Families browsing real estate in Carnegie may want to take the next step in their property search, with central Melbourne poised to become a future "hub" for greater livability, jobs and urban renewal.
This is a result of the approval of the City of Melbourne's new Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS) by Victorian planning minister Matthew Guy. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the MSS is a set of principles which will ensure the city continues to grow sustainably and preserve liability.
"Put simply, the MSS is the game plan for Melbourne's development. It brings certainty to residents and to developers," Mr Doyle said.
He also commented that the plan for central Melbourne was an important tool for planning population growth and employment.
Mr Guy said that the new MSS provides a balance between protecting neighbourhood character and accommodating areas of growth to facilitate housing and jobs now, as well as for future generations.
"Central Melbourne is Australia’s most exciting downtown area so it’s important that we plan with foresight to ensure we’re building a city for people, not just new buildings," Mr Guy said.