Forum 3000 – Community Showcase

Residents 3000 are pleased to invite you to our fourth Forum 3000 of the year, which will be held at the Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place (off Russell Street) on Thursday, 2 May 2024, from 6:00pm.

Join us at our Community Showcase for an opportunity to learn about an interesting selection of local community-oriented groups and social activities primarily run by volunteers or not-for-profit organisations.

If you are looking to connect with and meet like-minded people or contribute by volunteering, there is likely to be something of interest, and opportunities to become involved with local groups and activities.

The event is free to attend. Bring along friends from your local neighbourhood. After the presentations there will be time to speak with presenters and mingle with neighbours, while finger food is served, with drinks available from the Kelvin Club bar.


The details of the event are:

Thursday, 2 May 2024

6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place (off Russell Street), Melbourne 3000

Registration opens from 5:45pm; and guest presentations start at 6:30pm.
Finger food is served at the event; and drinks available from Kelvin Club bar. 

This event is free for members, friends, guests, and supporters. All are welcome.


We would like to thank local groups and organisations who were invited to present and so kindly contributing to this event:

City Precinct Traders Association
Dragon Boat Club
Friends of Queen Victoria Market
Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Inner Melbourne Life Activity Club
Laneway Learning
Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Melbourne Ladies Committee
Melbourne Men’s Shed
Melbourne Sunrise Probus & Melbourne Bearbrass Probus
Rotary Central Melbourne & Rotary Melbourne
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
State Library Victoria
U3A Melbourne City

City of Melbourne
      City Library & narrm ngarrgu Library
      Volunteering Programme
      City Baths & Recreation Team
      Healthy Ageing & Inclusion
      Out & About Activity Guide
      Wellbeing & Connection Map

This event is a collaboration with our City of Melbourne CBD Neighbourhood Partner, and with additional funding contributed through the City Precinct Traders Association.


We wish to thank our business sponsors for their support of our association and the local resident community:

Melbourne Boutique Property
Fawkner May
Kieser Collins Street
CBD Facility Management

We also wish to thank the organisations who assist in supporting our activities throughout the year:

The Kelvin Club
CBD News
City of Melbourne
Victoria Police
City Precinct

Renew your annual membership or join …

Join Residents 3000 and get to know other people who live in the city.  We connect people to build a community of residents and friends. After each event, we provide light refreshments and opportunities for chats and discussion. Please consider joining, if you live in the city, and would like to become involved in our “big village” of postcode 3000.

Membership of $30 per person is for the financial year and will cover through to the end of June next year. There is no joining fee, only an annual membership subscription fee.

You can pay your annual membership fee via our payments page (card or bank transfer) or at the meeting (card or cash). Other benefits and details are provided on our membership page.

Follow-up of Waste & Recycling update …

Thank you to our guests from the City of Melbourne who provided an update on the latest waste and recycling, resource recovery, and sustainability initiatives:

  • Vince Macolino, Acting Director Waste and Recycling
  • Jordi McInerney, Manager Strategic Projects and Circular Economy
  • Steven Pilinis, Acting Manager Clean City
  • Catherine Ng, Manager Commercial Waste and Recycling Services
  • Kevin Schwieker, Manager Residential Waste and Recycling Services

Follow-up of Alison Leighton, CEO of the City of Melbourne …

Thanks to our speakers and for everyone who attended. Once again it was a great success with always interesting topics.

Our guest speaker was Alison Leighton, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Melbourne.

This was our first presentation from Alison Leighton since her appointment as CEO, having responsibility for the Executive Leadership Team and assisting in the overall leadership and governance of the City of Melbourne.

Our additional speakers were:

  • Rei Chin, Neighbourhood Partner – CBD, Community Development, City of Melbourne
  • Arthur Makridis, Leading Senior Constable, Neighbourhood Policing Co-Ordinator, Melbourne East, Victoria Police
  • Dale Huntington, Inspector, Melbourne East Local Area Commander, North West Metro Region, Victoria Police

Follow-up of Metro Tunnel Project update …

With train testing now underway, our first Forum 3000 of the year was another exciting installment in this underground breaking story which has been unfolding over the past seven years, as we near our final destination to opening of Town Hall Station and State Library Station within the CBD, next year in 2025.

We thank the presenters from the Metro Tunnel Project team, as they continued with the latest installment of this captivating underground excavation and construction journey and the project nears completion.

For slides from their presentation, follow this link:
residents3000.com.au/Metro-Tunnel-Project-Presentation-2024.

For the latest details about the Metro Tunnel Legacy Artwork Program, follow this link:
bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/metro-tunnel/community/art/legacy-artwork.

Our guest presenters were:

  • Blythe Chidgey – Town Hall Station Communications Manager (Cross Yarra Partnership)
  • Melinda Kelly – State Library Station Communications Manager (Cross Yarra Partnership)
  • Barry McGuren – Manager, Landowner and Business Support Services (Rail Projects Victoria)