My Future Melville Speaker Series Set Vision for Community

The City of Melville held the first of what will be five independent sessions in a special speaker series designed to give residents and businesses the opportunity to hear about the City’s 20-year vision, the Local Planning Strategy (LPS), and how it will transform our City.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said with key activity centres planned across Melville as part of the LPS, the My Future Melville Speaker Series was being held in City libraries across different locations, ensuring each session not only addressed the big vision but also had a local focus.

“The City has spent a number of years planning for the future, with a lot of feedback and involvement from the community having formed a fundamental part of the planning process,” Mayor Aubrey said.

“With the LPS now approved by State Government, it is important our residents and businesses have the chance to get an update so they know what is going on and can now plan for their own future.

“We want our community to be clear about why we need the 20-year vision, to understand how the planned activity centres will develop over time and importantly to learn about the opportunities long term planning will bring.

“There will be better housing options to suit every stage of life, improved community hubs, more transport options, commercial and retail diversity and more opportunities for local businesses and more jobs!

“The key activity centres include the Canning Bridge Precinct, Melville District Centre, Melville City Centre, Riseley Centre, Murdoch City and to some degree Willagee suburb which will transform as a residential area.

“I highly recommend community members to register to attend the My Future Melville Speaker Series and hear about our future. Simply jump online at to book or call customer service, and importantly select the session that relates to your local area or business, or both.”

The first session was held at A.H. Bracks Library, Melville on Thursday, 25 August 2016, with a special focus on the Melville District Centre.

Four more sessions are scheduled over September and October

Special focus: Murdoch Activity Centre
Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016
Venue: Bull Creek Library, 24 Leichhardt St, Bull Creek

Special focus: Canning Bridge Activity Centre
Date: Thursday, 22 September 2016
Venue: Canning Bridge Library Lounge, 2 Kintail Rd, Applecross

Special focus: Willagee Structure Plan 
Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Venue: Willagee Library, cnr Archibald and Winnacott St, Willagee

Special focus: Melville City Centre / Riseley Street
Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016
Venue: Civic Square Library, 10 Almondbury Rd, Booragoon

As places are limited, bookings are required.

For more information and to register online visit or call 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.