Plan Melbourne 2017-2050: five-year implementation plan

11 Mar 2017

Plan Melbourne builds on the legacy of values that have made Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world. It is a long-term plan to accommodate Melbourne’s future growth in population and employment. It contains an agenda to protect the character of the city while tackling the challenges of affordable housing, congestion, access to jobs and services, and climate change. Delivering Plan Melbourne’s actions is critical to achieving its vision to continue to be a global city of opportunity and choice.

Delivering Plan Melbourne
Integrating actions across government will be critical for the successful delivery of Plan Melbourne. Plan Melbourne takes a whole-of-government approach to metropolitan planning implementation by embedding actions across state government departments, authorities, agencies and local government. The plan focuses on the area comprising the 31 metropolitan municipalities, plus the part of Mitchell Shire that is located within the urban growth boundary. It also covers important issues for municipalities outside metropolitan Melbourne, particularly peri-urban areas and regional cities, and key transport corridors. The Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes will be updated to give effect to Plan Melbourne. This includes amendments to the State Planning Policy Framework, to which local planning schemes will be aligned.

Reviewing implementation progress
Plan Melbourne’s implementation will be reviewed every five years, with the first review in 2022. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will undertake annual monitoring and reporting in consultation with other government departments and agencies. Annual reporting will include updates to the status of actions, including changes to timeframes for completion and lead agencies or implementation partners. New actions that are state-led and deliver on Plan Melbourne’s outcomes will be added as part of the annual update, as approved by the Minister for Planning in consultation with other relevant ministers. This includes any updates from the government’s response to Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year strategy in 2017.

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