Australian Planning InstituteThe Future Melbourne Community Plan has won the Planning Institute of Australia’s prestigious President’s Award!

From the press release:

“Future Melbourne has been the most ambitious community consultation project ever undertaken by the City of Melbourne and, indeed, by a local government organisation. The plan outlines the key goals and challenges for the city’s future. The extensive community engagement undertaken in the development process has ensured that it is a rich and robust plan that really represents the community’s vision for our city. The Presidents Award recognises the achievements of both cities in developing long-term plans for the future direction of all aspects of city life.”

Collabforge worked very closely with the City of Melbourne to reengineer it’s city planning process towards a collaborative outcome. The result was Collabforge’s development of the Future Melbourne wiki – an online environment for both internal collaboration and public consultation. You can read more about our role in this project here (and here’s a little more background).

Prior to winning the President’s Award, Future Melbourne was also the winner of a Planning Institute, Award for Excellence, Local Government.

We’re very proud of our involvement in this project and are excited to see it being recognised for the innovation, dedication and excellence contributed on part of the Future Melbourne and Collabforge teams.

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