Melbourne City Council tries to spin out digital company

The City of Melbourne is planning to spin out a subsidiary to help it sell its digital services offerings to other local councils.

The company, dubbed Melbourne Digital Enterprise, is being proposed by the council to “create ventures with a range of commercial and public sector partners”.

It follows extensive work by the City of Melbourne to improve service delivery through a new platform built to meet the needs of its burgeoning population.

At a council meeting on Tuesday, the City of Melbourne said the opportunity to commercialise its IP had emerged following “interest and attention from the local government sector in Victoria”.

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