Victorian Engagement Opportunities

Applications are open to become a member of the City of Melbourne’s new Design Excellence Advisory Committee (DEAC) and Melbourne Design Review Panel (MDRP). Submit your application by 25 August. The DEAC and the MDRP are key components of the Design Excellence Program which aims to champion both high quality development and public realm design.

Melbourne Design Review Panel (MDRP)

The City of Melbourne is seeking to appoint creative experts identified for their skills, expertise and record of achievement in fields relevant to design and development to become members of a newly established Melbourne Design Review Panel (MDRP) – an initiative of the Design Excellence Program.

The MDRP will comprise a small core group of experts (sourced from a pool of eight) from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, who can offer depth and variety of industry experience and knowledge.

Where an additional specialism is required, additional panel members will be called in on an as-needs basis. These may include advice from fields such as heritage, education, sustainability and environmental design, universal design, development feasibility and transport.

Acting in an advisory capacity, the MDRP will assist The City of Melbourne to improve the design quality and functionality of new development. Eligible applicants should refer to the link below for the Terms of Reference, Code of Conduct and how to apply.

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 25 August.

If you have any further queries regarding the Design Review Panel, please email melbournedesignreviewpanel@melbourne.vic.gov.au or contact us on 03 9658 9658. 

Design Excellence Advisory Committee (DEAC)

The City of Melbourne is currently seeking up to four members of the community to form a part of a new Design Excellence Advisory Committee (DEAC). The DEAC is a key component of the Design Excellence Program which focuses on a range of design leadership and innovative processes.

The DEAC will provide a platform for industry, academia, and community to engage in a range of topics relating to urban planning and design, policy development, and design challenges and opportunities facing Melbourne.

The DEAC will also advise Council on the development and implementation of the Design Excellence Program, and explore opportunities to strengthen collaboration across award programs, design events and initiatives. Eligible applicants should refer to the Terms of Reference, Code of Conduct and how to apply.

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 25 August.

If you have any further queries regarding the Advisory Committee or Program, please email DexAdvisoryCommittee@melbourne.vic.gov.au or contact us on 03 9658 9658.