The Decision Making for Lifetime Affordable and Tenable City Housing team are extremely grateful for the participation and support of the following partner organisations in our research.
SJB Urban is a specialist, independent urban design practice, which provides award-winning and widely recognised work for State and Local government bodies (strategic plans, frameworks and master plans), and for private-sector development companies (urban design guidance for individual developments).
SJB Urban are engaged in a broad range of strategic planning, design, review and assessment, rating / evaluation, consultation and advisory project commissions, as well as research and development activities in Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia, from offices in Melbourne and Sydney.
They bring extensive relevant experience in the design and planning of urban centres, regional locations, employment precincts and growth corridors to this project. SJB Urban's work is carried out for both public sector (State and Local Government) and private sector clients (developers, individual property owners and managers). Within their project work they regularly facilitate community and stakeholder engagement / consultation through meetings, workshops, surveys and other forums, in urban centres, peripheral areas and regional locations.
The Metropolitan Planning Authority (MPA)
The Metropolitan Planning Authority was launched in October 2013 to manage growth and maintain quality as they seek to retain Melbourne’s standing as the world’s most liveable city. This includes strategic planning and infrastructure coordination activities as they examine opportunities to unlock land capacity to identify strategic urban renewal, infill and greenfields sites. Planning for the future now will support investment, infrastructure delivery, business activity and jobs growth, and ensure a steady supply of housing.
The MPA works closely with Councils, State Government departments and agencies across Melbourne and in regional centres where required. Key tasks include:
- Strategic planning and work to streamline approvals to make targeted areas in Melbourne and regional cities “development ready” and affordable;
- Integrating land use and infrastructure planning, including coordinating across Government portfolios and providing advice to Government on priorities;
- Creating jobs through well planned and developed National Employment Clusters and extensions to the Central City, and;
- Unlocking land capacity of strategic sites in the suburbs, in inner city areas and in regional centres.
Up to 1.4 million new dwellings will be required between 2015 and 2050 to house Melbourne’s growing population. Additional housing will be required in regional centres. It is important that MPA starts planning now for this growth to ensure increased demand can be accommodated, while maintaining housing quality. This approach includes planning for diversity of housing stock, making use of the Government’s new residential zoning across all of Melbourne and providing jobs and services close to home.
Find more information about The Metropolitan Planning Authority.