The new Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA) has been formed from the recently expanded legislative basis of the Growth Areas Authority (GAA).
The MPA has been created to implement the initiatives and vision set out in the Victorian Government’s metropolitan planning strategy, Plan Melbourne.
As well as working with its partners in planning, the MPA will implement plans to achieve real outcomes. It will also focus on planning and infrastructure coordination in key strategic areas that are of significance to the state, throughout Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs as well as regional centres.
The MPA is an independent statutory body with a broad, facilitative role to work with local councils, other government agencies and the planning and development industry to help deliver exciting Greenfield and Urban Renewal projects across Victoria. We report directly to the Minister for Planning.
In the short term, the MPA will focus on: