More than 50,000 new homes will be built across land to be released over the next four years, improving Melbourne’s housing affordability and creating jobs in growth areas.
Detailed planning work will include a mixture of employment, residential and mixed-use neighbourhoods to allow residents to work locally, minimising commutes and allowing families to go to school and work close to home.
The new communities could support up to 50,000 jobs when complete, including more than 20,000 in a new employment precinct in Officer and more than 13,000 jobs near Kalkallo and Beveridge.
The Victorian Planning Authority designs new communities with local town centres, cycle and walking paths, schools and infrastructure.
The 12 new communities will be located across outer Melbourne in corridors the VPA has identified as ripe for more housing, near Craigieburn, Beveridge, Wallan, Officer, Kororoit, Cranbourne and Point Cook read media release
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