Plan Melbourne

Plan Melbourne was developed over more than two years through extensive collaboration across government and a sustained dialogue with professional, industry and community stakeholders.

The discussion paper Melbourne, let’s talk about the future was released in October 2012. By March 2013 thousands of people and representative organisations had been able to have their say on planning for Melbourne’s future through a range of activities, forums, surveys and a formal submission process.

In October 2013 Plan Melbourne was released for comment, supported by community and stakeholder briefings and information, with more than 450 submissions received. The final Plan Melbourne is the result of the work of many people and organisations. It reflects the passion which Melburnians hold for their city, as well as the challenge of accommodating the rich and diverse views of hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals.

Plan Melbourne was released in May 2014 and is currently referenced in the State Planning Policy Framework.

The Victorian Government has committed to refreshing and updating the plan to reflect a long‐term vision for housing, increasing jobs and liveability, integrating public transport and infrastructure and addressing climate change.

It is anticipated that a refreshed Plan Melbourne be released following community and stakeholder consultation.

Until the release of a refreshed plan, the current Plan Melbourne can be accessed via a mobile friendly eReader, PDFs providing both the full plan and individual chapters and accessible Word documents.

News & Events

  • What we heard - Plan Melbourne refresh submissions

    The Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today released written submissions to the Plan Melbourne refresh along with two reports summarising the key trends and feedback received from the refresh submissions and consultation and engagement workshops.

  • Submissions to Plan Melbourne have now closed

    Submissions to the Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper closed at 5.00pm AEST on Friday 18 December 2015. The Government wishes to thank everyone who made a submission on the Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper and participated in a lively public debate about Melbourne’s future.

  • Managing growth background paper released

    A background paper to the Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper was released today that sets out a plan for delivering coordinated infrastructure across Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs.