City of Melbourne uses wiki for collaborative planning – could work in Canberra?

NathanaelB 29 April 2008 9

Have a look at the wiki-based collaboration for the future planning of Melbourne, run by the City of Melbourne local government:

Could something like this work in Canberra? Who do we need to talk to to make this happen?

Thanks Laurel for the link

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9 Responses to City of Melbourne uses wiki for collaborative planning – could work in Canberra?
FutureMelbourne FutureMelbourne 12:50 pm 27 May 08

Hi Nathanael and thanks for your post.

We definitely believe a project such as could work in Canberra. The decision to use a wiki to produce the City of Melbourne’s next 10 year plan was based on the fact that the project has been developed using a collaborative model.

Rather than 5 or 10 strategic planners sitting in isolation to produce the plan, we have collaborated with a diverse range of stakeholders, our project partners, City of Melbourne managerial staff, the general public, as well as our Reference Group which is comprised of prominent Melbournians. See here for more detail:

The wiki was a natural fit for a process that required such a diverse range of inputs, and as far as we can tell, this is the first time in the world that a local government has enabled anyone, anywhere, to directly edit the content of a city’s strategic plan.

I Hope you’ll have the chance to log on before the public consultation period wraps up on 14 June. After that, we still plan on keeping at least all the discussion pages live so that people can continue to participate. See you on the wiki at soon!

Future Melbourne Team.

smokey4 smokey4 8:19 am 30 Apr 08

As a semi-Melbournian this stuff is pure crap and a similar project should would be appropriate for the ACT. Read a little bit and it does not look at the big picture.

Ports are still the Port of Melbourne – the only solution is to develop outside Melbourne ie Hastings and Geelong to reduce heavy vehicle flow in Melbourne.

Canberra has Prof Troy who is quite cluey but ignores his wisdom.

Thumper Thumper 8:07 pm 29 Apr 08

I agree with El….

Tempestas Tempestas 8:01 pm 29 Apr 08

Joe Canberran said :

sensible, level-headed discourse, RiotACT – wash your mouth out!


Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 7:52 pm 29 Apr 08

sensible, level-headed discourse, RiotACT – wash your mouth out!

el el 6:54 pm 29 Apr 08

All planning issues should be run past the RiotAct readership for sensible, level-headed discourse before being approved.

Tempestas Tempestas 6:42 pm 29 Apr 08

Collaborative, planning, wiki – wash your mouth out. Planning has been a steady system of mates and back scratching for centuries, bring it up to the 21st Century! – next they will want effective and efficient public transport. Tsk tsk.

Surely Wollongong tells us the fun you have the old way.

barney barney 4:54 pm 29 Apr 08

Interesting. Not a bad idea, by any means.

Joe Canberran Joe Canberran 4:31 pm 29 Apr 08

to my knowledge a few people within the ACT chapter of the Aust Democrats were looking at doing something like this last year. Obviously not having any seats doesn’t help. maybe if a miracle happens at the forth coming ACT election we might see it raised as an option. Or should another party get a footing they could have a look at the concept – given the last thread CAP comes to mind…

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