Monitoring and review
Future Melbourne is a community plan developed by the City of Melbourne in partnership with key stakeholders and the community on behalf of residents, workers, businesses and visitors to the municipality. The plan, created through a year-long series of on-going collaborative conversations, presents a shared vision for the city to 2020 and beyond. Future Melbourne provides a platform for the creation of dynamic relationships focused on advancing Melbourne’s interests.
Achieving the community of Melbourne's vision for a bold, inspirational and sustainable city will require a strong commitment to changing the way we all live and do business in the municipality.
The success of Future Melbourne will depend in large part on a dedicated, collaborative community effort. Responsibilities for making Future Melbourne happen are shared. The City of Melbourne will take a lead role in working with the Australian, Victorian and local governments; the business, institutional and community sectors; and with residents, workers and visitors to deliver initiatives in the plan.
The City of Melbourne will use its four-year Council Plan
to implement the vision and ideas contained within Future Melbourne. This four-year plan drives organisational activity at a high level. Each year, upon consideration of the budget, an annual plan and branch business plans specify exactly what services, programs and activities the City of Melbourne will deliver.
Future Melbourne will also inform a review of the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The planning scheme is the statutory framework for the expression of land use elements detailed in the the Future Melbourne plan.
Where available, for each goal, indicators have been identified and against each of these a target and a current/baseline has been nominated. These measures will be reported on regularly, providing a measure of our overall success. In situations where monitoring requires new data collection, an assessment will be made to determine the potential resources required and opportunities for partnership in this area. From these ten headline targets
have been selected to provide a snapshot.
The Future Melbourne project could continue beyond the scope of this plan, evolving into an ongoing independent hub for thinking and long-term planning, stimulating creative innovation. This hub could provide new ways to understand Melbourne and its neighbourhoods, breaking down barriers to information, fostering informed public discourse, tracking progress on the shared civic goals and reporting on change. This hub would be a city-based learning
The Boston Indicators Project
could be a model for such a hub. Using that model, the independent Future Melbourne hub could be a partnership between the City of Melbourne, philanthropic organisations and the universities, pooling research and reporting resources.
will be reviewed every four years to ensure its goals remain relevant and appropriate to emerging issues and new challenges.