Wyndham City has joined forces with Resilient Melbourne to track down the best and brightest minds to share their ideas on how we can combat congestion on trains and roads across the state.
Residents from all walks of life are being encouraged to put their thinking caps on and bring innovative ideas to the table by participating in the Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge.
Wyndham City Mayor Cr Henry Barlow, who is also Council’s Growth and Transport Portfolio Holder, said fresh ideas were needed to tackle issues around traffic congestion and social isolation.
“About a quarter of Wyndham’s population spend two hours a day driving to and from work,” Cr Barlow said.
“When you do the math, it works out to be about 20 days a year behind a steering wheel. That’s 20 days that they’re being taken away from their family, friends and the community.
“Research has also shown that sitting in traffic leads to stress, anxiety and loneliness.”
Cr Barlow urged Wyndham residents to put themselves forward for the Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge and share their thoughts and ideas to help make traveling around Wyndham, and Melbourne more broadly, more socially fulfilling while reducing congestion.
All submissions will be assessed by a panel made up of industry, government and academic leaders who will consider the ideas raised.
Submissions are being received until 23rd June, 2017. To share your ideas: resilientmelbourne.com.au/citymart