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Housing Growth Project

Melbourne councils and their communities are faced with issues associated with housing growth. Some of these issues include:

  • land availability for new housing, including capacity
  • household type
  • housing affordability
  • housing accessibility
  • design
  • sustainable built form

The project will map current housing supply and recent changes where new development has occurred between 2004 and 2008. It will also provide an assessment method to provide a sound foundation for decisions about where housing growth is ideally placed within metropolitan Melbourne.

We convene forums and meetings and coordinate feedback and concerns about the project across metropolitan councils.

Thirty-one of Melbourne’s 33 metropolitan councils are involved in the project.

The project is jointly run by the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure.

Metropolitan housing growth report

The Metropolitan housing growth report compiles case studies of projects or activities funded by the Department of Planning and Community Development's housing growth requirements initiative.

Metropolitan councils' work in response to increasing demands for housing across the metropolitan area is outlined in the report.

Twenty-two councils participated in the survey.