This document outlines a bold new strategy for a greener, more liveable Melbourne. It presents a vision of international significance in its massive scale, its outstanding collaboration, and its use of new and innovative mapping technology.
Climate change and population growth pose significant challenges and opportunities for Melbourne’s water supply, sewerage, stormwater and waterway systems. If these challenges are not effectively managed, communities will face water shortages and restrictions, devastated parks and gardens, flooded streets, destroyed waterways and escalating water bills.
Urban stakeholders have a key role as end-users in the transition to a renewable and more resilient energy system. The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) is an innovative procurement model through which urban stakeholders across sectors are procuring renewable electricity in collaboration. Expansion of group renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) among metropolitan councils of Melbourne, building on the MREP pilot, has been identified as a resilience- building activity as part of the Resilient Melbourne Strategy’s ‘adapt’ actions.
Effective water management is essential for the day-to-day functioning of our city and its resilience in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks.
Melbourne’s water outcomes rely on effective collaboration and engagement between all stakeholders, including local government. Find all the latest information and updates on integrated water management activities currently underway in metropolitan Melbourne at this information hub.