About Melville Talks

We're all about Melville Talking

Our goal is to bring the City of Melville community together in a safe online space.

Melville Talks is the City of Melville's online engagement platform which provides a range of ways to participate, share ideas and be involved in the decision that can impact your life.

Start contributing today by participating in open Community Engagements where you can join online discussions, share ideas, use interactive maps or complete online surveys. You can also join the conversation about your City in Topic Talks where you have the chance to share experiences, ideas and feedback along with participating in community discussions.

Interested in being the first in the know?

Register today for our e-newsletter and be the first to find out when conversations that shape the City of Melville start.

Register for the Melville Talks eNews

Might Mel with a mega-phone

Who is Mighty Mel?

Mighty Mel is our Mascot and can be found on every Melville Talks page in the top right corner. He comes from a long line of Carnaby Black Cockatoos that live here in Melville, loves being in front of the camera and getting involved in all things community engagagement. So look out for Mighty Mel on our engagement pages and topic talks to see you can get involved in.

Fun Fact: Might Mel got his name from user ablunt in an online competition, it was one of many creative suggestions.


Below are answers to some of the questions you may have about Melville Talks.

How can I get involved in an engagement?

Visit the Engagements page to view the engagements open for community involvement. You can then participate through the methods available  which could include a survey, interactive map, poll or discussion board.

What does open, ongoing and closed mean?

There are three statuses for our community engagements:

  • Open: The engagement is open for the community to get involved and participate in an activity.
  • Ongoing: The engagement is in development but is closed for participation. It may reopen for engagement at a later date.
  • Closed: The engagement has closed.
How can I keep up to date with the progress of an engagement?

All engagements with an open or ongoing status have the option for you to follow their progress. Look for the purple "Follow Engagement' button at the top of the engagement page and enter your details. You will be sent updates for the duration of the project via email and you can unsubscribe anytime.

Do I need to register?

You don’t have to register to use MelvilleTalks but to participate and get involved with engagements we will collect some contact information. Your details are yours and are not shared with anyone else, we will not spam you. The information will be collected in accordance with our privacy page and is only used to keep participants informed about the relevant engagement and to learn about who is getting involved. 

We also use this information to improve Melville Talks and better understand the needs and interests of our City of Melville residents who use Melville Talks.

What happens to my feedback?

In community engagement processes all comments, ideas and suggestion are collected and used to inform the City of Melville on decision making processes. Some information is collected using various tools on Melville Talks e.g. surveys, social maps, forums etc. but other information is collected at workshops using live polling software. Depending on whether the information is quantitative or qualitative in nature different methods are used to analyse and report back to the community.

Is my privacy protected?

Yes. Your privacy is protected. The City of Melville will only use your email to invite you to participate in new engagements, or update you on existing projects where you have indicated an interest in. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose. More information is available in our privacy page.

How are comments moderated?

Moderators will not alter or edit comments. Comments will only be removed if they are deemed to be significantly off topic, offensive or malicious – as outlined in the Moderation Terms of Use. Users may be notified if their comments are removed and informed of the moderation process.

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