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This inquiry investigated the links between liveability and the competitiveness of the State, and consider ways in which the Government can best enhance Victoria’s status as an attractive, vibrant and inclusive place to live, while ensuring that sustainability issues are taken into account.
This options paper explores a range of options for the arrangement and improvements for Hanging Rock.
What is this paper about?
This is the first in a series of papers from Infrastructure Victoria’s research program on improving the way government undertakes project appraisal. The focus of this research is to improve the government’s ability to more consistently assess the...
The research was undertaken in 2008 and provides a unique insight into the lives, views and aspirations of people living in the suburbs of Craigieburn and Roxburgh Park. These two areas, located in the rapidly growing outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, represent the types of...
This project is about the effect of population growth on communities and the social factors which influence how suburbs grow from small townships to larger suburbs. The project has its origins in the issues identified by Crossroads Youth and Family Services, a program of The...
This second volume in the Melbourne Beyond 5 Million Series looks at what increased density means to the city and suggests ways of ensuring that such a population increase can make Melbourne better as it gets bigger.
The report discusses both negative and positive...
This first Melbourne-specific report on the impacts of climate change is a blueprint for adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change, which include rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and more frequent extreme weather events. It recommends practical actions for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, particularly...
This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s Healthy, Liveable Cities Group to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges that affect the liveability of Victorians.
Residents of the regional city of Swan Hill, Victoria have long held an ambivalent attitude to their state capital, Melbourne. Reviewing present-day Swan Hill and particularly the cultural life of its youth — the demographic section of the population which primarily is seen to constitute...
Change has engulfed the coastal fringe of Australia. In balancing the built and natural environment, community needs, cultural significance and economic sustainability, planners aim to improve quality of life and create vibrant communities. Yet managing place change, particularly in coastal areas, is fraught with tensions....