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Balance Victoria: Prospects for Decentralisation


Major Decentralisation paper commissioned by Balance Victoria delves deep in to the state’s prospects for new city development.

The paper from RMIT, Monash and the University of Melbourne researchers examines Australia’s historical patterns of decentralisation over the last 100 years and lays out the guiding principles that need to form the core of any planned decentralisation program.

The report, Balance Victoria: Prospects for Decentralisation, assessed the prospects for a formal decentralisation program in Victoria and identified eight principles essential to new city creation and disbursing growth to these areas.

These included:

  • Strong government commitment

  • Community buy in

  • Infrastructure design focused on sustainability

  • Bipartisan agreement from both Australian and Victorian governments

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