meeting Place’. The precinct is the size of an entire city block and is internationally recognised for its award-winning architectural design with over 10 million visits last year alone. Established by the Victorian Government in 1999, Fed Square Pty Ltd is responsible for the co-ordination and management of self-governing tenancies, programming and marketing of all public spaces and all aspects of asset management and development.
Fisher Leadership is a trusted partner, providing executive search and leadership advisory services. Globally networked with extensive sector expertise, Fisher Leadership is renowned for developing and delivering leaders now and in the future. With decades of expertise and insight, opportunities are created for people by developing, delivering and providing access to leaders through executive search and selection, coaching and career transition and interim management solutions. This is done through an integrated approach to designing solutions that deliver the right outcomes. With offices across Australia, Fisher Leadership is part of the IMD International Group in 23 other countries around the world.
Fitzroys is an innovative, multifaceted property agency with a history of service and performance. Through its capacity to provide astute advice and consistently achieve high-quality outcomes, it has secured a respected position within the Australian property industry. While its home office is in Melbourne, it continues to represent clients on assignments throughout Australia.
Fitzroys prides itself on maximising each clients position through effective strategies for property sale or acquisition, pro-active assets management and the delivery of strategic property and valuation advice that is all encompassing.
The key advantage of engaging Fitzroys is that its directors own the equity of the company and therefore have an overriding commitment to building relationships that will endure. The directors are, and will remain, a constant point of contact for existing and new clients. Its professional staff, from whom tomorrows principals of Fitzroys will be drawn, are equally committed to providing a level of service and market-honed advice that clients can rely on.
Attention to detail, perseverance and pro-active strategies are the hallmarks of its service. Across the broad range of assignments entrusted to the company by both long-standing and recent clients alike, professional execution and optimum results remain the primary objectives of its business.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. Privately owned, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients. GHD delivers solutions in more than 60 countries with high standards of safety, quality and ethics. Their connected global network of 8500 professionals is committed to creating lasting community benefit. Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which they operate.
Gilbert + Tobin
Gilbert + Tobin is a leading independent corporate law firm and a key player in the Australian legal market. Gilbert + Tobin provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate and government clients across Australia and internationally, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Gilbert + Tobin’s reputation for expert advice extends across a broad range of areas including: banking and finance; corporate advisory – funds, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets, tax and stamp duty; communications and technology; competition and regulation; energy and resources; intellectual property; media; litigation and dispute resolution; and real estate and projects.
Global Business College of Australia
Established in 2014, Global Business College of Australia (GBCA) is an Australian nationally recognized Vocational Education Training provider. It partners with the University of Canberra delivering its undergraduate and master’s degrees in Melbourne. GBCA offers accredited languages, commerce, Business, IT and education courses, many of which are funded by the Victorian Government. More than 2,000 students from over 20 countries were enrolled accredited courses in GBCA.
Not only with well-known Australian and Chinese Universities, GBCA has organized and hosted various customized corporate training for more than 200 corporate executives from many established companies, including CITIC, Bank of China, R&F Property Group, SF Express Couriers and Guangzhou Automobile.
GoGet is Australia’s first and largest professional car sharing service and operates in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane. Its slogan is Why own a car when you can GoGet!
GoGet’s aim is to provide a reliable, convenient and affordable transport service that:
- allows people to live without car ownership
- removes private cars from local streets
- makes car sharing an integral and fun part of living in urban environments
- means members don’t need to pay for fuel
- decreases car usage
- improves local air quality
GoGet is operated by CarShare Australia, formed to bring car sharing services to Australia. Founded by Directors Nic Lowe and Bruce Jeffreys in 2003 with three vehicles and 12 members, today GoGet has over 2,200 vehicles and more than 90,000 members.
The consumer watchdog, Choice, named GoGet as the “best car sharer” in Australia for its 2012 Game Changer Award honouring the car share industry.
Good Cycles is a social enterprise, with all revenue from their commercial activities including a bike shop, servicing centre and bike-share operations going towards social programs.
Their vision is Australia focused on advancing equality, health and sustainability through bikes and cycling. Using bikes as a vehicle to create meaningful and lasting opportunities for people and communities in need.
They address some of the key issues that impact the lives of young people in Australia: unemployment, mental health and lack of regular exercise.
Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
Established by the Victorian Government in 2010, The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (GMCT) is a community-focussed organisation operating 21 cemeteries in the north, east and west of Melbourne contributing more than 650 hectares of open public space to local communities.
GMCT plays a fundamental role in caring for those who have lost a loved one and looking after those they have lost. Its services provide comfort and closure to families and individuals in times of need and cemeteries provide peaceful places for commemoration and reflection.
As architects of these places, GMCT designs cemeteries that reflect Melbourne’s rich cultural diversity and supports the customs, traditions and burial practices of its people. Public cemeteries are archives of lives lived and GMCT is a committed custodian of history and heritage. The trust also looks forward to a future that empowers all Victorians to make informed end-of-life decisions and provides new and sustainable ways to commemorate our loved ones.
Grimshaw is a global architectural firm committed to collaboration and design excellence. Its practice strives to synthesise design, function and context, collaborate with its clients and consultants to create buildings that enhance their settings and the experience of the people who use them.
The company’s international portfolio covers a wide breadth of sectors and has been honoured with over 200 international design awards, including the 2018 AJ100 International Practice of the Year Award and the RIBA’s prestigious Lubetkin Prize.
Grimshaw contributes to projects worldwide and incorporates its learnings from each with its local knowledge of culture, environment and economy to deliver world-class locally focussed projects that are designed to utilise the planet’s resources responsibly.
Its studio culture supports Grimshaw’s core ideals of exploration, collaboration, ingenuity, sustainability, and an equitable and inspiring working environment for all our staff.
From its origins as a concreting business established in Melbourne in the 1940s by Luigi Grollo, the Grollo Group today comprises the Grollo Family companies dedicated to property investment and development, building design and construction, leisure and tourism, education and sport. All have been built on the Grollo Family values of excellence, honour, community concern and fairness. Grollo Group strives to enhance lives through unique property solutions and tourism experiences. With over half a century of experience in the property and tourism industries, the Grollo Group’s major assets include the iconic Rialto Towers, Equiset and Buller’s Ski Lifts.
Haileybury is one of the leading independent schools in the Asia-Pacific region with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, Melbourne (City), Darwin and Beijing. The School is acclaimed for its outstanding academic achievements, small class sizes, broad range of co-curricular activities, and state-of-the-art facilities. Learning is based on the different learning styles of students, and on their gender, age, interests and potential. With over 125 years of history, Haileybury’s mission is to develop high-achieving students, connected globally, to each other, and to the communities in which they live and which they will serve. Acclaimed as a great school, Haileybury is proud of the highly successful parallel education model, caring teachers, small class sizes and unmatched level of attention to each student.
Hall & Wilcox
Hall & Wilcox is a leading Australian independent business law firm, that is committed to being commercial, building strong relationships with clients, and providing excellent service and advice. Hall & Wilcox was established close to 100 years ago in Melbourne, and in recent years has grown and evolved to become a major national law firm. Hall & Wilcox remains Melbourne headquartered, with an office in Sydney and servicing clients nationally and internationally.
HASSELL is a leading international design practice, that judges the success of the buildings and places they design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging. HASSELL’s design values are shared globally across all the HASSELL studios, by the talented people who work in them: architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and specialist consultants.
