Shaping our city

A message from the Lord Mayor

5 January 2023

Melbourne’s magnetism is palpable, and the world is watching as we blossom into a city of possibility.

Led by your aspirations, we’re strengthening our community, environment and economy.

We’re focusing on the basics – like cleaning and greening – while accelerating progress and dreaming big with some of our boldest achievements yet.

I can’t wait to see Power Melbourne batteries pop up at iconic city locations, unlocking affordable renewable energy for residents and small businesses.

It will be wonderful to welcome customers to the new Food Hall at Queen Victoria Market, and readers, thinkers and makers to our new flagship library at Munro later this year.

Watch as The Greenline Project takes shape. Starting with the floating wetlands, it will create a four-kilometre passage along the northbank of our city’s Yarra River – Birrarung with upgraded parks, pedestrian bridges and boardwalks for you to explore.

Look out too for new green bins and caddies that will help us divert food and organic waste from landfill. As well as a footpath blitz and new bollards to keep our city safe and sparkling.

Melburnians are settling into a new rhythm, and relishing unique city experiences.

Check out the stellar range of events and activations in the first half of the year to ensure you never have a dull moment in the nation’s events capital.

We’re spoiled for choice. Only in the city can you flit from a rooftop bar, to dinner and drinks and an award-winning show or international sporting event all in one day.

This is where possibility begins. Thanks to entities like Invest Melbourne, Melbourne is the world’s meeting place. You can make your next big dream a reality here, connecting with colleagues, customers and collaborators all while waiting for coffee.

We’re also Australia’s most liveable city, and proud that everyone and every voice is welcome here.

Continue to share your big ideas via our new neighbourhood portals, and help us honour local leaders – like Melburnian of the Year Antoinette Braybook – who are helping to make our city safer and more inclusive.

Learn more in our latest Melbourne News stories, so you can make the most of this city and its marvellous offerings.

Sally Capp
Lord Mayor

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