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Draft food policy consultation: City of Melbourne

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on March 28th, 2012

The City of Melbourne draft food policy is now available and we would like to hear your thoughts.

Attend our Draft Food Policy Conversation event to be held on:

When: Thursday 29 March 2012, 3–7pm
Where: City Library, Majorca Room, Level 1, 253 Flinders Lane (accessible venue)
Light refreshments provided

This event is self-directed, so stop in when it is convenient for you and visit the information stations and take up an opportunity to talk to staff and share your questions and comments.

About the Policy:

The draft food policy provides a vision and a framework to work towards a more sustainable food system in the City of Melbourne to ensure all residents, workers, students and visitors have sufficient access to healthy, safe and affordable food, now and into the future.

The development of the draft food policy has been informed by background research through the food policy discussion paper and a series of consultation processes including postcard surveys and forums where we collected community views on what food means to you.

The draft food policy identifies five key themes for action, these include:

  • Strong, food-secure communities
  • Health and wellness for all
  • A sustainable and resilient food system
  • A vibrant local economy
  • A city that celebrates food
Download the draft food policy and the discussion paper from the City of Melbourne website.

The closing date for feedback is 5pm on Friday 13 April 2012.


Echology: Data-driven public artworks

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on March 21st, 2012

26 March , 2012
3:00 pmto6:00 pm
Source: Bindarri

Imagine living alongside artworks that reflect the choices that you and your local communities are making towards achieving a sustainable future… artworks that live and breathe, that reward your choices and encourage change.

ECHOLOGY brings together Australia’s leading artists and urban developers to create data-driven public artworks that engage with serious issues in evocative and playful ways. Come along to the seminar and networking event nearest you to find out how you can be a part of this exciting opportunity and to meet some of the best international artists working in the field: Julie FREEMAN (UK), Usman HAQUE (UK), Joyce HINTERDING (AU), Geo HOMSY (US), Natalie JEREMIJENKO (AU/US) and DV ROGERS (NZ/AU).

Melbourne Seminar: March 26
>> Register here

ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data brings together Australia’s leading creative talent, a world leader in urban development and three urban communities to create data-driven public artworks that drive meaningful engagement with issues surrounding sustainability, climate change and resource use.

ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data is a three-stage project that will support the utilisation of real-time data and sensing in the production of artworks for the public realm. Each of the stakeholder groups involved with the project have different, but complementary objectives that together can be met through the project’s realisation.

ECHOLOGY: Making Sense of Data is presented by the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) in partnership with Carbon Arts.

Events to be held in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane.>> More information on the site

Local Council Transport Strategies: Open for Comment

Posted in Movements, Research, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on June 2nd, 2011

Via Victoria Walks


Image: Looking Glass via flickr CC

City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip and Hume City Council all have transport strategies open for residents’ input – if you live there, make sure you have a say!


City of Melbourne Transport Strategy Update:

Moving People and Freight 2006 – 2020 is the City of Melbourne’s transport strategy.  On 10 May, Council’s Future Melbourne Committee endorsed the draft update.

The five key directions of the draft update are:

  • Improve inner Melbourne’s public transport to allow us to conveniently go anywhere anytime;
  • Manage inner Melbourne’s roads to produce the best transport result;
  • Create pedestrian friendly high-mobility public transport streets for inner Melbourne;
  • Make Melbourne a cycling city;
  • Foster innovative, low-impact freight and delivery in central Melbourne.

Council is now seeking the community’s views on the draft update and will present the results of community consultation with a final draft of the updated strategy to the Future Melbourne Committee in September. Download and read the draft Transport Strategy Update 2011 from the City of Melbourne website


Creating Transport Choices : Hume Integrated Land Use & Transport Strategy

Hume is a municipality that has a convenient, equitable and sustainable transport system that offers a range of transport choices for residents, workers, visitors and businesses. Employment and industry are supported by high quality and direct transport routes that link vibrant activity centres and communities, where housing, jobs and key attractions can be accessed by walking, cycling or public transport.

The Draft Strategy is a response to this vision and covers public transport, walking, cycling, traffic and parking management initiatives in order to provide improved transport options for Hume residents, and reduce car dependence. It aims to create more accessible, liveable and sustainable communities, giving residents full access to jobs, education, and shopping and community facilities by expanding the range of transport choices and modes.

You can view the full strategy or the summary document. Six key themes have emerged each supported by a key objective to help achieve the overall vision. Please visit each of the themes below [on the website] for an overview, and comment on the Strategic Policy Directions.


A City Where You Can Live Car Free? Sustainable Transport in the City of Port Phillip

Council has a vision for Port Phillip to be a connected and liveable city where residents, visitors and workers can live and travel car free by improving the convenience, safety, accessibility and range of sustainable travel choices across our City. Council has developed a suite of new sustainable transport documents focused on achieving this vision. These take the form of a draft Sustainable Transport Strategy, and new draft Walk and Bike Plans. Their development follows community consultation on walking and bike riding in 2010. We are now seeking your feedback on these documents.

  • Sustainable Transport Strategy – provides a unifying vision for sustainable transport and guides decision making in the City of Port Phillip
  • Bike Plan – sets out strategies and actions to improve bike riding in the City of Port Phillip over the timeframe 2011-2020
  • Walk Plan – sets out strategies and actions to improve bike riding in the City of Port Phillip over the timeframe 2011-2020

The strategy and plans will help Council and the community take action on climate change by encouraging the use of sustainable transport modes that minimise energy use. The Walk and Bike Plans also set our aims to enhance liveability by improving our streets and public spaces for walking and cycling. Have Your Say The consultation period for the documents will take place from 21 May to 20 June 2011. During this time there is a range of opportunities to tell us what you think.


National Urban Policy: Open for Public Comment

Posted in Policies, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on December 17th, 2010

“Our Cities – building a productive, sustainable and liveable future” is open for comments and feedback. This discussion paper is accompanied by a Background and Research Paper “Our Cities – the challenge of change”Our Cities sets out the Australian Government’s thinking on a national approach to urban development and the challenges we must address for our cities to become more productive, sustainable and liveable.  The purpose of the discussion paper is to frame the Australian Government’s policy approach to cities as the basis for a National Urban Policy to be released in 2011. It will establish national directions and objectives for our cities as we prepare for the decades ahead.  The discussion paper outlines the Australian Government’s aspirations under the themes of productivity, sustainability and liveability, and recognises the importance of good planning and governance. It aims to stimulate a national discussion on the outcomes we need for our cities.

Your feedback will guide how we make our cities more productive, sustainable and liveable. Following consideration of your comments, the Australian Government will set out the policy and program actions that are needed to achieve what we want for our cities.  The Australian Government has prepared a list of 28 questions in the discussion paper. You can respond in two ways:

1. Download and fill out the Discussion Paper Feedback Survey, fill in your contact details and press the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the form, or
2. Register your details and upload a written submission. This option will be available from Tuesday 4 January 2011 until the consultation period ends.

Open for Public Comment until 1 March 2011