Resilient Melbourne collaboration

Resilient Melbourne is a collaborative project led by local government with input, guidance and support from organisations and community groups across Melbourne. Collaborating across sectors and industries is one of the great opportunities the Resilient Melbourne project offers. It is fundamental to building Melbourne’s urban resilience. By aligning intent and resources we can extend the breadth, depth, efficiency and effectiveness of the work we all do.

Metropolitan Melbourne Councils are taking the lead on the implementation of this strategy to benefit our communities now and in the years to come. 100RC Platform Partners such as The Nature Conservancy, Trimble and Citymart will be providing probono services to assist the implementation of the strategy.

The Resilient Melbourne project is delivered by the City of Melbourne in collaboration with the 32 metropolitan Melbourne councils, and associated partners. The project is led by the Chief Resilience Officer who is funded by the 100 Resilient Cities initiative – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. The City of Melbourne  provides the project team and additional investment.


We seek to support and work with organisations that contribute to one or more of the following:

  • human happiness, dignity and education
  • locally-based ventures
  • improvement of wasteful or polluting practices
  • development of sustainable land use and food production
  • preservation of endangered eco-systems
  • the dignity and well-being of animals.

We avoid working with or supporting organisations that unnecessarily:

  • pollute land, air or water
  • destroy or waste non-renewable resources
  • extract, create, produce, manufacture or market materials, products, goods or services which have a harmful effect on humans, non-human animals or the environment
  • market, promote or advertise products in a misleading, deceitful or exploitative manner.
  • acquire land or commodities primarily for the purpose of speculative gain
  • create, encourage or perpetuate militarism or engage in the manufacture of armaments
  • entice people into financial over-commitment
  • exploit people through the payment of low wages or the provision of poor working conditions
  • discriminate by way of race, religion or sex in employment, marketing or advertising practices
  • contribute to the inhibition of human rights generally.

This Ethical Statement is informed by the sustainable investment criteria of Australian Ethical and Vision Super, the superannuation fund for Victoria’s local government. The Statement particularly focuses on Vision Super’s membership of the UN Global Compact and the Compact’s ten high level principles, listed here.


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