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.
The Australian Lending & Investment Centre (ALIC) is a leading Australian broker that helps clients use lending scenarios to enable wealth creation.
Established on 20 February 2009, we work with our lending panel and specialist partners to help our clients grow their wealth through property.
Our approach to brokering is underpinned by the concept of ethical lending – the act of always putting client interests first, where revenue is a secondary, almost incidental result of delivering exceptional service.
We have been recognised with dozens of industry awards across multiple categories, including, most recently, AMA’s Residential Lender of the Year (2022) and MPA’s Top Brokerage of the Year (2021 & 2022).
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.
AMEX (American Express)
American Express is a globally integrated payments company that provides customers with products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. We do this through innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for both individuals and businesses of all sizes.
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.
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 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
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.
Founded in 2015, Bastion Reputation has grown to become one of Australia’s leading full-service corporate communications and public affairs consultancies.
We are part of the Bastion Agency, Australia’s largest independent communications and marketing group with around 300 team members in offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Los Angeles, and New York. Through the wide expertise and deep speciality across our agency we can also offer market research, brand and creative, advertising, PR and social media, digital communication, customer experience (CX), sponsorship and experiential, film and content production, merchandise, Asia marketing and communications, data analytics and panel management.
Our full-service offering covers corporate campaigning, digital reputation management, change communication and stakeholder engagement, training and capability development, media and public affairs services, and crisis and risk management, prevention, and recovery.
We work with a diverse roster of brands and organisations across sectors including government and public service, mining and energy, financial services, technology, transport and infrastructure, health, and sport, leisure, and tourism.
Our focus always is to help our clients be their best on their best day and the best they can be on their worst day.
As a key organisation dedicated to bringing leaders together to shape Melbourne’s future, the Committee for Melbourne is a perfect partner for Bastion Reputation to collaborate with to achieve shared goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a leading Australasian fully integrated real asset group, managing a high-quality real estate and infrastructure portfolio. Dexus directly and indirectly owns office, industrial, healthcare, retail and infrastructure assets and investments and manages a funds management business. The group’s real estate development pipeline provides the opportunity to grow both portfolios and enhance future returns. We are deeply connected to our purpose: Unlock potential and create tomorrow. Our sustainability aspiration is to unlock the potential of real assets to create lasting positive impact and a more sustainable tomorrow, and is focused on the priorities of customer prosperity, climate action and enhancing communities.
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.
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.
Fulton Hogan has a long and proud history of building and maintaining infrastructure that improves the quality of life for communities across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
With over 85 years of construction experience, the organisation continues to be a successful, sustainable and enduring infrastructure business, creating, connecting, and caring for communities, with people at the heart of everything they do.
Fulton Hogan has strong capabilities in a range of infrastructure sectors, including roads and bridges, airports, ports, light rail, water, renewable energy, communications, resources and defence.
The organisation’s Australian head office is located in Melbourne, where the delivery of iconic infrastructure projects for clients such as Melbourne Airport, Yarra Trams, Major Road Projects Victoria, and the Level Crossing Removal Project, are a significant part of their portfolio.
After all these years, Fulton Hogan remains a family-owned business committed to working alongside their clients and business partners, to connect the communities.
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.
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.
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.
Hames Sharley is an award-winning design practice that specialises in architecture, interior design, urban design and planning. Established in 1976, the practice has studios in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Their portfolio of work is as diverse as it is innovative; with nine portfolios of recognised expertise, their ability to creatively address opportunities is limitless.
Hames Sharley employs and develops leading professionals in research, sustainability, design, place-creation, and BIM technologies. These experts constantly challenge one another and develop new and exciting methods of approaching the design and delivery process.
Hames Sharley’s commitment to research, innovation and development allows them to reinvest in their knowledge and people. This enables them to truly operate as one practice, ensuring all their projects receive the best they have to offer, regardless of location.
While their history and geographical coverage are important, to maintain relevancy Hames Sharley stays ever-evolving and nimble enough to quickly and constantly apply change. To achieve this, they regularly review and adapt their methodologies. This allows them to provide the most valuable insight into the future needs of the built environment.
Hassell is a leading international design practice with studios in Asia, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Our purpose is to create a better future by designing the world’s best places – places people love. We do this by combining strategic insight with creative design to unlock the social, cultural and economic value of places. We collaborate with the best minds in research, industry and design worldwide and we’re committed to making a positive impact on communities and our environment. Recent projects include Riverside Green and Park Avenue Central, Central Green Forest Park in Beijing, HSBC in Hong Kong, Sixty Martin Place in Sydney, First Light Pavilion at Jodrell Bank in the UK, Resilient South City in San Francisco, WA Museum Boola Bardip and the new Sydney Metro North West, Melbourne Metro and Cross River Rail projects.