RobertsDay is Australia’s leading integrated planning, design and placemaking practice with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. They passionate about place. With 25 years of experience, clients across Australia and globally engage them to help create special places with a clear market edge. Projects that range from complex infill sites to the masterplanning of contemporary communities of the future. The common thread running through all of their projects is their ability to transform their client’s initial vision into commercially successful and celebrated places.
For them, this is the true measure of a project’s success. And it’s one they consistently achieve using their Great Places Process and their integrated place, planning, and design services.
No matter their size or location, great places tell stories about us – our history, community, culture and humanity. Big picture narratives and the small but essential details that give each place its singular, captivating quality. Stories that aren’t set in stone, but are alive and evolving, stimulating our senses, inciting our curiosity.
At RobertsDay, creating places like these is their passion.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Herbert Smith Freehills is a leading and full-service international law firm with a network across Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. With more than 2,900 legal staff across 27 offices, the company offers its clients a high quality end-to-end capability across a single global platform, with a distinctive focus on industry sectors and an unparalleled depth of expertise. Its clients’ needs are at the core of the business – they listen and take the time to understand their requirements, objectives, and operating environment. Clients have ready access to their deep global sectoral expertise, as well as their local market understanding, to help them achieve their commercial objectives.
The firm has a strong presence in Melbourne, where its 40 partners and their teams of specialist legal staff have advised on some of the city’s biggest legal matters, including the Melbourne Metro Project, West Gate Tunnel Project, and Port of Melbourne privatisation.
Hope & Glory
Hope and Glory is Melbourne’s nimble recruitment practice for marketing and communications. They are genuinely committed to serving a community of senior marketing and communications people here in Victoria. It is upon their longstanding relationships with the top professionals who operate in this space that they’ve built their business.
They want to help build your empire, whether it be your career, your team or your business.
Huawei Technologies (Aust)
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.
Driven by a commitment to ongoing innovation and open collaboration, it has established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud technology and services. Its ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. With 180,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World. In Australia, Huawei creates over 800 jobs and works with all major Australian telecommunications operators. Half of the Australian population use a Huawei product for their daily telecommunications needs.
Hume City Council
Hume City Council is one of Australia’s fastest-growing and culturally diverse communities, and is home to more than 200,000 residents. The Council provides more than 100 different services for people at all stages of life – from waste and recycling, family and children’s services and support for the aged and those with a disability, to planning and building permits, youth services and parks and gardens. It is also Council’s role to facilitate a strong economic future for Hume, in partnership with business, investors and the local community. Spanning a total area of 504 square kilometres, the City is located in Melbourne’s northern fringe, just 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne.
Our City’s rich history stretches back over 40,000 years, when the indigenous communities of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk first inhabited the region.
Today, Hume City’s residents hail from more than 160 different countries and speak approximately 140 languages. In fact, about 40% of the City’s residents speak a language other than English.
Hume truly is a city of contrasts, featuring a mix of new and established residential areas, major industrial and commercial precincts, and vast expanses of rural areas and parkland.
Population forecasts predict Hume City will grow to over 370,000 residents by 2041.
IFM Investors is an investor-owned, global fund manager headquartered in Melbourne that has significant funds under management on behalf of like-minded institutional investors. Investment teams in Australia, North America, Europe and Asia manage a range of institutional investment strategies across Infrastructure, Debt Investments, Listed Equities and Private Equity. Established more than 20 years ago and owned by a collective of aligned, profit-to-member Australian superannuation funds, IFM Investors aims to maximise long-term net returns in a responsible, patient and strategic manner. Its distinct ownership structure philosophically aligns the interests of its owners with those of its investors, and it is very careful to work with aligned, well-capitalised institutional investors. IFM Investors is a responsible investor and have been a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment since 2008.
Intelematics, 100 percent owned by RACV, pioneered the introduction of telematics and connected vehicle services by supporting vehicle manufacturer programs. Programs included car monitoring systems that even 15 years ago, could detect accidents. Being at the forefront of technology, Intelematics implemented scalable and reliable solutions and over many years has earned the trust of some of the world’s most respected automotive brands.
Today, we help millions of drivers all over the world by leveraging cloud-based architecture to enable secure connected vehicle and traffic data solutions that focus on the needs of our customers. Our flexibility, innovation, support infrastructure and agnostic approach to hardware and software provides an effective solution for transport and city planners, automotive manufacturers, fleets, automotive clubs, government and industry bodies.
We drive Australia’s most innovative companies forward by ensuring they remain informed, secure and connected.
Ipsos conducts research in the areas of public affairs, advertising, loyalty, marketing, and media using quantitative and qualitative approaches. As well as custom designed research, Ipsos offers data-collection through its fieldwork company I-view. Ipsos is Australia’s leading social trends agency having spent 35 years monitoring the ‘Mind and Mood’ of the nation. Their research helps to determine shifts in public attitudes and opinions, enhance communications and evaluate policy. In Australia, Ipsos has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane with 180 employees. The company is the second largest market and social research company globally with offices in 85 countries and conducts research in over 110 countries.
Jacobs is a global engineering consulting firm of 70,000 staff. In Australia and New Zealand, Jacobs’ business is the result of a merger in 2013 with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM). The firm works with relationship clients across a diverse range of market sectors. Jacobs has a long history of serving Melbourne and Victoria delivering innovative infrastructure solutions and environmental services. The firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 86,000 as of June 30, 2018.
We are in business to create and deliver real value for clients, shareholders and our own people in a complex world that is constantly changing.
K&L Gates comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents, including offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organisations and individuals.
Keolis Downer (Yarra Trams)
Keolis Downer is the proud operator of Yarra Trams and the Melbourne tram network, the world’s largest network. Keolis Downer works in partnership with the Victorian Government, Public Transport Victoria and other transport operators to provide a fully integrated transport service to the people of Melbourne. Their vision is to transform Melbourne’s network into a modern, light-rail system which offers a world class service to all passengers. Keolis Downer is a joint venture of Keolis, the largest public transport operator in France, and Downer, a leading provider of engineering and infrastructure asset management services in Australia.
SkyBus is the operator of Australasia’s premier airport transfer service and has been providing safe, convenient airport transport in Melbourne for 40 years. Its iconic red buses run seven days a week, transferring over 3.8 million passengers each year between the Melbourne CBD and Tullamarine and Avalon Airports on the most affordable airport transport service in Australia, when measured by cost/kilometres travelled. SkyBus pairs affordability with superior service, offering customers free Wi-Fi, luggage racks, reliable running times, and online, mobile and kiosk ticketing options. The SkyBus ‘kids travel for free’ also helps to ease the strain on the family travel budget. With almost 500 employees, SkyBus operates 11 services in Melbourne, Auckland, Geelong and the Gold Coast, with combined passengers in excess of 5 million. In June, 2018 SkyBus further bolstered its commitment to providing excellent the best service for travellers by signing a 10year contract with the Victorian State Government.
King & Wood Mallesons
KWM works closely with the enterprises and organisations building Melbourne’s physical and digital infrastructure, giving us valuable insights on positioning Melbourne for the future. The firm continues to develop thought leadership on the future of energy, smart cities, finance, technology, sustainability, health, and law, which align with the Committee’s Taskforce 4.0 Agenda.
