Planning Melbourne’s Future

Planning Melbourne’s Future

Victoria Minister for Planning Matthew Guy

Next Steps Taken For Melbourne’s Planning Future

Victor P Taffa

Planning Minister Matthew Guy met with local councils today to discuss the next phase of consultation on the direction of Melbourne’s planning.

“It is vital that we come together for these discussions so we can then progress the development of the strategy and engage with the wider community.” Mr. Guy said.

Throughout the next few months Mr. Guy will host a series of forums with metropolitan and regional mayors and chief executive officers as well as industry stakeholders.

“Melbourne and Victoria are experiencing important changes to the way we live and the way we want to live. These forums will give direction to our discussions and will provide important information for our ultimate vision.” Mr. Guy said.

Planning for Melbourne will ensure that the future liveability of the city and therefore the state is supported by a holistic approach to residential development, community infrastructure, connectivity and public transport as well as open spaces and strong regional cities.

“Planning for Melbourne’s liveability, economic growth, jobs and future investment needs to look not at the now, not at the next five years but for the next decade and beyond.” Mr. Guy said.

The Metropolitan Planning Strategy is expected to be completed by mid to late 2013.