We are also involved in various city masterplans, as well as university campus and associated building design projects across Australia, the Middle East and the UK.
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.
With origins dating back to the 1950s, Holding Redlich has a long history of delivering excellent legal services to the Melbourne business community. We are a national commercial law firm with offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns, comprising over 500 people. We are known for our strong expertise in the construction, infrastructure and property sectors and have recently established a dedicated national practice focusing on social infrastructure specialising in the booming housing, build-to-rent, precinct, education and health sectors to complement our strong expertise in transport and renewables infrastructure. These specialist areas of focus mean we have lawyers who are at the forefront of thought leadership, legal thinking and debate in their various areas of expertise and can provide clients with practical solutions and advice based on real industry knowledge, coupled with the understanding of the regulatory framework and commercial practices that drive those sectors.
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.
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.
Kay & Burton
Kay & Burton is a real estate agency that has turned marketing homes into an art form, bringing the perfect balance of service and expertise to every property in their care.
Established in 1938, Kay & Burton now spans eight offices, and an ever growing number of employees working across our Sales, Property Management, Projects and Concierge divisions.
Kay & Burton always had the intention to be a boutique business with specialist knowledge of the premium marketplace. They have maintained this direction throughout their history.
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.
From high frequency airport transfers to urban buses that run like clockwork, Kinetic are famous for putting people first. 42 years ago we began with one bus in Melbourne, introducing an affordable and reliable way to get from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station to Tullamarine Airport.
Now SkyBus is an industry icon in the Victorian Tourism Awards ‘Hall of Fame’ with 14 dedicated SkyBus express services in five cities.
The Melbourne-born success story is just one of our iconic brands changing the way people think about bus travel across the region.
As the biggest mass transit bus operator in Australia and New Zealand, we live and breathe buses, and we know what passengers want.
We operate 52 bus contracts from 49 depots from Cairns to Hobart and Auckland to Dunedin, covering urban and regional services and specialist capabilities such as airport, school and charter services.
Our leadership team is local with empowered decision-making and a track record of delivering bus networks communities are proud of.
That’s why over 50 million people choose to travel with us.
We are one trusted network with 3000 buses and over 4000 people who bring energy, passion and commitment to their jobs every day.
We align with our stakeholders and evolve our bus networks with smart, technologically driven ideas.
And above all else, we deliver on our promises.
It’s why governments, airports, schools and councils count on us every day to run bus networks that people want to get on.
We’re a safe, local pair of hands driving network performance. And we’re smart, agile and progressive as a recognised leader in sustainable transit solutions.
That’s why we are building the largest electric bus fleet in the region.
A lot of people take the bus. But only we take them seriously.
Count on Kinetic.
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.
Launch Housing is one of Melbourne’s largest independent and secular community-based organisations that bring housing and homelessness solutions together under one roof. Our mission is to end homelessness. In our support of over 15,000 people last year through the spectrum of crisis accommodation all the way to permanent supported housing, two areas remain key. The first is with ‘families and new beginnings’ providing children, families and young people the opportunity to build an optimistic future. Second, we focus on ‘health and wellbeing’ because housing is healthcare and in a progressive city such as Melbourne, no one should be living and dying on our streets.
Ending street homelessness is a team effort. Many voices are needed to help drive this change – including yours. We have launched the Melbourne Zero campaign to help normalize solutions, solidarity, and public support for the vision of a Melbourne that is recognized around the world as world leading in ending homelessness. For more details on how you can join the Melbourne Zero Network, check out the campaign at melbournezero.org.au.
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.
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.
Malthouse is excited to join the membership of Committee for Melbourne to connect with other likeminded organisations that share our values of risk-taking and innovation, through highlighting the unconventional and underrepresented stories of our city.
Malthouse is a unique artistic institution in Melbourne/Naarm full of history, that enriches lives through thought-provoking live theatre experiences and excellent hospitality. Malthouse Theatre has been developing and producing bold new Australian work for over thirty years in our home— the historical Malthouse building—in the thriving arts precinct of Southbank in Melbourne.
Malthouse Theatre’s vision of provocative, innovative, and contemporary live performance has reached millions of audience members over its lifespan, and tens of thousands more internationally, providing employment, and professional development for hundreds of artists, creatives, and technicians.
