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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.


Big plans for Broadmeadows

Hume City Council and the Metropolitan Planning Authority recently announced that the Broadmeadows Town Hall would be converted into...

Study shows importance of growing jobs in the suburbs

A new study has confirmed the importance of growing jobs in Melbourne’s middle and outer suburbs. The five-year study was...

MPA launches new engagement platform

The Metropolitan Planning Authority recently launched Shape Victoria, our new online platform that allows Victorians to contribute to the...