The Melbourne and Sydney Metro Strategies

22/03/2013 3:21 am

As the public exhibition of the discussion paper  for Draft Melbourne Metro Strategy comes to an end next week, the Draft Sydney Metro Strategy has been released.

Submissions on the Metropolitan Planning Strategy Discussion Paper Melbourne, Let's talk about the future closes next Thursday 28 March 2013. By 2050, Melbourne's population is likely to reach between 5.6 and 6.4 million. The Strategy will set a vision for Melbourne to the year 2050 and, together with eight regional growth plans that will cover the balance of Victoria, a state-wide blueprint for managing growth and development.

The Discussion Paper sets out nine principles to inform the Metropolitan Planning Strategy. Five of these principles identify the outcomes the Strategy needs to address and the remaining four principles outline how these outcomes can be achieved.

After extensive community consultation, the NSW State Government has released its draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney. The strategy outlines the vision for the Sydney region, and where and it will accommodate an additional 1.3 million people by 2031.

The draft Sydney Metro Strategy seeking to generate more housing and more employment opportunities. The Sydney Metro region is split into six subregions, and includes targets for each region to achieve. The delivery of the Strategy is built on five key outcomes, including:

1. Balanced growth

2. A livable city

3. Productivity and prosperity

4. Healthy and resilient environment

5. Accessibility and connectivity


Submissions to the draft Sydney Metropolitan Strategy close on 31 May 2013.