Malthouse is looking forward to a jam packed second half of 2023 having debuted with a comedy by comedian, thought leader, and disabled ingenue Alistair Baldwin- Telethon Kid. The year will end on a high with a spectacular new immersive theatre work- Hour of the Wolf, which will see audiences enter the fictitious town of Hope Hill, exploring a huge interactive set. Interweaving stories unravel disturbing disappearances occurring between the hours of 3am and 4am in the town, with audiences choosing which of the ten characters to follow at the end of every scene, experiencing the play from different points of view with side quests to boot!
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 Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS)
Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) was established by Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, to be responsible for the governance and operation of 295 parish primary schools and regional and archdiocesan secondary colleges in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Everything we do is guided by our Catholic faith. Our beliefs and traditions are central to who we are, what we do and how we do it.
This is reflected in our purpose: ‘Forming lives of faith, hope and love in the light of Jesus Christ’.
Led by the MACS board of directors, chaired by Gerard Dalbosco, and Executive Director Dr Edward Simons, MACS is committed to building genuine partnerships and working together in mission with families, parishes and the wider community.
Together with our 16,000 dedicated staff members, we provide more than 112,000 students with the best education possible, striving to inspire and enable them to flourish and enrich the world.
Our unique and diverse school communities are located in every corner of Melbourne and surrounding regions. From Rosebud to Castlemaine, and Mansfield to Torquay, MACS has an affordable primary or secondary schooling option available for parents seeking a Catholic education for their child.
For more information on MACS, visit our website macs.vic.edu.au. To see the Catholic school options in your local community, visit findmycatholicschool.com.au.
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 Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN)
Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) is a non-political, not-for-profit, member-based ‘umbrella’ organisation (i.e. a Network) bringing together individuals and stakeholder groups from across the maritime sector – maritime heritage, maritime skills and training, tourism, new and emerging, maritime industries community collections, recreational use of waterways, water transportation and the crucial role of its ports in delivering social, cultural and economic benefits to Melbourne and regional Victoria. Trade by sea was, and is still, crucial in underpinning the economic prosperity of Victoria. MMHN is committed to fostering greater recognition of, and knowledge about, Victoria’s rich maritime heritage and its diverse maritime industry sector – past, present and future.
Melbourne was known widely as Modern Melbourne, or Marvellous Melbourne – but seldom Maritime Melbourne. The social, cultural and economic strength in Maritime Melbourne has not been adequately acknowledged in the public realm. We are delighted to join the Committee for Melbourne confident that opportunities to engage with organisations sharing our commitment to Melbourne will emerge.
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.
Mercy Health Foundation
Mercy Health Foundation supports Mercy Health by advancing care and improving life outcomes for people in need. Since it was established in 2006, Mercy Health Foundation has worked closely with many varied donors, including large philanthropic and family donors, corporate partners, event participants, community fundraisers and Mercy Health staff.
The Foundation has distributed more than $6 million to a range of essential projects. Among the many initiatives they support, the Foundation has contributed to the Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank, innovative equipment in areas such as Special Care Nurseries, sensory gardens for some of Mercy Health’s aged care residents, and aged care research projects.
Learn more here: mercyhealthfoundation.org.au.
Metro Trains Melbourne
Metro connects people and places for a growing Melbourne. As the city’s metropolitan rail service, Metro operates 226 six-carriage trains across 998 kilometres of track, transporting hundreds of thousands of customers each day. We aim to encourage the Melbourne community’s vibrant and ever evolving lifestyles, by providing a seamless transport solution to keep individuals connected. With 15 regular-service lines, 221 stations and services seven days a week, Metro can take you wherever you’re headed, whenever you want to go. Metro has more than 7,000 employees across diverse locations, from frontline train drivers and signallers to station staff and corporate office workers. We are proud to operate, maintain and build the rail network of the future.
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.
Moonee Valley City Council
Located in the inner north-western suburbs of Melbourne, on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country, Moonee Valley is a welcoming, culturally diverse and inclusive city that is host to many beautiful parks and reserves, thriving shopping strips and vibrant arts venues.
The city encompasses the suburbs of Aberfeldie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Essendon West, Flemington, Keilor East, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Travancore, and the locality known as Essendon Fields.
Around 125,000 people call Moonee Valley home, and almost one third were born overseas. Around 30 per cent speak a language other than English at home, including Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Hindi and more.
Moonee Valley City Council is guided by a long-term community vision for ‘a healthy city’, outlined in our MV2040 Strategy. Every day, Council provides many human and infrastructure services to deliver on this shared vision and build a healthy city that is fair, thriving, connected, green, and beautiful.
