Melville Talks is a community website which aims to bring together the City of Melville community and provide an opportunity for our residents to connect online.
Our community forums are all about getting our community talking about City of Melville suburbs and events as well as topics of interest on Topic Talks.
You can talk about an event that you’ve attended, or what’s happening in your suburb.
On the forums you can discover the best things local to your suburb, connect with new Melville residents, find a trusted service or tradie, or share your opinion on the best coffee in town.
The suburb forums also feature upcoming events, so make sure you check back regularly.
On Topic Talks, you can talk about and share interesting content around 14 areas of interest.
Fostering active online communities
We recognise that more and more people are using the online platform to share ideas, connect with others and generate content. That's why we've launched this website. Through Melville Talks, we wish to increase levels of participation, knowledge of local government issues and processes, and online citizenship. We aim to do this through the following interactive tools:
- Polls and surveys, providing the City with valuable community feedback.
- Regular project updates.
- Community forums and messaging boards.
- Photo and video-enriched content.
- In order to participate, we encourage you to become a member of Melville Talks today.
Why do I need to register to use Melville Talks?
Before you can take part, we ask that you create an account first.
We respect that your privacy is important to you. That’s why we've listened to the needs of our users and made the account creation process simple and straightforward. The only personal information we collect from you is your email and your suburb, unless you choose to answer some of our optional questions.
We aim to provide an effective community platform that encourages engagement and allows our members to be better informed about the developments in your suburb and the wider City of Melville. We want to create a dynamic community of regular users and we are continually developing new ways of engaging with our members.We believe the best way to achieve both of these goals is through a simplified account registration for our users.
What we collect from you
The only compulsory fields you’ll need to answer to get an account are:
- Your email.
- A username that you will use on Melville Talks (this username will be publicly visible next to your comments).
- A password to ensure your account is secure.
- Your suburb.
- Whether you want to join a growing number of users who choose to receive email correspondence from us. If you opt in, we will occasionally email you about new Melville Talks projects or site updates. We will not spam you.
Upon providing us with your email, username, password and your suburb, you'll be presented with a second, optional screen of questions as part of the sign-up process, and the message "Your account has been created" at the top of that screen.
The questions presented as part of the second screen are optional. You're not obligated to answer them and can start participating right away.
You can close the window associated with this second screen by clicking on the 'X' icon in the corner of the message box, and you won’t be asked again.
We will use this information to improve Melville Talks and better understand the needs and interests of our City of Melville residents who use Melville Talks.
Most users choose to answer most of the questions presented as part of the optional second screen.