Residents 3000 – City of Melbourne – city activation, bike lanes, and community engagement policy – Zoom meeting – Thursday 4 March 2021at 6pm

Residents 3000 would like to invite you to our March 2021 update via Zoom meeting. During the meeting the City of Melbourne representatives will provide an update on current matters important to the city residents: outdoor dining, bike lanes and community engagement policy.

The presenters from the City of Melbourne:
Sophie Handley, Program Director City Activation
Richard Smithers, Team Leader Transport Strategy
Georgie Meyer, Team Leader Community Engagement & Partnerships

You can register for the event by emailing Registrants will receive a Zoom link for the meeting plus instructions for joining, and some advice regarding commonly accepted protocols for large online meetings. 

Questions can be sent prior to the meeting when you register.  This gives our presenters time to prepare answers.  

Looking forward to seeing you there!


The City of Melbourne launched a survey on Participate Melbourne as part of the evaluation of the extended outdoor dining program. They would like to understand more about what the residents enjoyed about the program and what they feel we could improve.

Consultation closes on 7 March.

Your feedback will help inform the future of the program and will be considered by Council in March 2021.


The City of Melbourne is currently seeking feedback on our draft Towards Smoke-free Melbourne 2025 policy. The draft policy outlines key areas where action needs to be taken to move towards a smoke-free city where everyone can breathe easy. We want ensure people are protected from the harms of second-hand smoke and that people who smoke are supported to quit.  

You can get involved and have your say in the following ways:

Attend one of our online workshops
We are hosting online workshops during March 2021 to discuss the Towards Smoke-free Melbourne 2025 draft policy. Each workshop will target a different stakeholder group to ensure we hear from interested communities. At this time we are inviting people to register for one of the following three workshops:

  1. Young people and students: Tuesday, 2 March from 12.30pm to 2.00pm
  2. Residents and community members: Wednesday, 3 March from 12pm to 1.30pm
  3. Current or ex-smokers and e-cigarette users: Thursday, 4 March from 1pm to 2.30pm

Places are limited. Visit the following link to register your interest:

Take part in our online community panel
We are looking for 35 community members to join a community panel to consider community feedback, discuss the Towards Smoke-free Melbourne 2025 draft policy and weigh up options to support its implementation. Panel members are required to attend two workshops and will receive $100 to thank you for your time.
Workshop dates and times are:

  1. Tuesday 23 March, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  2. Saturday 10 April, 10am to 1pm

You don’t need any special knowledge to take part. You will be required to consider the information we will provide and discuss ideas openly with your fellow participants. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you can contribute fully.

Registrations close Monday 8 March 2021. Visit the following link to register your interest:

Other ways to have your say

  1. Fill out our online survey
  2. Visit one of our pop-up kiosks around the city. Follow the link to see times and locations.
  3. You can email if you would like to make a written submission or if you have any questions.

PARTICIPATE MELBOURNE – Reimagining Melbourne’s Maritime Heritage

Help shape a vision for Melbourne’s maritime heritage and the Mission to Seafarers building.

We’re  exploring a vision for Melbourne’s maritime heritage in and around Docklands and the Yarra Birrarung River.

As part of this project, we are seeking community feedback to help inform a feasibility study. We want to understand whether community members are interested in a maritime heritage area and how the Mission to Seafarer’s building could contribute to this

Local residents, visitors and workers are invited to inform the thinking, planning and decision making for this project. Take our short survey or share your ideas at This consultation is open until Monday 15 March.


What do you value about Melbourne? We’re asking you to share your key aspirations for the future of the city to help us refresh our 10 year Community Vision.

The Community Vision is the first step towards informing and aligning the activities, decisions, plans and strategies for everyone who shapes the city.

Since the Community Vision was last updated in 2016, our city has gone through immense change with the COVID-19 pandemic having profoundly affected the economy and the way Melburnians live and work.

In November 2020, a new Council was sworn in. Before the council identifies the key priorities that will form the next four-year council plan, we need to know your aspirations for the future of Melbourne.

We will build on existing input from our community through Future Melbourne 2026, and the COVID-19 Reactivation and Recovery Plan. During March, the City of Melbourne will invite Melburnians to engage in a series of activities designed to foster discussion and identify critical priorities across all neighbourhoods of Melbourne.

Old Treasury Building – new exhibitions

Two new exhibitions now on display at the Old Treasury Building!

‘Women Work for Victory in WWII’ examines the roles women played during the conflict, whether at home or overseas.

‘Yarra: Stories of Melbourne’s River’ explores the many ways the Yarra has been used by the local inhabitants, from First Nations to today.

Looking forward to seeing you there!