City of Melbourne and Positive Charge

City Of Melbourne is one of our foundation councils, joining Positive Charge at its inception in early 2013. Positive Charge has worked with City of Melbourne delivering workshops for members of the community and council staff. We have also hosted pop up information centres at a local leisure centre, as well as a popular cafe strip and attended local community festivals, where we met and helped many local residents.

Positive Charge supports the on-ground delivery of the Smart Blocks program, working with body corporates to deliver energy saving solutions to apartment buildings and other multi-unit dwellings.

In 2013 Positive Charge delivered two rounds of business visits in the City of Melbourne, conducting simple lighting assessments and assisting local businesses to change their lighting to energy efficient LEDs and reduce their energy usage. Case studies to follow! In 2014, Positive Charge will collaborate on the Melbourne Solar project, supporting the delivery of commercial solar assessments.

Positive Charge will continue to provide up-to-date and impartial energy efficiency and renewable energy advice and one-to-one support for the households, businesses, body corporates, schools and council staff. So, if you are a Melbourne resident, business owner or staff member at City of Melbourne Council and you need help managing your energy usage then please call us and/or sign up to our monthly e-news.

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About Melbourne

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state.

Melbourne at a glance

The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.6 sq km and has a residential population of around 100,611 (as of 2011). On an average day, around 805,000 people use the city, and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors each year.

All of these residents, workers, shoppers and travellers can take a break in one of the around 145,000 cafe or restaurant seats, or walk through some of its 471 hectares of parkland. They can visit Melbourne’s tallest building, the 300m high Eureka Tower, or its oldest building, the Mitre Tavern, built in 1837.

The entire Melbourne metropolitan area covers 7694 sq km and has a population of around 4.1 million.

The people of Melbourne

Melbourne’s population is made up of many groups of people of all ages and from many different cultures. City residents include young professionals, international students and older couples looking to enjoy everything the city has to offer now that the kids have grown up and left home.

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges that it is located on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation. This special place is now known by its European name of Melbourne.

Today, Melbourne is one of the great multicultural cities of the world and is a significant meeting place. For the Wurundjeri, Boonerwrung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and the Wathaurung which make up the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance.

There is a lot to love about Melbourne – just ask the locals. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those who live here.

Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Melburnians love the city’s vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled laneways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is a young city and as such it never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.

Sometimes, the best part of visiting a new city is when you leave the tourist trail. While the big attractions can be great fun, often it’s the more subtle “insider” experiences that leave you feeling really satisfied.

Melbourne suburbs

  • Carlton
  • Carlton South
  • Carlton North (Shared with City of Yarra)
  • Docklands
  • East Melbourne
  • Jolimont
  • Flemington (Shared with City of Moonee Valley)
  • Kensington
  • Melbourne (Central business district)
  • Melbourne (St Kilda Road area, shared with City of Port Phillip)
  • North Melbourne (Shared with City of Moonee Valley)
  • Hotham Hill
  • Macaulay
  • Parkville
  • Royal Park
  • Port Melbourne (Shared with City of Port Phillip)
  • Fishermans Bend (formerly Fishermen’s Bend)
  • Southbank (Shared with City of Port Phillip)
  • South Wharf
  • South Yarra (Shared with City of Stonnington)
  • West Melbourne
  • Coode Island

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