Create new hubs of opportunity
Melbourne’s continuing population growth, urban sprawl, increasing congestion and subsequent loss of accessibility (in addition to its low density), means a transition to a polycentric city is critical to maintaining liveability and efficient growth. This requires identifying several areas with the right potential, then investing in better transport links, attracting business investment and employment, allowing higher density residential development, and building social infrastructure and programs.
Create a corridor to connect our agricultural production areas
The creation of a corridor connecting the state’s agricultural production areas (in the north and east) would enable the north to take greater advantage of local food manufacturing, the fruit and vegetable wholesale market in Epping, and key transport hubs including Melbourne’s air and sea ports.
Create iconic cultural institutions in the west
A stand-out opportunity is to draw on the west’s significant level of cultural diversity (56.9 per cent of Wyndham residents’ parents were born overseas compared to 38.5 per cent in Victoria – source 2016 census) to create iconic cultural institutions and experiences on the doorstep of the country’s fastest growing region.