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Victorian government unveils housing plans for ten Melbourne suburbs, seeks community feedback


The Allan Labor Government has released initial plans for building more homes across ten established Melbourne suburban centres, as part of its landmark Housing Statement. The government is now seeking community feedback on the proposed changes, which aim to accommodate the city’s growing population while maintaining the liveability of these suburbs.

The ten Activity Centres chosen for their potential to accommodate more homes while ensuring access to vital amenities include Broadmeadows, Camberwell Junction, Chadstone, Epping, Frankston, Moorabbin, Niddrie-Keilor Road, North Essendon, Preston-High Street, and Ringwood. These suburbs were selected based on their proximity to train stations, tram services, town centres, job opportunities, and public services.

As plans for the Activity Centres develop, the government will collaborate closely with communities and councils to review design requirements and building heights. Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts on what they love most about their area to help shape the future of their communities.

Building more homes in established suburbs is one of many initiatives outlined in the Housing Statement, which aims to create the conditions needed for 800,000 new homes to be built over the next decade, improving housing and rental affordability. These changes are crucial to accommodate Melbourne’s growing population, which is set to be the size of London’s by the 2050s.

The Labor Government will work with communities to enable 60,000 more homes to be built across the ten suburban centres while maintaining the features that communities love about their neighbourhoods. Feedback from residents will also guide investment in community facilities, public spaces, and parks to ensure these suburbs remain thriving and liveable as they grow.

Minister for Planning Sonya Kilkenny said, “As part of our landmark Housing Statement we’re enabling 60,000 more homes to be built across established suburbs, ensuring more Victorians have access to affordable housing close to services, jobs and transport. We want to hear from communities on how best we can accommodate more housing choice, while ensuring their suburbs maintain their liveability.”

For more information and to provide feedback, residents can visit

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