City of Melbourne Voluntary Local Review (VLR)

In 2021, the Monash Sustainable Development Institute partnered with the City of Melbourne and the Melbourne Centre for Cities at University of Melbourne to develop and prepare the City of Melbourne's Voluntary Local Review (VLR), which is reporting on the City's progress against the SDGs. The review aims to enable all Melburnians to take stock of what is happening in their municipality, and assess what is being done and how well. The data and insights from the report will inform where the Council will prioritise its effort through the annual planning and budget process. The final VLR report was launched by the project partners in July 2022 at the Partnerships for the UN SDGs: Melbourne Leadership Forum.