Being a Gemini city it’s not hard to imagine why Melbourne has a reputation as a vibrant and progressive city. A city I am proud to call my home.

“The City of Melbourne has been consulting across the community for the past 11months to develop Future Melbourne, a long-term strategy for Melbourne guiding all aspects of life in the city until 2020 and beyond. Now the draft plan has been made available online as a “wiki” or collaborative website where everyone is invited to log-on, comment and contribute their ideas.

As far as we know, this is the first time a local government has used this style of consultation to develop a shared strategic vision for its municipality. This is a bold and exciting opportunity for the people of Melbourne, so please take advantage and have your say on Future Melbourne.”

John So, Lord Mayor.