Melbourne, Australia

Home to the fifth largest port in the southern hemisphere, the City of Melbourne is projected to soon surpass Sydney as Australia's largest metropolis. To enable and accommodate its anticipated future growth, Melbourne is planning, developing, and implementing a wide range of projects ranging from new infrastructure construction to complex information technology (IT) systems. This article discusses Melbourne's growth and its plans to accommodate this growth; it describes Melbourne's project culture and its demand for qualified project managers. In doing so, it explains why Melbourne companies are looking to hire accredited project managers and how the developers and the city are working to ensure that new development focuses on sustainability. It also identifies how local companies are dealing with the region's shortage of certified project managers. Accompanying this article are seven sidebars; each profiles a major Melbourne-based project that is helping the region prepare for its expected growth.
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