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Melbourne for All People

The Melbourne for All People Strategy 2014-17 sets out the ways in which the City of Melbourne will connect, support and engage people throughout their lives from 0 to 100+. 

It consolidates and progresses four previous strategic plans: Our Disability Action Plan 2010-13, The Children’s Plan: Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices 2010-13, Empowering Young People: Young People’s Policy 2010-13 and Life Long Melbourne 2006-2016.

By making the shift to a life course approach the City of Melbourne aims to develop more resilient, healthier and better connected individuals and communities.

The City of Melbourne has a growing and diverse population across all ages and abilities. Our city, our environment and our community are constantly changing and Melbourne for All People will guide how we respond to these changes. 

As a global capital city, we need to be responsive and flexible in our planning to meet the needs of all people who live, work, study, visit or play in the city. This strategy aims to ensure specific needs are considered and addressed such as equity of access for people with a disability, culturally responsive services for Aboriginal and cultural and linguistically diverse communities, and support and services for people experiencing domestic violence and those who are homeless.

This strategy rests on six key principles that were validated during the first round of consultation:

  • connection
  • access and inclusion
  • safety
  • health and wellbeing
  • life-long learning
  • having a voice.

It is our vision to build upon our expertise and improve how we plan and provide services, programs and activities to meet the needs of all people across their entire life course.

The final strategy was endorsed by Future Melbourne Committee on 12 August 2014.

Visit Participate Melbourne for more information about the consultation process.

Melbourne for All People Implementation and Evaluation Plan

On 18 November 2014 the Future Melbourne Committee endorsed the commencement of the implementation of Melbourne for All People 2014-17 in line with the draft Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

This plan articulates the new strategic actions identified under the six themes in Melbourne for All People. It also identifies ongoing, core business activities delivered by service teams working with the four identified groups in the strategy: Access and  Inclusion, Youth Services, Family and Children’s Services, and Ageing and Inclusion.

Further work on the measures and targets for  the draft Melbourne for All People 2014-17 Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan will be undertaken  and reported back to the Future Melbourne Committee  in February 2015

The actions listed in the plan will be delivered and evaluated over the next three years.

View the draft Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PDF, 698KB)

More information at the Advisory Committees page.

Year one report card

Take a look at the Melbourne for All People Year One Report Card that highlights some of the actions and initiatives that have been delivered as we aim to continually improve outcomes across our planning, regulation and provision of services for people within the City of Melbourne.