KWM’s “The Future Project” is focused on key issues that our clients are already facing now and will be in the future. Committee for Melbourne’s Taskforce 4.0 is closely aligned with this Project and KWM’s partners and lawyers look forward to contributing to the future development of these themes through its participation in the Committee.
KWM’s Melbourne office Partner in Charge, Jonathan Oldham, encourages the participation of the Melbourne office in the Committee – “KWM and its predecessor firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, has been part of Melbourne for more than 160 years. Many of our long standing and important clients are based here or operate throughout Melbourne and Victoria. We are all invested in the growth and ongoing liveability of Melbourne. We see the Committee for Melbourne as an excellent forum to contribute to that.”
KJA works alongside clients to design and deliver clever engagement and communications solutions. The KJA team delivers inventive and tailored strategies across a wide range of sectors including planning, development, transport, energy, waste, social infrastructure and resources. The Melbourne staff and associates are the best in the business and have a variety of skills and backgrounds. The team includes issues managers, facilitators, project managers, writers and engagement and communication specialists. They have the experience, local know-how and local contacts to achieve excellent outcomes for clients and their projects. The KJA business is founded on integrity, flexibility and a commitment to deliver outstanding results in partnership with clients.
La Trobe University
La Trobe University is a globally recognised, multi-campus university and the largest provider of higher education to Victoria’s regions. La Trobe has the largest regional enrolment of the mainland Australian universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities ‘Top 500’. It has some of the world’s best researchers in the sciences and humanities contributing to the achievement of this ranking. La Trobe has a distinctive curriculum framework, the La Trobe Framework, which emphasises breadth of learning and systematic exposure to the major challenges students will face over the course of their lifetimes.
Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Lendlease’s vision is to create the best places by working collaboratively with stakeholders to produce positive legacies internationally. With over 50 years of property and infrastructure experience, clients and investors have the opportunity to leverage Lendlease strengths and expertise through all or part of the property and infrastructure value chain – Development, Construction, Investment Management, Services and Ownership.
Lime was founded on the idea that all communities deserve access to smart, affordable mobility. Through the equitable distribution of shared scooters, bikes and transit vehicles, Lime aims to reduce dependence on personal automobiles for short distance transportation and leave future generations with a cleaner, healthier planet.
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Since 1923 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has been changing Melbourne for good.
As Australia’s oldest and largest independent community foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation works to inspire philanthropy to influence and support positive social change.
At Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, they believe that community philanthropy transforms and changes communities for the better. Through their future focussed research and innovative grantmaking, they are helping communities across Melbourne transition to become healthy, resilient and sustainable.
Annually Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation provides grants of more than $9.8 million to not-for-profit organisations throughout Melbourne to increase life opportunities, support sustainability and promote social inclusion in areas such as affordable housing, homelessness, education, employment, healthy communities and environment.
They continue to inspire philanthropy at the community level through a range of philanthropic services and giving options for donors and young people. Through their grants program they support capacity building and innovative solutions to some of the tough social and environmental challenges we face as a community. Their model of philanthropy is based on social change philanthropy.
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
In 1919, Maurice Blackburn set the course for social justice in Australia, starting a law firm to defend and advance the rights of ordinary Australians. One hundred and one years on we can look back on a century of widening access to justice in small and big ways. From thousands of successful injury compensation claims to ground-breaking legal wins – the 40-hour working week, equal pay for indigenous Australians and the first successful shareholder class action, to name only a few – Maurice Blackburn has made an important and enduring contribution to making Australia the land of the “fair go” it aspires to be.
Today, Maurice Blackburn is a national firm with over 30 offices throughout Australia and more than 1000 of the country’s best and most respected legal professionals. And we are only just getting started. Our founding mission – to extend the benefits and protections of the legal system to the many and not just the few – remains as relevant as ever. We have big plans for a second century of standing up for the dignity of every Australian.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey and Company is a global management-consulting firm that works with leading companies to improve their performance and develop solutions for their most significant challenges. The company’s goal is to work on issues that really matter to its clients and build their capabilities. It nurtures a culture of innovation—in developing knowledge and evolving its client-service models so they are driven by the clients’ needs, not the company’s.
With more than 50 years’ experience in Australia and New Zealand—and offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth—McKinsey & Company’s work spans multiple sectors of the economy, including the social sector. The company is ambitious for its clients—it wants to work with them as they strive for world-class performance. Its vision is based on seeing organisations in Australia and New Zealand achieve their potential, and to help realise economic and social benefits for all citizens.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Melbourne and Olympic Parks (M&OP) has evolved over the past century to become one of the best and most unique sports and entertainment precincts in the world, right on the doorstep of the CBD. As well as hosting international tennis, football, rugby union, rugby league, netball, basketball, cycling, music concerts and family shows, the venues serve as the administrative and training home to various professional sporting organisations. M&OP also boasts a function centre and a range of other corporate hospitality options. Additionally, the 40 hectare precinct comprises open parkland which is available for use by the general public for recreational purposes.
Melbourne Airport is Victoria’s gateway to the world, connecting the local economy to the global marketplace and enabling tourism, freight and trade. The value of this vitally important asset is underpinned by our history and legacy of long-term strategic planning and development. Melbourne Airport’s vision is to be an airport Melbourne can be proud of. The airport welcomed more than 36 million passengers last year, and is expecting that number to reach almost 70 million passengers per year by 2038. Melbourne Airport is one of Australia’s premier transport hubs situated on an estate of 2,400 hectares. The greater Melbourne Airport precinct offers significant aeronautical infrastructure, a large business park and extensive road networks. More than 20,000 people currently work at the airport, in industries as diverse as aviation, hospitality, freight and logistics, transport and retail. Its curfew-free, 24/7 operation is vital to supporting its status as Australia’s premier air freight hub, and continuing the long-term growth in the number of international visitors to Victoria.
Melbourne City Mission
Melbourne City Mission (MCM) is a leader and innovator in the provision of services to the community. Established in 1854, MCM is a non-denominational organisation that works with some of Melbourne and Victoria’s most vulnerable individuals, families and communities. Every week we help over 5,000 people escape and avoid disadvantage, economic exclusion and social isolation. MCM has been around for almost as long as Melbourne itself and over the years they have adapted and evolved alongside the people they work with, always responding to the changing needs of communities. MCM has over 800 staff and 36 facilities throughout Melbourne and Victoria.
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what make an event memorable. It’s about having the right spaces for people to connect. Leading technology to drive creativity. Fresh award-winning food made in-house. Teamed with people who have the skills and experience to help you bring it all together. MCEC is the place to connect people and ideas. MCEC has hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.
Melbourne Girls Grammar
Melbourne Girls Grammar School (MGGS) is a place where challenge and choice create opportunities for every girl to experience an exceptional education. They have specialised in providing a quality education for girls since 1893. They value their traditions and history of diverse graduates and achievement. The School has an outstanding history of providing girls with an exceptional education that equips them to thrive and lead in many life contexts. Through an unwavering commitment to their personal best, girls at MGGS develop confidence and independence. Their Student Values provide the foundation for student service and leadership, and the world-class Learning Programs (Early Learning; Junior Years: Prep–Year 4; Middle Years: Years 5–8; Senior Years: Years 9–12) are specifically created to respond to the unique needs of contemporary girls.
