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Media releases

Melbourne’s hotel supply reaches new heights 

More hotels have opened in Melbourne in the past four years than any other Australian city – with visitors enjoying stays in more than 5,000 new rooms as they soak up everything the city has to offer.    Developers have shown confidence in Melbourne as a leading tourist destination, with...

Nicholas Reece sworn in as new Lord Mayor

Long-standing City of Melbourne councillor Nicholas Reece has today been sworn in as the 105th Lord Mayor of Melbourne.    Elected as a Councillor in 2016 and Deputy Lord Mayor in late 2020, the new Lord Mayor has helped drive the city’s post-pandemic boom.   The City of...

Switching on Power Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is powering ahead to deliver the benefits of renewable energy for residents and businesses – switching on the first Power Melbourne community battery at Council House.

New provider to transform Melbourne’s waste and recycling services

The City of Melbourne and Citywide have today announced the decision to sell Citywide’s waste business to Cleanaway Waste Management Limited (Cleanaway).   The City of Melbourne has worked with the Citywide Board to identify a buyer for the business – with Melbourne-based Cleanaway chosen as...

Greenline Project transformation begins at Birrarung Marr

The City of Melbourne has officially marked construction at the Birrarung Marr stage of the city-shaping Greenline Project  The $30 million transformation of Birrarung Marr will create 450 metres of new boardwalks, promenades, native habitats and greening along the river’s edge between Batman...

Celebrating the stories of inspiring Melburnians 

Applications are now open for this year’s Melbourne Awards – an opportunity for the City of Melbourne to celebrate and thank the people and organisations making a positive difference in our community.  

Making room for Melburnians in need

The City of Melbourne is doing its part to help break the cycle of homelessness as its landmark Make Room project approaches completion. Make Room is a unique partnership that will give our most vulnerable community members a safe and secure roof over their head and access to life-changing support...

Expanded support to boost local businesses

More Melbourne businesses will get the help and tools they need to start, grow and succeed – thanks to a supercharged support team. The City of Melbourne’s draft Budget 2024–25 will invest $1.6 million to expand the Business Concierge program – making it easier to open and operate a business. The...

Building better facilities closer to home  

The City of Melbourne will design and deliver new grassroots sporting facilities to ensure more Melburnians can play the game they love.        Council’s draft Budget 2024–25 is proposing to invest more than $30 million to upgrade key sporting infrastructure to...
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