David Craven

The latest recruit at the City of Melbourne will support sustainable infrastructure projects, particularly the Queen Victoria Market redevelopment and Carlton Connect Initiative.

David Craven has begun in a new city advisor role jointly funded by the City of Melbourne and the C40, a global network of cities committed to sustainable climate-related actions.

“These projects aim to tackle some of our biggest sustainability and social resilience challenges using design and new ideas,” Mr Craven said.

“I will also work in partnership with local researchers to support interaction between Melbourne’s research community and the objectives of the C40 network of cities around the world.”

The Carlton Connect Initiative is an area around The University of Melbourne proposed to be an innovation hub for industry, government and academia to collaborate on big challenges associated with sustainability and resilience.

The Queen Victoria Market precinct renewal aims to evolve the market to meet needs of Melbourne’s growth, while also retaining its historic and authentic atmosphere.