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City of MaribyrnongPopulation forecast


Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Footscray will increase by an average of 377 dwellings per annum to 20,987 in 2051.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in Footscray. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

Footscray has been experiencing a boom in apartment development. This is expected to continue over the next decade, and then slow down somewhat as many of the larger available sites have been developed.

Notable projects include Live City on Ballarat Road (1,450 dwellings), Cowper Residences on Cowper street (403 dwellings), Riverina apartments on Hopkins Street (966 dwellings), Victoria Square on Hopkins Street (1,052 dwellings), River One on Joseph Road (723 dwellings), 2 Neilson Place (513 dwellings), and Romeo and Juliet on Warde Street (353 dwellings).

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