Liveability reflects the wellbeing of a community and the many characteristics that make a location a place where people want to live now and in the future. A liveable city or region meets the basic social, environmental and economic needs of its people. It also addresses community values and preferences for amenity, wellbeing and a sense of place.
The long-term interests of the community and future generations are central to the decisions we make in meeting the challenges of population growth and climate change, and how we make our cities and regions a better place to live.
So what does this mean for waterway and catchment managers and water authorities? How do we plan for the best use of waterway corridors and the significant amounts of public land that are required for us to provide water supply, waste water, drainage and flood protection services.
Come and hear about what Melbourne Water is doing to enhance life and liveability within its region.
Virginia Harris, Team Leader for Liveability & Environmental Stewardship, will talk about Melbourne Water’s strategic direction for providing liveability services and provide some examples including Williams Landing, Maroondah Coranderrk Aqueducts and planning for the Yarra River.
You will also hear current research about amenity values and what the community value along our waterways
Nibbles and drinks start at 5:30pm. The seminar will start at 6pm.