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Melbourne is growing rapidly, with a projected population of up to 7.7 million by 2051 requiring construction of up to 1.6 million new homes and creation of 1.7 million jobs. The scale of this expected growth requires vision and strategic long term planning to identify land for businesses, homes, transport links and open space for parks and sports facilities, while protecting our built form and biodiversity sites.

The Metropolitan Planning Authority was founded in 2006 to plan for Melbourne’s growth, maintain a steady supply of quality housing and identify opportunities to create jobs and encourage investment to make sure Melbourne continues to be rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. We work closely with Councils and local communities, other government agencies, landowners and developers to plan for strategically important precincts in inner and middle ring Melbourne, the growth areas and regional cities.


East Werribee Transport Improvement Project

The State Government’s $70 million East Werribee Transport Improvement Project is a significant investment in infrastructure in Wyndham. This project will...

Increasing Affordable Housing … a four point plan

This a reproduction of an article published in the November edition of the PIA magazine from Steve Dunn Director...

Electronic Newsletter 59 (December)

Dear Colleague, 2015 has been a big year with the Planning Minister Richard Wynne setting a new course for...