Urban renewal in appropriate locations must be at the heart of Victoria’s response to the interlinked challenges of affordability, sustainability and liveability.
Well-planned urban renewal can offer Victorians new housing options in locations closer to the jobs and services that are needed on a daily basis.
Identifying appropriate sites is the first part of the challenge; the second part is getting a better mix of uses and dwellings on the land.
A combination of more compact detached homes, smart townhouses and appropriate apartments will create new living options in existing suburbs.
Places Victoria's approach to affordable living is based on the premise that a place should contain a variety of well-designed housing options to buy or rent and be well located to quality jobs, community infrastructure, transport and amenities.