A message from Lord Mayor Sally Capp

Our city abounds with exciting events, bold aspirations and unique experiences.

It’s what makes us a leading global destination – drawing visitors from far and wide.

Come with us as we embark on this new year of possibility together.

Having launched our four-year Council Plan and a record $789.9 million Budget, we have a roadmap and all the right resources in place for a stunning renaissance.

Our new Power Melbourne project will accelerate our ambitions to make Melbourne the employment centre of a resilient zero-carbon economy, attracting leading thinkers and unlocking our city’s climate capital.

We’ll also progress our plans for our game-changing, city-shaping Greenline project, which will transform the northern banks of the Yarra River – Birrarung from the MCG to the Bolte Bridge.

With the new year comes a chance to embrace our central experience district and soak up Melbourne’s inimitable moments together.

Do away with teleconference calls and join your colleagues in the office for those happenstance moments of connection and collaboration.

Explore the newly transformed Flash Forward laneways and immerse yourself in the buzz of our premier events and homegrown festivals like Moomba, which will be a highlight of ‘marvellous March’.

With so many opportunities on your doorstep, and a number of stamp duty discounts on offer, there has never been a better time to invest in a little slice of Melbourne.

Ours is a neighbourhood like no other – with the Queen Victoria Market your local grocery store, the Royal Botanic Gardens your local park, and world-renowned restaurants, theatres, boutiques and artisan wares just a short stroll away.

Keep your eye on Melbourne’s newest suburbs – our urban renewal precincts like Macaulay. Watch as these neighbourhoods are revamped into thriving and vibrant homes and workplaces for our growing community.

Here’s to a new year and all the wondrous possibilities ahead of us.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp

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