June 1, 2016 marks the official launch of the Resilient Melbourne Strategy, at the historic Meat Market in North Melbourne. Resilient Melbourne is working in proud partnership with LifeJourney, to tailor the Day of STEM service so that local government and other partners can help the service to reach Melbourne’s young people who are least likely to get STEM and senior executive career guidance from other sources.
Over 220 stakeholders representing Melbourne’s local and state government, non-for-profits, private sectors and universities will come together to celebrate the occasion. Speakers included Vice President of 100 Resilient Cities’ – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation – Bryna Lipper, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Emergency Management Victoria’s Craig Lapsley, as well as Melbourne’s Chief Resilience Officer, Toby Kent.
The launch of the strategy coincides with the 100 Resilient Cities announcement that 37 additional cities around the world have joined the network, marking the arrival at the ‘first 100’ cities, that are collectively developing resilience strategies and emerging processes.
The Resilient Melbourne project has brought together councils from across metropolitan Melbourne, for the development and delivery of the city’s first resilience strategy. Forming a resilient Melbourne will draw on the strengths of our diverse communities and geographies, to pursue our shared interests, embrace our differences and be stronger together. We will help communities prepare for change and whatever the future may hold. We will work today, tomorrow and together, towards a viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous Melbourne.
Visit www.resilientmelbourne.com.au for more about the strategy, news, events and our partners.
For more information and to pre-register for Australia’s Day of STEM, please visit www.dayofstem.com.au and follow us on Twitter @DayofSTEM #DayofSTEM.
Tim Edwards, Program & Marketing Director, LifeJourney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ashley Wolff, Communications Adviser, Resilient Melbourne (Ashley.Wolff@melbourne.vic.gov.au)