Melbourne Health is one of Australia’s leading public healthcare services, providing world-class care for its patients, excellent teaching and training for staff and future health professionals, and a commitment to medical research to improve outcomes for all Victorians. Serving a population base of more than one million Melburnians, as well as regional, rural Victorians and interstate patients, its world-class reputation has its beginnings in The Royal Melbourne Hospital – Victorian’s first public hospital established in 1848. Today, Melbourne Health is a key partner in the internationally renowned Parkville Precinct, where vibrant research programs turn medical research into clinical outcomes for the benefit of the public.
Melbourne Theatre Company
Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is Melbourne’s home of live storytelling, producing an annual mainstage season of up to 12 plays, NEON Festival of Independent Theatre, the Cybec Electric play readings series, an annual Education program, and more. MTC is one of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and one of the largest theatre companies in the English-speaking world. Founded in 1953, MTC is also the oldest professional theatre company in Australia, and currently exists as a semi-autonomous department of the University of Melbourne.
Melbourne Water, owned by the Victorian Government, manages Melbourne’s water supply catchments, remove and treat most of Melbourne’s sewage, and manage rivers, creeks and major drainage systems throughout the Port Phillip and Westernport region. Melbourne Water have over 800 employees who work in a range of fields such as civil engineering, environmental science, land management and research.
Metro Trains Melbourne
Melbourne’s rail network is one of the most extensive above ground urban systems in the world, with a service departing around every 30 seconds. Metro Trains Melbourne is the metropolitan rail operator under a franchise agreement with the Victorian State Government. Metro’s vision is to deliver a proud railway for everyone, everyday. Metro is a customer focused organisation that manages 15 lines, 218 railway stations, 200+ trains, 14,000+ weekly services and 800,000+ daily journeys across more than 860 kilometres of track. Metro’s shareholders comprise international and Australian specialist rail and construction companies MTR Corporation, John Holland Group and UGL Rail.
Minter Ellison is one of the Asia Pacific’s leading law firms. Established in 1827, the firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices. Minter Ellison understands the challenges that businesses operating in a globalised marketplace face, and offers client services that are multi-disciplinary and industry facing. Their deep understanding of how business is conducted in the region, local language skills, and proven track record for delivering outstanding work mean that clients access local experience and expertise that is informed by an international perspective.
Mirvac is a leading, diversified Australian property group, with an integrated development and asset management capability. It has 45 years of experience in the property industry and an unmatched reputation for delivering superior products and services across its businesses.
Principally located in Australia’s four key cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Mirvac owns and manages assets across the office, retail and industrial sectors, with over $18 billion of assets currently under management. Its development activities allow it to create and deliver innovative and high-quality commercial assets and residential projects for its customers, while driving long-term value for its securityholders.
Mirvac’s integrated approach gives it a competitive advantage in the creation of quality assets across the entire lifecycle of a project; from planning through to design, construction and development, leasing, property management and long-term ownership.
Recognising the contribution Mirvac makes to Australia’s major cities, its purpose, Reimagine Urban Life, inspires it to question how and why it does things. With a strong focus on its customers, it’s asked to think about how it can redefine the landscape and create more sustainable, connected and vibrant urban environments, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Monash is ranked in the top one per cent of the world’s universities. From a single campus at Clayton, Monash has grown into a network of campuses, education centres and partnerships spanning the globe, including India and the People’s Republic of China. The University offers a broad selection of courses within ten faculties: Art, Design and Architecture; Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Science. Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of Australia’s research intensive universities. Monash is Australia’s largest university, both in terms of its geographical footprint and its student and staff numbers.
National Australia Bank
For almost 160 years, NAB has been helping its customers with their money.
Today, the bank has more than 30,000 people serving 9,000,000 customers at more than 900 locations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
As Australia’s largest business bank, NAB works with small, medium and large businesses. The bank is there from the beginning to support its customers through every stage of the business lifecycle.
NAB funds some of the most important infrastructure in the community – including schools, hospitals and roads. And it does it in a way that’s responsible, inclusive and innovative.
More than money.
NAB knows that to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank, it needs to be good with money. And it needs to be just as good with people, too.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest public art museum in Australia. Established in 1861, the NGV has two spectacular buildings – NGV International on St Kilda Road and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square. NGV International houses the Gallery’s collection of International art, and NGV Australia is the world’s first public art museum dedicated to Australian art and includes works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities. The NGV Collection has over 70,000 art works, representing most of the world’s important art movements and civilisations, across many centuries and cultures. The NGV offers an extraordinary visual arts experience with diverse temporary exhibitions, collection displays, talks, tours, programs for kids, films, late-night openings and performances.
NBN Co is the company helping Australia transition to a digital future by building and operating a new high-speed, wholesale local access broadband network.
NBN Co was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale broadband access network. Underpinned by a purpose to connect Australia and bridge the digital divide, nbn’s key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at least cost.
To achieve this objective, nbn has been structured as a wholesale-only, open-access broadband network. nbn provides services on its local access network on equivalent terms to retail service providers. It’s through RSPs that end users connect to the nbn™ access network for access to fast broadband.
This approach is intended to level the playing field in Australian telecommunications, creating real and vibrant competition within the industry and providing choice for consumers.
The rollout of the nbn™ broadband access network remains one of the largest and most complex infrastructure initiatives undertaken in Australia.
Newgate is Australia’s leading strategic communications advisory firm, bringing together Australia’s most experienced team in corporate and financial communications, public affairs, community and stakeholder engagement, market research and digital communication, all under one roof. Founded in 2013 with a small team that has worked together for almost two decades, we have quickly grown to over 90 staff servicing more than 150 clients nationally.
Our proven track record delivering high quality and effective counsel to resolve complex and critical communications issues has made Newgate the trusted strategic communications advisers to many of Australia’s leading private and public sector organisations, as well as global businesses operating locally.
Newgate has joined the Committee for Melbourne as a Foundation Member to play an active role in the continued growth, economic development and social drive of the city. We seek to bring experience from across our firm, and contribute to this effective partnership of industry, not-for-profit, education and government.
Having experienced rapid population growth over the past decade, and the various opportunities and challenges this brings, Melbourne now faces key decisions in rebuilding from the impacts of COVID-19. From decisions related to manufacturing, transport, education and digital technology, energy to industrial innovation, there are opportunities to shape a Melbourne that again powers the national economy. The responses to these decisions will shape the city, its population and its businesses for decades to come.
Newgate regards the Committee for Melbourne as the ideal forum through which to contribute to these decisions and looks forward to working with it to develop and successfully communicate a vision for Melbourne that tackles these- and other- big issues, and ultimately helps to deliver a dynamic, healthy and enriching place in which to live, work and thrive.
Newscorp | The Herald and Weekly Times
The Herald Sun is a multi-platform news brand reaching close to 3.2 million Victorians each month across print and digital. The Herald Sun newspaper is the most popular daily paper in Australia. It is published by the Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd, a division of News Corp Australia. Over 1,300 News Corp Australia staff are located in Victoria and work across the company’s Victorian publications, including the Herald Sun. The Herald Sun’s corporate offices are located at Southbank, Victoria, while the print centre is located at Westgate Park. News Corp Australia has offices in every capital city and many regional cities throughout Australia.
Nous Group is a leading Australian owned management consulting and executive talent development firm. They partner with clients in demanding and complex sectors to create innovative, enduring solutions. Nous Group delivers outstanding results, working with clients on solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing business and government. These solutions include: confronting society’s tough challenges to improve the lives of all Australians; building effective, strong organisations that create value; shaping organisational architecture and culture to maximise competitive advantage; developing people and enable leaders to deliver great organisational outcomes; and leveraging technology to enhance organisational performance.
Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria
Founded in 1903, Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV), is the peak industry body for the state’s horticultural sector.
NGIV represents the interests of the Victorian horticulture industry. It is a sector worth over $1.6 billion that employs more than 11 000 people and engages with over 4,500 stakeholders, ranging from small family-based operations to multinational organisations. A high percentage of our members are involved in production (turf and greenlife) and retail nurseries, while others are involved in horticulture-allied trades, botanic gardens, educational institutions and other not-for-profit organisations, including government-aligned green enterprises.
NGIV maintains strong connections with its members and the wider industry and remains committed to the continued success of Victoria’s horticulture industry.
Open House Melbourne
Open House Melbourne is an independent organisation that fosters public appreciation for architecture and public engagement in design in the built environment. It exists because it believes a more engaged public will result in better design outcomes for our buildings, our streets and our cities.
The charity produces the much-loved Open House Weekend in Melbourne, Ballarat and soon to be Bendigo, where tens of thousands of people come out to celebrate architecture and the city. Increasingly, it is tackling big city topics through major public talks, tours, and debates – producing over 50+ special events that are designed to build a groundswell of interest in critical issues for the city.
Open House Melbourne is registered as a charity (as Melbourne Open House Inc) with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission ABN 68295482310. A proud member of the Open House Worldwide Family and an initiative of the Committee for Melbourne Future Focus Group Leadership Program.
ORIMA Research is one of Australia’s leading specialists in social research and data analytics. ORIMA has more than 90 staff and offices in Melbourne (headquarters), Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney. Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of people by contributing to high quality, evidence-based public policy, public administration, service delivery and management decisions via our research, data analytics and advisory services. We conduct:
- employee engagement surveys
- research with clients, customers and stakeholders
- research supporting the development, refinement and evaluation of government communication and social marketing campaigns
- research and data analysis to inform public policy development and program management
- program evaluations and reviews
ORIMA has a strong capability in the design and implementation of online data systems, including:
- developing online data collection and reporting systems
- running online surveys
- running online ballot/election processes
- feedback and complaints management systems
ORIMA has a specialised team focussed on disability research and consulting services with significant subject matter expertise. We deliver:
- Fit-for-purpose, person-centric, inclusive survey and research methodologies
- Design and application of impact and outcome measurement frameworks
- Affordable and rapid implementation of business intelligence tools for disability and multi-service providers
- Critical incident, complaints and risk handling for disability and human services organisations
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
As Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer research group, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has been contributing to the global fight against cancer for 65 years. Their 2,500-strong team is determined in its efforts to provide the very best in cancer care and find more effective and targeted cancer treatments. Peter McCallum’s clinicians and researchers work together; sharing ideas, challenging current thought and driving the really important questions from the bench to the bedside and back again. In 2016, Peter MacCallum moved to a brand-new home, purpose built for cancer care, research and education in the Melbourne suburb of Parkville.
Plenary Group is a leading international infrastructure business with large, experienced management teams located in the Americas and the Asia Pacific region. As an independent long-term investor, sponsor and operator of public infrastructure, Plenary Group adopts a holistic approach to delivering its projects.
Plenary Group has a hands on approach – embracing finance, planning, design and construction, complementary commercial development, and asset management and operations. Governments and public sector agencies look to Plenary to be a trusted and authoritative voice as to the best manner in which to undertake public infrastructure that meets the genuine needs and aspirations of a community.
Port of Melbourne
The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest capital city container and general cargo port, handling more than one-third of the nation’s container trade. The Port operates as a landlord port and are responsible for planning, operating and maintaining Portland and shipping channels. Located in the heart of Melbourne, among growing communities, vital industrial precincts, and transport corridors, it is the cornerstone of Victoria’s Port freight transport network, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Melbourne has continued to develop and evolve closely around the Port, supporting the prosperity of thousands of businesses and the daily lives of many people across south-eastern Australia. With the necessary port facilities and transport connections to handle each of the major trades, the Port of Melbourne serves as a vital freight hub for Australia, including southern New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania.
Public Libraries Association
PLV is the peak body for public libraries in Victoria. The membership works as a progressive alliance to champion the value of public libraries and to make a positive difference in the communities that they serve.
More than 2.2 million Victorians are a member of their local library, and attract nearly 31 million visits per annum. A recent study by SGS revealed that public libraries deliver $4.30 of economic value for every dollar invested.
As the peak body, PLV advocates on behalf of the sector, builds the capacity of members through professional development and provides value through partnership arrangements. PLV’s strategic direction, values and guiding behaviours are articulated in Public Libraries Victoria Four Year Strategic Plan 2019-2022.
Puffing Billy Railway
Puffing Billy is Australia’s foremost operating steam railway, and one of the largest narrow-gauge steam and heritage railways in the world. Its history spans a period of 120 years, commencing operation on December 18, 1900 and continuing to operate every day except Christmas Day. Remarkably, for more than half that span, it has operated as a volunteer-based not-for-profit body.
The narrow-gauge line between Belgrave and Gembrook in Victoria survives as one of the most intact examples of pioneering railway infrastructure in Australia. Its steeply graded banks, trestle bridges, line-side telegraph, signalling and rolling stock are of an era elsewhere replaced by more modern technology.
Operated by the Emerald Tourist Railway Board, Puffing Billy Railway is an iconic Victorian tourist attraction that conducts services of up to six trains a day. Unprecedented visitation from people across the world has seen the railway at close to full capacity on many days of the year, offering its excursion trains, as well as first-class dining in beautifully restored, heritage dining carriages.
For more information, or to experience the magic of steam train travel visit www.puffingbilly.com.au.
PwC is one of Australia’s leading professional services firms, bringing the power of its global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. From improving the structure of the Australian health system, to performing due diligence on some of Australia’s largest deals, and working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, PwC teams bring a unique combination of knowledge and passion to address the challenges and opportunities that face the community.
Queen Victoria Market
Established in 1878, Queen Victoria Market (QVM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Melbourne managed by Queen Victoria Market Pty Ltd. QVM has long established itself as an iconic destination for both local and international visitors, attracting almost 8.5 million visitors annually.
With 140 leasehold premises and over 600 periodical licence stallholders offering a range of fresh meat and produce, specialty items and general merchandise, QVM has long been a platform for small Australian businesses to thrive. It is the largest retail market in the metropolitan area and holds national and international significance as an historic, heritage listed open market.
QVM also plays host to numerous events throughout the year, including two major seasonal events, the Summer and Winter Night Markets, contributing to Melbourne’s bustling night life and attracting an average of almost 560,000 local and international visitors seasonally.
Quest Serviced Apartments
Quest Apartment Hotels was founded in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1988. Now boasting over 170 locations, with 46 properties in metropolitan Melbourne and a further 11 properties in regional Victoria, Quest is the leader of apartment hotel accommodation in Australasia. Offering a range of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom serviced apartments, Quest is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers, whether staying for a day, a week or a month. Quest properties are managed by franchisees who follow a proven and successful franchise model.
BEHIND EVERY BRAND IDENTITY IS A STORY.
At R-Co we seek out our client’s stories in order to create memorable brand identity design. We know that every brand identity solution begins by listening and understanding our client’s vision and business needs. These insights enable our strategic design process to transform brands from where they are, to where they need to be. We provide Return On Imagination value through brand design that delivers impact as it informs, inspires and motivates audiences.
