14 July 2015

Better Apartments online survey

With Melbourne set to house almost 100,000 new residents each year, the Victorian government is looking at you to help ensure the design of new apartments are fit for purpose but also affordable and liveable.

Victorian Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, recently launched the Better Apartments Discussion Paper on internal apartment design and amenity to kick-start a city-wide conversation with community and industry voices about apartment design guidelines.

Apartments make up nearly one third of all new dwellings approved across the state - more than at any time in our history. Serviced and student apartments make up an important part of that mix. With this the case, the Victorian government is interested in knowing what you think is important when you consider living in an apartment?

To have your say in the state’s first-ever discussion into future apartment design, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s consultation into apartment living, all you need to do is complete a short online survey.

According to the Minister, “planning is about people, and this survey will allow us to combine robust industry advice with meaningful community input on issues such as amenity and affordability. I have no doubt that this will lead to better planning decisions.”

With discussion paper submissions due 31 July, contribute today at delwp.vic.gov.au/better-apartments.

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