City of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne is a founding partner and long standing supporter of the Cities Programme. It is also one of the original cities to become a participant of the Global Compact. As a founding member of the Cities Programme, the City of Melbourne was a lead partner in the original ‘Utility Debt Spiral Project’ , on which the Cities Programme’s cross-sectoral model is based. Melbourne was also a long time financial supporter of the Cities Programme and member of the Programme’s local Advisory Committee. It is also an Innovating City participant, having undertaken three innovating projects through the Cities Programme.
The City of Melbourne recently extended its international collaboration with cities to include membership of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.