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Port Melbourne

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Port Melbourne will increase by an average of 392 dwellings per annum to 9,796 in 2041.

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 the City of Melbourne. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

List of forecast land developments and infill assumptions:

2017-2022 dwelling additions are based on known sites, both completed and under construction. They include:

  • No major sites identified

2023-2041 dwelling additions are based on approved and mooted sites, as well as future identified development precincts. Total assumed from 2023-2041: 9,790 dwellings

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2041 Total dwellings: 9,796 2040 Total dwellings: 9,196 2039 Total dwellings: 8,596 2038 Total dwellings: 7,996 2037 Total dwellings: 7,396 2036 Total dwellings: 6,796 2035 Total dwellings: 6,196 2034 Total dwellings: 5,581 2033 Total dwellings: 4,920 2032 Total dwellings: 4,376 2031 Total dwellings: 3,828 2030 Total dwellings: 3,323 2029 Total dwellings: 2,908 2028 Total dwellings: 2,596 2027 Total dwellings: 2,166 2026 Total dwellings: 1,791 2025 Total dwellings: 1,371 2024 Total dwellings: 911 2023 Total dwellings: 627 2022 Total dwellings: 364 2021 Total dwellings: 3 2020 Total dwellings: 3 2019 Total dwellings: 3 2018 Total dwellings: 3 2017 Total dwellings: 3 2041 Total dwellings: 9,796 2040 Total dwellings: 9,196 2039 Total dwellings: 8,596 2038 Total dwellings: 7,996 2037 Total dwellings: 7,396 2036 Total dwellings: 6,796 2035 Total dwellings: 6,196 2034 Total dwellings: 5,581 2033 Total dwellings: 4,920 2032 Total dwellings: 4,376 2031 Total dwellings: 3,828 2030 Total dwellings: 3,323 2029 Total dwellings: 2,908 2028 Total dwellings: 2,596 2027 Total dwellings: 2,166 2026 Total dwellings: 1,791 2025 Total dwellings: 1,371 2024 Total dwellings: 911 2023 Total dwellings: 627 2022 Total dwellings: 364 2021 Total dwellings: 3 2020 Total dwellings: 3 2019 Total dwellings: 3 2018 Total dwellings: 3 2017 Total dwellings: 3 2041 Forecast development: 600 2040 Forecast development: 600 2039 Forecast development: 600 2038 Forecast development: 600 2037 Forecast development: 600 2036 Forecast development: 600 2035 Forecast development: 615 2034 Forecast development: 661 2033 Forecast development: 544 2032 Forecast development: 548 2031 Forecast development: 505 2030 Forecast development: 415 2029 Forecast development: 312 2028 Forecast development: 430 2027 Forecast development: 375 2026 Forecast development: 420 2025 Forecast development: 460 2024 Forecast development: 284 2023 Forecast development: 263 2022 Forecast development: 361 2021 Forecast development: 0 2020 Forecast development: 0 2019 Forecast development: 0 2018 Forecast development: 0 2017 Forecast development: 0
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
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