During the past two years of rolling lockdowns, we heard that many of us valued living more locally - cherishing the parks and open spaces within 5kms and exploring and finding out more about the hidden gems in our neighbourhood that we might have otherwise missed.

From 18 October to 16 December 2021 we asked what you missed the most, where you couldn’t wait to go and who you couldn’t wait to see. We also wanted to know what you learned during lockdown that you might want to take along with you, and how we might make the CBD neighbourhood the best it could be.

From 22 March to 19 April 2022, we shared the draft neighbourhood priorities for the Melbourne CBD to find out how well we’d captured the priorities, whether there was anything missing or if refinements could be made.

Visit the CBD Neighbourhood Portal below.

Visit the CBD Neighbourhood Portal



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Phase 1 community consultation – gathering ideas and understanding aspirations

    18 October to 16 December 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Collation of findings from phase 1

    January to March 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Phase 2 community consultation – prioritising and refining ideas

    22 March to 19 April 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Collation of findings from phase 2

    April to May 2022

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Phase 3 Neighbourhood Portal user testing

    May 2022

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Future Melbourne Committee meeting

    14 June 2022

What we heard

See what we heard during the phases of community consultation, and read the draft priorities we identified.
  • Community consultation

    Learn more about who we spoke to and what we heard during phase one of consultation on Participate 3000.

    What we heard 

Engagement activities

Explore the engagement activities from October 2021 to April 2022.
  • (Re)discover our neighbourhood

    • Explore what's happening in the area.
    • See neighbourhood opportunities or improvements pinned on the community map.
    • Learn about key facts and figures.
    Explore and discover 
  • Community connection

    • Read the virtual postcards posted by community.
    • Host a tea party with your neighbours.
    Share and connect 

Contact us

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