How Melbourne's New Urban Growth Boundary will Shape the City

How Melbourne's New Urban Growth Boundary will Shape the City

The Melbourne Minister for Planning, Matthew Guy , recently approved five new towers to be situated in the Southbank area of Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). This comes with the recent release of Plan Melbourne , a document focusing on the future of Melbourne as it battles rising congestion and scarcity of affordable housing. The greatest dilemma brought into focus with this document is the control of urban sprawl versus the Hong Kong-like skyline associated with an abundance of high rise buildings in one area. Plan Melbourne will attempt to enforce a permanent urban growth boundary around Melbourne, which will limit high density development in a ring formation over Melbourne’s CBD. Zooming out, the new plan aims to develop the CBD to its full potential as well as allow growth around urban transport hubs . These actions point to an interesting solution as propo...

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