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West Melbourne (Industrial)

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in West Melbourne (Industrial) will increase by an average of 207 dwellings per annum to 5,221 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: 5,170 dwellings

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2041 Total dwellings: 5,221 2040 Total dwellings: 4,781 2039 Total dwellings: 4,341 2038 Total dwellings: 3,921 2037 Total dwellings: 3,521 2036 Total dwellings: 3,121 2035 Total dwellings: 2,771 2034 Total dwellings: 2,421 2033 Total dwellings: 2,191 2032 Total dwellings: 1,961 2031 Total dwellings: 1,731 2030 Total dwellings: 1,501 2029 Total dwellings: 1,271 2028 Total dwellings: 1,050 2027 Total dwellings: 850 2026 Total dwellings: 650 2025 Total dwellings: 450 2024 Total dwellings: 250 2023 Total dwellings: 50 2022 Total dwellings: 50 2021 Total dwellings: 50 2020 Total dwellings: 50 2019 Total dwellings: 50 2018 Total dwellings: 50 2017 Total dwellings: 50 2041 Total dwellings: 5,221 2040 Total dwellings: 4,781 2039 Total dwellings: 4,341 2038 Total dwellings: 3,921 2037 Total dwellings: 3,521 2036 Total dwellings: 3,121 2035 Total dwellings: 2,771 2034 Total dwellings: 2,421 2033 Total dwellings: 2,191 2032 Total dwellings: 1,961 2031 Total dwellings: 1,731 2030 Total dwellings: 1,501 2029 Total dwellings: 1,271 2028 Total dwellings: 1,050 2027 Total dwellings: 850 2026 Total dwellings: 650 2025 Total dwellings: 450 2024 Total dwellings: 250 2023 Total dwellings: 50 2022 Total dwellings: 50 2021 Total dwellings: 50 2020 Total dwellings: 50 2019 Total dwellings: 50 2018 Total dwellings: 50 2017 Total dwellings: 50 2041 Forecast development: 440 2040 Forecast development: 440 2039 Forecast development: 420 2038 Forecast development: 400 2037 Forecast development: 400 2036 Forecast development: 350 2035 Forecast development: 350 2034 Forecast development: 230 2033 Forecast development: 230 2032 Forecast development: 230 2031 Forecast development: 230 2030 Forecast development: 230 2029 Forecast development: 221 2028 Forecast development: 200 2027 Forecast development: 200 2026 Forecast development: 200 2025 Forecast development: 200 2024 Forecast development: 200 2023 Forecast development: 0 2022 Forecast development: 0 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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