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West Melbourne (Residential)

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in West Melbourne (Residential) will increase by an average of 327 dwellings per annum to 10,798 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:

  • Ikebana - 130-154 Dudley Street - 241 dwellings (2017)
  • One71 - 171 Rosslyn St - 18 dwellings (2017)
  • The Journal - 14-20 Anderson St - 45 dwellings (2017)
  • The Wallace - 60 dwellings (2017)
  • 14-20 Roden Street - 10 dwellings (2018)
  • 57-77 Dudley Street - 438 dwellings (2018)
  • Bond Quarter - 105 dwellings (2018)
  • Clover - 82 Ireland St - 14 dwellings (2018)
  • 621-643 King Street - 82 dwellings (2019)
  • Volaire -109-129 Ireland Street - 160 dwellings (2019)
  • 187-189 Adderley Street - 10 dwellings (2019)
  • Howard West - 11 Howard Street - 17 dwellings (2019)
  • Flagstaff Green - 254 dwellings (2020)
  • Rosslyn Apartments - 113 Rosslyn St - 165 dwellings (2020)
  • Melbourne Village - 83-113 Batman Street - 529 dwellings (2021)
  • West End - 177-231 Rosslyn St - 359 dwellings (2021-2022)
  • 488-494 La Trobe Street - 118 dwellings (2022)

2023-2041 dwelling additions are based on approved and mooted sites, as well as future identified development precincts. Total assumed from 2023-2041: 5,550 dwellings

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2041 Total dwellings: 10,798 2040 Total dwellings: 10,563 2039 Total dwellings: 10,328 2038 Total dwellings: 10,093 2037 Total dwellings: 9,698 2036 Total dwellings: 9,293 2035 Total dwellings: 8,898 2034 Total dwellings: 8,513 2033 Total dwellings: 8,088 2032 Total dwellings: 7,582 2031 Total dwellings: 7,094 2030 Total dwellings: 6,657 2029 Total dwellings: 6,265 2028 Total dwellings: 5,883 2027 Total dwellings: 5,755 2026 Total dwellings: 5,721 2025 Total dwellings: 5,721 2024 Total dwellings: 5,549 2023 Total dwellings: 5,494 2022 Total dwellings: 5,284 2021 Total dwellings: 4,931 2020 Total dwellings: 4,239 2019 Total dwellings: 3,820 2018 Total dwellings: 3,551 2017 Total dwellings: 2,984 2041 Total dwellings: 10,798 2040 Total dwellings: 10,563 2039 Total dwellings: 10,328 2038 Total dwellings: 10,093 2037 Total dwellings: 9,698 2036 Total dwellings: 9,293 2035 Total dwellings: 8,898 2034 Total dwellings: 8,513 2033 Total dwellings: 8,088 2032 Total dwellings: 7,582 2031 Total dwellings: 7,094 2030 Total dwellings: 6,657 2029 Total dwellings: 6,265 2028 Total dwellings: 5,883 2027 Total dwellings: 5,755 2026 Total dwellings: 5,721 2025 Total dwellings: 5,721 2024 Total dwellings: 5,549 2023 Total dwellings: 5,494 2022 Total dwellings: 5,284 2021 Total dwellings: 4,931 2020 Total dwellings: 4,239 2019 Total dwellings: 3,820 2018 Total dwellings: 3,551 2017 Total dwellings: 2,984 2041 Forecast development: 235 2040 Forecast development: 235 2039 Forecast development: 235 2038 Forecast development: 395 2037 Forecast development: 405 2036 Forecast development: 395 2035 Forecast development: 385 2034 Forecast development: 425 2033 Forecast development: 506 2032 Forecast development: 488 2031 Forecast development: 437 2030 Forecast development: 392 2029 Forecast development: 382 2028 Forecast development: 128 2027 Forecast development: 34 2026 Forecast development: 0 2025 Forecast development: 172 2024 Forecast development: 55 2023 Forecast development: 210 2022 Forecast development: 353 2021 Forecast development: 692 2020 Forecast development: 419 2019 Forecast development: 269 2018 Forecast development: 567 2017 Forecast development: 364
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
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