"Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it."
Learning is not limited to the classroom, nor the younger generation. Learning happens constantly everywhere for people of all ages, abilities and interests. It is this principle that drives our passion to provide these meaningful opportunities within our municipality to in turn provide you with avenues to improve life in every aspect.
Melton’s vision is to be a thriving community where everyone belongs. A proud, inclusive and safe community, with a strong economy and we know that learning is a fundamental tool for realising this vision. The Festival plays a significant role in bringing people together to focus on lifelong learning and understand the difference it can make to their lives and the beneficial impact on the community as a whole. Research shows that learning keeps us healthier, wealthier and happier. From a community perspective this is crucial as a learning community is more resilient, adapts to change more readily, is more skilled and is able to take advantage of opportunities.
Melton City Council was the first accredited UNESCO Learning City in Australia.
A Learning City is a city endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, which effectively mobilises its resources in every sector to:
In so doing it will create and reinforce individual empowerment and social cohesion, economic and cultural prosperity, and sustainable development.