State Government budget targets key planning policies

The recent $72.1 million State Government budget targets key planning policy documents including Melbourne @ 5 million, Melbourne 2030 and Planning for all of Melbourne. The budget allocates $10.4 million over four years for Central Activities Districts and Employment Corridors and a further $8.3 million over four years to accelerate development in Activity Centres and infill sites within Melbourne. Other initiatives funded in the 2010 State Budget include:

  • $5.9 million over four years to develop housing and employment data to plan for future development;
  • $2.6 million for programs and community grants to preserve Victoria’s Heritage;
  • $9.5 million over five years for urban renewal in Footscray, including planning support for a residential, office and commercial development within the 1.3ha McNab Ave site;
  • $22.8 million in the Transport Connections project to provide reliable transport links;
  • $3 million to extend the Living Libraries program;
  • $14 million over two years to revitalise suburban sports facilities; and
  • $4 million in grants for community infrastructure in growth areas.


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