City bounary shift will be enough

Posted on 12/11/2009  

Melbourne’s urban-growth boundary will not be moved again ''in my lifetime'', state Planning Minister Justin Madden has predicted. As the Government prepares to introduce legislation for the controversial addition of 41,000 hectares to the urban area, Madden has told The Age that further outward expansion should not be necessary for decades to come. He says changes in living patterns, with more people wanting smaller attached homes, would help drive consolidation inside the new boundary. The Government announced the latest move in the urban boundary earlier this year, saying it was needed to cope with surging population growth.

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