City Solutions Platform Outcomes
Melbourne’s climate solutions were focused on flood management and liveability. The CSP process was valuable and unique to the City due to early, pre-tender engagement with businesses, academic institutions and other key stakeholders. Melbourne were very happy with the outcomes and the ability of solution providers to co-create solutions together, as well as with the city.
A number of design solutions that came from the CSP activity were taken forward by the city. The levee design solution has helped to inform a strategic opportunity plan for the creek and large scale flood storage. Having both attended the CSP workshop, the City of Melbourne developed a commercial partnership with Rambøll, resulting in a high-level cloudburst masterplan focussed on innovative flood management solutions for the Arden-Macaulay precinct. Rambøll won the $65,000 tender for this work as it was released only to the solution providers who attended the CSP workshop, thereby allowing Rambøll to apply with a competitive bid. Based on this work, the City are now looking to develop and fund a next stage Arden Climate Response plan with a range of stakeholders. This will be integrated into future city planning: the Arden Vision.
The CSP has helped to change attitudes towards climate change adaptation in Melbourne; water is now being celebrated as a public aspect rather than being completely drained from the precinct.