Victorian report calls for infrastructure integration

Better integration of land use and key infrastructure is crucial to accommodating Victoria’s unprecedented population growth, a new discussion paper released by Infrastructure Victoria has concluded.

The Growing Victoria’s Potential paper concluded that better integration of existing infrastructure can deliver significantly improved outcomes for the entire state, provided it is properly planned and executed.

“Victoria has a transformational opportunity to harness the potential of its population growth and thrive in an increasingly competitive global market,” Chief Executive Officer Michel Masson said.

“Realising this potential will take careful planning and an open conversation about how and where Victoria grows.

“Over the next 18 months we will be updating Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy to identify projects, policies and reforms that maximise the opportunities and mitigate the challenges of population growth.”

The discussion paper is the first in a series of reviews and releases that will be delivered throughout the year, forming part of a broader push to update the 30-year old infrastructure strategy.

It has been released along with detailed regional and metropolitan profiles outlining the unique strengths and challenges in different parts of Victoria. The profiles were developed through a year-long process of data gathering and consultation with regional stakeholders.

The discussion paper can be found here

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