Melbourne expands urban growth boundary
Urban growth boundary changes will be made in the Melbourne area over the coming weeks and months to ensure the Victorian capital city remains at the top of its game when it comes to infrastructure planning.
Earlier this week (June 13), state minister for planning Matthew Guy announced that a new investigation into Melbourne's growth boundary has now been completed.
The results of this investigation will help to shape Melbourne's economic and social policies in the months and years ahead - and could represent good news for anyone planning to buy a home in Australia's second largest city.
New additions to the Melbourne metropolitan boundary include land in Mickleham and Greenvale under the jurisdiction of the City of Hume, as well as Point Cook, Werribee and land in Cranbourne South, among other locations.
Other local authorities - including councils in Casey, Cardinia, Mitchell, Melton, Whittlesea and Wyndham - will need to modify their planning schemes as a result of the boundary change.
Guy said: "The completion of this review will lead to urban growth boundary modifications to ensure adequate long-term land supply and enable planning for population growth to be completed well ahead of time."