The Victorian Government is encouraging people to have their say on future metropolitan planning following the release of a discussion paper.


State Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, launched the Melbourne, let’s talk about the future discussion paper to inform the development of the new Metropolitan Planning Strategy and to seek further public input into its development.


“Melbourne is the world’s most livable city, but we won’t remain that way through a business as usual approach. This is why the Victorian Coalition Government is reforming metropolitan planning and putting forward a long-term vision for our capital city,” Mr Guy said.


“In getting on with developing a new metropolitan planning strategy, which will guide the growth of Melbourne over the next forty years, there must be significant community consultation.


The discussion paper, developed by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Metropolitan Planning Strategy, canvasses a number of key issues that are expected to attract debate including:

  • growing the central city as a 24-hour world city;
  • delivering jobs and services to our outer suburbs;
  • using our existing infrastructure more efficiently; and
  • consideration of a permanent boundary around parts of the metropolitan area.


Comments on the discussion paper close Friday 1 March 2013. View the discussion paper at