Melbourne plans for city growth

Melbourne plans for city growth

Posted on Wednesday, October 09 2013 at 3:07 PM

The Victorian Government today released a comprehensive planning strategy highlighting how Melbourne will accommodate a growing population and improve infrastructure.

Plan Melbourne has been flagged as a vision that will take the city
through to 2050 with suggestions around land use, transport, community, amenity
and development.

The 190-page
guide examines how congestion can be overcome as higher density living becomes
inevitable and how housing affordability might be improved.

Other factors
taken into account are the rural encroachment of development and how to
accommodate commuters in these outer urban settlements as new suburbs develop
and accessibility to amenity becomes a priority.

It is expected
Melbourne will need to accommodate another 2.5 million people by 2050, taking
the population to a total of 6.5 million.

The planning
strategy will incorporate nine key principles with an emphasis on strong
communities, environmental resilience and building a globally connected and
competitive city.

To view the full Plan Melbourne
vision visit:


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