This report presents a range of options for enhancing the liveability of Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
Melbourne has an international reputation as one of the world’s most liveable cities. However, many areas within Melbourne’s outer suburbs currently lag behind the rest of Greater Melbourne on a range of liveability measures. On a number of those measures, the gap is growing.
This situation is primarily due to the rapid pace at which Melbourne’s outer suburbs have expanded in recent years. There are a range of options for preserving and enhancing the liveability of Melbourne’s outer suburbs, many of which are increasingly being adopted by residents, community groups and local governments.
The Government of Victoria has also indicated that preserving and enhancing the liveability of Greater Melbourne will be a major priority for the new Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Strategy.