PLANNING FOR MELBOURNE’S RAPID POPULATION GROWTH (VIC)

The Andrews Labor Government is planning for Melbourne’s rapid population growth, as the latest ABS figures again show Melbourne is the nation’s fastest growing capital city. An average of 1760 people are added to our population each week, totalling 91,600 in the 2014-15, compared to 1600 per week and 83,300 last financial year in Sydney. The Labor Government is accommodating population growth through good planning policy which targets longterm liveability, while investing heavily in education, health and infrastructure.