Karina Sunk, Melbourne Principal, recently addressed the design and development industry with an overview of the proposed Urban Growth Boundary changes and its implications on the metropolitan strategy for Melbourne – ‘Melbourne @ 5 Million’. Karina recounted the evolution of the strategy and its original intent for both established parts of the city as well as the growth areas, and what objectives it still aspires to achieve for all its residents.
Importantly, Karina highlighted the opportunities that the design community had to
re-enter the discourse on shaping the newly-forming parts of Melbourne and the importance of the neighbourhood in creating liveable and sustainable environments for the rapidly growing city.
The lively debate generated by this presentation indicated the level of enthusiasm that the industry has in further enhancing the liveability of Melbourne and the importance of investing in the quality of places that are being created on its fringes or reformed within its current footprint as the population grows.
This forum, organised by the Shape Group, provided the opportunity for the design, planning and development industries to informally exchange ideas, insights and experiences in their attempts to achieve the types of built outcomes that Melbourne both desires and needs.