The Metropolitan region encompasses all of Melbourne, its suburbs, its growth corridors and surrounding rural areas including the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Ranges, Dandenong Ranges and the western grasslands. The region is home to a growing population of over four million people.
The Metropolitan region is large and varied, covering areas such as endangered western grasslands in the west, inner metropolitan parks, the Dandenong Ranges and the large mixed Ash forests in the east. The vegetation varies from these tall wet forests in the east, to drier foothill forest and redgum woodland and grasslands further west, with coastal vegetation communities around the bays.
Below is a snapshot of what we heard during Phase 1 of our engagement, which sought feedback on regional objectives. You can also read or download the full Metropolitan Region Phase 1 Engagement Summary report from the Document Library.