People’s Panel to present recommendations to special Future Melbourne Committee

November 12, 2014

Our first People’s Panel has finalised its report after three months of deliberations. Read the report:

The panel will formally present its recommendations to Council at a special Future Melbourne Committee on Monday 17 November 2014.

The meeting will start at 5.30pm in the Swanston Hall, Ground Floor, Melbourne Town Hall. Members of the public are invited to attend. Written submissions or requests to be heard can be sent to before noon on Monday 17 November. Find out more here.

The People’s Panel undertook a deliberative process to develop recommendations on spending and revenue strategies that will help ensure Melbourne remains one of the most liveable cities in the world, while maintaining our strong financial position into the future. The panel’s recommendations outline how they think Council should prioritise its spending and raise revenue over the next decade and will help inform Council’s first 10-Year Financial Plan.

Since August, the panel of 43 residents and ratepayers has been given open access to information, expert opinion and financial data, as well as community feedback, to help inform their recommendations.