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.
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)
Located on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the East Kulin Nations, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia’s Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training, offering Australia’s only Certificate IV and Bachelor of Circus Arts. The courses are accredited by Swinburne University of Technology and NICA is located at its Prahran campus. NICA is part of the Arts8 organisations, funded by the Office of the Arts, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and the Arts.
The degree aims to produce graduates with a broad body of knowledge and skills through immersive and experiential practice-based studies in contemporary circus arts. NICA attracts applicants from across the world and entry into the bachelor’s degree is highly competitive.
Graduates are employed with national and international companies such as Cirque du Soleil (worldwide), Dragone (China), Disneyland (Hong Kong), Universal Studios (Japan), Charles Chipperfield Circus (UK), Le Grand Cirque (South Africa), Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi), Cirque Productions (New York), Circa, La Soiree, KAGE Physical Theatre, Strange Fruit, King Kong (Global Creatures), Australian Shakespeare Company, and Opera Australia, just to name a few.
NICA’s talent agency (NICA Represents), connects graduates who work as independent artists, with employment opportunities in the corporate sector, international cruises, festivals, film and musical productions. Some examples are Moomba, Harry Potter the musical, and Carnival Australia (P&O cruises).
NICA Rec, the organisation’s commercial arm, offers non-accredited recreational programs to students from 5 years of age, to adults, and engages over 10,000 participants each year.
NICA is thrilled to be a member of Committee for Melbourne and look forward to strengthening the arts sector in Melbourne.
Visit us at www.nica.com.au
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.
Founded in 1968, NBRS is a people focused, research led practice with a strong commitment to excellence in design and sustainability that aims to enrich lives across the Eastern Seaboard with studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
With a growing talent pool of more than 120 industry experts, NBRS are well positioned to work with clients across the disciplines of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Heritage Architecture. The ability to tailor custom project teams allows NBRS to streamline complex ventures and orchestrate a crucial aspect of every effective design process, Creative Partnerships.
To keep the company aligned with its vision and principles, four points must be affirmed: Projects must help people, improve their lives in some way, and through this, support the communities using the space. Social benefit is central to the practice. NBRS are an active member of Architects Without Frontiers and support The Freedom Hub.
55 years of experience working on diverse jobs across Australia, in the sectors of Wellness, Community, Education and Secure Spaces cements a great foundation of assurance and trust in the diverse clients NBRS serves.
The culmination of upholding and executing these values and objectives has led to 14 industry awards in the last four years, across all disciplines and sectors.
NBRS is growing in Melbourne, creating jobs, and raising workplace standards. Offering a nine-day fortnight, dog friendly office and flexible working conditions are some of the ways such a collaborative team of design and business professionals are supported to create life-changing environments for clients.
News Corp Australia tells the stories that matter to 18 million Australians every month as an important part of News Corp, a diversified global media and information services company. From breaking news in the morning to deciding dinner that night, Australia trusts our brands to inform, inspire and delight across the day – including The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, Mercury, NT News, Townsville Bulletin, The Cairns Post, Gold Coast Bulletin, Geelong Advertiser, news.com.au, Vogue, GQ, Kidspot, taste.com.au and plenty more.
NH Architecture is a leading Australian design studio founded on the principles of collaboration and open debate. They seek a new expression for architecture as a public construction capable of engaging with the complexities of the contemporary city. Design is no longer the domain of the egocentric architect with a single vision. Instead, the architect acts as both creator and mediator, providing the platform for clients, engineers, planners and the broader community to engage fully with the process of design.
NH have established a reputation for the design and delivery of complex public and mixed-use projects. Based in Melbourne, their team of multi-disciplinary architects and designers work across large scale, public architecture throughout Australia.
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.
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.
Every time a house is bought, sold or refinanced in Australia your lawyer, conveyancer and lender will most likely use a digital platform to settle your property. PEXA’s world-first digital settlement platform has revolutionised the way we exchange property in Australia. PEXA has also launched refinancing capability in the UK and operates an insights business.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sandhurst Retail and Logistics (SRL)
Sandhurst Retail and Logistics (SRL) develops, owns and manages retail, commercial and industrial properties in growth areas in Melbourne.
With $1.5B of assets currently under development and management, the business’ focus is to provide high quality amenity, infrastructure, investment and employment opportunities in some of Melbourne’s fastest growing regions.
Through joining Committee for Melbourne, SRL hopes to bring a unique perspective through its strong advocacy and focus on Melbourne’s outer regions.
