Getting more community benefits from Melbourne Water land

Supported By: 
Melbourne Water
Eligibility Criteria: 
Use data in a way that helps identify how Melbourne Water land could provide more benefits to the community or increases understanding the needs in an area which our land could address.

Connect or visualize Melbourne Water land data with other information sources to help us identify how our land could provide more benefits to the community. Use data in a way that helps identify how Melbourne Water land could provide more benefits to the community. Note you do not have to directly address a use for Melbourne Water land, you might also provide a new and valuable way of understanding the needs in an area which our land could address.
Melbourne Water owns or manages over 33,000 hectares of land across Melbourne and is responsible for 8,400 kilometres of waterways. This land is required for the delivery of water supply, sanitation and drainage services, as well as the protection of environmental and cultural heritage values. In addition to this, Melbourne Water has the opportunity to enhance the liveability of Melbourne with multiple uses of our land and waterways for further community benefit, where it is compatible with current service requirements. Melbourne Water's Strategic Direction commits to a vision of enhancing life and liveability. The long-term interests of the community and future generations are central to our decisions and we are passionate about making Melbourne a better place to live. We'd love your help with this. Build something to help us identify further uses for our land that would benefit the community. Maybe you could build an app or website that lets the public understand where Melbourne Water land is and submit projects for the sites near them. Maybe you could create a spatial visualisation of community needs, so that we can match our land to those areas of need. (For example, if there are health and traffic congestion issues in an area where we have land we could potentially put a bike path on it or other recreation facilities and work with local government to activate that space. Issues would include things like physical and mental health, transport, urban cooling, biodiversity, even equity of use where some user groups might be taking advantage of facilities but not all.) Maybe you could show where our land links with open space owned by local councils or other agencies to get even more benefits from it. Maybe you'll think of something completely different that surprises us! Relevant Data: Melbourne Water data sets (on data.vic) www.communityindicators.net.au - community wellbeing data www.mappingvulnerabilityindex.com - heat vulnerability data http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/seifa - socio-economic indexes http://mapshare2.dse.vic.gov.au/MapShare2EXT/imf.jsp?site=bim - biodiversity interactive map http://www.melbournewater.com.au/waterdata/Pages/waterdata.aspx

WaterWorkz

Team Name: 
The Pied Pipers

We are hoping to crowd source ideas for how to use Melbourne Water land. Giving users a map of available land with Google Street View images of each site with a way to add comments and view comments by other users.

Greening Space Victoria

Team Name: 
Community Nexus

Greening Space Victoria is about using Melbourne Water land to create more green spaces in Victoria

Stemming off the Greening Space Melbourne, GS Victoria looks at how we can utilise the Melbourne Water land to increase environmental sustainability and accessibility. We look at how we can ‘green’ Victoria through using the Melbourne Water’s land to better facilitate biodiversity, land revegetation and community engagement.

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