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Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Plan Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Strategy

Plan Melbourne is the Victorian Government’s metropolitan planning strategy that will guide the city’s growth to 2050. It is a strategy to house, employ and move more people around the metropolitan area, and beyond. It also aims to build the confidence, investment and employment vital for Victoria’s long-term future.

Plan Melbourne is designed to provide:

  • a more integrated approach to planning and development which includes, land use, transport, plus social and community infrastructure
  • a strong emphasis on collaboration between state and local governments, the private sector and the community to achieve a shared set of outcomes for the city and surrounding regions
  • an approach which puts job creation and security at the forefront of planning decisions
  • an approach which increases certainty by protecting existing suburbs and delivering intensified development in defined areas.

Greater Dandenong and the region feature prominently in the plan, particularly in the areas of the economy and jobs. Council has made a formal submission to the State Government in response to Plan Melbourne regarding the issues affecting the City of Greater Dandenong.

Find out more and download the Plan Melbourne document at