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City of Melbourne

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The City of Melbourne is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central city area of Melbourne. The city has an area of 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and had a population of 93,625 people at the 2011 Census. The city's motto is "Vires acquirit eundo" which means "She gathers strength as she goes."


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The City of Melbourne is a local government area in Victoria, Australia, located in the central city area of Melbourne. The city has an area of 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi) and had a population of 93,625 people at the 2011 Census. The city's motto is "Vires acquirit eundo" which means "She gathers strength as she goes." The current Lord Mayor is Robert Doyle. The Melbourne City Council (MCC) holds office in Melbourne Town Hall.

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November 2016

Local events
23/11/2016

Skate Melbourne Plan

The City of Melbourne is a world renowned skating destination. With skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics, its global popularity continues to grow.

Skating enlivens public spaces and benefits the local community. It's a sustainable way to get around, stay healthy, happy and connect with others.

As the city grows it's…


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Local events
23/11/2016

Green Your Laneway

The City of Melbourne, through our Urban Forest Strategy, has a comprehensive plan for greening major streets and precincts, but not the smaller laneways. Across the municipality, laneways occupy a ground area of 60 hectares, with a further 150 hectares of space on the walls in these laneways.

Coromandel…


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Local events
11/11/2016

Melbourne Music Week 2016 starts today!

Melbourne Music Week (MMW) runs from 11 to 19 November 2016 with a nine-day program dedicated to illuminating connections between music, people and places within the city's world-renowned music scene. 

Made up of 110 events featuring 240 artists with input from more than 65 dedicated programming partners, MMW's breadth will be…


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October 2016

Local events
06/10/2016

Teddy Bear's Picnic!

The City of Melbourne Parenting Services team are hosting a special Teddy Bear's Picnic to help celebrate Children's Week!  Join in by bringing along a picnic hamper and dressing up as your favourite character.

Date: Wednesday 26 October

Time: 10am to 1pm

Where: JJ Holland Park, Kensington Road, Kensington

Cost: Free


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August 2016

Local news
19/08/2016

Future Melbourne 2026 Plan - now available

Following extensive community engagement, Future Melbourne 2026 is now available to read here

The Plan sets out the community's aspirations for the city and provides a foundation for individuals and institutions with an interest in the city's future to work towards common goals.


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July 2016

Local events
07/07/2016

Arts House: Refuge

REFUGE

Visit your local Relief Centre - A creative day of preparation.

On the weekend of 9th / 10th July, Arts House will host REFUGE - a 24hr disaster preparedness rehearsal for local residents, businesses and community groups at North Melbourne Town Hall.

As a community how can we come


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May 2016

Local events
10/05/2016

Kensington Adventure Playground information session

The City of Melbourne are hosting a community information session re: the Kensington Adventure Playground.

Details are:

Date - Wednesday 11 May 2016

Time - 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue - Kensington Town Hall (40 Bellair St, Kensington)


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Grants
05/05/2016

City of Melbourne community grants - now open!

The 2017 City of Melbourne community grants program is now open until Tuesday 14 June. 

Schools, sport and community organisations who deliver projects that improve people's lives are invited to apply for community grants through City of Melbourne. Full information can be found here.

Important dates:

Grants open…


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April 2016

Local events
15/04/2016

Free community organisation training: Social enterprise – is it right for us? 26 April 2016

Social enterprises exist to benefit the public and when successful are a reflection of needs in the community.

This free session on 26 April is for those who have never established a social enterprise before and wonder if it's the right response to the social need or issue they are experiencing.


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Local events
15/04/2016

Wheelie Good Day! 1 May 2016

READY, SET, GO! for a Wheelie Good time!

Our very own Wheelie Good Day! is back in North Melbourne again this year. 

The day is a community gathering of people from diverse cultural backgrounds who share the Melrose Street retail precinct as their local shops. 

Not only does the day…


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Local events
05/04/2016

Active Melbourne Strategy for 2016 to 2021 - have your say!

How can we make Melbourne more active? City of Melbourne want our recreation facilities and services to support all residents and visitors to the municipality.

What we can do to support you to live a healthier, more active lifestyle? Share your ideas here until 15 April 2016.


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March 2016

Information
30/03/2016

Skate Melbourne Framework – have your say!

City of Melbourne are developing the first Skate Framework for Melbourne. 

We need your help in order to better understand how skate activity can become a part of the city and how to provide for the skate community into the future.

Click here to have your say and help us


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February 2016

Local events
16/02/2016

Training opportunity - What governance means for your organisation

Governance is the system of checks and balances for leaders of not for profit organisations, which help them steer the organisation. Good governance leads to positive Board member experience, proper management of conflicts of interest and risk, good understanding and planning for financial controls and an organisation that thrives even…


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Local events
16/02/2016

Training opportunity - Board compliance essentials

The thought of dealing with a complex legal world with multiple reporting responsibilities is often a barrier to attracting people to boards or committees of not for profit organisations. Ensuring you meet all of your compliance requirements can be simplified by an understanding of your legal structure and who you…


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Local news
15/02/2016

Planning Scheme Amendment C190 - Arden Macaulay

Amendment C190 will implement new land use and development controls in parts of North Melbourne and Kensington, as recommended in the Arden-Macaulay Structure Plan, by making changes to the Melbourne Planning Scheme.

It proposes to rezone the area to encourage residential development and allow other uses such as shops…


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Local events
12/02/2016

Future Melbourne

To prepare for the next decade, the City of Melbourne is bringing the community together to refresh the goals for Future Melbourne. They are inviting the community to add their ideas and vision for our city’s future.

Future Melbourne 2026 will be a long-term strategic plan to guide city development and activity…


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Local events
12/02/2016

City of Melbourne's Citizen Forester Program

Do you want to get involved in creating a greener Melbourne? Volunteering as a Citizen Forester is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and build knowledge across our city.

Catering for different levels of ability and interest, the Citizen Forester Program includes a variety of activities…


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