Future Merri-bek: Planning today for tomorrow

Moreland’s population is growing and we are planning for the future.

It is estimated that Melbourne will grow from 5 to 8 million people in the next few decades and this growth will also affect Merri-bek. 

In the next few years, our population is expected to hit 200,000 and by 2036, the City of Merri-bek is projected to grow by an extra 43,000 people and 18,000 households.

Future Merri-bek: Connected - Progressive - Responsible

Future Merri-bek is Council’s vision to best prepare our city and community for Merri-bek’s projected population growth through the delivery of a range of targeted strategies and initiatives that include:

  • Transport - how we move in and around our city
  • Open space and parks - to ensure everyone has access to an outdoor space for recreation and relaxation
  • Housing availability and affordability
  • Striving to reach our zero carbon targets by 2040

All the strategies and initiatives that connect to Future Merri-bek are linked to the Council Plan 2017-2021 and the Community Vision.

Future Merri-bek is underpinned by the Council vision:

Moreland will be known for its proud diversity and for being a connected, progressive and sustainable city in which to live work and play.

Future Merri-bek also links to Council’s strategic objectives for a:

  • Connected community
  • Progressive city
  • Responsible council

One community proudly diverse

Through Future Merri-bek Council is planning now for the future needs of our residents, businesses and visitors, to ensure Merri-bek remains a liveable city that celebrates its diversity, is forward-looking, equitable and environmentally-conscious.

Learn more about Future Merri-bek