Designing neighbourhoods for a changing community

Work to develop strategies on how best to develop Brimbank’s residential areas for a growing and changing city over the next 20 years are progressing.

The draft Background Report on the new Brimbank Housing Strategy, Neighbourhood Character Strategy and Residential Development Framework (the project) was presented at Brimbank City Council’s meeting on 18 April.

It is estimated that at least 14,000 additional dwellings will need to be built by 2041 to meet Brimbank’s projected population growth. The project will provide direction on where and how new residential development should occur across Brimbank to ensure Brimbank’s diverse neighbourhoods and housing supply will offer something for everyone.

The draft Background Report outlines key potential opportunities and constraints to housing growth that exist across Brimbank.

The early findings recommend that housing growth should be concentrated around areas near activity centres, key public transport routes, high quality open spaces and community facilities  and where existing neighbourhoods are walkable and have access to cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

Council also conducted preliminary community engagement on the project late last year, and received 46 comments from the community.

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The next stage of the project involves the preparation of the draft Brimbank Housing Strategy, Neighbourhood Character Strategy and Residential Development Framework, which will be presented to Council once completed. More extensive community consultation is planned following this.

The Background Report can be viewed on Council’s website at 


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