As Australia’s largest full-service strategic communications firm for complex issues, SEC Newgate understands your environment, and we’ll help you build a communications and engagement strategy that goes right to the heart of your challenges.
Whether we’re advising you on a sensitive issue, steering you through a crisis, managing your reputation, communicating to key stakeholders and the community or rolling out a hard-hitting advocacy campaign, you can trust us to know what you need.
Our national team’s experience and networks drive our integrated approach, which delivers you expertise in financial, corporate and digital communications, public affairs, community engagement and social and market research.
With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth, and a network around the world, we bring a level of trust, experience, collaboration and support that few others can match.
For more than 150 clients across Australia, it’s what sets us apart.
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.
Slattery is a property and construction advisory firm specialising in early phase advisory, quantity surveying, cost and carbon planning. Founded in 1976 and fully Australian owned, Slattery’s reputation is built on a commitment to excellence and innovation, which has seen the delivery of over 10,000 unique public and private sector projects.
With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, Slattery’s sector experience spans arts & culture, commercial, education, health & research, residential and transport infrastructure.
Slattery is currently advising major developers and government on some of Australia’s most significant precincts including Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation with Development Victoria, The University of Melbourne Student Precinct and Sydney’s new Powerhouse Museum.
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.
St Vincent's Foundation
Community support and generosity have been central to the story of St Vincent’s Hospital since our beginnings as a small cottage hospital, established by the Sisters of Charity in Fitzroy in 1893.
St Vincent’s Foundation connects patients, families and the community, raising awareness and support for the brilliant work of our clinicians, nurses and researchers.
The Foundation supports St Vincent’s public and private hospitals, Caritas Christi Palliative Care Services as well as key St Vincent’s developments. These include the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery – ACMD, Australia’s first collaborative, hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre. As well as the world-class redevelopment project being undertaken at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy.
The generous support of individuals, community groups, staff and businesses enable the funding of new equipment, infrastructure, research innovation and improved patient health care. As well as the education of our next generation of medical staff.
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.
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 Royal Women's Hospital
Founded in 1856, the Women’s continues to lead the way in women’s and newborn healthcare – delivering specialist maternity, neonatal, gynaecology, oncology, reproductive and sexual health services to women in Melbourne, as well as those with complex needs from across Victoria and Australia.
The Women’s is a leader and advocate in areas of women’s health that have long been overlooked or stigmatised including abortion, endometriosis, family violence, female genital mutilation, menopause, incontinence, mental health disorders, sexual assault and substance use in pregnancy.
As a state-wide tertiary hospital, the Women’s is a significant provider of education and helps to train the next generation of highly-skilled midwives, nurses, obstetricians, neonatologists and other specialists. Expert training also extends into communities with programs delivered to local hospitals and primary health care services across the state. Internationally, the Women’s is recognised for its clinical expertise and excellence in research. Our 10 Research Centres explore the full spectrum of women’s and newborn health. From pioneering IVF technology leading to Australia’s first IVF baby in 1980 to recently establishing Australia’s first Chair of Family Violence Prevention – the Women’s is committed to improving the lives of this generation and all who follow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WEHI (the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)
WEHI, previously known as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, and as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, 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.
WEHI 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.
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.
WeWork was founded in 2010 with the vision to create environments where people and companies come together and do their best work. Since opening its first location in New York City, WeWork has grown into a global flexible space provider committed to delivering technology-driven flexible solutions, inspiring spaces, and unmatched community experiences. Today, WeWork is constantly reimagining how the workplace can help everyone, from freelancers to Fortune 500s, be more motivated, productive, and connected. For more information, visit: wework.com
White Ribbon Australia
White Ribbon Australia’s unwavering goal is to end all forms of men’s violence and abuse against women and children before it begins.
We are part of the largest global movement working to confront and shift men’s attitudes and behaviours relating to women’s safety, particularly the use of violence, abuse and controlling behaviours.
We take a primary prevention approach, addressing the attitudes and beliefs about gender and power that drive men’s violence through self-reflection, education, advocacy, workplace accreditation and community-led prevention initiatives.
All of us have a responsibility to shift the attitudes and social practises that perpetuate violence against women. We must end a culture that tolerates disrespect, sexual harassment, assault, and outdated gender standards and power structures.
White Ribbon joins Committee for Melbourne as a not-for-profit member.
WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Transport & Infrastructure, Property & Buildings, Earth & Environment, Water and Mining & Energy sectors as well as offering strategic Advisory, Engagement & Digital services. With approximately 6,100 talented people in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer future ready projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. www.wsp.com/en-au/
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.