At R-Co we aspire to be successful by creating brand value for others. Our business. Our story. Our brand.
WHAT WE DO
Marketing and communication design
Racing Victoria is a public company that was established in 2001 to provide independent governance of the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry. Our objectives are to develop, encourage, promote and manage the conduct of thoroughbred racing by encouraging broad participation and sustainably growing the industry’s economic and social value.
The membership of Racing Victoria comprises:
Club members: Country Racing Victoria, Melbourne Racing Club, Moonee Valley Racing Club & Victoria Racing Club
Industry body members: Australian Jumping Racing Association, Australian Services Union (Victorian Branch), Australian Trainers Association (Victorian Branch), Australian Workers Union (Victorian Branch), Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance, Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria, Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association, United Voice (Victorian Branch), Victorian Bookmakers Association & Victorian Jockeys Association.”
Recoveries & Reconstruction (Aust)
Recoveries and Reconstruction (R&R) is an incorporated legal practice that specialises in debt management and recovery.
Established in 1996, R&R is a national leader in the provision of specialist, cost-neutral services to clients across the Government and utilities sectors. With over three generations of experience, the team at R&R works closely with its clients to identify their individual needs and devise solutions to meet these.
RMIT University is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their environments. RMIT is a recognised leader in architecture, building and design, creative arts, communications, engineering, information technology and global studies – offering doctoral, postgraduate, undergraduate and vocational programs. RMIT enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in work-relevant education, applied and innovative research and engagement with the needs of industry and the cities in which it is located.
Rosterfy is an end to end workforce engagement platform, winners of the Australian ‘fast growth’ sport technology award in 2019. They assist volunteer and paid workforce managers better recruit, screen and schedule their workforce. Rosterfy serves multiple sectors including Not for Profits, Event Management, Sporting Federations, Local Government and Universities. The company is proud to be working with many industry leading organisations from the Cancer Council all the way to the Super Bowl and have a proven record of supporting clients managing 10 volunteers all the way to 40,000.
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
RACV exists to deliver valued benefits to its members and their communities by informing and advising them, representing members’ interests and providing them with assistance when in need by delivering excellent products and services in our fields of motoring, mobility, leisure, assurance, financial services, social well-being and the home. RACV is primarily based in Victoria, where it operates the RACV Club, resorts at Torquay, Cape Schanck, Inverloch and Cobram, 41 retail shops across the state. It operates two resorts in Queensland (Gold Coast and Noosa), a hotel in Hobart and also has offices in all other states and in the Northern Territory.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens. The Gardens play a prominent role in the conservation of plants through biodiversity research, programs to protect rare and threatened plants, and the study of habitats. This work is supported by education and visitor programs about the importance of plants to life. The Royal Botanic Gardens encompasses two diverse sites at its Melbourne and Cranbourne locations. It also includes the National Herbarium of Victoria, the State Botanical Collection and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology which is based at The University of Melbourne.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
In Victoria the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the State to improve the health and well-being of rural communities and ensure all Victorians have the choice to access essential primary health care services. Each year RFDS comes into contact with over 21,000 patients throughout Victoria, this includes primary health care transport by air or on the road. In addition to non-emergency patient transport services being provided on behalf of Ambulance Victoria out of 13 bases located around Victoria, this service is also supported by aircaft capability at Essendon Airport.
RPS is an international consultancy providing world-class local solutions in infrastructure, urban growth, natural resource management, energy and mining. RPS began its operations in the UK in 1970. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, RPS now employs more than 5,000 staff in 10 countries. RPS assists clients to manage the challenges of urban growth by specialising in delivering large-scale and complex transport, utilities, community and social infrastructure projects. In the Australia and Asia Pacific region, professional and technical staff work from 25 locations. Victoria has offices in the Melbourne CBD and Echuca in regional Victoria.
Russell Reynolds Associates
Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leadership advisory and search firm. Their 470+ consultants in 46 offices work with public, private and nonprofit organizations across all industries and regions. They help their clients build teams of transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and anticipate the digital, economic and political trends that are reshaping the global business environment. From helping boards with their structure, culture and effectiveness to identifying, assessing and defining the best leadership for organizations, their teams bring their decades of expertise to help clients address their most complex leadership issues. Russell Reynolds Associates exists to improve the way the world is led.
Silver Chain are a not-for-profit organisation delivering community health and aged care services across Australia. They help people of all ages receive the care they need so they can continue living independently at home. They focus on individual strengths and abilities, offering support and guidance.
They have a proud history of serving Australians for more than 110 years in Western Australia (WA) and more than 120 years as RDNS in South Australia (SA). They currently deliver services in WA, SA, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Services include specialist nursing, palliative care, home care and support services, home hospital and allied health services, such as physiotherapy, podiatry and speech pathology. We also have a range of equipment including personal alarms and other technology-based support to assist clients of all ages.
They work with the Federal Government and various State and local governments and non-government organisations to provide services in the community.
In a constantly changing world, how do you make sense of the future and build your strategy? What edge would it give your organisation if you were able to rehearse the range of plausible futures?
Founded to help organisations explore, adapt and thrive in a changing world, SJS Strategy helps build responsive organisations that can successfully navigate the future. As Australia’s only dedicated scenario planning consultancy, our clients look beyond their immediate ‘horizon’ to build an adaptable, future-proof strategy.
Our approach is simple: you and your colleagues are the industry practitioners and know your sector best – our work focuses on facilitating your conversations about the future.
If you are looking to explore your organisation’s future; please reach out, we’d love to hear from you!
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is a 5-star luxury hotel that embodies French style and elegance. Located at the ‘Paris end’ of Collins St, the hotel offers 363 luxurious guest rooms and suites, award-winning dining in No35, Club Sofitel hospitality and an integrated conference and event centre that caters for 10 to 1000 delegates. Renowned as Melbourne’s ‘Hotel for the Arts’ it offers art-filled gallery spaces to ensure you are inspired with every stay. Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries, with more than 30,000 rooms.
Strategic Connections Group
Strategic Connections Group is a Melbourne-based project management and technical services consultancy. We deliver quality engineering, design and business services for all stages of a project’s lifecycle. From our executive team to our graduate employees, we hold over 40 years’ experience in rolling stock, light rail, business development, strategic consulting and construction. Through leveraging our experience and commitment to quality, we have been able to offer services that exceed our clients’ expectations.
Since our humble beginnings in 2009, we have grown into a partner for market leading brands within the rail industry. While our mission is to deliver a reliable, economical and efficient service to all our clients, we are also driven to leave a positive legacy within the communities we operate in.
We believe that in complex markets, it’s the people that will bring you to the right pathway. We are those people.
Helping you engage stakeholders, communities, teams, industry and influencers through the planning, positioning, tendering and delivery phases of major projects is what Struber does best.
As experienced, professional and qualified communicators, Struber knows fast work and innovative tools are key to help you positively influence, inform, educate, facilitate, change and mobilise your most important stakeholders.
Sustainable Certification™ is a reputed name in the certification world and is dedicated to revolutionising the industry. Aimed at innovation, Sustainable Certification™ is determined to make certification easier, speedier and more valuable than other standard processes. As a JAS-ANZ accredited certification body, Sustainable Certification™ is intelligently transforming the landscape for businesses both locally in Australia and internationally by making it possible for organisations to improve their operational standards and benchmark these against industry best practices, and enable them to indulge in global trade with confidence and conviction.
