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Shaping the city through leadership and partnership

Metropolitan planning is complex. With responsibilities for metropolitan planning and delivery shared across three levels of government, a key challenge for Plan Melbourne is to ensure it is properly implemented at a statewide, regional and local level.

That is why Plan Melbourne has a separate 5-year Implementation Plan

View a list of all the actions in the 5-year Implementation Plan (PDF 245KB)

Read about some of the current projects underway to deliver Plan Melbourne.

Governance and partnerships

The implementation of Plan Melbourne will be overseen by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and involve the participation of many implementing partners, including government departments, agencies and local councils. Metropolitan Partnerships and other groups will support the implementation of many of Plan Melbourne's actions, including the engagement with local communities about their priorities.

Monitoring and review

A monitoring and reporting framework has been developed to track the progress of the implementation of Plan Melbourne. Plan Melbourne and its Implementation Plan will be formally reviewed every five years.

Progress reports will be publicly available and published yearly.

Report on Progress 2020

The Report on Progress 2020 is the third yearly progress report for the current Five-Year Implementation Plan (2017-2022). This report details the status of each of the 113 actions in the Implementation Plan as they stood in 2020. Collectively, the actions are aimed at boosting connectivity, sustainability and liveability within Melbourne and ensuring our state can accommodate future population growth.

Thank you to all the implementation partners who participated in the update of the Report on Progress in 2020. There has been significant progress made towards delivering the actions, with over half of all actions now completed.

Delivery of Plan Melbourne will play an important role in driving the state’s recovery from COVID-19 (coronavirus), giving certainty to the development industry and improving liveability through initiatives such as 20-minute neighbourhoods. We undertake this work to support Melbourne continuing to be a global city of opportunity and choice.

Links to previous years’ reports are provided below.

Plan Melbourne 2017 - 2050

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 is the metropolitan planning strategy to manage Melbourne's growth and change over the next three decades.

Integrating long-term land use, infrastructure and transport planning, Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 sets out the strategy for supporting Jobs and growth, while building on Melbourne's legacy of distinctiveness, liveability and sustainability. The strategy contributes to the overall vision for the state, and includes links with regional Victoria. The updated plan builds on the extensive work and consultation underpinning Plan Melbourne 2014 and previous metropolitan strategies and guiding policy documents including Melbourne 2030 and Melbourne@5million.

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 will be given statutory effect through amendments to the State Planning Policy Framework within the Victoria Planning Provisions.


Download the Implementation Plan document in either full resolution PDF or in an accessible RTF document

Highlights of Plan Melbourne