This discussion paper has been prepared to generate debate and discussion among Melburnians about the future of their city.
Great cities don’t just happen. For more than 150 years Melbourne has benefitted from sound strategic planning and investment in transport, water storages, parks and social services. Melbourne has a history of designing and developing quality spaces and buildings.
In 2012, the city now faces new challenges if it is to remain a great place to live, work, visit and do business. In order to meet these challenges, the Victorian Government is preparing a new Metropolitan Planning Strategy for Melbourne. The Strategy will set a vision for Melbourne to the year 2050 and, together with eight regional growth plans that will cover the balance of Victoria, a state-wide blueprint for managing growth and development.