ShineWing Australia is a unique accounting practice that offers clients the capability and global reach of the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, with the commitment, drive and personalised service of an independent, Australian firm. ShineWing Australia as part of the ShineWing network, the largest accounting firm in mainland China, offers clients real, on-the-ground connections and local knowledge to help navigate process and procedures to establish a presence in Asia more efficiently and maximise the value of their investment quickly. With over 200 staff and 30 partners and growing, ShineWing Australia provides expertise across insurance, business advisory, corporate finance, tax, private client and wealth management services.
Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. The university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community. Swinburne has a reputation for high-impact research that responds to industry and government priorities, and the needs of society. Swinburne is driven to find innovative research solutions to real world problems that can also create jobs and wealth. Its close ties with industry provide students with invaluable business and workplace experiences during their studies.
Telstra is Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, offering a full range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets. In Australia the company provides 17.2 million mobile services, 7.0 million fixed voice services and 3.4 million retail fixed broadband services. Telstra believes the more connected people are, the more opportunities they have.
That’s why the business helps create a brilliant connected future for everyone, everyday. That’s why it build technology and content solutions that are simple and easy to use, including Australia’s largest and fastest national mobile network.
That’s why it strives to serve and know its customers better than anyone else – offering a choice of not just digital connection, but digital content as well. And that’s why it has an international presence spanning 22 countries.
In the 21st Century, opportunity belongs to connected businesses, governments, communities and individuals. As Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, Telstra is proud to be helping its customers improve the ways in which they live and work through connection.
The Age is Melbourne’s quality newspaper and 160 years old. It is a seven-day a week news operation, with dynamic website, tablet and mobile news services along with well-established print editions.
The Australian Ballet
The Australian Ballet is the largest classical ballet company in Australia. It was founded by J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd. and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, repetiteur and director Dame Peggy van Praagh as founding artistic director. Today, it is recognised as one of the world’s major international ballet companies.
Today the company is based in Melbourne; its Southbank headquarters is the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, named after its long term supporter Lady (Primrose) Potter. The company regularly tours to mainland state capital cities within Australia, with lengthy seasons in Melbourne at the State Theatre (accompanied by Orchestra Victoria) and in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House. Other regular venues are the Lyric Theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, and the Adelaide Festival Centre in Adelaide. The company also tours internationally, and performs annually in an intimate outdoor setting on Hamilton Island.
The Big Issue
The Big Issue provides opportunities for homeless, disadvantaged and marginalised people to make positive change in their lives through a number of social enterprises and programs including the Street Magazine enterprise, the Women’s Subscription Enterprise, the Community Street Soccer Program and the Big Classroom. The Big Issue is an agent for social change, using entrepreneurial practices and sound business strategy to promote social inclusion and alleviate poverty in Australia. Its innovative programs focus on helping people who may otherwise slip through the cracks, to build confidence and the capacity to help themselves.
The University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked as Australia’s leading university in international rankings. Established in 1853, the University is a public spirited institution which makes significant contributions to research, teaching and learning and community engagement. The University offers a unique curriculum aligning it with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia. It has produced and is associated with some of the world’s leading scholars including Nobel prize winners Professor Peter Doherty, Professor Elizabeth Blackburn and Professor Sir James Mirrlees, as well as renowned academic Professor Peter Singer.
The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is Australia’s oldest medical research institute having celebrated its centenary in 2015. The institute is home to approximately 750 researchers who are working to understand, prevent and treat diseases including: cancers, particularly blood, breast, bowel, lung and ovarian cancers; immune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and coeliac disease; and infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria. They are committed to making discoveries that will bring real benefits to the community on a global scale and more than 100 national and international clinical trials are underway originating from research undertaken at the institute. The institute has strong links with The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and their researchers work collaboratively with major Victorian hospitals as well as other health facilities throughout Australia and internationally.
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia
Toyota is one of Australia’s most reputable automotive names, and has operated in Australia for more than 50 years. Toyota is a sales, marketing and distribution company, with its Australian corporate head office located in Port Melbourne, Victoria. In Australia, Toyota has over 1,300 employees spread across its head office and eight regional offices across mainland Australian states (except Western Australia, where an independent company distributes Toyota-branded vehicles on its behalf). Toyota is the most reputable automotive brand in Australia, maintaining its position as the country’s top-selling marque for the 15th consecutive year at the end of 2017. Toyota customers include private buyers, and private, rental and government fleets. Toyota guests are serviced by its extensive network of dealers, which are independently owned under franchise agreements. Toyota’s vision is to create innovative mobility solutions for all Australians.
Transurban manages and develops urban toll road networks in Australia and the United States of America. It is a Top 20 company on the Australian Securities Exchange and has been in business since 1996. At the heart of Transurban’s business strategy is the desire to be a ‘partner of choice’ for government clients and an organisation that meets the needs of its customers. Transurban offers smart management of existing road networks, through active involvement in the transport policy debate, and by applying unique skills to the infrastructure challenges in its markets. Transurban employs approximately 1000 people and is headquartered in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, Brisbane and in the Washington, DC area.
Since its founding in 2007, Tridant has earned an enviable reputation as one of Asia Pacific’s most trusted Information Technology consultancies.
This reputation is based on a unique blend of deep domain expertise, best of breed technologies, and an almost fanatical dedication to first class delivery and customer service.
Tridant’s core capability lies in the design and implementation of highly specialised technology solutions optimised for planning, reporting & analytics and customer experience serving Public, Private and Government organisations throughout Asia Pacific.
The company’s solutions are tightly integrated with key business processes and source systems allowing its customers to maximise the value of their people, data and technology investments.
Uber is a technology company that connects its driver-partners with people who need safe, reliable rides. Its mission is to make transport as reliable as running water, everywhere, for everyone.
Across Victoria, more than 1 million people use Uber to get from A to B and 22,000 people use it to earn flexible income. Through UberEATS over 1,500 Melbourne restaurants are delivering their food to hungry peoples’ doorsteps across the city.
Urbis is a market leading firm providing professional services relating to the use, development, investment, design and governance of property, cities and communities. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth supplemented by extensive international experience and activity, Urbis provides services relevant to the local context but with best of industry and market leading knowledge applied for the benefit of its clients. Urbis recruits and trains the top talent to ensure its consultants are genuine specialists in their various areas. They provide a client centred service approach that ensures a value added outcome for all clients.
VicSuper is a $24 billion-strong profit-to-member superannuation fund with approximately 240,000 members and over 25,000 employers. The underlying assets of the Fund have more than doubled over the past 6 years. VicSuper has received the SuperRatings Platinum Performance rating (their highest rating) seven years in a row (2013-2019) and recently won the Chant West award for Best Fund: Integrity 2019.
Open to all Australians, membership is strongest in Victoria where the Fund began over 20 years ago. The Fund’s strategic plan is designed to grow and build resilience into the Fund to help deliver long-term value for its members.
Victoria University is renowned for providing outstanding educational opportunities for students from diverse countries, cultures, and socioeconomic and educational backgrounds so they can find true success. True success may take the form of employment, further learning, or life skills that enable successful participation in society. Victoria University offers unique and exceptional educational opportunities through a distinctive multi-sector approach to tertiary education, quality education and research in areas of focus, deep engagement with partners, and strong connections with industry and community.
