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10 Years On - October 2017

05 Oct 2017

Issue 22, October – November 2007

VicUrban and City of Melbourne – Working together to grow Docklands

VicUrban and Melbourne City Council are already working together on the pending transfer of the municipal functions.

On 1 July 2007 municipal activities such as rate collection, street maintenance and cleaning will be the responsibility of MCC.

The municipal transfer will bring local democracy to Melbourne Docklands. It will enable more than 6000 residents currently living in the area to take part in the next local government elections, in November 2008.

Melbourne Docklands residents will continue to benefit from the City of Melbourne’s expertise in managing and delivering key local government services. All municipal service will continue without disruption.

A number of activities which are planned to be officially transferred in July next year are already being coordinated to ensured there is a smooth transition.

VicUrban and Melbourne City Council will continue working together to develop a range of strategies and plans for the ongoing support to grow Melbourne Docklands.

Events, marketing, tourism and infrastructure plans for the precinct have been developed by the City of Melbourne. These initiatives will ensure the continued growth of Melbourne Docklands as a thriving community for residents and businesses.

A comprehensive marketing plan for the area has already been developed. It incorporates a number of the successful programs and events already delivered such as Summer on the Docks, New Year’s Eve, Australia Day and Melbourne’s Blue Park @ Docklands.

As part of the transfer, VicUrban is proud to be handling over approximately $200m of new assets to Melbourne City Council which includes public infrastructure such as the Charles Grime Bridge, $15 million worth of urban art and the LaTrobe and Collins streets extensions just to name a few.

VicUrban has made a significant investment in the provision of municipal services throughout the formative years of Melbourne Docklands.

Pru Sanderson, VicUrban CEO, said: “We have confidence that the Melbourne City Council will apply the high standards for which they are renowned, in maintaining and managing Melbourne Docklands.”

VicUrban is looking forward to the contributions Melbourne City Council will make as Melbourne Docklands grows into a strong addition to our great city.

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