Future Melbourne 2026 ~ leading liveable city collaborating to embrace the future

Future Melbourne 2026 ~ leading liveable city collaborating to embrace the future

Background and aims

Future Melbourne 2026 is a community collaboration project led by The City of Melbourne to develop a long-term strategic plan to ensure Melbourne’s legacy as a liveable and competitive city over the coming decade. The project refreshes the Future Melbourne 2008 plan, which has guided all aspects of the city’s development, prosperity and liveability. The community was invited to share their ideas and vision for the future.

Local communities have their say in rebuilding their suburbs ~ CCC’s Master Plans

Local communities have their say in rebuilding their suburbs ~ CCC’s Master Plans

Background and aims

Post the Canterbury earthquakes Christchurch City Council (CCC) prepared nine Suburban Master Plans to assist with the recovery of the city, as part of its Suburban Centres Programme.

CCC consulted with the public to ensure the Plans were in accordance with each community’s wishes and to inform each plan’s development.  The plans were then refined to better meet the community’s needs.

A growing Canadian city deciding its transportation future ~ Red Deer Mobility Playbook

A growing Canadian city deciding its transportation future ~ Red Deer Mobility Playbook

Background and aims

Red Deer is a growing city of 90,000 people in Alberta, Canada.

To create viable alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel the city aims to design and facilitate integrated movement and to provide transportation choice as the City grows. With the help of 8-80 Cities (Toronto), and Gehl Architects (Copenhagen) the City developed ‘The Mobility Playbook’ to assist with its transportation network planning.

Restoring earthquake devastated sports facilities with a sports hub ~ CCC’s Nga Puna Wai sports hub consultation

Restoring earthquake devastated sports facilities with a sports hub ~ CCC’s Nga Puna Wai sports hub consultation

Background and aims

The destructive 2010 - 2011 Canterbury earthquakes severely damaged much of Christchurch’s sporting infrastructure.  This included the main track and field, hockey and tennis facilities being damaged beyond repair.

Council staff investigated possible replacement locations for these facilities before arriving at their preferred option, a joint sports hub at Nga Puna Wai - 83 hectares of land beside Canterbury Agricultural Park in southwest Christchurch.

Following initial communication about the proposal, there were early supportive signals from the sports and recreation community, while some concerns were raised by those with interest in the Canterbury Agricultural Park which hosts the largest annual Canterbury event, the A&P Show, which attracts around 100,000 visitors over three days each November.

To inform its decision to proceed or not with the proposal, the Christchurch City Council consulted with its citizens for eight weeks from October to December 2014.

The Council received 685 submissions from individuals and organisations on the Nga Puna Wai sports hub proposal and draft changes to the Canterbury Agricultural Park management plan.