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
A world-first health promotion foundation, VicHealth focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease to prevent the negative influences of ill health, and champion the positive influences of good health. VicHealth’s pioneering work includes creating and funding world-class interventions; conducting vital research to advance Victoria’s population health; producing and supporting public campaigns to promote a healthier Victoria; and providing transformational expertise and insights to government. VicHealth works with all levels of government, across political parties and communities, and a range of sectors across health, sports, research, education, the arts and media.
Victorian Opera is committed to the accessibility of opera through tactile tours, audio described and relaxed performances. In just ten years, over 300,000 audience members have experienced a performance with Victorian Opera – over 20,000 of those attending regional performances. Over 500 young singers have been inspired through their youth opera program and some of the finest singers from Australia and around the world have been recruited.
Vitality Brands is an Australian company dedicated to developing good-for-you wellness products that help people feel healthier and happier, thereby influencing lives in a positive way. In place since the company was founded, our common Purpose helps give meaning to why we do what we do.
Founded in 2003, by James Wright and soon joined by Richard Meyrick and Ian Jarman, Vitality
Brands is made up of 60 like-minded people who are building a company of both sustainable
financial value and positive social worth.
Vitality Brands is proudly the number one brand in the Australian sun protection market and has an exciting and growing presence in the emerging wellness category and Australian-sourced bath, body and fragrance markets. As Vitality does business, it consistently strives to behave ethically, respect the planet, share its profits to leave a positive social legacy, and create positive social and environmental imprint on the world through its practices, products and profits.
Waldron Smith Management
Established in 1994, WALDRONSMITH Management is an Australian-owned Professional Conference Organiser with a proven track record.
For the past 25 years, we have worked with associations, societies, colleges and businesses in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors to deliver outstanding conferences.
We love what we do, we are solution-focused and we have a genuine partnership approach.
We believe that your success is our success.
If you want to make a genuine impact on your delegates and profession, we encourage you to engage a creative, attentive, committed and established team. That team is WSM.
Warren + Mahoney
Warren and Mahoney is an international practice of designers and architects who solve complex challenges to create enduring legacies for clients and cities. The practice’s design process is grounded in driving conversation before design, sharing its ideas and expertise with generosity, and creating spaces that connect people and enhance their sense of belonging.
“We share The Committee for Melbourne’s vision for a strong and globally competitive economy with world-class infrastructure and liveability. As architects and designers, we believe the cross-pollination of ideas facilitated through the Committee for Melbourne will enable us to help create a city that is shaped, by people, place, culture, heritage and sense of purpose”, Daryl Maguire, Principal, Warren and Mahoney, said when asked about why they decided to join the committee.
Wesley College is a leading coeducational, open-entry, IB World School. Established more than 150 years ago, the College has enriched the lives of thousands of students throughout its history. At the heart of Wesley’s approach to education is its commitment to developing well rounded individuals who aspire to achieve their personal best in all areas of learning. The College supports the development of every girl and boy from early childhood years through to Senior School, across three Melbourne metropolitan campuses.
- Elsternwick: Three-year-olds to Year 9
- Glen Waverley: Three-year-olds to Year 12
- St Kilda Road: Three-year-olds to Year 12
Western Melbourne Tourism
Melbourne’s West is poised for major growth in the visitor economy. The region receives over four million visitors each year, with the most recent research showing Melbourne’s West will be the fastest growing tourism sub-region in metropolitan Melbourne over the next decade.
The value of the local visitor economy is substantial. For Melbourne’s west the visitor economy contributes around 12,000 jobs (Source REMPLAN 2018) being 4.5% of the region’s employment. The value of the visitor economy is estimated to be $1.45 billon GRP (2017 Satellite Accounts). Melbourne’s west as a subregion of Melbourne provides an economic contribution which is easily the equivalent of the most prominent tourism regions outside of Melbourne, at similar levels to Geelong and Bellarine, Gippsland and Goldfields.
Western Melbourne Tourism Inc (WMT) is an association incorporated for the purposes of promoting and fostering the growth of the visitor sector across Melbourne’s western metropolitan region. WMT operates on a membership model primarily funded by the cities of Hobsons Bay, Wyndham, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley, Brimbank, and Melton. It is overseen by an independent board with representation from these six western metropolitan councils, as well as Parks Victoria and Victoria University and representatives from the region’s tourism industry and arts sector.
There are substantial developments for the region in the pipeline including the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, the continued growth of Avalon Airport as a second international air terminal, the Werribee Open Range Zoo Masterplan, Scienceworks Museum of the Future and the proposed new Western United A-League soccer Stadium at Tarneit. These developments will further add to the economic value of the visitor economy.
As a regional board WMT is cognisant of the growth opportunities and the need to prepare for them. Our organisation offers a partnership between Councils, universities, tourism operators and local businesses with a dedicated focus on the visitor economy. We endeavor to work proactively with industry bodies including the Victoria Tourism Industry Council and Visit Victoria, as well as the Committee for Melbourne now, to build awareness around the substantial opportunities for our region and Greater Melbourne.
Weston Williamson + Partners
Weston Williamson + Partners is an international architectural and urban design practice specialising in infrastructure projects, urban regeneration, and placemaking. Established in 1985, they have completed a wide variety of projects, across multiple sectors for a diverse range of clients both in the UK, Australia, and internationally.
Their design ethos is underpinned by over 30 years of expertise in designing and delivering simple elegant architecture. They take pride in providing first-class, high-value, quality, innovative, sustainable design solutions with an efficient, courteous, ethical and honest practice across many sectors.
Their ambition is akin to that of the Committee for Melbourne and they aim to help shape cities responsibly and sustainably for the people that live and work in them, both now and in the future.
Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company. It places human experience at the centre of its design process in order to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space. Woods Bagot does this as a global design and consulting studio with a team of over 850 experts working across 15 studios in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The company’s Global Studio model allows it to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen its knowledge base around the world.
Yarra Valley Water
Yarra Valley Water is the largest of Melbourne’s three water corporations providing water supply and sanitation services to over 1.7 million people and over 50,000 businesses in the northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Their activities are overseen by an independent Board of Directors appointed by the State Government of Victoria. With bulk water from Melbourne Water mostly harvested from protected mountain catchments and the responsibility for taking away sewage for treatment, Yarra Valley Water practices sustainable water usage to produce recycled water for use in new homes, the irrigation of sportsfields or open space. Yarra Valley Water owns and maintains over 9,000 kms of water mains and over 9,000 kms of sewer mains.
Youth Activating Youth
Youth Activating Youth was established by youth and community leaders, Ali Ahmed and Ahmed Hassan. The main motivation for establishing the organization was to offer support to marginalized disadvantaged youth consistently falling through the cracks. Initially, their services were only aimed at local CALD youth in Melbourne, Victoria. However, due to their extensive work with youth, they have become active throughout all of Victoria. Since 2014, Youth Activating Youth has grown from a youth-led committee into a not-for-profit organization with a diverse and multidisciplinary board and a committed team. We know where we came from. We know where we are going. We know how to get there.
A registered charity, Youth Projects delivers transformative change and support with a wide range of services to homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Melbourne. Youth Projects is a one stop shop that offers comprehensive support within the one organisation including medical centre, apprenticeships, training, employment service, alcohol and drug counselling, HIV/AIDS and blood borne virus education and awareness, mental health counselling, drink drive assessments, in school support, allied health services.