On Saturday 11 March the long-awaited Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 was released. The plan is a revision of the 2014 Plan Melbourne. While it retains much of the same direction, there are a number of differences.

The plan is accompanied by a five year implementation plan which contains the specific actions. This approach will enable Plan Melbourne itself to remain relevant across multiple terms of government with changes in direction able to be reflected in subsequent implementation plans.

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 delivers an increased focus on housing affordability and diversity, as well as climate change and resilience.

The Peri Urban region has been recognised throughout the new Plan. The most notable change is the removal of the commitment to deliver a Peri Urban Policy for the region. The Policy remains a commitment in most of the regional Growth Pans and we will continue to advocate for this piece of work to be completed.