Due to climate change, Melbourne is experiencing more hot weather and heat wave events than ever before. In Melbourne, we currently average 11 days greater than 35 degrees and expect this to rise to 16 days by 2050.
City of Melbourne is committed to reducing the threat of extreme urban heat for all, particularly vulnerable people. Our goal is that the city provides places of refuge for residents, workers and visitors during extreme heat events.
To achieve this goal and build a heat safe city, we wanted to better understand the issues our community faces during an extreme heat event.
Consultation closed 7 April 2023.
Timeline item 1 - complete
24 February to 7 April 2023
Timeline item 2 - complete
In-person talks and pop-ups in the community
Late February to March 2023
Timeline item 3 - complete
Refine Heat safe city principles
April to May 2023
Timeline item 4 - complete
Internal engagement and preparation for Future Melbourne Committee
May to July 2023
Timeline item 5 - complete
Future Melbourne Committee
Second half of 2023