Housing in the right places

It is critical that new homes are being built in areas close to jobs, transport and community services.

It is critical that new homes are being built in areas close to jobs, transport and community services. But over the past decade, there has been a substantial increase in the time Victorians are spending getting to and from work.

That’s why at the last election we promised to prioritise the transport and infrastructure Victorians need, and to take a more careful, considered approach to how and where we develop.

It goes to the heart of Plan Melbourne - curbing urban sprawl and ensuring new communities are well planned, and existing communities increase in density without losing any liveability.

It’s also why the Government has prioritised a number of significant transport projects, including the Metro Tunnel – which will link the growth areas to the job centres of Sunshine, Arden, Domain, Monash and Dandenong.

The Western Distributor will provide a desperately needed second river crossing, while the removal of 50 of our most dangerous and congested level crossings and a massive investment in regional V/Line services will help Victorians get home sooner.

Planning for future improvements to our transport system to connect Victorians to work, education and their community is a key challenge. After extensive consultation, Infrastructure Victoria has provided a range of priorities and possibilities to government. The Government will respond later this year.