Overview

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 is the high-level plan developed by the Victorian Government to guide growth and change across our city. It is a blueprint guiding the actions of planners, local councils, landowners, and developers – ensuring Melbourne grows more sustainable, productive and liveable. Find out more about information about Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 www.planmelbourne.vic.gov.au.

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 recognises that more detailed planning is needed for Metropolitan Melbourne to manage growth across the city. Plan Melbourne identifies the need for six plans to be developed, providing detailed guidance at a regional level and setting a 30-year vision for each area. To achieve this, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has developed Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework which is now available for you to review and provide your feedback.

Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework comprises of six Land Use Framework Plans to guide strategic land-use and infrastructure development for the next 30 years. The plans will provide a means of aligning state and local planning strategies and working collaboratively across government to implement Plan Melbourne.

The purpose of the LUFPs is to guide the application of Plan Melbourne’s nine guiding principles, 7 outcomes, 32 directions and 90 policies at a regional and local level.

These plans mark a new era in the planning of Melbourne, building on the efforts of generations of Victorians to shape the way land is used around Port Phillip Bay. They aim to set long-term plans for investment that protect and enhance local areas and communities while ensuring Melbourne’s inner city grows more prosperous, liveable, affordable and sustainable.

The plans identify urban renewal and growth areas, flag future transport opportunities, prepare for community, health, education, recreation, sporting and cultural facilities, and continue our work in protecting and identifying open space and greening initiatives.

These plans are all about keeping Melbourne marvellous – from the inner city laneways to the parks, rivers and beaches, plus the innovative industries and dynamic culture.

The six Land Use Framework Plans have been developed for each of the six metropolitan regions identified in Plan Melbourne:

  • Inner (Melbourne, Port Phillip and Yarra Local Government Areas or LGAs)
  • Inner South East (Bayside, Boroondara, Glen Eira and Stonnington LGAs)
  • Eastern (Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges LGAs)
  • Southern (Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Kingston and Mornington Peninsula LGAs)
  • Western (Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham LGAs)
  • Northern (Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Mitchell, Moreland, Nillumbik and Whittlesea LGAs)
A map of the state of Victoria identifying the location of each of the six regions for the Land Use Framework Plans

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework introduces six Land Use Framework Plans for six regions of Metropolitan Melbourne.


The below video provides an introduction to Melbourne's Future Planning Framework and the Land Use Framework Plans:

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework



How to participate

Provide your feedback

Your feedback is now being sought on the six draft Land Use Framework Plans that collectively form Melbourne's Future Planning Framework. Hearing from you will help shape the 30-year vision and priorities for your area.

Head to the relevant page above to review the information for your area and provide feedback before 11:59pm, 24 October 2021.

Alternatively, if you would like to make a submission that applies to all six regions, you can do so on this webpage page below.

If you are unable to provide feedback online, please mail your response to Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework at PO Box 500 East Melbourne VIC 8002.


Attend an Event

We will be holding online Community Information Sessions in September via Zoom. Six sessions will be held, each focusing on one of the six Land Use Framework Plans and providing some further information on the 30-year vision for each area.

We invite you to come along, hear more about Melbourne's Future Planning Framework and ask any questions you might have. Please head to the relevant page for you region to register your interest in the event.

Tuesday 7 September 2021 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Community Information Session: Southern Metro

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework for Southern Metro Melbourne

Wednesday 8 September 2021 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Community Information Session: Eastern Metro

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework for Eastern Metro Melbourne

Thursday 9 September 2021 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Community Information Session: Northern Metro

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework for Northern Metro Melbourne

Tuesday 14 September 2021 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Community Information Session: Inner Metro

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework for Inner Metro Melbourne

Wednesday 15 September 2021 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Community Information Session: Inner South East Metro

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework for Inner South East Metro Melbourne

Thursday 16 September 2021 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm

Community Information Session: Western Metro

Melbourne's Future Planning Framework for Western Metro Melbourne


Next steps

Following the consultation period, all feedback will be collated and analysed with a summary of the feedback shared on the Engage Victoria website.

The Minister for Planning will consider all feedback prior to the finalisation and implementation of the Land Use Framework Plans in early 2022.

Previous consultation

Since 2017, the Victorian Government have led the development of Melbourne’s Future Planning Framework in collaboration with key stakeholders, including the Local Government authorities from each metropolitan region.

The Land Use Framework Plans are now in draft form and are being shared with the community for feedback prior to finalisation of the plans.