Fightback: World's Most Liveable City
Melburnians were urged to kick negativity and help turbo-charge Victoria's post-COVID recovery at a cocktail party held to launch Melbourne Day Committee's 2022 program of events.
"Melbourne is bouncing back to be stronger, better and more marvellous than ever," Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker says.
"We can reclaim our No 1 World's Most Liveable title by pulling together and tapping into what made us marvellous in the first place – our unbreakable community spirit, belief in Melbourne and unstoppable entrepreneurial can-do."
Marvellous like never before
Master of ceremonies: John Deeks at the Block Arcade cocktail party
Held at the historic Block Arcade, glistening anew after seizing the COVID lockdowns to complete a top-down renovation, the 16 March event outlined how to get back Melbourne's sparkle and it's No 1 city prize.
Committee member John Panteli says: "It was fantastic to feel Melbourne alive again. It's been so long since we were able to all come together as Melburnians. Work to reclaim our No 1 city title begins now."
The 2022 Melbourne Day program includes:
- The annual Melbourne Day public celebration on 30 August, the city’s 187th birthday, which was shelved for the past two years because of COVID restrictions.
- An expanded Junior Lord Mayor Competition, now in its 10th year, thanks to ongoing successful partnership with 13CABS.
- Working with stakeholders, including council, government, city businesses, community and industry groups to re-ignite Melbourne, the gateway to Victoria.
- Exciting other initiatives to be announced through the year to win back Melbourne’s No 1 World’s Most Liveable City title.
- Check back soon for updates.
Celebrate 187 years – 30 August 2022
We love Melbourne
Team up, Melbourne – bring on comeback city
Your energy, heart and soul that made us one of the world's most liveable cities - an envy of the world - is unstoppable.
The mojo is storming back. We're reopening to be the Melbourne you love, like never before.
The birthday party of the year
Join the celebrations on Melbourne Day, 30 August, to cheer your city and hoist the Melbourne and Aboriginal flags atop the 20m flagpole at Enterprize Park.
After COVID lockdowns, Melbourne Day public festivities, including popular Ferguson Plarre birthday cupcakes, return on 30 August – and at an upgraded Enterprize Park!
It's time to cheer Melbourne and celebrate all that's great. It's time to stand for Melbourne and keep Melbourne marvellous.
Don't stop until we get back our No 1 World's Most Liveable City trophy.
- Check back for more about this year's Melbourne Day celebrations.
Meet Melbourne's new junior mayor – Daniel Lan
The Northside Christian College, Bundoora, student won the Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne competition, edging out four other finalists.
"I love the street vibe of Melbourne. There are so many beautiful street artworks around every corner and every alleyway," Daniel said.
Now in its ninth year, the Melbourne Day Committee-run competition aims to raise awareness about Melbourne and our city's incredible Aboriginal history and culture – and instil civic pride by highlighting our journey since being founded on 30 August 1835.
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Toot for Melbourne Day
Hook Turn maestro: Honk if you see chairman Campbell Walker's 4WD "Melbourne Day-mobile".
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