Melbourne wins global sustainability award

By Paul Hemsley The City of Melbourne has triumphed over New York and Berlin in worldwide contest for creating sustainability programs after the city’s submission won top honours for efforts in retrofitting older buildings to become much more environmentally friendly. The CBD council was this week awarded the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards […]

Melbourne docks for urban renewal

Community infrastructure projects will proceed in Melbourne’s Docklands following the city council’s partnerships with other tiers of government and the private sector. The City of Melbourne’s plan for urban renewal is for $300 million in community infrastructure projects in Docklands. As part of the Docklands Community and Place Plan (DCPP), the council will be working […]

Melbourne bumps Vienna for second place

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest ranking reveals Melbourne has moved from third to second spot as the most liveable city in the world.   City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle welcomed the news that Melbourne was now the world’s second most liveable city, after Vancouver Canada.   The EIU ranking is one the world’s […]

Speed dating for capital city mayors

By Lilia Guan   Capital City Lord Mayors from around Australia recently met-up in Canberra to discuss the latest issues and agendas concerning capital cities.   This year, the Lord Mayors met-up with newly appointed Minister for Local Government, Simon Crean.   In an interview with Government News about the annual meeting, City of Melbourne […]

Counting Melbourne’s homeless

The City of Melbourne has conducted its third annual street count of homeless people sleeping rough. To provide the councils with information on homelessness in the city, teams of volunteers visited parks and streets in the CBD, North and West Melbourne and Flagstaff and Fitzroy Gardens on Wednesday to count the number of people sleeping […]

Australia’s mayors join Copenhagen summit

By Angela Dorizas   A delegation consisting of mayors of Australia’s largest cities will join leaders from around the world at the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen. Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, and Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, will attend the Climate Change Summit for Mayors, which will run parallel to […]

Local government are the climate change doers, says Doyle

By Rob O’Brien   Local government are the only level of government to act decisively on climate change, the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, has said ahead of the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.   Cr Doyle is part of a delegation, consisting also of Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, that […]

Include capital cities in Copenhagen agreement, say Mayors

By Angela Dorizas Capital city Lord Mayors have called on the Federal Government to include local government in the global Copenhagen agreement. In the lead up to the global climate summit in Copenhagen, the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCLM) committed to collectively slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 57 megatonnes a year by 2020, which […]


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