Plan Melbourne

Plan Melbourne Refresh Front Cover

Plan Melbourne is the Victorian Government’s metropolitan planning strategy, guiding how Melbourne will grow and change to 2050. It is a strategy to house, employ and connect people to jobs and services, closer to where they live. It aims to ensure that while Melbourne grows, its best features are protected and enhanced.

The Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper was released in October 2015  along with the Plan Melbourne 2015 Review Report by the Ministerial Advisory Committee, which outlined recommendations to secure a long term and enduring planning strategy.

Submissions were received during an eight-week consultation and engagement period from October to December 2015 seeking feedback from stakeholders and community with particular focus on the issues that were not adequately addressed in Plan Melbourne 2014 including the future housing supply and affordability of housing, how the city should better integrate climate change and improve energy efficiency in planning. The refresh is not a comprehensive review of Plan Melbourne, most of which enjoys bipartisan support.


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.